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Imagine Capri, Amalfi, or Portofino where architecture is art, romantic and sexy! This home inspires and reflects modern fresh Santa Barbara style. Stunning San Francisco Bay views. Details include warm Saltillo tile, raised wood-beamed ceilings, archways, hand-plastered interior walls, an abundance of windows, artful fireplaces, and rich oak floors. Enjoy gorgeous decks meant for entertaining with plumbed gas fire pit, outdoor kitchen, dining deck and separate seating area. 1/3 acre, gently terraced garden to generous level area with beautiful water feature. 13 Marchant Ct. is featured in numerous publications for the luxe interior design and noted as one of the earliest examples of true green building and modern structural integrity in its time. The current owners are recognized and awarded for their work in home preservation and remodeling. Beautifully updated throughout while carefully preserving the original character.
The floor plan is flexible and inviting, hospitable for intimate gatherings and large-scale een and luxe baths including one with its original charming and immaculate finishes. Three bedrooms on the entry level including a primary suite with an ensuite bath and a 4th bedroom on the garden level. All public rooms enjoy western-facing windows that look out to the spectacular San Francisco Bay View and the extraordinary Mediterranean garden. Private outdoor spa and deck overlooking an oak studded canyon. Wine cellar and more. Two-car finished garage and private off-street parking.
Location: Thirty minutes to San Francisco and Marin by car. Midway between Village shops and Colusa Circle retail and Sundays Farmers market. Minutes to acclaimed Kensington Hilltop School, community center, and local and regional parks. Kensington neighbors Berkeley and enjoys close proximity to the Cal Campus and all Berkeley has to offer.
Historic notes: The previous owner who resided here for forty years stated that this residence was featured in the San Francisco World Fair (1939) exhibiting modern organic construction methods which were both green and sustainable. Noted Architects/builders - Cliff May, William Wurster, and Lillian Rice chose to build hybrid adobe homes in this manner because not only was the material beautiful, it is strong and durable, and eco-friendly with excellent thermal properties uses less energy for heating and cooling. 13 Marchant Court is an excellent example of reinforced adobe construction showcasing its beauty and timeless quality.
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June 16, 2022, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, clients welcome just let me know if you are sending your client. Thank you.
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Contact Ruth Frassetto
C.R.S, SERES. Specializing in Residential Real Estate and property held in Trust
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Thanks to its proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, Kensington may boast the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any community in the world. But one look at this neighborhood of large homes in the hilly streets above Berkeley, its commanding views of the Bay Area, and sunny terraced yards will explain why this community is one of the most sought after in the East Bay.
Famed architect Bernard Maybeck had a home on Purdue Street. The homes he designed here at the turn of last century have become an informal blueprint for the signature home in Berkeley. These well-proportioned homes are designed for family life and dinner parties. Shingle siding, rustic construction, and bright expansive vistas are the hallmark of the homes in Kensington.
Tilden Park provides the boundary to the east. Miles of biking and hiking trails, a miniature steam train, exhibition farm, merry go-round, and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza make Tilden a popular destination for families.
Transportation via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is convenient. Heading on Colusa Avenue leads to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and a short drive down Arlington Avenue takes you to North Berkeley BART and North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington.