Mid-Century with Dazzling Golden Gate View - Kensington

A first glance from the street hints at the panoramic San Francisco Bay view that opens fully from this beautiful Mid-Century home and its garden. Centered on the Golden Gate Bridge, the view expands to both the South Bay/Peninsula and to Marin & the North Bay

Wood-beamed ceilings and hardwood floors throughout accent the modern style elements. The open living room and dining area both look out straight to the Bay and the charming lawn, patio and garden. A double-gated side yard on one side and shaded brick patio near the front door add to the outdoor options. Find your favorite spot each day!

Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac, easy access begins from the wide driveway and carport and continues with level entry. The pair of front doors reflects the duplex status of the property, currently used as a single family home.  Original architectural details are evident and recent improvements include dual pane windows, a new furnace, seismic retrofitting and bathroom updates.

On the main level, two bedrooms, a bath and the laundry room are down the hall from the living room and entry. The wide kitchen window opens to a view of blooming vines and flowering garden beds. Up the wide staircase, you will find two more bedrooms and a second bath. Unobstructed views are dazzling!

• Panoramic Bay views - San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge

• Open living/ dining area with brick fireplace

• Golden Gate and garden views from the kitchen

• Dramatic beamed wood ceilings throughout

• Easy entry from parking area


• 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on two levels

• Home of over 1700 sqft on a 6550 sqft lot

• Newly refinished hardwood floors throughout

• Separate laundry room


• Spacious back yard – lawn, patio and mature garden

• Large double-gated side yard

• Extensive yard areas in the front and back

• Shaded side patio bordered by delightful array of flowers and vines


• Close to parks, Kensington Library & Kensington Hilltop (K-6)

• Kensington Village shopping – groceries, wine, cheese & hardware

• North Berkeley restaurants & shops – Shattuck & Solano

• Easy access to UC Berkeley & Downtown and wider transit

Welcome to this Kensington retreat close to shopping, restaurants and recreation. UC Berkeley, San Francisco or points beyond – you can connect to them all.


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. El Cerrito means "the little hill" in Spanish, and the town that is perched on the hill above San Francisco Bay offers easy access to Interstate 80 and Interstate 580 to Marin. Hillside homes along the curving streets deliver sweeping views of San Francisco and sunsets over the Golden Gate Bridge. El Cerrito's main shopping corridor is undergoing a rebirth, beginning with Rialto Cinemas Cerrito, which was restored from the former Cerrito Speakeasy Theater. Access to open space and parkland is extensive, with Arlington Park, Cerrito Vista Park, Hillside Natural Area, Huber Park, Poinsett Park, and Tassajara Park & Pottery Studio all nearby. The Ohlone Greenway is a popular trail with hikers and bikers. The University of California, Berkeley is several miles away, and two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations, at El Cerrito Plaza and El Cerrito del Norte, make commuting easy. El Cerrito Plaza is a major shopping center housing grocery stores, restaurants, bookstores, a pharmacy, and smaller mom-and-pop stores.


Open Houses:
May 4,  Saturday  2:00 - 4:30 PM

May 5,  Sunday  2:00 - 4:30 PM


Brokers Tour:

May 2,  Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Karen Nelsen
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Karen Nelsen

Broker AssociateCompasscalDRE# 01774094(510) 912-8681 office