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Thousand Oaks Home + Cottage

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Now Under Contract. Sale Pending in Five Days!

Discover one of North Berkeley's most serene settings, where you'll find two magical homes on one beautifully landscaped parcel in Thousand Oaks! Explore the spacious and gracious five-bedroom Craftsman from 1920, plus a delightful one-bedroom creekside cottage, added in 1938. Set in luscious park-like gardens, this sunny property feels so far away, yet is part of a wonderfully vibrant community.

Over the years, this enchanting property has welcomed extended families, long-term guests and provided supplemental income from the private cottage. As working at home becomes normal, this flexible arrangement could be just the answer. 

The inside-outside flow is captivating, with several secluded garden "rooms". These verdant spots are ideal for eating, entertaining and just enjoying peaceful natural surroundings day or night -- there's tasteful garden lighting!

With sunlight streaming in through classic windows, and the garden calling to you, the setting is enjoyable year-round. These homes have been thoughtfully updated and lovingly maintained over the years, keeping their unique character, original details and whimsical vibe.

A few more features of the Craftsman House:

  • The handsome living room, with large fireplace, built-ins and original hardware floors looks out on to Visalia Avenue
  • A formal dining room is perfect for those celebratory dinners, as well as intimate gatherings
  • A smart, newly updated kitchen with lots of counterspace looks out to the garden and transtions to the laundry room and garden
  • The ground floor has two large bedrooms, both adjoining an artistic split-bath with special tiling and wood details
  • Upstairs are three spacious, sunny bedrooms with outlooks of the hills and gardens; two with skylights; two peeks of the Bay
  • A full upstairs bath with jetted tub, skylight, exotic lighting and tiling, has a hill view and adjoins the office/yoga room
  • The back upstairs bedroom with vaulted ceiling, could become a master suite, by turning the yoga room into an en suite bath

A little more about the secluded Creekside Cottage:

  • The garden cottage overlooks a running creek and features a vaulted beamed-ceiling, with large fireplace and built-ins 
  • A spacious bedroom with ample closet space also overlooks the creek, which babbles peacefully
  • The cheery eat-in kitchen has a pantry closet and opens to a private sunny deck 
  • The bathroom has a shower over the tub and an antique corner sink
  • There is also a private garden patio area near the creek, perfect for eating, entertaining and just relaxing

Centrally located, this coveted neighborhood is close to many popular shops, restaurants and cafes on nearby Solano Avenue and El Cerrito Plaza. The G and 79 buses stop on the corner, so easy SF commutes and trips to BART, bustling Solano Ave, Downtown Berkeley Arts District and beyond can begin and end at your door step.

Of course, all of Berkeley's wonders are close by, with Oakland, San Francisco and freeways only mintes away. Biking and hiking opportunities are easy to find, too, with many wonderful parks and trails to enjoy. There's even a sweet little shop-and-eat "village" two blocks away at Kensington Circle, with Colusa Market, Benchmark Pizza, Semifreddi Bakery/coffee, a fun pub and a terrific Sunday farmer's market. It's all so convenient...with so much more to discover!


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All showings are by appointment only, with a maximum of two buyers accompanied by their Realtor at one time. 

Prior to any showings, all buyers and their agent must sign the PEAD forms provided in the Disclosures, and follow the instructions which the buyer's agent can access in the MLS.

All must bring their own PPE, maintain 6-foot distancing and read the posted instructions at the property. Please respect this necessary protocol while we are under covid-19 restrictions. 

Please contact me with any questions:
Michael Friedman

[email protected]

Michael Friedman

The Grubb Company

Realtor® Associate

CalDRE# 01326782

510.339.0400 x265 office


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