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Exceptional Northwest Berkeley Condo in Garden Setting

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  • Built in 1925 | Extensive exterior/interior renovations in 2018-2020
  • New condo conversion in 2019
  • 3-unit complex set within a gated, fully-fenced level lot of over 10,000 sqft
  • Low Monthly HOA Dues: $175
  • Unit features two bedrooms, two full bathrooms
  • Approx. 850 sqft of sunny living space, private patio/backyard with exclusive use
  • New custom-designed garden studio with heat, internet, cable and electric
  • New roof, 30-year asphalt architectural-grade shingles 2018
  • Sewer lateral compliant
  • Seismic retrofit, including sheer walls, above code
  • Updated electrical, updated plumbing (all copper)
  • Attic insulation above code
  • High efficiency hot air furnace
  • High efficiency on-demand hot water
  • New Marvin double-glazed, Low-E windows throughout
  • All new electric outlets and switches, including GFCI outlets
  • Hardwood floors throughout
  • New exterior paint, new interior paint throughout, Benjamin Moore
  • Custom-built banquette with finished birch custom table
  • Elfa closets in each bedroom
  • High-efficiency washer and dryer in unit
  • New front steps of Truitt and White premium redwood
  • New deck in rear of Truitt and White premium redwood
  • New redwood privacy fence of Truitt and White premium redwood
  • New/renovated front and rear landscaping
  • All renovations completed using non-formaldehyde plywood and non-formaldehyde insulation
  • All materials purchased through small local businesses, not Home Depot.
  • All issues on Home Inspection and Pest Report have been cleared.
  • Designated off-street parking space
  • Newly constructed shared storage shed

All NEW Kitchen

  • Stainless, Energy Star Frigidaire gas stove, dishwasher and microwave hood
  • Fisher Paykel stainless Energy Star refrigerator
  • Quartz countertop
  • New LED light fixtures

Two NEW Full Bathrooms

  • TOTO low water usage toilet
  • American Standard tub
  • Glass corner shower
  • Wall-mounted vanity
  • Fir Wainscoting and custom trim
  • Tiled floors
  • All new LED light fixtures
  • Low-decibel fans



This impeccable, nearly-new craftsman-style condo showcases pride of ownership and attention to detail both inside and out.  The extensive interior and exterior renovations elevate this charming home to modern perfection suited for today’s lifestyle.  All the finishes are tasteful, timeless and chosen with utmost care for quality and longevity. Tucked at the rear of a deep and expansive lot, the gated and manicured grounds offer privacy and serene outdoor spaces in the heart of Northwest Berkeley. A brand-new custom-built garden studio/office serves as a wonderful retreat in your own backyard!

1125 Hearst Ave is one half of a side-by-side 2-unit building that is part of a 3-unit garden compound recently condo converted in 2019.  Inside you’ll find bright and airy living spaces with a clean, neutral palette and tons of natural light showcasing the beautiful hardwood floors and new Marvin windows throughout.  The brand-new chef’s kitchen is open and sleek featuring stainless-steel appliances, quartz countertops, and stylish tile backsplash.  A sweet, custom-built birch dining table and built-in banquette clad in beadboard paneling is sure to become a favorite hangout come mealtimes.  The two bedrooms, each outfitted with Elfa closet systems, are sunny and well-proportioned.  Two brand-new full bathrooms are designed with beautiful finishes and custom details.  Energy-saving features and significant upgrades include all new roof, electrical, copper plumbing, high-efficiency furnace, on-demand hot water, seismic retrofitting, high-efficiency washer and dryer in-unit, and much more.

Outside amenities include a fully-fenced, private backyard freshly landscaped with multiple areas to sit, garden, and entertain.  Premium redwood was used for both the newly-constructed rear deck, perimeter fence and gate.  An adorable studio office sits at the rear of the garden and comes fully equipped with heat, internet, cable and electricity ready to accommodate a multitude of today’s needs.  Freshly painted interiors and exterior, designated off-street parking space and additional shared storage complete this wonderful, move-in ready home.

Conveniently located in popular Northwest Berkeley close to all the wonderful amenities, neighborhood parks, recreation and hot spots Berkeley has to offer.

With an enviable Walk Score of 97 and Bike Score of 99, this location truly offers a car-free lifestyle with close proximity to amazing shopping districts such as Fourth Street and University Avenue shops, neighborhood cafés and restaurants, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes and more. Commuting to Downtown Berkeley, U.C. Berkeley or San Francisco is a breeze with North Berkeley BART within walking distance and express commuter bus to SF and numerous bus lines practically right at your doorstep. 

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Tracy Palma

Golden Gate Sotheby's International Realty


Top Producing East Bay Real Estate Specialist

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1125 Hearst Avenue

Amazing and Convenient Northwest Berkeley Location

  • Walk Score: 97 “Walker’s Paradise”
  • Bike Score: 99 “Biker’s Paradise”
  • Many neighborhood restaurants, cafes and markets
  • 5 blocks to North Berkeley BART
  • 8 blocks to Whole Foods
  • 6 blocks to 4th Street shops and restaurants
  • 1 mile to UC Berkeley campus
  • 1 mile to downtown restaurants, cinemas, cafés and bookshops
  • 1 block to direct-line bus to downtown and campus
  • 1 block to express commuter bus to San Francisco
  • 2 blocks to Ohlone Greenway bike and walking path
  • 1 mile to Berkeley’s bayside Cesar Chavez Park and Bay Trail
  • Easy walking distance to many neighborhood parks