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1829 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA



A stone’s throw from Berkeley’s vibrant Downtown Arts District this 1905 home offers fun flexible spaces, spacious yard, solar panels, great light throughout and unparalleled access to a convenient car-free life. In this family for 30+ years the two-story single-family home has had several previous configurations and continues to offer flexibility within its sturdy 1905 traditional bones.

From the front porch one enters a gracious foyer with its refurbished vintage oval leaded glass window. The living room opens easily through to the formal dining room with its recently re-faced charming fireplace. The kitchen is compact, efficient and features copper tile ceilings and two greenhouse windows. A main floor bedroom or family room with full bath has a built-in Murphy bed and leads through the laundry room to the lovely deep back yard. This entire level has coved ceilings and newly laid oak floors.

Up a wide stairway is an en-suite bedroom with remodeled bath including lovely freestanding soaking tub shower and a corner shower. Two more bedrooms, another full bath, a full kitchen and family room make up the remainder of this floor. The back bedroom and family room has been configured in the past as an in-law or Airbnb with a full kitchen/breakfast room and private entrance. A pull-down ladder reveals a huge tall attic, ripe for further development or massive storage area.

A dramatic grove of towering bamboo lends privacy to the deep rear fenced yard. Raised vegetable beds are crowded with this spring’s harvest. A little writer’s studio is tucked in the rear awaiting the new owner’s inspiration. Additional storage/workshop space is found in the partial basement. A long, newly poured concrete driveway plus carport area offer tandem parking for 2+ cars. Solar panels provide a net electrical credit with PG&E.

Each Saturday one of the most popular Berkeley’s Farmers Market sets up their bountiful booths just a block and a half away. A couple more blocks and you arrive in the heart of the Arts District with the Berkeley Repertory Theater, the amazing Freight and Salvage, the Jazz School, and the newly renovated Central Berkeley BART station. The Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum, 3 Cinema houses, Trader Joe’s, many restaurants, shops, pharmacies and U.C. Berkeley campus are all right here. Take advantage of all the downtown area has to offer and then run right home to this warm and welcoming Berkeley classic.

Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.0
Floor size: 2,316 sqft
Lot: 4800 sqft
Year Built: 1905
Room count: 9
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1829 Bancroft Way

Home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Berkeley offers the intellectual and cultural stimulation from its campus -- which is within walking distance of downtown. Many Berkeley neighborhoods were established in the 1920s, with quiet, tree-lined streets, brown-shingled homes, and lushly landscaped yards. In Thousand Oaks, the original developers preserved ancient oak trees and left rock outcroppings intact. Elmwood, with its thriving business district, remains one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. In Claremont, the Claremont Hotel, a gleaming white Victorian-era landmark, has provided generations of Bay Area residents with a luxurious getaway. Berkeley has long been at the forefront of culinary innovation. Locals flock to the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea location. For residents who like to savor their meals at home, small retail districts sprinkled throughout Berkeley allow them to shop like Europeans, going from store to store to purchase everything they need. Those in a hurry can always visit major grocery stores nearby. Neighborhood green spaces abound throughout Berkeley, from small community gardens to the Berkeley Rose Garden -- which boasts more than 3,000 rose bushes. The gem of the area is 2,000-acre Tilden Regional Park, with its miles of biking and hiking trails and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza.