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An incredibly rare and unique opportunity to purchase two detached homes on one parcel in a prime Kensington location. Less than a block from the coveted ‘circle’ with shops and restaurants this property is only limited by your imagination. The front house is perched above a two car garage and consists of 2bd/1ba with a bonus space downstairs. The rear house was built in 1982 and towers above all of the neighboring properties with unobstructed views of the Bay and boasts a flexible/eclectic floorplan. This can be a family compound, occupy one home and rent the other or used as an investment property. The possibilities are endless.
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.