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Berkeley Hills Contemporary - Expansive Panoramic Views This exceptional, nearly level-in contemporary was custom built in 1988 to capture the dramatic, expansive bay views and an abundance of sunny indoor/outdoor living! It’s hard not to be charmed upon entering - the spacious, open floor plan seamlessly blends the living areas: the living room features a wood burning fireplace, cathedral ceiling, wood floors and opens to a grand-sized view deck (recently rebuilt), all perfect for entertaining or relaxing with sunsets and the San Francisco Bay. The delightful chef’s kitchen overlooks the big-view dining room with hand-blown glass chandelier and deck access for perfect circulation. The sellers transformed a sitting area into a simple home office/homework spot with 180 degree distractions. A walk-in pantry, half bath and garage access exemplify the little extras that make this property perfect for easy living. The Master Retreat, located on the upper level, will quickly spoil it's new owners. Indulge yourself with a wood burning fireplace on chilly evenings, a beautifully updated bathroom, a large walk-in closet and a view deck - outfitted with an especially unique soaking tub for star-gazing. A small plus room has been used as a nursery, a hobby room or an exercise room through the years. You may never want to leave the luxury of this space. The lower level has 3 additional gracious sized bedrooms, one of which can be closed to become a legal second unit: a studio with small kitchen, bath and separate entrance. There appear to be easy options to expand or contract the size of this unit. The two west facing bedrooms each access a large view deck for lounging and they share a full bath. A full sized laundry room and adjacent storage/mechanics room completes this level. A substantial adjacent area may provide for expansion. The deep lot has many low-maintenance, lovely mature plantings including fruit bearing lemon and apple trees. Meander down the side path to a flat, fenced area perfect for play (currently has a very large sandbox) or garden with raised beds. The oversized 2 car garage has extra space for storage, exercise, and a work bench. As with any well-designed custom home, there are lots of extras that add to both the charm and comfort. Sitting in an incredibly convenient location in the Berkeley Hills, the best of the East Bay is easily accessible. Tilden Park offers so many opportunities to enjoy nature: Little Farm, the Carousal, Tilden Park golf course, the Steam Trains, Lake Anza and miles and miles of hiking trails are close. Within a mile on Centennial Drive are the Lawrence Hall of Science and the renown 36 acres of beauty found at the UC Botanical Garden where summer concerts are held amongst the Redwood Grove. UC Berkeley Campus is just a bit further, as is downtown Berkeley and the coveted Elmwood neighborhood. Public transportation is readily available on Grizzly Peak Boulevard. Besides being an especially great looking property with incredible ambiance, inspectors have reported that it is well-built and appears to have been lovingly cared for in that it is in excellent condition. A general inspection, a pest inspection and a BESO report are available, as are the plans and permit for the recently engineered and rebuilt redwood deck. The property is also Sewer Lateral Compliant. You don’t want to miss viewing this exceptional home…but be prepared, you'll want to make it your own. Call for an appointment to view. Diana Yonkouski, Broker/Owner Bay Area Properties 510.368.1440 cellular CA BRE 01034286 Also: www.1484GrizzlyPeakBlvd.com