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A property that inspires artists, makers, movers, shakers, thinkers, and tinkers. Live in community, with family, or just allow yourself some space to spread out and enjoy the ample fruits (literally) of 906 Hearst Avenue. With an abundance of versatile indoor and outdoor living, working, creating, harvesting, and socializing options, Hearst offers sanctuary for meditative moments and bandwidth for en masse gatherings.
The three bedroom two bath Victorian was originally built in 1901 and continues to live large with solar panels, skylights, and radiant heating. The kitchen / bedroom deck art was designed and installed by Bryan Tedrick, as was the entry archway to the property. Chestnut floors run the length of the home and exposed wood is prevalent as a design detail. In the kitchen you will find a blue sink, a thermador range, granite countertops, and an array of decorative cabinet pulls. Vibrant greens and blues in the main bathroom surround a copper sink and deep soaking tub. A stained glass window on the west wall reflects colored light throughout the living room. The downstairs apartments have been used by friends. The East side apartment as a one bedroom one bath and the West side as a two bedroom one bath.
There are many outdoor structures: The dance studio has a yoga wall for stretching, hazelnut floors and a sleeping loft. The tree house sits solidly on bamboo stilts, boasts non-rectangular features, and offers a comfy place to read a book or take a nap. The yard shed provides space for some large and small tools. And the bicycle area is ready for your best wheels and worst flat tires. Ideas of permaculture, drought tolerance, and access to plants, medicine, building material, and water, informed yard design. There is a working sink, shower and hot tub in the yard. The shared garden in the lot next door has been a friendly neighbor collaborative project.
Previously known as Ocean View, West Berkeley sits at an average elevation of just 23 feet. Historically an industrial area, West Berkeley now has plenty of commerce, anchored by the 4th Street district and the International Marketplace. Visitors to this part of the neighborhood will find dozens of shops, cafes, restaurants, yoga / martial arts studios, and cultural centers. West Berkeley is home to Aquatic Park, the Berkeley Marina, McLaughlin Eastshore State Park, Strawberry Creek Park, James Kenny Park, and the beginning of the Ohlone Greenway trail -- all great places to enjoy a sunny afternoon. Interstate 80 offers a direct drive into San Francisco, two local Alameda-Contra Costa Transit buses offer transbay service, and the North Berkeley BART is just a few minutes away.