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55 Kingston Road Kensington
5 bedrooms and 4 baths, exceptional level 9,500 +/- sq ft lot.
Stunning, Unique, Serene, and Secluded. Thoughtfully designed and expanded in residence, Expertly blending indoor and outdoor spaces, this home feels expansive, private, and meditative. There is a balanced flow between the house and its outdoor spaces. Sited on a rare level large lot on a private parcel with San Francisco Bay views. Verdant views from every room. The current owner has artfully updated this home. The goal was to create public spaces meant for entertaining on a large or small scale while maintaining an intimate and inviting home. The property is near Colusa Circle and Village shopping, Tilden Park, top-rated Kensington Elementary School, and the Community Center.
Large-scale updated kitchen prepped for an island addition with capped-off electrical and plumbing. Includes spacious area for dining or family area
Adjacent rooms could be formal dining or family rooms
Bedroom and fully updated bath on the main level
Living room with handsome fireplace looks out front fenced garden
Newly refinished wood flooring
Fresh interior paint
Three upper-level bedrooms, two spacious bedrooms, and an updated full bath with a shower over the tub.
Up a short flight of stairs is a gorgeous private principal retreat with soaring ceilings, a fireplace, a spacious walk-in customized closet, and a full bath with double sinks and a shower over the tub. Separate water closet with Bidet and toilet. Private deck with beautiful Bay views.
On the lower level is a guest room, bath, and laundry. (Excellent space for Aupair or an office.)
The home is set back on the lot providing a large front garden without compromising the deep rear garden
Expansive level rear yard with separate storage.
Finished garage with interior access.
Abundant off-street and street parking
Prime location halfway between Village shops and the Colusa Circle
2/18 Sat. & 2/19 Sun both days 2-4pm
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C.R.S, SERES. Specializing in Residential Real Estate and property held in Trust
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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, an exhibition farm, a 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.