a new listing from josh dickinson
558 Santa Barbara Road, Berkeley sold for $1,815,000


Beds: 4
Baths: 2
Square Footage: 2288
Lot Square Footage: 4700
Year Built: 1936

Magical Mediterranean 4BR, 2BA Berkeley Hills home with panoramic Golden Gate, SF and bay views. Spacious living room with gleaming hardwood floors, central fireplace and breathtaking views from multiple windows. The formal dining room is adjacent to a cozy sunroom, as well as the renovated kitchen. Kitchen upgrades include: new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, butcher block counters, floating shelves and recessed lighting. Up a few stairs to two gracious bedrooms, one with a private balcony, and hall bath with tub/shower. The main level also includes a third bedroom, which could function as a home office. The lower level features a grand family room with built-in bar for relaxing or entertaining, fourth bedroom, fully renovated bathroom, laundry, and access to the rear yard. Sunny back yard for playing and space for resting under the maple tree. The property is conveniently located near Solano Avenue, North Shattuck restaurants & UC Berkeley, with easy access to AC Transit, BART and freeways.


Floor Plan


The Berkeley Hills offer sweeping views of San Francisco Bay Area, in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature. This neighborhood balances quiet pristine hillside homes with quick access to countless restaurants along North Shattuck, Solano Ave, and Downtown Berkeley. Home to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and conveniently located near UC Berkeley, North Berkeley also offers connections via AC Transit to Downtown Berkeley or San Francisco Transbay Terminal. Residents regularly visit the expansive trails in Tilden Park, 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, and Berkeley is considered a premier food destination, inspired by places like Chez Panisse, Cheeseboard Collective and Peet's Coffee. 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!