presented by Josh Dickinson
224 cambridge ave, kensington sold for $1,140,000


Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Square Footage: 1611 sf
Lot Size: 4200 sf
Year Built: 1949

Panoramic San Francisco Bay views await at this 3BR, 2BA traditional mid-century Kensington home ready for your vision and muscle. The Golden Gate Bridge greets you upon arrival into the living room, with original hardwood floors and fireplace. Adjacent dining room, also with sweeping views, connects seamlessly with the kitchen. Down the hallway, two generous bedrooms share a hall bathroom with classic vibes. Main level also includes: laundry room, pantry, 1-car garage and built-in storage. Lower level connected by stairs with bedroom, bathroom and private entrance, has potential as a primary suite, au pair unit or guest quarters. Slider leads to expansive deck, with pathway down to the terraced garden. The property is moments away from award-winning Kensington Hilltop Elementary, Kensington Park for tennis or basketball & trails into Tilden Park and Blake Garden. Located in Upper Kensington, enjoy easy access to shops/cafes, Solano Avenue, UC Berkeley, Colusa Circle & downtown San Francisco by AC Transit, BART or freeway.


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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