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Welcome home to a bit of east bay paradise. Down at the end of the street is Colusa Circle with Semifreddis bakery, Benchmark pizza, Kensington Circus pub, Colusa foods market, Farmers market and more. Not far is the 1000 Oaks district with Solano Avenue dining, shopping and services. As you walk in, the foyer has room for rainy weather items. The front room has a stone fireplace and well placed windows. The dining room is large enough for post-Covid gatherings and has cool period built in cabinets. Next is the west facing kitchen with a roomy eat in nook wrapped in windows with great light overlooking the backyard. The feature this home offers, which many do not, is a potential 3rd bedroom and home office in the upper level. The office overlooks the flagstone backyard which gives it a sense of space larger than it is. 1628 Oak View Avenue is waiting for you to experience.
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Thanks to its proximity to the University of California, Berkeley campus, Kensington may boast the largest number of Nobel Prize winners of any community in the world. But one look at this neighborhood of large homes in the hilly streets above Berkeley, its commanding views of the Bay Area, and sunny terraced yards will explain why this community is one of the most sought after in the East Bay. Famed architect Bernard Maybeck had a home on Purdue Street. The homes he designed here at the turn of last century have become an informal blueprint for the signature home in Berkeley. These well-proportioned homes are designed for family life and dinner parties. Shingle siding, rustic construction, and bright expansive vistas are the hallmark of the homes in Kensington. Tilden Park provides the boundary to the east. Miles of biking and hiking trails, a miniature steam train, exhibition farm, merry go-round, and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza make Tilden a popular destination for families. Transportation via Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is convenient. Heading on Colusa Avenue leads to the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and a short drive down Arlington Avenue takes you to North Berkeley BART and North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood. There are two distinct shopping districts in Kensington.