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This c.1926 Mediterranean Bungalow with a great view of San Francisco has been in the same family since they bought it from the then-young entrepreneur Saul Zaentz of Fantasy Records who became an Oscar-winning producer in the '70s. You can imagine the family enjoying the spacious layout and versatile floor plan with a big plus room below. Generous eat-in kitchen, inviting living room with fireplace, and dining room with charming built-ins. Two bedrooms and a super sweet updated bath. The lower level has a large plus room, bath, and what was used as the 'parent's bedroom' a very nice-sized room with built-in seating and an abundance of windows. The garden is deep and wide and wonderful and a canvas for improvement or the stage for serious play. Located on one of Kensington's favorite streets you can make your way to shopping at the Village and the Colusa Circle by neighborhood pathways. Public Transit is blocks away as is Awarded Hilltop school, Community Center, and Blake Gardens.
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Contact Ruth Frassetto
C.R.S, SERES. Specializing in Residential Real Estate and property held in Trust
510 697-8606 mobile
Thanks to its proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, Kensington may boast the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any community in the world. But one look at this neighborhood of large 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 on Purdue Street. 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 for families.
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 Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington.