a luxury property presented by Josh Dickinson
32 kerr ave, kensington transparent price of $2,650,000


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 3
Square Footage: 3413 sf
Lot size: 8906 sf
Year Built: 1959


Mesmerizing 5BR, 3BA Mid-Century Modern home offers privacy and luxury in Kensington. Past the entry gate, a tranquil courtyard greets you with a level-in approach and entry. The first of many reveals is around the corner in the living room with vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows & stone fireplace with views of the Bay. The spacious eat-in kitchen has copious counter space & cabinets, with connection to the dining room with cove ceilings and slider access to the upper deck for easy entertaining. The front study room is one of the gems of the property, with its own fireplace, wood-paneled walls & built-ins, all calling your attention back to the front courtyard. The main level also includes one bedroom, one bathroom and a family room that has potential for an au pair or guest suite. The lower level begins with the primary suite, with spa-like ensuite bathroom, large walk-in closet, custom built-in cabinetry and slider to the backyard. Two additional bedrooms share a hall bathroom, while the nearby laundry area is convenient with even more storage. The backyard can be accessed from multiple points, and features multiple vignettes for relaxing and playing: decks, terraces and patios, enjoyed with the soothing bells of the Carmelite Monastery below and framed views of the Bay beckoning. Additional property features include: detached garage with additional off-street parking; solar panels with Tesla Power Walls; and basement for storage/workshop/wine cellar. 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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