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A Neighborhood for Every Lifestyle
In the heart of the Claremont...25 Plaza Drive is a cozy Craftsman style home that abounds with “Old Berkeley” charm. An almost level-in entry hall leads to a large family room opening to the secluded garden. The living room with Inglenook is spacious, inviting and serene and adjacent to a classic dining room with built-ins. The kitchen and baths were updated in 2015/16. A bedroom and full bath on the main level are a great plus. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a light and airy sunroom/office overlooking the private garden. The former garage was converted years ago to a very cool studio/playroom/ workout space opening to the garden. On one of the most desirable streets in Claremont, 25 Plaza is perfectly located...near Round Park, Star Market, fine dining, pool and tennis clubs, freeway access, BART and the SF Express bus. A gem!
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.