a luxury property presented by josh dickinson
380 vermont ave, berkeley sold for $1,990,000

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DETAILS
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 1504
Lot Square Feet: 6446

Spectacular 3BR, 2BA eco-modern home nestled into the Berkeley Hills. Designed and built by an award-winning local builder, this all-electric home features a completely new foundation and frame and the latest in cutting-edge technology and comfort: Google Nest Hub smart home system, six-zone radiant heating and cooling system and Passive Heat Recovery Ventilation for superior indoor air quality. 
 
Upon entering you are warmly greeted by vaulted ceilings, soft LED lighting and built-in dining room banquette. The chef’s kitchen is outfitted with custom rift-sawn white oak cabinets, gorgeous counters and backsplash, open shelving and high end appliances including induction range. A bi-fold door leads to a large deck overlooking Cerrito Creek. The first floor also includes one bedroom with pastoral backyard views, home office area with built-in desk and shelving, and bathroom with custom vanity, heated tile flooring & water-efficient fixtures. The attached garage, with hard-wired EV car charger, is finished as habitable space and could function easily as an additional living area. 
 
Descend the light-filled staircase into the large family room, perfect for entertaining or lounging. The 9’ wide bi-fold door leads to nearly 400 additional square feet of patio space – California indoor/outdoor living at its finest. This level features polished concrete floors, and includes two spacious bedrooms, a spa-like bathroom with heated tile flooring& custom vanity, ample closet space and laundry area. 
 
The backyard design is both sophisticated and low-maintenance. Highlights include: gabion basket retaining wall, synthetic turf yard, California native plants and high-performance irrigation system. The home is conveniently located near the Upper Kensington shops, while also easily accessible to UC Berkeley, Solano Avenue, hiking and biking in Tilden Park and AC Transit to downtown Berkeley or San Francisco Transbay Terminal. 

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Neighborhood

This area of the Berkeley Hills near Upper Kensington is connected by Arlington Avenue, which for over half a century was traversed by a tram. The nearby intersection of Arlington and Amherst is the hub for a small collection of businesses, including the market, coffee shop, wine store, inn, and gas station. Parallel to Arlington Avenue, surrounded by picturesque homes, lies Tilden Park and Wildcat Canyon. Most residents regularly visit the expansive trails in the area, as they provide hill crest views of expansive forest to the east and one-of-a-kind three-bridge views to the west. 

The City of 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. The Gourmet Ghetto, 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, Berkeley is one of the most desirable places to live in the US, if not the world!

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