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Sweet Mediterranean on one of Kensington's most coveted streets. Beautiful updates combined with lovely original character. Arched windows, soaring beamed ceilings, lovely fireplace and rich freshly finished hardwood floors throughout. Lower level has a basement that affords many possibilities, great work space or studio space with a vintage water closet. Interior access from the garage. Delightful garden area with patio for seating and entertaining, raised planting beds and a play area. Just enough garden to putter in and nourish your soul. Blocks to both Village shops and Colusa Circle, enjoy the Sunday farmers market, Kensington Park and Community Center. Located in the awarded Kensington Hilltop School zone.
Thanks to its proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, Kensington may boast the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any community in the world. But one look at this neighborhood of large homes in the hilly streets above Berkeley, its commanding views of the Bay Area, and sunny terraced yards will explain why this community is one of the most sought after in the East Bay. Famed architect Bernard Maybeck had a home on Purdue Street. The homes he designed here at the turn of last century have become an informal blueprint for the signature home in Berkeley. These well-proportioned homes are designed for family life and dinner parties. Shingle siding, rustic construction, and bright expansive vistas are the hallmark of the homes in Kensington. Tilden Park provides the boundary to the east. Miles of biking and hiking trails, a miniature steam train, exhibition farm, merry go-round, and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza make Tilden a popular destination for families. Transportation via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is convenient. Heading on Colusa Avenue leads to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and a short drive down Arlington Avenue takes you to North Berkeley BART and North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington.