This exquisite 3+ bedroom and 2.5 bathroom Craftsman home is situated on a corner lot, fully fenced and surrounded by lush landscape. Upon entering you are greeted by an inviting enclosed sun porch. Step through the front door and you will find beautiful period details throughout, boxed ceilings, original woodwork, and glass panel double doors. Off the expansive living room sits the library, perfect for curling up in front of the tile fireplace with a good book.
Stunning woodwork carries through to the family room and features a second beautiful fireplace made from stone. An adjacent dining room with built-ins creates the perfect environment for dinner parties. The renovated kitchen boasts high-end appliances, gorgeous tiled backsplash, and custom cabinetry anchored by a breakfast nook with built-in benches and an office room. Continue by the laundry room and guest bath to the sunny back deck, ideal for outdoor entertaining.
Upstairs you’ll find 3 generous sized bedrooms and two updated baths. The expansive master bedroom features a His-and-Her closet and siting area, plus a bonus room perfect for a nursery or workout space. As you walk through this home it’s apparent that it has been meticulously cared for and loved for over 48 years.
Located in the charming Elmwood neighborhood, 3001 BENVENUE AVENUE
offers access to great schools and proximity to U.C. Berkeley, College / Telegraph / Shattuck Avenue shops and restaurants and daily life conveniences. It’s just minutes from Highways 13 and 24, and a short distance from both Ashby and Rockridge BART stations. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase a great property in one of Berkeley’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
- +/- 2400 square feet
- Dual zone furnace
- Sewer lateral compliant
- Partial basement
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Baths
- Master Bedrm Suite - 1
- Bonus/Plus Room
- Family Room
- Formal Dining Room
- Sun Porch
- Stall Shower
- Shower Over Tub
- Counter - Solid Surface
- Eat In Kitchen
- Garbage Disposal
- In Laundry Room
- Family Room
- Living Room
Sewer System - Public, Water - Public
- Back Yard
- Front Yard
- Sprinklers Automatic
- Tool Shed
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More About Elmwood
Beating in the heart of Cal Berkeley’s South Campus region is the quaint neighborhood that locals call “The Elmwood.” The enclave’s history parallels that of many communities in the Bay Area that sprung up following the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, when rebuilding efforts gave life to the streetcar suburb as part of the 1900s housing boom.
Stretching along College and Ashby Avenues, you’ll find many Elmwood hotspots:
- Residents and visitors alike find it hard to resist the handmade ice cream, sorbets, candies, and cookies freshly served at Ici (a line can be seen forming out its doors even in the dead of winter).
- Whether you’re in the mood for an intimate dining atmosphere or just some outstanding Italian cuisine, Trattoria La Siciliana is the local go-to destination.
- Other food favorites include Espresso Roma Cafe, Nabolom Bakery, Beanery, and Dream Fluff Donuts.
- Nostalgic and trendy, the local boutique and gift shopping is always fun in Elmwood. Pop into Lululemon Athletica, Sweet Dreams Toy Store, or Mrs. Dalloways, for unique finds.
Rich with artistic inspiration, Elmwood is also the resident nesting spot of celebrated author, Michael Chabon and fellow writer wife, Ayelet Waldman. Chabon was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001 and frequently references Elmwood's beautiful characteristics in his work.
Architecturally interesting with its abundance of brown-shingled craftsman houses and tree-lined streets, Elmwood’s quaint, convenient, and family-friendly lifestyle make it an irresistible East Bay community.