Beautiful Berkeley Painted Lady

5 + Beds      3.5 Baths      2 Bed/2 Bath ADU      Fruit Trees & Urban Garden         SOLD

1830 Berkeley Way, Berkeley CA 94703

Classic Victorian elements meet modern comforts throughout this grand home.  Curb appeal is an understatement when speaking of 1830 Berkeley Way, which is known as Berkeley’s Painted Lady. The storybook façade with its gabled roof, animated paint colors, and pristine stained glass bring back the old world opulence of times past.

Upon entering the hand etched glass encased front door, you are greeted by a grand staircase with hand carved wood banisters.  But before heading up to the second level, spend time on the ground floor where the kitchen, entertaining spaces, living and family rooms await.

Stained glass abound, the sensational formal living and entertaining room has soaring ceilings, flooded with natural light and decorated with original wood moldings.  This is the perfect room to gather family and friends to celebrate all the milestones and holidays together.  As the entertaining is in full swing, food and drink can be prepared nearby in the large sun drenched chefs kitchen.  The skylights provide ample natural light to illuminate your creative and stellar dishes.  Gorgeous Carrara marble countertops and island, gleaming white tile backsplash, stainless steel farm sink, and tons of storage combine modern elements with the classic Victorian charm.

Rounding off the impressive entertaining floor is a dining room nearby the kitchen, laundry room, as well as a guest bathroom.  Exiting the kitchen in to the backyard, there is a marvelous deck area perfect for breakfast and coffee under the sun. The flourishing backyard, landscaped with mature tropical fruit trees transports you from Berkeley to paradise, without having to leave the comfort of your own home.  This backyard has it all!  Open areas for kids and pets to play, lush foliage, and planter boxes for urban gardening at its finest.

An approximately 655 sq. ft., detached  modern farmhouse with two bedroom and two bathrooms sits in the backyard as an artistic element that adds an opportunity for income generation or space for visiting friends & family.

Back inside this remarkable home, we journey to the second level with the primary bedroom and guest bedrooms.  The Carrara marble is carried from the kitchen to the stellar on-suite remodeled master bath, where a spa like shower with rain shower head are awaiting.  The primary bedroom's massive walk in closet provides ample room for all of your extraordinary wardrobe.  Continued on this level are two phenomenal guest bedrooms, and an additional room perfect as an office overlooking the lovely trees outside which shines with tons of natural light to brighten your workday.  There is a meticulously remodeled full bathroom located between all 3 guest rooms.

The splendid third level offers bonus space galore, plus a full bath. This floor is made for a dreamer with vision.  Abundant and valuable space is ready to create multiple fun and useful areas. Need additional workspace, you got it.  A play room or nursery for the kids, sure why not! Movie buff, create a theater room for relaxing film escapades. Topping this level off is a full bathroom.

1830 Berkeley Way is an extraordinary masterpiece, plucked out of the 19th century, updated for our current era, and ready to be your incredible new home!


Anthony E. Cassel

Global Real Estate Advisor

2961 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705

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