Presented by James Romeo Holloway
Come visit this spacious home in the heart of Berkeley, close to Berkeley Bowl West, two blocks from San Pablo Park and close to nearby restaurants and shops. Enter from the front porch into the entryway and step into the Living Room with fireplace. Continue past the table set for dinner in the Formal Dining Room and enter the Eat-In Kitchen which has all appliances and nice counter tops. Set away from the public rooms are two Bedrooms and one Bath. The addition at the rear of the house added a large Office/Media room that has a garden view and a Laundry/Utility room. Features include hardwood floors, many double pane windows, a large single car garage, lovely front and rear yards with mature plants and a Meyer lemon tree.
Walk score: 87 Bike score: 99
Per tax records:
• built in 1925, the home is 1,351 square feet
• lot is 3,675 square feet
• 2 bedrooms and 1 bath
• fireplace and hardwood floors
• spacious office with garden view
• large laundry/utility room
• lovely gardens front and rear
• 1 car garage
2752 Mathews St, Berkeley, CA 94702
The fourth largest city in Alameda County, Berkeley is referred to as a city with a small population and a big reputation. Around the globe, Berkeley is well known for its academic excellence, scientific pursuits, free speech and the arts.
The renowned University of California, or simply “Cal” as it is affectionately known, put Berkeley on the map in the 60s and 70s with protests and marches that made headlines across the country and around the world. Berkeley is still noted today for its civic involvement and social action. With more than 35 boards and commissions, about 350 volunteer residents advise the City Council annually on a spectrum of topics from aging to zoning. Council sessions are almost always at full capacity.
The University population has a dramatic effect on housing and transit as well. About half the residences are single unit, while the rest are multi-units to accommodate the large student population. Accessible public transportation is a high priority, and it should be noted that every Berkeley residence is within a quarter mile of a bus stop. Additionally, more than 36 miles of designated bike routes criss-cross the community.
Berkeley is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and is one of the most progressive environmentally-conscious cities you’ll find; StopWaste.org reports that Berkeley diverts 76 percent of its waste away from landfills and toward recycling, composting and re-use.