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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. 

At-A-Glance

4 Bedroom

3.25 Baths

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).

Click on the File below to Open Complete Floor Plan

Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Lot: 4674 sqft
Floor size: ~2500 sqft(incl   

full attic space)
Year Built: 1924
Room count: 7
Heating: Forced air, Other

Roof type: Composition
Exterior material: Stucco
Parking: 2+
 

Neighborhood


Convenient Walking Distance from 1415 Hawthorne Terrace:

Home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Berkeley offers the intellectual and cultural stimulation from its campus (just ~.6 miles from this home, south on Euclid Avenue) -- which is within walking distance of downtown.

Many Berkeley neighborhoods were established in the 1920s, with quiet, tree-lined streets, brown-shingled homes, and lushly landscaped yards. Hawthorne Terrace is unique in that nearly every house has a famous architectural pedigree.

Berkeley has long been at the forefront of culinary innovation. Locals flock to the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea location on Walnut Street at Vine Street. And then to the Cheese Board Pizza on Shattuck Avenue offering live music and the Best Pizza in Berkeley. Chez Pannise is across the street as well.

For residents who like to savor their meals at home, Shattuck Avenue also boasts small retail shops allowing them to shop like Europeans, going from store to store to purchase everything they need. Those in a hurry can always visit major grocery stores nearby.

Neighborhood green spaces abound throughout Berkeley, from small community gardens to the Berkeley Rose Garden (~.3 miles up Euclid Ave from this propery) -- which boasts more than 3,000 rose bushes. The gem of the area is 2,000-acre Tilden Regional Park, with its miles of biking and hiking trails and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza.

 

Few Berkeley Hills properties offer the convenience of this neighborhood while also capturing the view. Hillside, but accessible via main easy-to-navigate roads, with extreme minimal local traffic on this short street. This neighborhood also has sidewalks for walking and neighbor chats. A location where neighbors have been known to be friendly and watch each others properties, but respect the separation between houses which affords privacy.

What's close by?

Outdoor Enjoyment

  1. Berkeley Rose Garden - One of the Best, Just blocks away
  2. Cordornices Park - Blocks away, and right across the street from the Rose Garden
  3. Tilden Regional Park - If you haven't been, you must go! Its a treasure.
  4. John Hinkel Park - Walk to Shakespeare in the Park
  5. Berkeley Marina - Waterfront entertainment (sailing club, boating, parks, ...)
  6. UC Berkeley Botanical Garden - 34 acres of amazement with over 10,000 types of plants

Resturants and Stores 

  1. Shattuck Ave - Berkeley's Infamous Gourmet Ghetto 
  2. Kensington Arlington Shops
  3. Solano Avenue, Berkeley

The Arts

  1. Berkeley Repatory Theater ("Berkeley Rep") - Intn'l Recognized Leader in Theater productions
  2. The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - A combined art museum and repertory movie theater and archive
  3. Music Venues - From intimate coffee houses to UCB Greek Theater

Commute Options 

  1. SF Transbay Express - Express Bus to the city
  2. Public Transportation - Bus to BART
  3. Ferry to SF - from Berkeley Marina  - A relaxing way to commute

Map to UC Berkeley  - Close & Convenient! Only .6 miles 



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MLS: 40881681