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Quintessential Eco Craftsman with Expansive In-Law
6BR / 3BA / 3779sf / 6250sf lot
Located in desirable Elmwood, this 1914 Craftsman home is a remarkable fusion of architecture, size, location, and independent eco living. With solar panels that provide most of your power needs, and a large yard with flourishing raised planter beds for an exquisite garden-to-table experience, this home is not only self-reliant, but it’s also warm and welcoming.
Measured at 3,779sf there’s room for everyone. Whether your needs are multi-generational, communal, or if you need space to have work and school at home, it is both expansive and accessible. The warm arts & crafts interior flows easily from the entry foyer through the living room, dining room and kitchen. The wood pane windows and fireplace make the living room a cozy retreat, while a sunny nook off the dining room provides extra room for a bar or seating area.
The eat-in kitchen is large and open with doors out to the deck and large grassy yard, which is an ideal place for lounging and entertaining. The owners have even raised ducks and planted veggies for their daughter to learn self-sustaining gardening. Two large bedrooms are connected to the main floor bathroom with large closet spaces, and upstairs is a private en suite retreat with pitched ceilings, ample closet space, full bathroom, and office or flex room.
Accessible from a staircase off the kitchen, as well as independent exterior access, there is enormous flexibility in the downstairs in-law space. The large open kitchen leads to a great room with polished concrete floors and a cozy fireplace. There are 3 spacious bedrooms and a split bathroom, plus an additional office space. Every inch of this home has been developed with efficiency in mind, and with extensive seismic and structural upgrades, there’s an ease and confidence in the home.
The oversized 6,250sf lot provides ample space for parking, including a detached garage with skylights and roof garden. This structure was built to withstand a second level, and plans are available. The large driveway can also accommodate multiple parking spaces, a basketball hoop, or parking for a boat or RV. The exterior is equipped with LED lighting, video security system, and Ring video doorbell.
The location couldn’t be more ideal. Deakin is a quiet tree-lined street with long-time neighbors and friends, and it’s just a few blocks from everything you need - Ashby Bart, Whole Foods, Berkeley Bowl, Claremont trails, College Ave. shops, coffee & restaurants, and is zoned Southeast for top rated Berkeley schools including Malcolm X, John Muir, and Emerson. 89 Walk Score, 100 Bike Score.