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!
- 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
- 2280 +/- sqft
- 4800 +/- lot sqft
- Sewer Certificate
- New interior paint
- New front & back landscape
- Kinetico water purification
- New appliances
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- 2 Baths
- 4 Bedrooms
- Laundry Facility
- Dining Area
- Family Room
- Hardwood Flrs Throughout
- Stall Shower
- Shower Over Tub
- Counter - Solid Surface
- Eat In Kitchen
- Garbage Disposal
- In Laundry Room
Off Street Parking, Parking Spaces
Sewer System - Public, Water - Public
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More About Elmwood
Beating in the heart of Cal Berkeley’s South Campus region is the quaint neighborhood that locals call “The Elmwood.” The enclave’s history parallels that of many communities in the Bay Area that sprung up following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, when rebuilding efforts gave life to the streetcar suburb as part of the 1900s housing boom.
Stretching along College and Ashby Avenues, you’ll find many Elmwood hotspots:
- Residents and visitors alike find it hard to resist the handmade ice cream, sorbets, candies, and cookies freshly served at Ici (a line can be seen forming out its doors even in the dead of winter).
- Whether you’re in the mood for an intimate dining atmosphere or just some outstanding Italian cuisine, Trattoria La Siciliana is the local go-to destination.
- Other food favorites include Espresso Roma Cafe, Nabolom Bakery, Beanery, and Dream Fluff Donuts.
- Nostalgic and trendy, the local boutique and gift shopping is always fun in Elmwood. Pop into Lululemon Athletica, Sweet Dreams Toy Store, or Mrs. Dalloways, for unique finds.
Rich with artistic inspiration, Elmwood is also the resident nesting spot of celebrated author, Michael Chabon and fellow writer wife, Ayelet Waldman. Chabon was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001 and frequently references Elmwood's beautiful characteristics in his work.
Architecturally interesting with its abundance of brown-shingled craftsman houses and tree-lined streets, Elmwood’s quaint, convenient, and family-friendly lifestyle make it an irresistible East Bay community.