a new listing from terri white
1818 curtis street, berkeley offered at $1,095,000

Details

DETAILS
Beds: 3
Baths: 1
Square Footage: 940+
Lot Square Footage: 3604
Year Built: 1919

Quintessential 1919 Berkeley Bungalow. Owned, loved and cared for by the same family for more than 3 decades. Newer kitchen, bath and seismic updates, dual paned windows, refinished original hardwood floors, copper plumbing - plus all the charm you would expect in a sweet neighborhood known for its close proximity to great shopping, restaurants, and transportation options.

A welcoming wide front porch, 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on the main level, with a separate, well-insulated studio space used by its former musician-owners below, adjacent to a huge 850+ sq ft garage/stand-up basement space that’s just begging to be expanded. Lots of potential here - ADU, larger single family home, at-home workshop, man-cave/she-shed, huge home office, and/or more. Verdant private yard with a rustic stone patio, perfect for a summer evening al fresco meal under the apple trees. Mature irrigated landscaping for a practically maintenance-free lifestyle. Just over a mile from the UC Berkeley campus, under a 1/2 mile to the North Berkeley BART station, and just about the same distance to 4th Street shopping. It’s everything you’ve been looking for.

Floor Plan

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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