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Mark Hardwicke
Phone: 510.868.1527
Cell: 510.501.0713
Fax: 510.540.9957
License #: 01352634
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Beautiful, Updated Berkeley Victorian
   
  • Bedrooms: 4++
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Interior Size: 2414 sq. ft.
Property Description
 This is not Tiny House Living!
 
Welcome to 3211 King Street in Berkeley.
 
Open Houses on Sundays 2/7/16 and 2/14/16, 1:00 to 4:00
 
This Victorian style home, built in 1900, is welcoming and friendly, with a touch of the grand.  Entering the main floor, you'll see the connected living and dining rooms, striking for their high ceilings and period details.  Those high ceilings allow for tall windows, so natural light fills the spacious rooms.  Hardwood floors, fresh paint and modern lighting, strike a pleasing, stylish balance with the Victorian elements.
 
 The large kitchen has new stone counters and recent hardwood floors.  Vintage style tin ceiling tiles make a whimsical backsplash.  Stainless appliances and contemporary lighting bring that clean, modern feel.
 
On this main floor, there are three bedrooms and a bath.  The two original bedrooms are spacious and light, on the south side of the house.  The third one seems to be an enclosed porch and looks back at the lovely backyard.  This room would also make a great office.
 
Up the stairs off the kitchen is a portion of attic space that's been converted to a bedroom, or a great getaway.
 
Downstairs is a finished sub-area.   In the past, someone upgraded the foundation and created all this additional space.  The ceiling height seems slightly low and this square footage may not be counted in the public records.  But the space is a tremendous asset.  The main room is huge and could be an epic family room, or gently divvied up like the stager had done, with furniture arranged to create different spaces.  And there are two more rooms configured as bedrooms with closets.  This level also has its own front entrance, making it useful for a variety of living scenarios.
 
The back garden is a tremendous attraction, with mature apple, lemon, and persimmon trees.  There is a fig tree that is quite attractive but makes unappetizing fruit.  As Livia said in I, Claudius, "Don't eat the figs!"  The yard gets great light and the veggie gardening could be even more intensive.  Or just a wonderful place for a garden party!
 
The Roof:  in 2011, the sellers installed a new 50 year roof, with transferable warranty. 
 
This large house, with so many rooms and good division of space, is a great opportunity for home office, extended family, or many other options. 
 
This part of South Berkeley is also known as the Lorin District (see, https://www.facebook.com/TheLorinDistrict/).  We're just several blocks from Ashby BART, where the trans-bay express bus, Google and Apple shuttles also serve.  We're less than two miles from UC Berkeley and downtown Berkeley.  Nearby are shopping, eateries, and one of the world's great grocery stores, Berkeley Bowl.  It's easy access to all the East Bay has to offer, not to mention nearby San Francisco.
 
Please contact Mark with any questions:  mark.hardwicke@bhghome.com, (510) 501-0713.