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GORGEOUS HOME, STUNNING VIEWS, PRIME KENSINGTON LOCATION. Enter through a gated private front garden to this Monterey Colonial-style home. Three bedrooms, and a fourth bedroom or den. Two beautifully remodeled baths and separate plus room. Expansive San Francisco, Golden Gate, and beyond views. Sited on an extra-large 8,240 sq.ft parcel! Cathedral beamed ceilings and skylights in the living room, a fabulous gourmet kitchen with a large island and dining room that opens to a garden designed to invite butterflies, bees, and birds. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and the indoor/outdoor connection is excellent. Current owners have remodeled and expanded this home using the finest materials and tasteful finishes. You will find a private sanctuary perfect for family and friends to enjoy. Located blocks to quaint shops, dining, Tilden Park & Awarded Hilltop Elementary. Kensington neighbors Berkeley and is 35+/- min. to San Francisco.
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, an 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.