Welcome home to 2325 8th Street, a brand-new construction dream home in the heart of West Berkeley. This striking beauty is grand and spacious offering elegant and light-filled interiors and an open and airy floorplan perfect for today’s work-from-home needs. A classically neutral palette both inside and out is paired with tastefully bold design choices for a perfect blend of timeless and on-trend finishes.
This two-story home with approximately 2,300 square feet of living space features 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and an enormous great room combining the kitchen, dining, and living rooms. Tucked at the rear of the lot with an extended driveway, this home offers added privacy and a large backyard. Upon entry into the foyer, the dramatic volume of light and space immediately draws you in. The staircase with custom-built railings welcomes you into the inviting interiors with its soothing palette of neutrals, stunning weathered oak hardwood floors, 9’ ceiling height, and rich wood interior doors for that added design pop. The massive great room is perfect for gatherings and entertaining with walls of windows flooding every corner with natural light. The open-layout kitchen is outfitted with stainless steel appliances including a wine/beverage fridge, durable quartz countertops, ample cabinetry with soft-closing features, and geometric tile backsplash. Sliding glass doors connect seamlessly to the outdoor patio and backyard with low-maintenance stone pavers for easy indoor/outdoor enjoyment. Working from home is made possible with a bedroom/home office with walk-in closet plus a full bathroom all on the main floor with nice separation of space.
At the upper level is a sun-filled landing connecting three bedrooms and two full bathrooms plus a convenient laundry room with washer/dryer units. The enormous primary bedroom is a glamorous retreat with a showstopping and luxurious, spa-inspired en-suite bath complete with separate toilet room, huge walk-in closet, modern fixtures and bold tilework adding sparkle and personality. The second full bathroom has double vanity sinks with separation from the shower/tub/toilet for added privacy and convenience. Two well-proportioned bedrooms, each appointed with generous-sized walk-in closets complete the upper level layout.
Additional amenities include tankless water heater, energy saving LED light fixtures and recessed lighting, dual-paned windows, one-car garage with interior access and 2 electric vehicle chargers, and water/energy-saving automatic drip irrigation system for backyard and side yards. Envision yourselves in this thoughtfully designed property ready for you to call it home.
Situated in the popular West Berkeley neighborhood with highly regarded Berkeley school system, just steps from a multitude of amenities in every direction including popular 4th Street shopping and dining and University Ave’s retail/commercial district. With quick and easy access to U.C. Berkeley campus, neighborhood parks, outdoor activities, groceries and daily life conveniences, this central location boasts an enviable Walk Score of 92 and Bike Score of 95. Commuting to San Francisco and its surrounding cities is a breeze with BART, Amtrak, AC Transit bus lines and freeways just minutes away!
Southwest Berkeley is located less than two miles from Downtown Berkeley and is one of the area’s most popular residential neighborhoods. If you are looking for investment properties near UC Berkeley, Southwest Berkeley is a great place to explore. Multi-unit duplexes provide affordable housing options for college students and faculty, and make a great addition to a real estate investment portfolio. Other great features of Southwest Berkley include a convenient access to Northwest Berkeley’s Fourth Street, Berkeley Marina, and a variety of local shops and restaurants. The City of Berkeley offers beautiful public parks, each of which has its own amenities and features. Southwest Berkeley residents love to visit San Pablo Park, which is located in between Russell and Ward Streets. This spacious park is ideal for morning or afternoon walks with the dog, or gathering with friends for your favorite outdoor activities. San Pablo Park’s amenities include two different playgrounds for toddlers and school-aged children, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, two soccer fields, and a spacious multi-use field perfect for flag football or Ultimate Frisbee. Most of Southwest Berkeley’s popular restaurants can be found on or near San Pablo Avenue, which effectively runs in between the neighborhood. Whether you are looking for a casual coffee shop before your commute, or an amazing culinary experience to share with friends, you will probably find it on San Pablo Avenue. Notable restaurants include Caffe Chiave, Longbranch Saloon, and Anchalee. Oakland, UC Berkeley, and Albany, CA are all within a 15-minute bus ride from Southwest Berkeley. AC Transit Route 72 runs north and south on San Pablo Avenue, and with buses running every 10 minutes during the day, it’s always convenient to walk over and catch a ride. Plus, Downtown Berkeley’s BART Station is just a short rideshare away, which can take you to the Financial District or Google headquarters in approximately half an hour.
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