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UPDATES, VIEWS & CHARACTER IN CRAGMONT!
Built in 1932, this bright and beautiful gem showcases new rustic modern upgrades alongside storybook architectural details. Arrive home to your oasis below Grizzly Peak, nestled among the treetops in the coveted Berkeley Hills neighborhood of Cragmont. The quiet street of Keith Avenue winds together a wonderful collection of myriad architecture and character. Tucked with care and privacy behind a gated fence, the home welcomes you with a verdant front lawn, thoughtfully graceful but low-maintenance landscaping and front patio with cozy firepit. Dormer windows and octagonal panes offer intrigue as you enter and are immediately greeted with panoramic views of multiple bridges and the San Francisco Bay Area from every room of the house.
On the main level you can’t escape ambience and a stunning view, between windows and French doors. The open floor plan leads fluidly from an updated kitchen with breakfast nook, living and dining area and a conveniently located half bath with one of the best views on the property!
The living room is anchored by an elegant but modern fireplace with low profile mantle and built-in bookshelves. Utilitarian chef’s kitchen has ample space for cooking and an eat-in breakfast nook as well as a farmhouse dutch door to the front, side and back yards to make your garden-to-table cooking that much easier. Appreciable kitchen amenities include soft close drawers, stainless steel appliances, an extra large farm sink and views into the front garden!
Enjoy your morning in the breakfast nook or out on the sweeping deck spanning the length of the main level. The staircase is a clean blend of traditional and contemporary styles, leading up to two bedrooms and a full bath, or down to the master suite and dedicated laundry and utility room. Upstairs, a spacious landing opens to both bedrooms, featuring dormer windows with more views and more incredible natural light. The full updated bath is situated conveniently between the bedrooms. One of these bedrooms is an amply sized original master, with French doors and scenic views of the Bay and the Berkeley treetops.
On the lower level sits the beautiful master suite, with custom concrete flooring equipped with radiant heating, an adjoining updated bath and an entire wall of built-in closet and cabinetry. There is truly a home for all your things! French doors open from the master to the backyard, complete with both a lawn and private deck. Below this is your opportunity to terrace garden beds, a bocce ball court, additional patios and more!
The property also extends beyond the lower fence line; please refer to preliminary title report for details. Also on the lower level is a dedicated laundry/utility room for all your storage and organizational needs. Additional amenities include original oak hardwood flooring, alarm system and finished one-car garage with added space for parking in front of the house.
Incredible and easy access to Berkeley’s best amenities: walking distance to UC Berkeley campus, Cordonices Park, the Berkeley Rose garden, Berkeley BART station, Tilden Regional Park. And a stone’s throw from the Gourmet Ghetto and all the wonderful Solano Avenue eating and shopping opportunities! With 1144 Keith, you have all you need and then some, wrapped in endless charm. It won't last long- Call us today for all the details!
Perched above the city and offering the best panoramic views in the entire Bay Area, North Berkeley Hills is an incredibly peaceful residential neighborhood, yet not far from the hustle and bustle of the city’s more urban areas. Homes in the neighborhood are built in a variety of styles and feature spacious patio decks, manicured lawns and lushly landscaped gardens. Depending on where you live, North Berkeley Hills residents can enjoy views of the San Francisco and Oakland skylines, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Mount Tamalpais. For even more great views plus a variety of great outdoor activities, residents can take a short trip to nearby Tilden Regional Park. Park amenities vary between free and paid activities. Free activities available at Tilden Park include a beautiful botanical garden, the Little Farm, and nearly 40 miles of scenic hiking trails. For a small fee, the public can also swim at Lake Anza, take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round, or enjoy a round of golf at Tilden Park Golf Course. Some residents in the southern part of North Berkeley Hills are within walking distance of the thriving retail district on Solano Avenue. Featuring a wide variety of stores, shops, and plenty of great restaurants, including: Safeway Community Markets: Located at the southwest corner of Solano and Fresno Avenues, this is a great place to check off everything on your grocery list. Noor & Sons Rug Gallery: Find handcrafted Oriental Rugs for your home, as well as rug cleaning and repair services. Peet’s Coffee: It all started in Berkeley, and this location is ideal for your morning cup of coffee before you begin your commute. Additionally, foodies who love a variety of cuisines are just a short walk or drive away from the infamous Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. Despite its elevated location, North Berkeley Hills is extremely transit-friendly. The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus lines that serve the neighborhood drop residents at the Downtown Berkeley BART station for a quick commute to downtown San Francisco. Berkeley Hills residents who live near the western section of the neighborhood are less than one mile away from the heart of UC Berkeley, making it a great area for faculty and administrators to live.