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40 Brookside is a Stunning Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Today’s Discerning Buyers:
You will find this home a rare 6BD/4BA 1920s Spanish Mediterranean with more than 4,400 Sq Ft of functional living space perfect for today’s at-home lifestyle, yet bursting with vintage period charm and history, all nestled on a large verdant lot on a quiet cul-de-sac (where homes rarely become available) in one of Berkeley’s most coveted neighborhoods.
This grand Claremont neighborhood home, which has been lovingly held in one family for many years, features striking views to the West, 10-foot+ ceilings, warm hardwood floors, and lots period charm throughout.
The home’s main level boasts a grand formal living room and formal dining room with views to the West, a large family room with fireplace and custom built-ins, a big eat-in kitchen with pantry, an office/flex room with direct rear patio access, a full guest bath, and significant closet space.
Up the sweeping central staircase to the home’s top floor is a private primary suite with high-ceilings and more closet space, five additional bright and roomy bedrooms with views, and 2nd large full bath.
The home’s ground floor includes a full in-law unit or guest quarters with its own private entrance, full bath and kitchen, ready for visiting family, friends or au-pairs, PLUS a separate laundry room and further bonus rooms ready for a wine cellar, hobbies and more.
A big private lot, lined with mature plantings and serene terraced yards and patios ready for gardening, entertainment, meditation and play, and a street-level garage, complete this rare offering.
Wonderful quiet location just off of Claremont Avenue, close to world-class Berkeley and Rockridge shopping, top-rated Berkeley schools, parks, restaurants, Star Grocery, Claremont Club & Spa, and easy BART, SF Express Bus and 24/80/580/880 freeway access.
The Claremont neighborhood straddles the Berkeley and Oakland borders and features lush landscaping, curving streets that hug the canyon hills, and open space. Homes on the leafy side streets provide old-fashioned Berkeley elegance, with turn-of-the-century brown shingles, revivals, prairie-, custom contemporary-, and Tudor-styled structures offering residents a place to call home within the landscaped confines. The landmark of this area is the majestic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, a vast Victorian edifice perched on 22 acres in the hills. Three outdoor pools, 10 tennis courts, a full-service spa, a fitness club, and three onsite restaurants deliver stunning views, and the resort has become popular with generations of locals as a luxurious getaway. Elmwood's shopping district on College Avenue in Berkeley offers old-fashioned shops, access to the Rockridge Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), grocery stores, bookshops, and flower stands. Restaurants, a movies theater, and a bakery are all a short walk away. The Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is 208 acres of open space managed by the East Bay Regional Park District and more than 200 acres outside of the canyon owned by the University of California, Berkeley. Garber Park, a 13-acre oak-and-bay-tree woodland south of Claremont Avenue, is owned by the city of Oakland. Trails reward ambitious hikers with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.