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1000 Oaks, Northbrae, Shattuck Avenue

Delightful English Cottage


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Set discreetly behind a white picket fence at the intersection of three of North Berkeley's favorite neighborhoods, this delightful 1921 English cottage has been in the same family since 1957. Now beautifully refreshed, it welcomes new owners through a gracious foyer flanked by generous living and dining rooms featuring wide windows and period built-ins. The artfully renovated kitchen opens to the rear patio and level, secluded back yard of this 6000+ square foot site, as does one of the three bedrooms. Enjoy the vintage charms and thoughtful updates of this special home and all the pleasures and conveniences of nearby Northbrae, Solano and Upper Shattuck Avenues.    

  • Large, level, secluded corner site 
  • Gracious foyer open to living and dining rooms and central bedroom hallway
  • Living room with fireplace flanked by windows and bookshelves
  • Light-filled dining room with wall of China cabinets
  • Renovated kitchen with eating area, all new appliances
  • Three charming bedrooms, one staged as a study, one with doors to the bathroom and rear patio 
  • On demand water heater; central heat
  • House 1449 sq. ft. per appraisal, 1330 sq. ft. per public record, 1337 sq. ft. per artist/drafter
  • Lot 6,174 square feet per public record
  • Detached garage on El Dorado Avenue

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1117 The Alameda

Just a block to the north lies Solano Avenue and the neighborhood of Thousand Oaks

Tucked in between the Berkeley Hills, Kensington, and the vibrant Solano Avenue shopping district, Berkeley’s Thousand Oaks neighborhood is a family-friendly enclave that boasts a great suburban feel close to the big city. 

Public transportation in Thousand Oaks is great. Several Alameda-Contra Costa Transit transbay buses whisk commuters from Solano Avenue to San Francisco. Residents in Thousand Oaks have two BART stations to choose from: both the El Cerrito Plaza and North Berkeley BART stations are just a few miles away. Two supermarkets, many beloved local shops and favorite restaurants beckon shoppers and diners, as does the annual September Solano Stroll.

Immediately to the west lies Northbrae

Centered on Hopkins Street at the foot of the Berkeley Hills, this quiet, relaxed residential community consists of charming bungalows, California Craftsman homes, and English Tudors.

Nearby green spaces include three-acre Cedar-Rose Park and Terrace Park. For those working on home horticulture projects, Berkeley Horticultural Nursery on McGee Avenue and Westbrae Nursery on Gilman Street offer advice, seeds, plants, and gardening tools.
Northbrae’s two-block long retail district may be small, but it is crammed with gourmet-food purveyors. It's possible to shop here like a European, going from store to store, purchasing everything you need for the week's dinner. Monterey Market (an institution for more than 50 years), Monterey Fish Market, Magnani Poultry, and Hopkins Street Bakery make Northbrae into a mecca for food lovers. Outdoor cafe Espresso Roma offers the opportunity to enjoy a latte in the glorious weather.

Northbrae is within walking distance to the North Berkeley BART and the North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. Designed by noted Bay Area architect Julia Morgan in the early 20th century, the latter building is one of the most stunning civic structures in Berkeley.

And just south and east, Upper Shattuck Avenue and the Gourmet Gulch

From Chez Panisse to Epicurious Garden, The Cheeseboard Collective to Saul's Deli, Upper Shattuck Avenue - sometimes called Shattuck and Vine - offers restaurants for every palate, plus Safeway, Andronicos Community Market, CVS, and the original Peet's Coffee...