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Situated in the heart of the highly sought after Elmwood neighborhood and designed by renowned Berkeley architect Leola Hall, this classic two-story Craftsman style home features four spacious bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a flexible floor plan, and handsome hardwood floors and period details throughout.
As you enter 3036 College Avenue through a wooden gate you are greeted by a beautifully landscaped front yard leading to a sunny and inviting front porch. Once inside, you will take in a handsome foyer flanked by a spacious living room featuring discreet pocket doors, coved ceilings and beautiful large windows inviting in plenty of natural light. Adjacent you will find a cozy family room with a rear deck, perfect for movie nights or evening dinners.
In the rear you will find a thoughtfully laid-out garden-facing kitchen featuring all-new stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter and cabinet space. The kitchen opens onto a grand dining room with wood paneling, designer lighting, and a built-in cabinet perfect for storing and showcasing dishes. Under the staircase is a bonus space, ideal for a pantry or fun play alcove for kids.
Up the wide staircase, the 4 bedrooms are centrally located off of a bright and roomy landing. The serene and spacious master connects to an en-suite bath with wall-to-wall windows and a beautiful soaking tub overlooking the backyard. Down the hallway are 2 additional well-appointed bedrooms and a full bath. Tucked away past the laundry room is the 4th bedroom, which makes for a perfect nursery or home office.
Outside, the sprawling level yard is manicured to perfection, complete with planter boxes, a bird bath, fruit trees, a colorful array of mature plants, a play structure, and a sandbox play area. The finishing touches on this idyllic home include a basement level with an abundance of storage space and potential for expansion, and an extended level driveway with an electric gate and a convenient car charger.
This classic Elmwood home is ideally situated in a wonderful neighborhood with great schools and just steps to College Avenue’s chic shops, popular dining spots, and daily life conveniences. It is also close to U. C. Berkeley, just minutes from highways 13 and 24, and a short distance from both Ashby and Rockridge BART stations. Welcome home!