Grand Elmwood residence with sophisticated upgrades, exudes elegance and invites entertaining in and outdoors. Designed by famed architect Frank Truman Swain and strikingly remodeled, this distinguished grand 5 Bedroom/3.5 Bath Tudor is characterized by a gabled roof, elaborate entry way masonry, box beam ceilings and grand and stately rooms. The commanding residence is beautifully sited on a large lot and surrounded by lovely mature level gardens. An elegant entryway leads to the “great” living room with 10’ ceilings, tall, multi-paned casement windows and a large fireplace. Continue to the study or library, lines with built-in shelves, and further to the dining room with fireplace and classic wainscoting. A spectacular light-filled eat-in kitchen/family room was remodeled with the most sophisticated finishes, marble counters, custom cabinetry, state of the art appliances. 2 dishwashers, and 2 ovens. Ideal for cooking, entertaining or just lounging and perfect indoor-outdoor flow through double doors that open to the patio and level-gardens. The adjoining mudroom is perfect for storing garden supplies, tools and excess clutter.

The four bedrooms upstairs, including the master suite, have beautiful fixtures, distinctive architectural features, well preserved finishes and gleaming hardwood floors. Two of the bedrooms are comprised of a front and back room and share a Jack-and-Jill bath.

A luxurious 3rd floor in-law apartment can be accessed internally or via its own outdoor stairwell. This space features a main room, a large bedroom under the gables and another small room, in addition to a kitchen and bath. The highlight is the large wooden deck off the separate entrance to this unit, with beautiful views of the hills and the neighborhood.

The full height basement contains ample space for a workshop, additional studio and storage. Significant structural upgrades and reinforcements, newer systems.

The expansive backyard extending from the main deck with its nice lawn area, planters and small trees is also accessible from the long driveway fitting multiple cars and equipped with an electric vehicle charger.

A rare opportunity on one of the most coveted streets in the Elmwood near shops, restaurants, BART, parks and the SF commute.



The much sought-after neighborhood of Elmwood has a rich architectural history. Early 20th-century houses, estates, and some of the more notable homes designed by prominent turn-of-the-century Bay Area architect Julia Morgan can be found in this neighborhood. 
The local shopping district centered on the intersection of College and Ashby avenues is a bustling hive of activity, featuring an array of gourmet eateries, boutique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Residents of Elmwood also enjoy an easy walk to public transportation, a library, and parks. For an only-in-Elmwood, experience, visit Mrs. Dalloway's, a shop that combines a bookstore and garden supplies, or Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, a Berkeley city landmark that houses a three-screen cinema.
In terms of hyperlocal culture, Julia Morgan Theatre offers camps and classes as well as performances of music, dance, and theater throughout the year.


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.


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