$1,325,000 – Sold
614 San Fernando Ave.
This charming English Tudor-style home is situated in the heart of Berkeley’s beautiful Thousand Oaks neighborhood. Built in 1928, the house has remarkable flow and abundant light. An expansive living room with exposed beams, fireplace, custom leaded-glass cabinets and floor to ceiling front windows looks onto the beautifully landscaped front and side yard. The dining room is ideal for entertaining with built-in cabinet, gorgeous light fixture and floor to ceiling windows that also look out to the front yard. A breakfast nook between the dining room and kitchen is perfect for family meals. There are built-in cabinets in the living and dining rooms as well as the breakfast room, which also has a built-in storage in the window sill. A charming “retro” kitchen has all the modern conveniences with an old world appeal and includes Fisher and Paykel dishwasher drawers. Next to the kitchen is a flexible space that can be set up as an office or mud room that adjoins the laundry room and powder room and has a door to the backyard. A gorgeous large window on the stairs provides more light on both levels. Upstairs are three lovely bedrooms, 2 of which have Bay views, a small area perfect for a children’s play space or office and two full baths. There is a separate toilet next to the main level bathroom. Behind the stairs is a pull-up door with stairs that go down to the basement, where the furnace and water heater are housed. The home has had major system upgrades during the past 10 years, including foundation, seismic, roof replacement, updated electrical service, window replacement, and new hardwood floors. The exterior is newly painted and the master bath has just been upgraded with gorgeous limestone tile and all new fixtures. The yard is fenced and beautifully landscaped. A convenient storage shed sits at the west rear of the property. A deteriorated garage at the street level has been left “as is”. Just two short blocks from Great Stone Face Park, the house is also an easy walk to Solano Avenue, Kensington Village, and Kensington Circle.