Enchanting Retreat in the Claremont Neighborhood

85 Hazel Road
Berkeley, CA
Offered at: $2,595,000
Sold Price: $3,750,000
Stories: 3
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5
Garage Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1941
Building Size: 2664+445 Other Square Feet
Lot Size: 5700 Square Feet
Property Type: Residential
Property Status: Sold

Hidden beyond a large wooden gate and across a meandering stone path, one enters this home through a delightful mature garden that enhances privacy. The landscaping of this magical garden is enchanting. Stepping on to the oversized decking, which serves both as exterior entry steps as well as a covered porch, this area becomes one with the garden. Directly ahead are French doors that open from the living room to truly enjoy the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle. Just to the side, the official front door opens to an entryway which leads to either the living room, the great room or to the private areas of this home. This four bedroom, three and one-half bath home benefits from having three bedrooms and two baths on the first floor, with one being en-suite. Upstairs is the large bedroom, the primary, with a walk-in closet and bath, also en-suite.

Overlooking the front garden is the well-proportioned living room which has a fireplace, and a picture window that beautifully frames a lush treescape just outside. The appealing green outlooks are stunning. This room also features a built-in recessed screen that will lend itself to a projector system for conversion to additional entertainment space. Beyond is the ‘great room,’ which itself has abundant possibilities for enjoyment and functionality. Included in this room is an updated kitchen with a comfortable center island, an open dining space and the family room. This is a wonderful space for everyday living and interacting that reflects modern sensibilities and lends itself to impromptu entertaining in a very comfortable environment. Double doors open from this engaging room to the back deck, perfect for barbecuing or a cup of morning coffee, with the murmuring creek, visual privacy and tranquility. Additional space for outdoor activities can be found beyond the deck.

Access from the kitchen to the lower floor to another generous space, a media room or space for games, quiet office, or providing privacy for guests. A conveniently located half bath can be found on this level. The two-car garage has interior access.

Situated on a prime street near the Claremont Hotel, San Francisco Express bus, with easy access to BART and the many amenities of Claremont/Elmwood/Rockridge, this home is a special oasis.