Privately situated behind a hedge of lush greenery and roses is a stately three-plus-bedroom, two-bathroom Tudor Revival home with Storybook elements. This home is at 63 Northampton Ave. in the Thousand Oaks Heights neighborhood of Berkeley, and its exceptional beauty begins at the entrance courtyard with a water fountain and an English cottage garden planted with peonies, poppies and foxgloves.
The home’s kitchen, which overlooks the entrance courtyard, features professional-grade appliances, custom storage, ceiling beams and a Dutch door.
The main floor consists of a gracious living room with fireplace, mahogany floors, leaded glass windows and window seat overlooking the park-like backyard. The formal dining room also has mahogany floors, built-ins and serene wooded outlooks. There is a delightful eat-in kitchen overlooking the courtyard, with professional-grade appliances, vast custom storage, lime-painted walls, ceiling beams and Dutch door. The kitchenʼs unusual design was featured in House Beautiful magazine in 1989.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, each with walk-in closets, and all with wooded and/or partial bay views. There is a lovely upstairs bathroom with classic original tile. On the lower level is a large family room and office with new wool carpeting, a full bathroom, laundry room, and French doors that open to an IPE deck and the amazing private backyard, with a rare dawn redwood tree, Atlas cedar, a footbridge over a seasonal creek, and wonderful areas to explore.
Updates include most of the foundation, a newer chimney and new main 200-amp electrical service.
Open: Open Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19-20, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Listing agent: Sheri Madden, DRE# 01228854, Marvin Gardens Real Estate, 510-501-1317.
Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle