Berkeley's historical Elmwood House, a 1905 Edwardian duplex, is located n Berkeley's sought-after Elmwood district. It has original architectural detail including 9' ceilings, built-ins and pocket doors, many windows and lots of light. This home is one of Berkeley's most loved neighborhoods where tree-lined streets and brown-shingle homes abound.
Located in a quiet Cul-de-sac, in a friendly neighborhood with two kid's parks a half block away, and ideally located within walking distance of College and Telegraph Avenues where you will find fine dining, ethnic restaurants, bookstores, theatre, Berkeley's university campus, and more. Rockridge and Elmwood sit astride College Avenue with a plethora of fine dining establishments, cafes, and other stores along the entire stretch, and the University of California of Berkeley (CAL) at the north end.
The local theatre is just two blocks away and right in the hub of many popular restaurants. Cal Performances is located on campus and a must visit when you are here. San Francisco is only 8 miles away and easily accessible by BART. (10 blocks from house). Monterey and Carmel are approximately a 2 hour drive and the wine country, (Napa Valley and Sonoma) are only about an hour's drive. At your doorstep are some of the most beautiful parks and hiking trails in the east bay park district. WalkScore for this property is 97!
Elmwood House has three bedrooms, one of which can be used as office or den/office, a very spacious open living area that spans the entire floor from living room to foyer, to dining room and kitchen. Beyond the kitchen is a fully equipped laundry room, which leads to the outdoors, and a fenced-in patio with table. There is also an excellent 'Knight' (British) piano for your use if you know how to play.
Many who are getting married choose this house for various reasons. If you are planning a wedding and want to have an event here, please inquire further. It is a great house for events, but I would like to know in advance if you are planning an event for a large group.
There is garage parking for one car only. Street parking otherwise .
There are two queen beds, one queen sofabed, one single sofa that some have slept on, and airbeds if you have additional guests, but please email if you do, as we need to know in advance if you need extra bedding etc.
The house is very well equipped for families with small children, and practically everything you need for infants and toddlers is here - from 2 new Pak-N-Plays, bedding, Toddler Aerbed, Mc Laren stroller, high chair, booster seats, infant Primo bath, toddler bathtub, kid cutlery etc., softy toys, blocks, puzzles, books, videos, Please ask me for a detailed list of items if you have kids
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