$675,000 – Sold

2370 Hilgard Ave.
Berkeley, Alameda

Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1 1/2
Living Room:
Fire Place: 1
Flooring: Wood
Stories: 2

Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1930
Interior Square Footage: 1,138 sq. ft.
Lot Square Footage: 3,082 sq. ft.

Hidden treasure in the heart of the “Gourmet Ghetto”! Set back from the street in a beautifully landscaped private setting this romantic, one-of-a-kind Arts & Crafts house is filled with atmosphere and charm. Lovingly and thoughtfully remodeled with custom-made cabinetry throughout, the seller used reclaimed and other high quality materials to preserve the character and charm while modernizing the home to conform to today’s style of living.
Modern conveniences include:

Integrated sound system
Drip irrigation
Outdoor lighting on motion sensors
New washer and dryer
Hot tub

Upgrades include:

Gas-fired wood-burning fireplace
All new foundation

As you pass through the copper-roofed gate, you know you have entered a magical place with brick and stone pathways, framed by lovely plants. Enter the front door into a stunning neo-Gothic living room, with a California granite fireplace surround and hearth and an old growth redwood mantel, reclaimed from a Sierra water tower. On either side of the fireplace are custom-made cabinets with a television resting on a pull out shelf and audio system connecting to speakers throughout the house. Resting regally at the apex of the room, spot-lit to gently reveal it, is a 200-year-old Spanish colonial “Santo” sculpture. The room also features a stained glass window, lit by an exterior light. French doors lead out to a charming patio featuring a 19thcentury French limestone fountain. Just off the living room is a small room with plaster walls, antique light fixtures and lovely windows. Down a few steps is a gorgeous kitchen with Vermont soapstone countertops and sink, along with custom cabinetry made from reclaimed old-growth redwood. An Indiana limestone counter at the window is a practical, informal eating area or additional counter space near the dining table. French doors from the family room lead out to a lovely brick patio with hot-tub and custom-made gazebo with copper roof. A majestic redwood tree stands in the corner next to a small workshop, providing more privacy to the beautifully landscaped garden. Off the family room is a laundry room with storage. On the way to the master bedroom is a bathroom with limestone walk-in shower and Venetian plaster walls. The spacious master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and skylights that bring in beautiful light and excellent ventilation. There is also a sitting room with a half bathroom, a stained-glass skylight and attic access. Exquisite attention to detail, quality workmanship and fine materials are evident throughout. It has a flexible floor plan and the parcel includes a parking space with a driveway easement from Hilgard. Walkscore 84.


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