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Parkside Drive

Beautiful and Spacious Berkeley 4 Bedroom

Rent: $7800/month

Marketing Description:
We are pleased to offer this beautiful 4++ bedroom, 3 bathroom 2,700 square foot Berkeley home for the first time on the rental market. It has been lovingly cared for by the owners, and updated throughout with attention to preserving its 100+ year old original character. Most of the interior has just been repainted. The rooms are spacious and bright, with hardwood floors throughout. The large, beautifully landscaped backyard garden is an oasis of calm.

The main floor has high ceilings with a living room, dining room, den, kitchen and bathroom and easy garden access. The traditional light-filled living room has original built-in glassed bookcases and includes a gas fireplace. The living room has pocket doors that open into a beautiful dining room with original built-in wood cabinets. From there, french doors open into a den, while another set open into an enormous, updated kitchen with high-end stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf cooktop and Bosch dishwasher making it a cook’s dream. The kitchen has abundant storage and counter space. The main floor bathroom includes a shower and a washer/dryer. Large doors lead outside from the kitchen and den into a mature, large, peaceful, and quiet garden, which is excellent for entertaining. The open floor plan and multiple outdoor access points, make this home perfect for gathering, cooking, and entertaining.

The backyard garden includes a flagstone patio, small grass-covered amphitheater area, multiple levels of lawn, a grapevine covered pergola at the back suitable for outdoor dining or working on a sunny afternoon, a spot for hanging a hammock and a special wooden bench at the base of one of two redwood trees for relaxing.

The upstairs includes a master bedroom with gas fireplace, master bathroom with a 2-person double-headed shower, and walk-in closet. There are 3 additional bedrooms, one of which has an attached sunroom, and a separate full-size bathroom with twin sinks.

On the 3rd level is a full-size bright, skylight lit attic with a refinished hardwood floor. There is also a basement and detached single car garage.

The home is in the highly coveted Claremont neighborhood of Berkeley with easy parking, convenient freeway access, looking out on Round Park where neighbors host annual gatherings. It is walking distance or a short drive (or bike ride) to many wonderful restaurants, shops, and cafes. It’s less than a ten minute walk to the Star Grocery store (serving the neighborhood since 1942), to direct San Francisco buses and to the Claremont Hotel & Spa (housing the best athletic club in Berkeley). It is a 20 minute walk to Rockridge BART in one direction and to the hiking trails of Claremont Canyon in another.