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A Neighborhood for Every Lifestyle
Truly remarkable and rare! 220 El Camino is a cool & sophisticated 1950 Contemporary on a large relatively flat parcel in the Claremont! The public spaces are elegant and generously sized with high ceilings and lots of light. Two spacious bedrooms, two & one half baths, a study + kitchen/breakfast room with laundry, pantry and lots of storage make this the perfect smaller home that lives large. What is most remarkable is the oversized garden, so rare in the East Bay. The living room and study open onto a large deck that surrounds a beautiful Sequoia tree and leads to the garden filled with mature plantings, winding paths, outdoor gathering areas, and sunny spots for a vegetable garden. Plus two car garage and off street parking. Located on the upside of the El Camino cul-de-sac near a public path leading to Hillcrest Rd, not far from Star Market and public transport. In the same family since the early 1970’s, a bit of updating would make this stylish home just about perfect!
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.