|572 The Alameda , Berkeley, CA 94707
The lion fountain greets you as you enter this magical property. The Spanish Revival home was designed by architect Cora M. Lewis in 1925. The extensive 2003 remodel and 3rd floor addition was executed by Berkeley-renowned Jarvis Architects and inspired by the artistic owners’ travels.
The foyer enjoys original floor tiles. Stop to admire the custom wrought iron banister to the upper levels.
The spacious living room features vaulted exposed beam ceiling, a majestic stone fireplace, a skylight, leaded glass window, and French doors to the patio for al fresco dining.
The elegant dining room beckons friends and family for gatherings and is adorned with a lovely lighted leaded glass display cabinet.
The kitchen enjoys a breakfast nook, views of the garden, granite counters, a large central island, stainless steel appliances, a white Shaws fireclay farmhouse sink, and even a second copper sink. There are ample cabinets, a pantry and yard entrance.
The Japanese-accented powder room on the main level has a tansu vanity, granite vessel sink and granite baseboard.
The second floor features a spacious bedroom adjoined by a sun room and a second bedroom for guests or study. The hall bathroom, inspired by a trip to Pompeii, has original custom tile, a marble pedestal sink and a lemon tree mosaic tile floor.
The upper level is dedicated to a private master sanctuary.
The deck enjoys lovely vistas, a view of Mt. Tamalpais, and is the perfect spot for stargazing.
The “Marrakesh” master bathroom has a large shower with a skylight, radiant heated floors, and the tub has a window onto the stairway with ingenious sliding pocket door. The metal grates on the window and pocket door are antique from Tunisia.
The gorgeous detail features architectural archways throughout. The many windows bask the interior with sunlight, and the hardwood floors are gleaming.
The enchanting mature garden with its ponds, waterfall and large boulders will fulfill any gardener’s dreams.
Located in the coveted Thousand Oaks area close to parks, public transportation, Solano Avenue shops and restaurants. This property enjoys convenience, unique charm and a wonderful floor plan.