Square Feet: 2002
Lot Square Feet: 6532
Year Built: 1923
Sunny and spacious 3BR/2BA unit, part of an iconic home nestled into a wooded hillside near the Claremont Hotel & Spa. The main level of this tenancy in common features a light-filled living room with original hardwood flooring and exposed beams, as well as an eat-in kitchen with new quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and a balcony for BBQ or cocktails. This level also includes a bedroom, bathroom with laundry and copious storage. The upper level is graced with a primary bedroom with vaulted ceilings & fireplace, private bathroom, loft area and additional bedroom which could also function as a nursery or home office. This level also has direct access to the exclusive use yard, with separate areas for al fresco dining while enjoying sweeping canyon views and gardening.
7361 Claremont Avenue represents the romance and architecture of Berkeley in the early 1900s, yet with modern upgrades and amenities. Once part of the large land ownership of the Holabird Estate, the building boasts unique and exceptional details including keystone arches, fireplace bricks with century old horseshoes & hidden hearth seating and, grand staircases. In addition, a small artistic wall of prohibition bottles can be viewed in the rear garden, a tribute to the local lore that this was once the site of Prohibition bootlegging operations.
Tucked behind the Claremont Hotel and Spa and walkable to Elmwood, Rockridge, and UC Berkeley, the property feels secluded in the canyon just moments to protected and serene Garber Park with its lush hiking trails. Yet the cafes, stores and amenities of the Claremont District and Elmwood are around the corner, as well as access to the 13/24 freeways and AC Transit 80 to BART for commuters.
Jerri Holan, FAIA a nationally-recognized architect and BAHA member (Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association) notes "7361 Claremont is a unique and beautifully intricate brick construction dissimilar to any other structure on Claremont, clearly built with extreme skill and preserved with care."