a luxury property presented by josh dickinson
900 regal road, berkeley sold for $3,100,000

Details

DETAILS
Beds: 4
Baths: 3.5
Square Feet: 3030
Lot Square Feet: 15,914
Year Built: 1928

Sophisticated 4BR, 3.5BA brown shingle home in the Berkeley Hills, on the market for only the second time in 93 years.  Designed by notable architect William Wurster, the former Dean of Architecture and founder of the Environmental School of Design at UC Berkeley, the home is sited so that the outdoors is ever-present with large windows from multiple rooms overlooking the peaceful, private backyard, Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline. The grand living room features redwood paneling and built-ins, fireplace and doors opening to a magnificent bay view framed by mighty redwood trees. The adjacent sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows is draped in jasmine and perfect for a morning coffee or afternoon cocktail. The formal dining room, with oversized doors which open onto the brick patio, leads to the vintage kitchen with copious storage and counter space, walk-in pantry, separate laundry area and half bathroom. The first floor also features a primary bedroom with a fireplace, dressing room, ensuite bathroom, and home office, with a door to the backyard. The upstairs grand hallway, with arched window niches, is both impressive and functional, connecting three bedrooms and two hall bathrooms. The backyard has hosted many weddings over the years, with its lush greenery, brick patio, large pergola and a rustic gate that leads down to your own private redwood grove. Additional highlights include a large basement, storage on every floor and attached 2-car garage. The home is conveniently located near UC Berkeley, North Shattuck shops and restaurants, Solano Avenue and downtown Berkeley.   
 

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Neighborhood

Berkeley is a city that transcends its small population. While it is only the 51st 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 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, such as Tilden Park to the east and the Berkeley Waterfront to the west, Berkeley is one of the most desirable places to live in the US, if not the world!

Useful Links:
City of Berkeley Homepage
Berkeley Unified School District
The Daily Californian
University of California, Berkeley

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