a new listing from kathie + swanson team
1101 woodside rd, berkeley offered at $1,695,000

Details

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DETAILS
Beds: 4
Bath: 3
Year built: 1948 (extensively renovated in 1995)
Square feet: 2350 SF
Lot size: 7950 SF

1101 Woodside Road is located in the serene neighborhood of Park Hills, a neighborhood with amenities including private parks, a basketball court, and a picnic area. Originally built in 1948, the home underwent major renovation in 1995, including new systems and a new floor plan. Sleek and spacious, the house is filled with natural sunlight and the vistas are peaceful and verdant. There is a large deck off of the living room, a fabulous primary suite, a cook’s kitchen, dual pane windows and access from the attached garage to the house. The lower level has a rumpus room, two bedrooms. laundry room and access to a shaded patio. Tilden Park, Lake Anza, golfing and the 10-acre Regional Parks Botanic Garden are all close by.

Neighborhood

Berkeley is a city that transcends its small population. While it is only the 51st largest city in California (and only 4th largest in Alameda County!), Berkeley is world renowned for academic achievement, free speech and the arts. Originally part of the northern Oakland Township, its new name was adopted in 1866 after Anglican Bishop George Berkeley and applied to both the town and the College of California's new location along Strawberry Creek (later known as UC Berkeley).

Berkeley grew immensely following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, and again during WWII with many wartime jobs in the area at places like the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond. Later, the city became synonymous with social change and political activism, as the hippie movement spilled out of San Francisco in the late 1960s. Berkeley was the center of national attention in 1974 when Patty Hearst was kidnapped from her apartment at 2603 Benvenue Avenue by the Symbionese Liberation Army.

Today, UC Berkeley is one of the world's top universities. North Berkeley, inspired by places like Chez Panisse, Cheeseboard Collective and Peet's Coffee, is a premier food destination. Brilliant masterpieces from architects Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan abound. Coupled with its natural amenities, such as Tilden Park to the east and the Berkeley Waterfront to the west, Berkeley is one of the most desirable places to live in the US, if not the world!

Useful Links:
City of Berkeley Homepage
Berkeley Unified School District
The Daily Californian
University of California, Berkeley

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