a luxury property presented by josh dickinson
57 evergreen lane, berkeley offered for $1,050,000

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DETAILS
Beds: 2
Baths: 2.5
Square Feet: 1705
Lot Square Feet: 8932
Year Built: 1938

Inspiring 2BR, 2.5BA creatives retreat tucked into nature. Steps from the Claremont Hotel and Garber Park, 57 Evergreen exemplifies the best of East Bay living with access to amenities and hiking, while also offering privacy, soothing grounds and functionality. With more than 140 species of plants, the garden features whimsical walkways, a majestic oak tree and metal handrails, gate, mailbox and lights by famed sculptor Mark Bulwinkle. Inside, the spacious living room has two separate walls of windows, with views of nature and the hills from inside or on the wraparound deck. For home-cooked meals, begin in the remodeled kitchen with bamboo flooring, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of storage in the cabinets and multiple pantry areas. Adjacent to the kitchen is the formal dining area, with sliding doors to the deck. Just off the dining room is a breakfast nook with even more storage possibilities. The primary bedroom has its own sitting area with a private balcony and built-ins, ideal for a home office or study.  The spa-like ensuite bathroom features dual closets and a large, walk-in shower. The main level is completed with a second bedroom, hall bathroom and laundry area off of the kitchen. The lower level has a separate entrance for another home office or studio, and also includes a half bathroom. Several unique storage areas are located below the house. The two-car garage is at the street level, and allows for expansion potential above the main house. Enjoy the nearby cafes, stores and amenities of the Claremont District and Elmwood, as well as access to the 13/24 freeways. 

 

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Berkeley is a city that transcends its small population. While it is only the 30th largest city in California (and only 4th largest in Alameda County!), Berkeley is world renowned for academic achievement, free speech and the arts. Originally part of northern Oakland Township, the 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 and Peet's Coffee, is a premier food destination. Brilliant masterpieces from architects Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan abound. Coupled with its natural amenities from the Berkeley Hills to San Francisco Bay, Berkeley is one of the most desirable places to live in the US, if not the world!

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