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In the heart of the Elmwood, this quintessential Berkeley Craftsman was designed by famed architect Leola Hall in 1908. Nestled back from the street down a bamboo-lined path, and sharing the lot with 2 other properties, this free-standing single family home has its own entrance and private garden. With loads of historical charm, such as original wood-paneling in the staircase and living/dining room, windows with divided lights and a central fireplace, it embodies both character and cozyness.
You enter into the open living area where original pocket doors divide or unite living from dining room. The eat-in kitchen was recently updated with new cabinetry, appliances and countertops. The main floor also has a study and a powder room, and a backdoor from the kitchen leads to the backyard, as well as laundry room and storage in the spacious basement below. Three bedrooms and two full baths make up the second floor, one of the bathrooms has been recently remodeled. A spiral staircase leads to a sweet and secret retreat in the semi-finished attic above - a perfect place for meditation, guests or creative projects. The sizeable unfinished basement houses the laundry area and provides abundant additional storage.
A sizeable level and enclosed backyard provides room for lounging and play, with an open shade structure that invites outdoor dining.
So close to UC Berkeley, transportation, trails and the many wonderful Elmwood shops and eateries on College Avenue!