Sold $3,175,000 (List Price: $1,995,000) - Single Family Home
With a rare combination of wide open 3-bridge views and level yards, 470 Spruce is a 5BD/3BA 2833 square foot level-in, level-out Mid-Century in Berkeley’s coveted Cragmont neighborhood. Gated and set back from the street for privacy, the home has been updated in a sophisticated, modern style with open concept common areas, well-appointed chef’s kitchen, spacious owner’s suite, family room, renovated baths, lushly landscaped, tranquil outdoor spaces, and a sleek two-car garage with internal access.
A uniquely flexible floor plan is enhanced by modern finishes and state-of-the-art systems including a robust (owned) solar system, Tesla PowerWall (EVC-ready), LED recessed lighting throughout (with smart switch technology), and several programmable amenities such as custom motorized window shades, thermostats, and electronic locks on all exterior doors.
An entertainer’s dream, the open floor plan allows guests to mingle freely, chatting with the chef, warming themselves by the dramatic two-way fireplace, or enjoying the panoramic bay views through enormous floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests will enjoy exquisite sunsets and the ever-changing landscape of the San Francisco Bay while relaxing with drinks and hors d’oeuvres on the wrap-around deck and admiring the three-bridge view.
Anchored by an expansive island with a breakfast bar, built-in microwave and Thermador range, the open kitchen will delight the discerning home chef. A Thermador refrigerator and abundant cabinets complete the workspace. Also on this level is a spacious owner’s suite with city view and adjoining bath with a sleek glass-tiled walk-in shower and elegant vanity. Two additional bedrooms overlook the front courtyard and share a generous bath with a floating vanity and shower over a deep soaking tub with mosaic tile surround.
Downstairs, the lower level is a flexible space that might be used to create a multigenerational household or au pair/guest space with its family/media room, wet bar (consider converting to a kitchenette?), laundry room, and two large bedrooms and shared bath with a gorgeous walk-in shower with glass tile walls and frameless glass door.
The home is completely enclosed by exotic Batu fencing and surrounded by mature trees to create a lovely private setting. Shaded by a bright Japanese maple, a professionally landscaped front courtyard features delightful river rock pathways and mature fig, apple and citrus trees. The sun-washed rear garden includes a lush lawn, mature trees, a profusion of flowering plants and shrubs, and a cutting garden planted with roses, daisies, and carnations. A covered patio off the family room is perfect for al fresco dining.
Near downtown Berkeley and the UC Berkeley campus, the home is moments from North Berkeley’s finest amenities, a wide variety of nationally-recognized cultural venues, miles of regional parks, Solano Avenue shop and restaurants, and the Kensington farmers market.
Solar power (owned)
Attached 2-car garage with internal access
Garage is EVC-ready with Tesla PowerWall batteries and laundry stub outs
Basement storage (potential to become a studio?)
Custom programmable motorized window shades
LED recessed lighting throughout controlled by Smart Switches
Electronic programmable locks on all exterior doors