17 Highland Boulevard
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Located just above Arlington Avenue, this beautiful Kensington gem with San Francisco and Golden Gate views is just two blocks to Hilltop School. The spacious living room with hardwood floors and charming fireplace has a grand picture window looking out to the front garden which is an amazing array of low maintenance succulents and a huge deck for dining and enjoying the view! The eat-in kitchen opens onto the rear garden, level, fenced and includes a patio for BBQ and grassy play area. The previous owners who were professional woodworkers were responsible for some Ingenious cabinetry including a pantry in the kitchen and loads of other storage throughout the home. There are two bedrooms on the main level and two full baths. The master bedroom just a few steps up enjoys a wonderful city view.
There is a two-car garage with a built-in workspace that can be removed.
#7 Bus stops at the corner of Arlington and goes to Berkeley BART and El Cerrito Del Norte BART. There is a casual carpool lane nearby. But the real treasure is the Express bus to SF which most consider the very best and most comfortable way to make that City commute.
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Thanks to its proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, Kensington may boast the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any community in the world. But one look at this neighborhood of large homes in the hilly streets above Berkeley, its commanding views of the Bay Area, and sunny terraced yards will explain why this community is one of the most sought after in the East Bay. Famed architect Bernard Maybeck had a home on Purdue Street. The homes he designed here at the turn of last century have become an informal blueprint for the signature home in Berkeley. These well-proportioned homes are designed for family life and dinner parties. Shingle siding, rustic construction, and bright expansive vistas are the hallmark of the homes in Kensington. Tilden Park provides the boundary to the east. Miles of biking and hiking trails, a miniature steam train, exhibition farm, merry go-round, and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza make Tilden a popular destination for families. Transportation via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is convenient. Heading on Colusa Avenue leads to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and a short drive down Arlington Avenue takes you to North Berkeley BART and North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington.