Sold $4,625,000 (List Price: $3,695,000) - Single Family Home
Resting on a rare double lot on a tree-lined cul-de-sac in Berkeley’s coveted Claremont neighborhood, 2845 Garber – once known as the Lloyd House* – is a gorgeous 1924 Spanish Revival with finishes honoring the finest artistry of the Art Deco period. Grand in scale, this magnificent home enjoys 4608 square feet of living space with 6+ bedrooms (3 en suite) and 5 baths, which includes a spacious separate 2-bedroom apartment that can be further separated into a full-service 1BD/1BA apartment and 1BD/1BA guest suite. Imbued with sophisticated elegance, the home features soaring ceilings with exposed beams, burnished hardwood floors, multipaned glass French doors, and charming Juliet balconies. The home is ideal for entertaining with its gracious sunken living room, paneled library with artisanal corner fireplace, formal dining room, fabulous chef’s kitchen, and cheerful sun porch.
Surrounded by magical gardens of crimson bougainvillea, blooming camellia trees, splendid beds of roses, and privacy hedges of fragrant jasmine, the home has the feel of a private manse – a true escape from the rest of the world. Beneath a towering redwood, the enormous back garden is an enchanting private park where flagstone paths meander through an abundance of flowers, shrubs, and trees, with multiple seating areas for elegant garden parties or sophisticated evening entertaining.
This stunning home is tucked away in Berkeley’s Claremont neighborhood considered by many to be the pinnacle of upscale California living. Nestled in gentle hills just 12 miles from San Francisco and moments from the cherished Monkey Island park and vibrant College Avenue, this historic enclave is characterized by stately homes, tree-lined streets, and hidden pathways. Near the renowned Claremont Club & Spa and UC Berkeley with its cultural arts center and botanical gardens, the home is also minutes from Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve and Tilden Regional Park.
Golden Gate Bridge view from owner’s suite
Chef’s kitchen with Bertazzoni appliances
Private owner’s suite with opulent spa-like bath with jetted tub
Separate apartment/guest quarters with 2 spacious en suite bedrooms with modern baths, large kitchen/dining area, compact laundry area, and multiple private entrances
Abundant storage opportunities
Custom dual-pane windows
New engineered retaining wall
Attached garage with interior access
Newer electrical panel (2019)
Tankless water heater
*Source: The Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association