1415 Hawthorne Terrace
Designed in the French Normandy style, in a setting reminiscent of a quaint European village, this property is joyfully unique: a central walking location, Golden Gate Bay views and a deep back yard. Nestled on one of Berkeley's favorite and most desirable streets, charming architecture (notable Julia Morgan and John Hudson Thomas properties are neighbors) is intrinsic to this property: perfectly sited on its lot and reflective of the character of the neighborhood.
Records indicate that it was built in 1924 by a talented local contractor in the French Normandy style of architecture. The flexible floor plan offers understated easy-living. The many windows bring in the lovely light, the mature greenery surrounding the property and extensive Bay views (from the two upper levels). A gracious living room with over-sized fireplace and music room is perfect for casual living and entertaining. The kitchen has been recently (lightly) resurfaced, adjacent to the inviting every-day use dining room with French Doors for convenient access to the deep backyard. Bedrooms are spacious and the three baths offer old-world charm.
Enjoy California in-door/out-door living! The backyard is enviable. Accessed from the French doors of the dining room, the deep flat grassy area is ideal for play or gardening. Sitting areas on the two upper levels allow for relaxing outdoors with dreamy sunset views.
Although the finishes are perfectly charming with an old-world European sensibility - new owners may choose to resurface to suit their own aesthetics. The mid-level bedrooms both have lovely bay views, as does the attic room. There are three full baths! The upper-most floor is delightful with a small viewing patio and its own bath. It makes for a spectacular private master suite or a separately accessed in-law. A mid-level bonus room with sink (and gas hookups) serves as an upper level laundry, kitchenette, or hobby room (art studio?). Unlike many homes of this era, the closets are also especially spacious.
The street level, interior accessible garage currently houses the washer and dryer, an over-flow refrigerator & pantry storage, a workspace and large separate storage room.
As with quaint European villages, you will get to know your neighbors as you walk to work at UC Berkeley (~.6 miles), play at the park (~.3 miles), walk to and enjoy the fabulous shopping and restaurants on Shattuck Avenue at Vine Street (~.6 miles) including world renown Chez Panisse, the original Peet's Coffee, Saul's or the Cheese Board Cooperative. If a hike is your idea of exercise, walks and hillside paths headed uphill are easily accessible from this property. Easy commute SF options also.
Old-world European charm with the best that Berkeley has to offer: 1415 Hawthorne Terrace. Available now, to move in make it your home.
Formal Living Room with Fireplace & Adjacent Sun/Music Room
Formal Dining Room with French Doors to Yard
Small Guest Room with En-suite Bath on Main Level
Gracious Bedroom with Fireplace, Walk-In Closet & Sitting Room w/Views
2nd Gracious Sized Bedroom on Mid-Level w/Views
Master Suite/In-Law - Developed Attic with Viewing Balcony & Full Bath
Plus room: Has been used as a kitchen when coupled with the attic, laundry or hobby room
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! One of the few locations that offers a short walk to Shattuck Avenue stores & restaurants, bay views and the local favorite: Rose Garden & Cordonices Park. UC Berkeley campus is also walkable (straight down Euclid!).
~.5 miles to Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto with the incomparable Cheese Board, Chez Panisse, an abundance of coffee shops, grocery stores and shopping.
~.6 miles to CAL North Gate.
~.3 miles to Codornices Park/Rose Garden.
Easy commute options: BART (~.9 miles) or Express bus to SF (`.1 miles).
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