Spanish Colonial Revival Fixer-Upper on Over ½ Acre with Bay View
2371 Oak Street, Berkeley
5-bedroom home plus adjacent vacant parcel
Represented by:Holly Rose, Marvin Gardens Real Estate
Go back in time down a tree-lined pedestrian pathway near the Berkeley Rose Garden, to a 5-bedroom Spanish Colonial Revival home that has been virtually untouched for ages. Sited on a very rare double lot (both parcels offered together for this sale), the house is accessible by car up a long drive that branches off Oak Path and curves through old stone pillars to a broad turnabout. The recent removal of many decades of thick vegetation overgrowth has revealed a stunning, sweeping view of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco skyline, and sparkling blue waters of the bay. The over half-acre site is now drenched in sunlight, and the graceful architectural lines of this special home are once again visible. The home is in need of a major overhaul, although the engineer has not called for a new foundation (bedrock is visible in the basement). There is also much to appreciate and preserve in this fine old home, including massive, ornately carved beams, recessed niches, hammered metal doorknobs, stenciled moldings, curved brick fireplaces, vintage tile, and period light fixtures. The quality and craftmanship of this home simply cannot be replicated in the modern era.