681 Woodmont Avenue
A sweet Monterey Colonial home in a magical setting, complete with white picket fence, sunny front garden and back yard with fruit trees leading to a grove of majestic redwoods. With over 1,800 square feet of living space, including gorgeously updated kitchen and a light filled living room, this level in home sits on an extra large lot. The eat in kitchen open to the back outdoor dining patio and features a stainless steel built in fridge, chef's 6 burner Thermidor gas range and dishwasher. The spacious living room is flanked by large windows surrounding the central stone fireplace. Bonus features appreciated by owners - this "healthy home" has an expertly designed, filtered HVAC system with dehumidifier for the utmost in clean air quality and comfort and an environmentally friendly solar array. A detached conditioned garage has an electric charge provision. Just blocks to Marin and Grizzly Peak thoroughfares provides quick access to Solano Ave shops, Gourmet Ghetto, Downtown Berkeley & nearby Tilden Park.
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.