Exquisitely designed and custom renovated by a local design team, 1734 Cedar is a splendid 4+BD/3.5BA Craftsman in the heart of North Berkeley. With 2143 square feet of living space, the home features an open floor plan, luxurious primary suite, gorgeous yard with newly built Pakari deck, and a finished detached structure that might serve as a yoga/Peloton studio, home office, or extra storage space for mountain bikes and surfboards. Unique touches abound from the colorful Spanish-style mosaic in the entryway to the formal dining room with a coffered ceiling accented by gorgeous arts and crafts-inspired wallpaper. Vintage Craftsman elements blend seamlessly with modern convenience, strikingly evident in the remodeled chef’s kitchen with new, high-end appliances and stylish, spa-like baths. The main level includes two bedrooms, one en suite for potential in-law or au pair quarters and one with French doors opening onto the large deck for entertaining, as well as a separate powder room with custom tile. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one a luxurious primary suite and spacious spa-like bath both lit by sunny skylights, and a third bonus room that could serve as a nursery, home office, or children’s playroom. The bedrooms and primary closet upstairs have custom built-in dressers for space-saving storage and all rooms have access to finished additional storage.
Professionally landscaped, the lush rear garden features a large artificial turf lawn accessible via an expansive deck perfect for al fresco entertaining, and custom redwood planter boxes are ready for an organic vegetable/herb garden for farm-to-table meals. A shingled detached structure with clerestory windows and luxury vinyl floors is perfect for an artist studio, yoga or workout room, home office, or guest room.
Ideally situated for foodies, the home is moments from North Berkeley’s gourmet food hub which includes Chez Panisse, The Local Butcher, and The Cheese Board, and the Monterey Market Shopping District which includes The Bottle Shop, Magnani Butcher, and Monterey Fish Market. Commuter friendly, the home is just four blocks from North Berkeley BART, and minutes to both the Bay and San Rafael Bridges. For hiking and biking enthusiasts, the many designated Berkeley biking routes and pathways include access to the Ohlone Greenway with 10 miles of trails, and Tilden park is only 1.5 miles up the hill. UC Berkeley and downtown Berkeley are easily walkable, with many performance venues such as the Greek Theatre, Berkeley Rep, Zellerbach Auditorium, and The University Theatre.
- Newly remodeled all-electric chef’s kitchen with stone countertops and backsplash, chef’s island, and induction cooktop with downdraft range
- Solid hemlock wood doors throughout
- Solid 3/4" wide plank white oak hardwood flooring throughout
- New roof, skylights, and sun tube
- Tankless water heater
- New dual-zone heating system and nest thermostat
- Complete seismic upgrade
- New electrical and plumbing
- Professionally landscaped yards with new automatic irrigation system