Charming Sun-Lit Oasis in Westbrae Neighborhood

1633 Belvedere Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Offered at: $925,000
Sold Price: $1,400,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Garage Spaces: 1
Building Size: 1215 Square Feet
Lot Size: 2128 Square Feet
Property Type: Residential
Property Status: Sold

This bright and inviting two bedroom two bath Mediterranean home features a sunny enclosed front porch entry that opens onto a living room with hardwood floors, skylight and fireplace. Immediately adjacent through the arched opening is an airy dining room with bay window, and closet for storage. Cozy kitchen has new stone countertops and a separate breakfast room with built-ins, from which to bask in the full splendor of the afternoon sun.

A flexible floor plan affords privacy and versatility. The upper bedroom looks out onto the garden and patio, lush with plantings. The bathroom pops with colorful Provencal-style tilework. On the lower level, there is a spacious laundry room with interior access to a one-car garage. Also on this level, leading to the bedroom, is an area that has been utilized as a workspace. The bedroom has a wall of closets and an en-suite bathroom with steam shower. This level has direct access to the garden with its many mature specimens of deciduous plants, including a dogwood tree, fruit trees that birds adore, and rhododendron, rose & camelia bushes. A green paradise, private and serene, the outdoor area has been lovingly maintained and provides a retreat for reading and contemplation, as well as a perfect atmosphere for hosting BBQs and gatherings with friends and family.

Located in a very desirable part of Berkeley, the Westbrae area has a wonderful strip of local shops; the nearby Northbrae shopping intersection has some of the finest grocery stores in the region. A weekend gathering place for the neighborhood, Cedar Rose Park is a popular picnic and activity area, with nearby pickleball and tennis courts. Quick access to transportation ensures this area is an appealing place to call home.