On a picturesque street of unique California bungalows is this quintessential and charming home. Outside, the combination of white stucco, black trim, and a red clay tile roof along with the front yard flora is wonderfully eye-catching!
Bright Living Spaces - Inside, gleaming original wood floors run wall to wall throughout the flowing functional layout. Plus, the matching interior wood doors, wood trim, and wood-framed windows add richness and beautiful contrast with the white walls.
The floorplan begins with a foyer entry leading into the connected living and dining rooms. The front living room features a centerpiece wood-burning fireplace, contemporary wall sconce lighting, and a huge front window drawing natural light. Period details of notched ceilings and carved pillars into the dining room add perfect period accents. Effervescent dinners with family and friends can take place in the classic dining room with a banquet cut out in the wall, sconce lighting, and a modern light fixture over the table.
In the back of the home is the fully remodeled eat-in kitchen. Gorgeous stone counters join copious gray cabinetry with modern brass pulls. An undermount sink sits under a huge window, and the brand-new stainless-steel range, dishwasher, microwave, and refrigerator equip the family chef. Topping it off, morning coffee is special in the charming geometric breakfast nook with built-in bench seating and four sunny windows. So cheerful! Also off the kitchen is the laundry room and access to the back deck for indoor-outdoor flow and entertaining.
Wood floors continue into the hallway and two generous bedrooms on the left side of the home. The front room includes a large closet and wall sconce lighting, and the back room offers a private powder room and views of the backyard garden. Fully updated, the very stylish central bath incorporates sharp tile floors, a new vanity, modern brass-framed mirror, modern toilet, and a rectangular soaking tub with glossy Kelly green square tiles adding the perfect touch of color and style.
Quiet Exterior Solitude – Out back, mature trees shade the yard, which gently descends to the flowing creek behind the home. Listening to the trickle of the water in chorus with sweet sounds of birds will sooth the soul—to be enjoyed from the deck over a glass of wine. Also out back is the two-car detached garage that can double as workshop space.
1235 Carlotta is in an exceptional location. Just a block away are Giola Pizzeria, Hopkins St. Bakery, Monterey Market and Fish Market, Kyoto Sushi, and the Berkeley Horticultural Nursery. Plus, so many other Berkeley favorites including boutiques and fine dining are just minutes beyond. This home and location are full of life. What an opportunity.