Thursday, October 10
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6 Nogales St, Berkeley, CA 94705
6 Nogales St, Berkeley, CA 94705
Presented by Ravi Malhotra
Built by the acclaimed architect Walter H. Ratcliff Jr., this classic and exquisitely upgraded Craftsman home is timeless and distinctive. A tranquil, urban retreat nestled in a park-like neighborhood where majestic mature trees line the streets. River rock columns frame the large front porch and adorn the fireplace surround. The bold wood paneling and ceiling beams give a sense of solidity and warmth complemented by hand-crafted bespoke millwork and cabinetry. This aspect of the home is also featured in the spacious dining room with built-in hutch, family room/den with leaded glass pocket doors, and generous eat-in kitchen equipped with a subzero refrigerator, Lacanche two-oven (gas and electric) five-burner stove paired with a hammered copper hood, a double farmhouse sink, and stone countertops. An inviting breakfast nook opens to the garden offering various gathering areas to enjoy dining alfresco and relaxing in comfort and style.
The home's 3 bedrooms are also adorned with bespoke millwork and cabinetry and have views of the surrounding gardens. One of the bedrooms features an integrated entertainment/sound system and a built-in desk. Up the stately stairwell, a skylight illuminates the way to an extra-large and serene master suite with sitting area, featuring one of the home's 3 beautifully remodeled bathrooms designed with intricate tile work and elegant fixtures. Underscoring the hand-crafted interior and lush gardens, this home is replete with substantial amenities. In addition to the garage, an expansive cellar provides ample storage (potential wine cellar or rec room). With AC and solar panels (owned, not leased), the home is ready to make the best of any weather, and the newer roof and retrofitted foundation look to maintain this house well into the future. Close to Rockrige BART and near the Domingo, Rockridge, and Elmwood shopping and dining districts, residents can spend time in town or outdoors at the nearby Claremont Regional Preserve.
The fourth largest city in Alameda County, Berkeley is referred to as a city with a small population and a big reputation. Around the globe, Berkeley is well known for its academic excellence, scientific pursuits, free speech and the arts.
The renowned University of California, or simply “Cal” as it is affectionately known, put Berkeley on the map in the 60s and 70s with protests and marches that made headlines across the country and around the world. Berkeley is still noted today for its civic involvement and social action. With more than 35 boards and commissions, about 350 volunteer residents advise the City Council annually on a spectrum of topics from aging to zoning. Council sessions are almost always at full capacity.
The University population has a dramatic effect on housing and transit as well. About half the residences are single unit, while the rest are multi-units to accommodate the large student population. Accessible public transportation is a high priority, and it should be noted that every Berkeley residence is within a quarter mile of a bus stop. Additionally, more than 36 miles of designated bike routes criss-cross the community.
Berkeley is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and is one of the most progressive environmentally-conscious cities you’ll find; StopWaste.org reports that Berkeley diverts 76 percent of its waste away from landfills and toward recycling, composting and re-use.