Craftsmanship and breathtaking views...

Laura Arechiga presents:

A Romantic Mediterranean

Sold at: $3,000,000

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3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths

3642 interior sqft (*per public record)

6667 sqft lot

Designed by noted architect W.H. Hooper this Spanish Mediterranean is an exceptional Berkeley Hills home. The generous living spaces are timeless with floor to ceiling windows that showcase tremendous San Francisco Bay views. Authentic period details at every arch, curve and corner blended with masterful modern updates. The enclosed courtyard offers a nearly level-in entry and is fit for entertaining with direct access to the updated chef’s kitchen. The kitchen is replete with a Wolf range, a suite of high-end stainless appliances, marble counters and adjacent to the breakfast room housed in the rounded turret. At the center of the home is a sweeping spiral staircase accented with Spanish tiles, a leaded glass coat of Arms and a “Juliet” balcony. The upstairs has three bedrooms and two baths inclusive of a spectacular primary suite again with panoramic views. The lower level has been remodeled into an expansive art studio/family room/flex space with recessed lighting and original rustic fir floors. There is a two car garage with additional off-street parking, basement storage and landscaped grounds fit for any avid gardener.

This is a custom built historic home with intricate and stunning period details, high ceilings, hand hewn Viga beams and one of a kind wrought iron work.  Built in an era where craftsmanship and materials mattered, this one will captivate the most discerning buyer.

Garden Highlights:

    • Various Cacti, succulents, Mexican sage, multiple varieties of lavender, Live Oak trees, Edible: Navel orange, Pink Lady apple, Spitzenberg apple, Pomegranate, Black mission fig, Meyer lemon, Fuyu Persimmon tree, Bay, Blackberry

Historical Notes from BAHA:

William Henry Hooper (1888–1936) was a contractor and developer who built numerous spec houses in North Berkeley during the 1920s. He often entered the name of wife, Dorothy G. Hooper, as owner, designer, and/or builder on the building permits.

The house at 836 Spruce Street was custom-built in 1930. The first owners were John A. and Mary S. Bond. John Arthur Bond was a credit manager at an oil company.

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Open Houses:
Sunday August 1st  2pm-4pm

Brokers Tour:
Thursday July 29th 10am-12:30pm

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Laura Arechiga

The Grubb Company

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836 Spruce St, Berkeley CA

Convenient access to highways, oceanside public parks, and public transit are just a few of the reasons that make Northwest Berkeley a popular Bay Area neighborhood. Custom, newly-built homes and bungalows dating back to the 1910s make up most of the real estate in Northwest Berkeley. Aside from the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Northwest Berkeley residents also enjoy a variety of shopping centers, restaurants, and outdoor sports complexes.

Berkeley Marina is less than two miles from Northwest Berkeley, and a popular place to get away from the intense bustle of Berkeley. The marina features over 100 acres of space at the park, there are a variety of amenities available: Notable amenities include an off-leash dog park, an incredible Adventure Playground for the kids, picnic areas, and over 7 miles of trails. After a fun day at the marina, you can stop by one of their delicious restaurants; enjoy a tasty selection of Japanese cuisine at Hana Japan Steak and Seafood, or take in the gorgeous views while savoring your favorite seafood dishes at Skates on the Bay.

From popular retail stores to great local restaurants, North Berkeley’s Fourth Street always has something fun to explore. Stay up to date with the latest iPhone or iPad with a visit to the Apple store, or find the best athleticwear for him or her at lululemon. During your shopping adventure, feel free to stop into one of Fourth Street’s many restaurants, including Bette’s-To-Go and Pollara Pizzeria.

There are a variety of commuting options for those who call Northwest Berkeley home. UC Berkeley is a short drive or bus ride down University Avenue, and the North Berkeley BART Station is located near the eastern section of the neighborhood. Plus, Northwest Berkeley residents with a car can utilize Interstate 80 to connect with the Bay Bridge and be in the heart of San Francisco in less than 30 minutes.