$2,450,000.00 – Sold

2902 Buena Vista Way
Berkeley, Alameda

Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 2 1/2
Kitchen: 1
Living Room:
Fire Place: 1
Flooring: Douglas Fir
Stories: 2

Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1967
Interior Square Footage: 3,877 sq. ft.
Lot Square Footage: 16,848 sq. ft.

Set back from the street in a beautiful, private setting is this stunning, dramatic Gerald McCue designed home with large open spaces, 13’ high ceilings, great light and spectacular views. Built in 1967, it sits on an almost 17,000 s.f. mostly level lot, in a coveted neighborhood, among many distinctive homes. With 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms & several bonus rooms, there is much flexibility in the use of space. One of the bedrooms used to be 2 bedrooms and a wall was removed to make it one larger bedroom. Another bedroom, currently used as a music room is 864 s.f. Only 3 families have owned this house, which was designed by Gerald McCue for his own family, with their 3 teenage sons. It received a design award from the AIA and House and Home and an honor award from Sunset Magazine in 1973. Most of the floors throughout the house are Douglas Fir except for one of the bedrooms, which has cork floors and the music room, which has maple floors. The large west facing windows in the music room are dual pane and the east wall is lined with closets. Above the pantry, accessed via a fixed ladder is a loft with cork floors – a fun place for children to hang out. The alcove off the dining room was originally an exterior deck and was enclosed by the former owner, who also did the tile art piece on the wall. Some interesting architectural features are the skylights on the north and south sides of the building that are well placed and unobtrusive and the concrete stairs that lead down from the front door to the rear yard, which are deliberately angled for drainage. The terraced garden area was planted with vegetables and the lower garden filled with fruit trees, a dry garden and 6 Meyer lemon trees lining the west edge of the house. Like many of the surrounding houses, it has an intimate relationship with nature, surrounded by greenery and with many places to enjoy the outdoors, as well as be embraced by the magnificent views; views of the south Bay and Campanile, views of the beautiful new Bay Bridge, views of the Berkeley Marina, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. Numerous updates & upgrades have been performed over the last 15 years, including energy efficient systems & appliances as well as significant seismic reinforcement with steel beams and concrete piers. There are several off-street parking spaces, including the carport near the front door. Close to U.C.Berkeley, the Rose Garden, Codornices and La Loma Parks, it is minutes from Tilden Park and the amenities of “Gourmet Ghetto”.


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