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A Neighborhood for Every Lifestyle
Such an exquisite property comes along once in a very long while. Striking & dramatic in its architectural presence on the outside, magical, warm, intimate & inspiring on the inside, 1 Arlmont Drive is truly a special home. Built in 1939 by John Regan Miller, who purchased and developed/built the “Maybeck Tract”, he chose this site for his own home. In the same family since 1974, the home has undergone wonderful enhancements. The large lot includes both a lawn on the south side, with blooming trees & hedges, as well as 3 terraces on the north side for dining, lounging, playing, gardening & sunset gazing.
A terrace along the south side of home leads to the front door. A dramatic living room has vaulted ceiling, large windows, a gorgeous fireplace and views! The dining room opens via French doors onto the south facing terrace. A remodeled eat-in kitchen...beautifully simple & functional with dining bench overlooks the terraces beyond. This floor also has a bedroom, full bath & interior access to the garage. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, 3 baths. The primary suite opens to a private terrace. On the lower level is a most fabulous large family/media/office room with access to its own terrace, great light & views. An updated bath, kitchenette and closet make this a very versatile space.
The location is super convenient...an elementary school, public library, extra parking nearby, Tilden Park, as well as Kensington shops & eateries.
This is truly a one-of-a-kind home that has been well loved and cared for...get ready to fall in love!
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Saturday, April 15th
Sunday, April 16th
2PM - 4PM
Thursday, April 13th
9:30AM - 12PM
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.