596 Grizzly Peak Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94708
2,134 Square Foot Interior (Approx.)
6,426 Square Foot Lot (Approx.)
Golden Gate Bridge View
$1,493,600 | SOLD
Perched in the Berkeley hills with stunning views of the Bay, San Francisco city skyline, and both the
Golden Gate and Bay bridges is this lovely 1935 Spanish Mediterranean home. Rich in style, the home
lays bare its romantic aesthetic throughout.
Out front, a stone pathway meanders through vibrant colorful flora to the rustic brick wall and front
gate. In the courtyard, a red brick patio meets stark white painted brick walls capped with a rich ceramic
roof. What a wonderful setting!
Inside, the living spaces are characterized by boldness, simplicity, and comfort. A wide
rounded entry leads straight to the dramatic living room, where the combination of materials is
magnificent: glossy hardwood floors, white plaster walls, a brick and tile fireplace, and exposed gray-
washed beams across the open, vaulted ceiling. Two geometric portal windows with leaded glass circles
add a superb design element. On top of it all, the windows and the perfectly sized back deck showcase
the crystalline Bay views.
The living room flows into the dining area, with an ornate chandelier, and then conveniently into the
spacious kitchen with an extra-large pantry, copious cabinetry, and a skylight filling the space with
natural light. Completing the level are two generous bedrooms—one with a full wall of built-in shelving.
Both rooms are served by a full bath with tile work cohesively matching the warm tones of the home.
A minimalist wood stairway and banister leads up to the open-air large primary bedroom,
featuring multiples skylights, a brick fireplace, full bath, and again the gorgeous views.
Downstairs brings the always welcome bonus space, perfect for a media room, kids’ play
area, family room or more. This level also features a large storage room, laundry, and full bath, plus
doors to the backyard, where a private hot tub is surrounded by greenery and a sweet path leads to a
secret stone patio for meditation or reading under the trees.
In the area are parks galore! Alvarado Park, Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, Kennedy Grove Recreation
Area, and Tilden are almost literally out the front door. Hiking, bike riding, fishing, swimming, golfing,
and more are all available. Plus, shopping and restaurants in Albany and Berkeley are just down the hill.
596 Grizzly Peak—with its location, design, and exceptional views—exemplifies Mediterranean-style
living and dynamic lifestyle.