2,062,000 – Sold

1636 Le Roy Ave.
Berkeley, Alameda County

Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 4.5
Kitchen: 1
Dining: 1
Living Room: 1
Fire Place: 1
Flooring: Wood
Garage: 0
Stories: 3

Property Type:
Year Built: 1925
Interior Square Footage: 2924 sq. ft.
Lot Square Footage: 7125 sq. ft.
MLS #40972706

First time on the market in 55 years, this handsome stucco house with stunning S.F. Bay views as well as picturesque views of the Campanile, sits proudly on a promontory above Hilgard Ave., close to the campus. Replete with charming details, it has a fabulous floorplan with a bedroom and bathroom on the main floor, a powder room and an elegant stairway up to 4+ bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the upper level. In addition, it has a basement utility room which opens out to the north side of the house and a powder room and wine cellar off this room.

The expansive living room with its handsome fireplace, period chandelier and sconces, opens onto a small balcony on the south side of the room through a beautiful pair of French doors. It also opens onto a larger decorative deck shared with the dining room through French doors, allowing for great indoor-outdoor flow. Radiant heat throughout, it has beautiful wood floors, numerous original details and abundant storage.

The last owners, Robert and Susan Tripp were both accomplished professors at the University of California at Berkeley and passionate wine makers. They were only the 3rd owners. The original house, designed in 1908 by Walter Ratcliff and Alfred Henry Jacobs was destroyed in the 1923 fire and redesigned by Alfred Jacobs in 1925. Professor Alexander Kidd, a colorful law professor and Frances Wilson, deputy district attorney of alameda, his new wife were the first owners. They had one daughter, Portia and sadly Frances dies young in 1928. Dr. Campagna- Pinto, the second owner sold the house to the Tripps in 1966 and they raised their 3 children here.

The house has had some upgrades but with added work it has tremendous potential.


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