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A Neighborhood for Every Lifestyle...
3 bedrooms/2.5 bath
Lot sqft 7500
Originally built in 1954 but expanded and modernized in the late 90’s. This Panoramic hill mid-century has modern industrial flare with a practical and open concept floor-plan. The dual pane windows and decks showcase serene bay, Mt. Tam and treetop views. The interior post and beam construction has exposed steel bracketing, school-house lighting, concrete countertops, two fireplaces and two en-suite bedrooms. Landscaped with drought tolerant plants and tiered outdoor spaces on an oversized lot. Located on historic Panoramic hill where nature is at your fingertips; sunsets and hiking trails. All just moments from Cal campus and all the amenities of the Claremont, Elmwood and Downtown Berkeley shopping districts.
*Property has Berkeley address but is Oakland Taxes. SQFT of house and lot not verified or guaranteed by Listing Agent or Seller.
Living with Nature...
“Not only is this an area of great architectural significance, but the intimate relationship between houses, paths, and landscaping—all perched on the hillside, with narrow, circuitous Panoramic Way as their common bond—has resulted in a most charming and scenic district.
Panoramic Hill has been compared to a European hill town, but with its brown-shingle houses and lush vegetation, this “hill town” could only be found in the Bay Area. There are few sidewalks, but the many steps and paths will let you bypass the street often. The stunningly beautiful and romantic Orchard Lane, a classically inspired stairway designed in 1910 by Henry Atkins of Vickery, Atkins & Torrey, begins at the foot of the hill. Leading off in another direction is quiet Mosswood Path with its soft carpet of redwood needles. Arden Steps is arduous, but well worth the climb.
Co-existing with the early homes are some of the finest mid-century Modern houses. Set in such proximity, one can readily see the continuity and harmony between the redwood houses of the two eras.”*
Home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Berkeley offers the intellectual and cultural stimulation from its campus -- which is within walking distance of downtown. Berkeley has long been at the forefront of culinary innovation. Locals flock to the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea and for residents who like to savor their meals at home, nearby retail districts allow them to shop like Europeans, going from store to store to purchase everything they need.
Panoramic Hill is adjacent to Claremont Canyon regional preserve. The canyon preserve is made up of 208 scenic acres, with miles of picturesque hiking, off leash dog and equestrian trails to observe wildlife in its rightful home.
The demographic of the Hill hosts longtime residents, families, professors and students. The major thoroughfares are Telegraph Avenue, Bancroft Way, and College Ave, where street vendors, bookstores, galleries, record shops, cafes and eateries cater to the local residents. Nightlife is abundant, thanks to the proximity to campus, The Greek Theatre, Zellerbach Hall, and Downtown Berkeley theatres.
Downtown Berkeley BART station serves the neighborhood, as do a number of Alameda-Contra Costa Transit buses, making it a snap to get to downtown San Francisco, local airports, sports stadiums, and other locations in the Bay Area.
*Sited Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association 2005 (BAHA)