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Contemporary Adobe-Style Home

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Sophisticated Contemporary Adobe-Style Home

Combining savvy contemporary style with the traditional look and feel of a grand adobe hacienda, this sophisticated one-level property was lived in by Berkeley architect Dan Smith and his family for over 40 years. With bay, Golden Gate, and city views from many fine windows throughout, it also features a large connected in-law unit for gracious multi-generational living. Lovingly maintained and thoughtfully updated.

Very spacious, beautifully designed three-bedroom, three-bath main home

Large one-bedroom, one-bath in-law unit with bay views, two entrances, updated kitchen, laundry, living room, and its own garden. Flexible design with easy potential for being part of the main house.

Luxurious primary bedroom suite with walk-in closet, vaulted beamed ceiling, updated tiled bath, stone fireplace, beautiful windows to the bay, and sliding glass doors to its own big view deck

Sunny, lovely living/dining room with cozy fireplace inglenook area, built-in window bench, vaulted ceiling, Golden Gate views via wall of windows. Elegant window treatments come with home.

Stylish kitchen remodel done in 2018 with 6-burner gas stove, double-door refrigerator, high-end kitchen island with built-in 24-inch microwave drawer, quartz counters, stained glass window, graceful arched window overlooking garden, and walk-in pantry with clerestory window

Pantry/ Laundry room with 2018 appliances

Second bedroom suite with stunning bay view, vaulted wood-beamed ceiling, closet, full bath, sliding glass doors to second deck

Third bedroom suite overlooks the east garden with full bath that opens to the Entry to be available as a guest powder room.

Bamboo, oak, and tile floors

Bright two-car garage with well-built workbench and lots of built-in shelving

Exterior planting work table and shelf with lattice surround.

Nicely landscaped lot with meandering paths

Excellent location within easy walking distance to Kensington public library and parks; minutes to charming Kensington Village; quick drive to El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, EC Plaza shopping, Downtown Berkeley, and Univ of California campus. Zoned for well regarded Madera Elementary School.

Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.0
Floor size: 2356 sqft
Lot: 9148 sqft
Year Built: 1924
Room count: 12
Roof type: Composition, Tile
Exterior material: Shingle, Stone, Stucco, Wood
Parking: 3

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Brokers Tour:
Virtual - 8/27/2020

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Mykah Larkins
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Mykah Larkins

Berkeley Hills Realty

Realtor® Associate

DRE# 01380576

510.524.9888 office

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510.525.7799 fax


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8831 Terrace Drive

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.