2019 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
2019 Hearst Avenue | Berkeley | $2,199,000
5 Bedrooms | 5 Baths | 3,499 sq. ft.
A delightful Victorian home in the very heart of Berkeley, 2019 Hearst Avenue offers an unexpected sanctuary in the throes of a bustling city center. The property’s verdant backyard distinguishes it from other dwellings, and provides a park-like setting for gardening, entertaining or cozy evenings around a fire pit.
This genteel, well-maintained home features sweeping 12’ ceilings, tall windows, period lighting fixtures, and gorgeous golden oak hardwood floors dating back to the home’s original 1930’s construction.
A sun-drenched living room features an original hand-carved oak and marble fronted fireplace, and an inviting window niche overlooking Hearst Street that offers an ideal place for people watching.
Pocket doors separate the living room from an ample sitting room, and another space provides opportunities for a home office or additional first-floor bedrooms. A second full bathroom provides added convenience.
The home’s cheerful kitchen offers modern appliances, and lots of counter space, accented in a calm seafoam-colored cabinetry, conveniently located next to a dedicated dining area.
Upstairs, the reconfigured attic lends this Victorian home a “loft-like” feel with abundant open living space, two well-proportioned bedrooms, a family room, or a dedicated study area. Skylights illuminate the spaces with lots of sunshine. An additional full bathroom is accessible from the common areas, and conveniently located near laundry facilities.
The main ensuite bedroom features a full bath, and opens to a balcony overlooking the home’s backyard. Both upstairs bedrooms contain cozy wood-burning fireplaces. to help keep these upstairs rooms warm in the winter.
Downstairs, an additional two-bedroom, one-bathroom non-conforming unit provides additional living space for friends, family or an au pair*.
Behind this stately home sits a stand-alone two-story, one-bedroom Accessory Dwelling Unit, (ADU), and a converted outbuilding reimagined as a private home office.
Located moments from the UC Berkeley campus, Downtown Berkeley, Ohlone Park, shopping, dining, and entertainment districts, and BART, 2019 Hearst Avenue is an ideal home for faculty, staff, or multi-generational families, or those looking for a very nearly car-free lifestyle.
*Neither seller nor agent represents that this unit has been done with permits.