875 Hilldale Avenue, Berkeley
Exceptionally large 2++ bedroom, 3-bath home
Represented by Holly Rose, Marvin Gardens Real Estate
“Haciendas” were originally landed estates in the colonies of the Spanish Empire. Unlike the ornately vertical Spanish-Mediterranean architectural style commonly seen in the East Bay, a Hacienda is more evocative of the working estates, such as ranches or orchard farms, that gave rise to the name. (“Hacer” or “Haciendo” means to make or be making.) The structural lines of a Hacienda tend to be broader and closer to the earth, with a rugged beauty drawn from natural materials and an emphasis on accessibility to the surrounding land.
875 Hilldale Avenue in the Berkeley Hills is a handsome example of the Hacienda style, sited on a large, palm-studded lot in the Berkeley Hills with sweeping vistas over the glittering San Francisco Bay. The authentic architectural details of this circa 1929 home remain intact, offering a rare opportunity to invest in real estate from an era where homes had distinct personalities, and beautiful structures were built to last.