This spectacular home at 298 PURDUE AVENUE
is located in the coveted Kensington Hills and rests on a double lot at the edge of a beautiful East Bay park, surrounded by towering Redwood trees. A bricked pathway leads to the front door of this beautiful Tudor home featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The level-in entry opens to a large living room with exposed beams and an impressive fireplace. There are expansive walls of windows with outlooks to the serene yard and views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Each room flows seamlessly into the next. Step into the high end custom dream kitchen with marble counters, custom cabinets, stainless appliances and double oven. The kitchen is anchored by the formal dining room, breakfast bar and eat in area adorn with a built-in bench. There are multiple opportunities to access the outdoor spaces and patios. There is an additional room in its own private wing, built like a lodge creating a log cabin feel.
At the top of the staircase you will find a large, secluded master bedroom and en suite bathroom. Looking through the master bedroom windows you can see the tranquil back and front garden as well as portrait views of the San Francisco Bay and Marin County. Down the hall, there are two additional bedrooms and bath each with views of their own.
The home has been tastefully updated throughout for today's modern living but still retaining its original character. Relax in the serene garden and enjoy the views of the Bay or take advantage of the space that is perfectly made for entertaining. This ideal location in the Kensington Hills provides close proximity to Hilltop Elementary, Kensington Village, EC Plaza BART and AC Transit.
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- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Baths
- Master Bedrm Suite - 1
- Bonus/Plus Room
- Dining Area
- Hardwood Flrs Throughout
- Wall to Wall Carpeting
- Breakfast Bar
- Double Oven
- Eat In Kitchen
- Garbage Disposal
- Gas Range/Cooktop
- Updated Kitchen
Attached Garage, Off Street Parking
Sewer System - Public, Sump Pump, Water - Public
- Back Yard
- Front Yard
- Patio Covered
- Sprinklers Automatic
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More About Kensington
Once an undeveloped grassy hillside that was home to dairy farms and pastures, primary residential development in Kensington didn’t begin until the turn of the twentieth century. That’s when droves of families, driven by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the Berkeley Fire of 1923 would come to lay down roots.
Named for the London borough of South Kensington, birthplace to one of the city’s original surveyors, Kensington would experience slow but steady development over the decades that followed. Today, it is a tight-knit, affluent community that possesses a deep sense of hometown pride.
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Just minutes from North Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, Kensington is home to its own fine and casual dining establishments (standouts include the Kensington Circus Pub and The Arlington) as well as two quaint shopping districts, the Colusa Circle and the Arlington Shops. There’s also a not-to-be-missed farmer’s market that takes place each Sunday.
For a weekend stroll with the family or quiet time with a book, don’t miss Blake Garden, a 10.6-acre public garden located four miles north of the Berkeley campus that boasts stunning views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate.
Residents are drawn to Kensington for its sense of community, quiet charm, and magnificent views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.