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Situated on a serene street in the hills of Kensington, this home delights with expansive Bay views, and an interior that belies its quiet exterior. A few steps from the 2-car garage to the front door, you’ll find effortless one-level living. An entryway leads to the light-filled living room, looking directly out onto brilliant views through a large picture window. A fireplace sets a comforting, intimate tone. This three-bedroom, two bath home has an additional room that can be enjoyed as an office. The dining area is perfect for informal and formal meals, and a kitchen bar adjacent to the cozy common room is ideal for morning meals. It opens directly to the garden through sliding glass doors. The backyard is composed of a large deck, a patio beyond, and additional outdoor space that lends itself to supplementary landscaping; mature perennials provide privacy. The floorplan separates the bedrooms from the common areas, providing a privacy perfect for all needs.
Kensington is a community that is loved by those who live there and know its value. Nearby amenities include Tilden Regional Park, Arlington Avenue shops, local schools, easy access to North Berkeley and much more. This inviting home is the entree to a coveted community.
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One look at this neighborhood of large and smaller homes in the hilly streets above Berkeley, its commanding views of the Bay Area, and sunny terraced yards will explain why this community is one of the most sought after in the East Bay.
Famed architect Bernard Maybeck had a home. The homes he designed here at the turn of last century have become an informal blueprint for the signature home in Berkeley. These well-proportioned homes are designed for family life and dinner parties. Shingle siding, rustic construction, and bright expansive vistas are the hallmark of the homes in Kensington.
Tilden Park provides the boundary to the east. Miles of biking and hiking trails, a miniature steam train, exhibition farm, merry go-round, and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza make Tilden a popular destination.
Kensington benefits from close proximity to University of California Berkeley. Transportation via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is convenient. Heading on Colusa Avenue leads to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and a short drive down Arlington Avenue takes you to North Berkeley BART and North Berkeley's restaurants. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington, Arlington Avenue and Colusa Circle where the Farmers Market is found regularly.