a luxury property presented by Josh Dickinson
104 arlington ave, kensington sold for $1,550,000


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1565 sf
Lot Square Footage: 4922 sf
Year Built: 1945

Level-in, energy-efficient 3BR, 2BA Kensington home with thoughtful upgrades from foundation to roof. Light-filled living room anchored by a central fireplace with gleaming hardwood floors connects seamlessly with the open plan eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry, built-in appliances, quartz counters and adjacent dining area. Rear family room features a cozy window seat, west-facing balcony, laundry room and door to back yard. Main level also includes: primary bedroom with adjacent bathroom and hall closet, two additional bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom. Bonus space downstairs for home gym, home office or play room. Attached garage with bike storage, EV charger and battery back-up. Multiple yard vignettes with front courtyard, back deck for BBQ, and access to cul-de-sac on Arlington Lane for additional parking or play space. Property is close to award-winning Kensington Hilltop Elementary School, Kensington Park & Upper Kensington shops. AC Transit stop at your front door with easy access to downtown Berkeley, BART, San Francisco and beyond!



The community of Kensington is an unincorporated part of Contra Costa County in the Berkeley Hills. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and the 1923 Berkeley Fire resulted in people looking to Kensington for housing alternatives. Streetcar #7, which connected Kensington with Berkeley, and the network of pedestrian paths made it easier to commute from here. By 1930, the population grew from 226 to 1500. Today, the population of about 5,300 cozily squeeze into 1 square mile.

Although unincorporated, Kensington does have its own police and fire departments, park services and trash collection. Tilden Park and Blake Garden are two beautiful green spaces located in and around Kensington. There is also just about anything you could need in one of its two business districts: Colusa Circle and the Arlington. It even has its own town newsletter, the Kensington Outlook. 

A few other interesting facts:

  • Claims the most number of nobel laureates per capita (2/5000)
  • Was the home of Robert Oppenheimer when he was working on the Manhattan Project
  • Kensington Hilltop Elementary is rated in the top 4% of all elementary schools in California 

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