2237 Carleton Street
A rare opportunity to own, enjoy, and share a piece of Berkeley History with this unique property, built in 1906 by Charles Woodworth, founder of the Entomology Department at UC Berkeley. This home is conveniently located on the South Side of campus a short distance from UC, downtown Berkeley, Berkeley Bowl, BART, and Whole Foods.
Gleaming hardwood floors, redwood paneling, leaded glass, built in cabinets, window seats, and a clinker brick fireplace enhance the warmth and charm of the spacious community living areas. Three parlors, a dining room, and a sunroom make up this old world charm on the street level. With a remodeled eat-in chef’s kitchen including stainless appliances, abundant cabinets, cupboards and soapstone counter tops, engineered hardwood floors, and a home chef’s dream island with its own Blue Star 6 burner gas range and oven, there is a harmonious blending of the old with the new. A separate Wolf combo steam and convection oven, completes the home chef’s needs.
Just off the kitchen’s breakfast nook is an exit leading to the deck and one’s own “farm to table” backyard which hosts gardens punctuated with organic beds, fruit trees and drought resistant grass, a chicken coop, and a storage shed. Also off the kitchen is a bathroom and two half stairwells: one leading down, where on the left is the basement access, and to the right, two bedrooms where there’s an additional exit onto the backyard deck; the second leading up to a small bedroom, and the master suite which looks out onto the backyard and is completed by a sparkling, custom designed master bath.
Walk up another half flight and you arrive at the second story boasting a “Great Room” with a bright skylight where sunshine cascades through the space. Large enough to host a house concert, a dance party, a yoga class-- the uses for this room are only limited by your own imagination. Off the “Great Room” are two additional bedrooms, an office nook (complete with peephole so you can see who is knocking at the front door), a full bath, a multitude of closets, and a short stairway that leads up to a small fun space perfect for a child’s play, reading, or clubhouse area. This property is an active participant in the Mills Act.