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38 windsor ave, kensington offered for $1,195,000

Details

DETAILS
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1613 sf
Lot Square Feet: 4200 sf
Year Built: 1938

Exquisite 3BR, 2BA home on a quiet cul-de-sac street in Kensington. Greet your guests in the lush, private front courtyard with soothing fountain and multiple sitting areas. Light-filled living room connects easily with the dining room and updated kitchen. Entertaining is easy with bar-top meals in the kitchen with its stainless-steel appliances, farm sink, butcher block counters & open shelving, while French doors lead onto the spacious balcony for BBQ and cold beverages while enjoying sunsets over the Bay. Main level also includes two bedrooms with shared hall bathroom. The lower level features a primary bedroom suite overlooking the tranquil backyard. Ensuite bath renovated with custom tile, walk-in shower and sophisticated fixtures. Lower area includes bonus space for a home office, laundry room, interior access to the garage & additional access to the backyard. Low-maintenance back yard with turf, lower deck & fire-pit for lounging under the stars. The property is moments away from award-winning Kensington Hilltop Elementary, Kensington Park for tennis or basketball & trails into Tilden Park and Blake Gardens. 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.

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Neighborhood

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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