273 Amherst Avenue, Berkeley, CA - $1,795,000

Arts & Crafts Meets Avant-Garde

SOLD FOR $1,815,000.00

273 Amherst Avenue

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The story of 273 Amherst Avenue

Transformed in a 2002 rebuild, this unique showpiece of architectural artistry presents prodigious appointments, Bay views, and retreat-like grounds spanning one-third of an acre. Curvaceous spaces combine radiant finishes, nature-inspired flair, and eco endowments in a uniquely contemporary take on Arts & Crafts influences. Comprising four bedrooms, including an exalted master suite, media-furnished living room, sociable open kitchen, plus office and atelier, the interior unites with a tree-canopied grilling, hot-tubbing, and view-savoring outdoor haven.

The hillside setting delivers an above-the-fray, feelgood tranquility. Picturesque Bayscapes and architecture animate the surroundings, and quaint neighborhood conveniences lie one block away, including cafes, gourmet shops, a venerable hardware store and more. Not far beyond, recreation at Tilden and other parks, highly rated schools, diverse dining and shopping are all within convenient proximity.

Home and property present an elaborately equipped enclave, inspiring gregarious indoor-outdoor entertaining, offering a dynamic work-from-home environment, and ensuring dwellers’ comfort and well-being. Embellished cohesively with fine woodwork gracing floors, doors, trim, and built-ins, it also integrates enchanting stained glass and lighting schemes, hard-wearing natural stone, softly curved silhouettes and aerial, angular ceilings studded with skylights.

The Bay-outlook barrel-ceilinged living room features integrated speakers and woofer, drop-down entertainment screen, and a slate fireplace flanked by built-ins. The open kitchen, flush with curves, blends a convex butler’s pantry and an island echoing its contour. Professional-caliber appliances by Miele and Thermador include two full-sized dishwashers. Fanning out to a banqueted breakfast area, corner desk, and dining expanse, French doors offer outlook and access to deck and Thermador grill bar amid an exuberant landscape. Pea-gravel strolling paths lead to terraces presenting panoramas of the Bay and beyond.

Two full bathrooms lavished with stunning stone compositions serve four bedrooms. Beneath soaring skylighted ceilings, the multi-chamber master opens to two balconies showcasing garden and Bay tableaus; luxurious in dimensions and appointments, the bathroom intermixes a jet-equipped tub, massive stone-clad shower, toilet-bidet chamber, and the dressing room unfurls with lustrous wood components.

Elegantly equipped, the office integrates an artform desk and wraparound credenza; also supplying built-ins, the lower-level atelier offers usage options with separate entry, half bath, and attached sound studio. 

The home’s eco-enhanced infrastructure includes rooftop solar, robust air-filtration and water-purification systems, and a generator-ready framework. Well-configured storage facilities throughout are augmented by two-car attached garage and storage room.


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Sotheby’s International Realty
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