219 Stanford Avenue
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Kensington has great access to transit options!Kensington's main street, Arlington Avenue has many bus stops--- you can go to San Francisco on a " San Francisco Express Bus"-- and you will probably get there faster than taking BART. There are buses to take you to Downtown Berkeley ,CAL, and Oakland.
Kensington has a great system of paths. The paths run downhill and cut across Kensington's streets. When North Berkeley and Kensington were subdivided, the streets followed the curves and edges of the hill. The path sytem was created as a shortcut for people wanting to get to a street car quickly!
Stylish Upper Kensington Contemporary Home with stunning views and modern style! This two-story split level 3 bedroom, two bath property offers sublime modern living. The expansive Master Suite occupies the entire top floor and features a sitting area, walk-in closet, cathedral ceilings, and its own private deck facing the beautiful San Francisco Bay. The updated Master Bath offers a walk-in shower and a sumptuous free- standing tub.
On the main floor, the dining area, living room and deck are awash in light with wonderful views of the bay. The updated kitchen is stunning in design and efficiency. The two generous and bright bedrooms on the next half level are separated by an updated bathroom. Each bedroom has separate access to the rear patio, a private oasis of generous planting beds, fruit trees and terraced gardens.
The one car garage has high ceilings, and great storage possibilities. There is an off-street parking area for one car.
The property is close to wonderful amenities on nearby Arlington Avenue, and close to bus lines for SF , BART, and CAL.
Due to the "Shelter in Place Order" there will no open houses until further notice. Please call or email the Listing Agents for more information!
Due to the "Shelter in Place Order" there will be no Broker's Tours until further notice. Please call or email the Listing Agents for more information!
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Thanks to its proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, Kensington may boast the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any community in the world. But one look at this neighborhood of large homes in the hilly streets above Berkeley, its commanding views of the Bay Area, and sunny terraced yards will explain why this community is one of the most sought after in the East Bay. Famed architect Bernard Maybeck had a home on Purdue Street. The homes he designed here at the turn of last century have become an informal blueprint for the signature home in Berkeley. These well-proportioned homes are designed for family life and dinner parties. Shingle siding, rustic construction, and bright expansive vistas are the hallmark of the homes in Kensington. Tilden Park provides the boundary to the east. Miles of biking and hiking trails, a miniature steam train, exhibition farm, merry go-round, and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza make Tilden a popular destination for families. Transportation via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is convenient. Heading on Colusa Avenue leads to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and a short drive down Arlington Avenue takes you to North Berkeley BART and North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington. El Cerrito means "the little hill" in Spanish, and the town that is perched on the hill above San Francisco Bay offers easy access to Interstate 80 and Interstate 580 to Marin. Hillside homes along the curving streets deliver sweeping views of San Francisco and sunsets over the Golden Gate Bridge. El Cerrito's main shopping corridor is undergoing a rebirth, beginning with Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, which was restored from the former Cerrito Speakeasy Theater. Access to open space and parkland is extensive, with Arlington Park, Cerrito Vista Park, Hillside Natural Area, Huber Park, Poinsett Park, and Tassajara Park & Pottery Studio all nearby. The Ohlone Greenway is a popular trail with hikers and bikers. The University of California, Berkeley is several miles away, and two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations, at El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte, make commuting easy. El Cerrito Plaza is a major shopping center housing grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, a pharmacy, and smaller mom-and-pop stores.