• Main Level
  • Upper Level
  • Lower Level

  • Traditional Modern Craftsman
    with Spectacular Panoramic Views
    291 Alvarado Road, Berkeley
    Offered At: $1,595,000

    berkeley home sold
    Originally designed by H.B. Johnson and built in 1920, this home was rebuilt to add the amenities of modern living by Brocchini Architects. After the 1991 fire, they used a similar foot print to the original house with changes to fit new code requirements. Sited on a quarter of an acre, the house has just under 4,000 sq.ft. according to public records.

    This house has plenty of communal space for recitals and fund raisers and as well as niches for private contemplation. And it's a gardener's delight! The location is just a "hop, skip and a jump" from The Claremont Hotel. Some of Berkeley's famous secret paths are just outside the back yard gate. There is also easy access to Highways 24, 13 and 580. And it certainly is close to UC Berkeley and many public and private schools.

    Almost every room in the house is large, with high ceilings and sunlight (weather permitting). There are so many closets, the buyers may need to go shopping to fill them. Stunning Panoramic Bay Views welcome you from a gracious entry hall and a spacious but cozy living room with a beautiful fireplace and built-in bookshelves. It adjoins an equally impressive dining room featuring box-beam ceilings, filled with sun and vast panoramic Bay outlooks. Both rooms have hardwood floors.

    The enormous eat-in kitchen is designed with storage galore. It features a huge central island where people can gather to help or just kibitz while the cook works. The laundry area and half-bath are conveniently adjacent. Large glass doors lead from the breakfast nook to the substantial front garden.

    Fronting the gorgeous wooden staircase is an impressive multi-pane window for ample light and warmth. There are three large bedrooms with oversized closets, two baths, and an office on the second floor. There is a fourth bedroom (staged as a family room) with its own entrance and a full bath on the lower level. This room has views as well as direct access to the yard. The two-car garage has an inside staircase to the kitchen.
    • Spectacular Panoramic Views
    • Spacious Living Room
    • Formal Dining Room
    • 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms
    • Office
    • Kitchen for Hanging Out
    • High Ceilings, Gracious Rooms
    • Two Car Garage
    • Moments to Shops & Transportation
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    Spacious Living Room with Fireplace & Built-ins

    Gracious Entry from Living Room

    Stunning Panoramic Views

    Formal Dining Room with Box-Beam Ceiling

    Beautiful Views from Dining Room

    Enormous Eat-in Kitchen

    Upstairs Office/Study

    Master Bedroom





    Fourth Bedroom/Family Room
    with Separate Entrance on Lower Level

    Downstairs Full Bath

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