Located in the shadow of the Claremont Hotel, in one of the East Bay’s oldest and most prestigious neighborhoods, the stunning Prairie Style home at 2951 Ashby Avenue sits at the literal crossroads between Berkeley and Oakland.
Constructed in 1914, this traditional home was designed by renowned Bay Area architect Maury I. Diggs, creator of Oakland’s FOX Theater, who envisioned this stately home in the upscale Elmwood/Claremont neighborhood.
Amply proportioned, the home’s interior features a spacious living area and formal dining room separated from the home’s foyer by leaded glass pocket doors. Gorgeously preserved hardwood built-ins and original fireplace hearths, offer signature elements of the period. Complemented by exquisite leaded glass windows, and glowing golden oak hardwood floors all bathed in plentiful natural light, you’ll see that every period detail has been cared for and well maintained.
A remodeled chef’s kitchen provides all the tools the gourmet in the family will need - including easy access to some of best purveyors of fine foods, wines and fresh produce at nearby gourmet food outlets.
Up the central grand staircase, four large bedrooms - including a sumptuous master suite, gives each occupant room to move - and plenty of light from tall West facing windows. You’ll also appreciate the recently refurbished bathrooms with period-perfect appeal.
2951 Ashby Ave is located within walking distance to Elmwood shops, services, cafes, and restaurants, and provides easy access to Bay Area freeways. You’re also a quick jog to the Claremont Hotel, where club members can avail themselves of the resorts’ tennis courts, spa, and club.
A terrific home for a growing family, this traditional beauty is located in one of the region’s best school districts - close to UC Berkeley and prestigious private academies.
A basement provides useful square footage to the home’s vertical footprint, with exceptional off street parking - a necessity for properties along this busy corridor.