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Tucked away on a quiet street in the heart of the famed Elmwood neighborhood in midst of lush, award winning landscaping, this meticulously maintained, elegant brown shingle Craftsman combines historic charm with modern updates, style and an artistic flair. Entering through a gated front garden for utmost privacy, the house exudes sophistication, romance, and understated elegance in a manner that is rarely seen in historic homes. A generous entryway opens to a spacious living and dining room with adjacent study surrounded by beautiful divided glass windows offering filtered views of the garden. A gracious stairwell leads to the second story bedrooms with gleaming hardwood floors and pristinely painted walls. Upstairs, four generous bedrooms and a sunroom that share two full baths with one of the bedrooms conveniently accessible via a second stairway. A farmhouse kitchen opens to the multiple level outdoor seating areas with fireplace, an indulgent spa area with sunken hot tub and outdoor shower designed for maximum privacy.

The surrounding gardens were designed by famed landscape Designer Robert Trachtenberg, combining natural stone and slate pavers with verdant plantings and rich textures for a serene, peaceful and utterly modern aesthetic. In addition, a detached cottage with vaulted ceiling and loft area can be expanded into guest quarters, gym or writers studio. A gated driveway and parking area are both convenient and safe. A serene oasis located just steps from the historic Elmwood and Rockridge shopping districts, UC Berkeley, the library, shops and restaurants.


  • Four bedrooms, study and sunroom plus 2 ½ baths
  • Large laundry room with additional storage
  • Award winning zen-like landscaping design by Robert Trachtenberg
  • Sunken hot tub and outdoor shower
  • Multiple outdoor seating areas with gas fireplace
  • Detached cottage that was formerly an artist studio
  • Spacious driveway and gated parking area
  • Located in the heart of the Elmwood close to everything


The much sought-after neighborhood of Elmwood has a rich architectural history. Early 20th-century houses, estates, and some of the more notable homes designed by prominent turn-of-the-century Bay Area architect Julia Morgan can be found in this neighborhood. 
The local shopping district centered on the intersection of College and Ashby avenues is a bustling hive of activity, featuring an array of gourmet eateries, boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Residents of Elmwood also enjoy an easy walk to public transportation, a library, and parks. For an only-in-Elmwood, experience, visit Mrs. Dalloway's, a shop that combines a bookstore and garden supplies, or Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, a Berkeley city landmark that houses a three-screen cinema.
In terms of hyperlocal culture, Julia Morgan Theatre offers camps and classes as well as performances of music, dance, and theater throughout the year.

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This property has been sold

For additional information contact:
Anja Plowright & Colette Ford
(510) 593-8376 / (510) 823-5735

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Anja Plowright & Colette Ford

Realtor® AssociateCalBRE: 01351797/Broker CalBRE:01170009The Grubb CompanyDRE# 01351797510.593.8376

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