Cheerful Berkeley Craftsman With Something For Everyone • • •
Built in 1909, this cheerful shingle-style Craftsman has been modernized and stylized for today’s living. At 2400 square feet, this 3-story home has a gracious floor plan with unexpected flexibility to create something for everyone. While many architectural details have been preserved, the home has also been updated from the foundation to the roof. The deep azure shingles on the facade are accented with colorful blooms, creating a beautiful curb appeal, and the front porch is a cozy perch to watch the neighborhood from above. The back yard is a gardener’s delight with vegetable beds, apple and plum trees, raspberries and hydrangeas.
The entryway opens to the living room with original warm wood paneling, bright bay windows and softwood floors. From here a staircase leads up to the finished attic with a-framed windows, skylights and tons of storage. Through the living room, a dramatic open concept entertainer’s kitchen is bright and airy. With windows on both sides, including a double height window at the stairwell, the kitchen is a cheerful heart of the home.
A vintage stove mixes with quartz counters, hexagonal backsplash, modern lighting and nature-inspired green cabinetry. A cozy dining area plus a dining bar offers multiple places to eat, do homework or just hang out while the chef works. The kitchen flows easily out to the shaded back deck through wooden French doors. The deck overlooks the garden and mature trees, twinkle lights aglow. Also on this main floor is a full bathroom and bedroom.
The double height stairwell with modern chandelier and tall window lead down to the family room, 3 more bedrooms and 1 full bath. There is also an office and laundry room that lead out to the back yard.
2437 Edwards is an ideal location in Central Berkeley. Just a mile to 3 Bart stations, and close to restaurants and shops, including neighborhood favorite Homemade Cafe around the corner. In one direction you’ll be in Downtown Berkeley and in the other, you’ll find 4th St. shops. Close to Aquatic Park, Berkeley Marina, Strawberry Creek Park and Berkeley Bowl. Walk Score: 80, Bike Score: 99