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185 The Uplands is a classic English Tudor, designed by William Charles Hays, arch @ 1917. Surrounded by magical, spacious and mature gardens, this home is indeed unique and spectacular. Find sanctuary in this grand 4 bedroom/3++ bath home with gourmet kitchen, breakfast nook, bar, wood paneled dining room and large living room opening to a terrace with expansive views of the garden and across Berkeley to the Cal Campus. The elegant exterior includes boxwood topiary and stone benches to welcome friends. Upstairs is a master suite with adjoining study + 2 additional bedrooms and bath. The lower level includes media/family room, ½ bath and fabulous in-law suite opening to the English-style gardens, with planting boxes….a gardener’s paradise! Prime location near Claremont Hotel, San Francisco Express bus, BART and the many amenities of Claremont/Elmwood/Rockridge. A special retreat!
The Claremont neighborhood straddles the Berkeley and Oakland borders and features lush landscaping, curving streets that hug the canyon hills, and open space. Homes on the leafy side streets provide old-fashioned Berkeley elegance, with turn-of-the-century brown shingles, revivals, prairie-, custom contemporary-, and Tudor-styled structures offering residents a place to call home within the landscaped confines. The landmark of this area is the majestic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, a vast Victorian edifice perched on 22 acres in the hills. Three outdoor pools, 10 tennis courts, a full-service spa, a fitness club, and three onsite restaurants deliver stunning views, and the resort has become popular with generations of locals as a luxurious getaway. Elmwood's shopping district on College Avenue in Berkeley offers old-fashioned shops, access to the Rockridge Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), grocery stores, bookshops, and flower stands. Restaurants, a movies theater, and a bakery are all a short walk away. The Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is 208 acres of open space managed by the East Bay Regional Park District and more than 200 acres outside of the canyon owned by the University of California, Berkeley. Garber Park, a 13-acre oak-and-bay-tree woodland south of Claremont Avenue, is owned by the city of Oakland. Trails reward ambitious hikers with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.