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A rare opportunity awaits in Berkeley’s Westbrae neighborhood.
On a quiet cul-de-sac street, this circa-1900 Victorian home draws you in with its sunshine-yellow exterior and orange-ombre-painted roofline, colors that play off the perfectly manicured lawn and colorful landscaping. The front porch, reminiscent of a bygone era, is now used frequently as neighbors gather outside to say hello.
Inside, you will find soaring ceilings and gorgeous details in and around every corner. Lovingly restored by a previous owner, famed to be a Victorian history buff, the home maintains elements like etched brass door hinges and original detailed doorknobs. The clawfoot tub in the bathroom with exposed brass lines and Victorian-era light fixtures pay homage to a time when such craftsmanship was considered an art.
In recent years, the systems, windows and kitchen have been updated to today’s standards. The gorgeous and bright kitchen flows perfectly the back deck and garden. The current owners, a former chef and amateur gardener were drawn to the home for the ability to grow their food and flowers. The French doors can be opened to make a perfect indoor-outdoor space for entertaining and gathering.
But it doesn’t stop there. Behind the main house is the 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest cottage. With an updated bath, walk-in closet, sitting area and kitchenette, this space is ideal for those needing office space, guest space or rental income.
And there’s more. Next to the cottage is a 2-car detached garage that doubles as a large workshop. One prior owner, who had a job on the Discovery Channel, used it as his art studio. The current owner restores old cars and has relished in a space that is often hard to find in this area. With a deep art sink, 120V and 220V options, the possibilities here are endless. One can tinker, have an art studio, rebuild cars, make a dance studio, or perhaps expand the cottage.*
Outside the garage, the driveway is a perfect off-street play area and has even been embellished with circular tile art, making for an even more whimsical setting. Plenty of garden beds allow for flower and veggie growing; and a tire swing on the tree again brings you back to a simpler time.
Feels good to be HOME.
*Agent has not verified this with City.
- 1001SF (measured)
- Soaring ceilings (about 12ft)
- Fully Insulated (2019)
- Recently Updated kitchen w/ large pantry and access to deck through French doors
- On-demand/tankless Water Heater
- Dual Pane Marvin Windows throughout
- Nest thermostat
- Laundry room with LG washer + dryer
- Full attic
- ADT alarm system (wired)
- Built circa-2000**
- 436SF (measured)
- Updated bath with skylight (2019)
- Bedroom+Sitting area+Kitchenette
- New water heater (2019)
- New vinyl plank flooring (2018)
- Additional back-door access for privacy
- Built circa-2000**
- 524SF (measured)
- Large ornate wooden double-doors with large metal handles
- Soaring ceilings with large wood-beam and exposed ceiling
- Roll-up door in back
- 120V/220V wiring
- Plumbed and has an art sink
- Wired for sound (speakers convey)
**Agent has not verified with City