Property Details

1271 Spruce Street, Berkeley

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Sold $4,035,000 (List Price: $1,795,000) - Single Family Home
2516 Square Feet6 Bedrooms3 Bathrooms Print this page

Gorgeously renovated with a sublime relationship to its lush surrounds, 1271 Spruce is a stunning, architecturally open, rare 6BD/3BA 2516 square foot custom contemporary home steps from Berkeley’s Gourmet District with vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, clerestory windows, brilliant skylights, and sun-washed rooms. Gated and set back from the street with ample off-street parking, the home is a true retreat enveloped by the melody of a burbling waterfall on Codornices Creek. An entertainer’s paradise, the home enjoys a spacious living room, large open chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry and adjoining dining area, and an expansive yard with multiple decks perfect for al fresco parties. The home also features a gracious primary suite and three additional bedrooms on one level, a first-floor guest or au pair suite, a sunny home office/library, and three stylishly remodeled baths. Other amenities include an interior laundry area, basement workroom, and large parking pad. Just minutes from vibrant Downtown Berkeley and its many world-class eateries, the home is also near Codornices Park, the Berkeley Rose Garden, and Tilden Regional Park.

Framed by climbing vines and fragrant wisteria, the front gate opens to reveal a private yard shaded by huge oak trees and surrounded by a profusion of greenery and an organic garden planted with mature fruit trees and a variety of fruits and vegetables. Brick walkways lead to the expansive front deck – an ideal spot to relax and listen to the sounds of the nearby waterfall and creek.

The framed glass front door opens onto the spacious living room with gleaming hardwood floors, soft recessed lighting, a large picture window overlooking the front yard, and two sets of casement windows to catch the breeze.

To one side of the living room is the heart of the home – an enormous chef’s kitchen and dining area with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, multipane windows overlooking the front yard, and wide clerestory windows that catch the sun. A welcoming and comfortable space, the room includes a gas fireplace and corner window seat – a perfect spot for chatting with the chef during meal prep. A Dutch door opens to a balcony overlooking the creek. The serious home chef will appreciate the 6-burner Wolf range and abundant space to cook for a crowd with soapstone countertops and apron sink as well as a generous butler’s pantry with butcher block counters and open shelves. A central island with butcher block top provides additional space for meal prep and serving with its own trough sink and abundant storage.

Separated from the living room by a barn door is a guest or au pair suite with a walk-in closet and private entrance to the side yard. The adjoining full bath has been beautifully remodeled with decorative tile and a walk-in shower with frameless glass door. On the other side of the living room is a second bedroom with corner windows, currently configured as a light-filled home office with a custom wrap-around desk and walls of open shelves.

Upstairs, two operable skylights fill the gracious primary suite with natural light, a large walk-in closet provides abundant storage, and wide windows surrounded by oak trees offer a treehouse sensibility. The elegantly remodeled adjoining bath features a luxurious walk-in shower with dual showerheads and a modern vanity with dual sinks. Also on this level, three additional bedrooms include large closets and share a generous bath with a sunny skylight, shower over tub, and vanity with dual sinks.

Additional Highlights:
Interior laundry area
Large basement with storage space, utility sink, and built-in workbench
Parking pad with space for off-street tandem parking
Detached storage shed
On demand water heaters
Seismic retrofit and foundation repair