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Description

  • 3 beds, 1 bath
  • 1,184 sq. ft. (approx. per public record)
  • 3,337 sq. ft. lot (approx. per public record)
  • Built in 1916
  • Dual pane windows
  • Hardwood floors
  • Great floor plan
  • Detached garage
  • Partial new foundation and seismic retrofit - 2008
  • Sensational garden and mature landscaping
  • 87 Walk Score®

Clean, classic craftsman bungalow. Sunny and tastefully updated with an outstanding garden. Ideal Albany location - a mere stone’s throw to all that Solano Avenue has to offer.

The attention to detail of this carefully maintained home is refreshing, everything from the art nouveau door handle to the clean interior lines, to the gorgeous hardwood floors. The well-proportioned cheerful living room has built-in bookshelves surrounding the refurbished fireplace and mantel, making this an ideal room for relaxing and unwinding. The dining room is spacious enough to hold a dinner party but still intimate for everyday meals. Natural light pours in through southwest-facing windows. The period built-in buffet holds and displays all your attractive knickknacks along with the essentials.

West-facing windows are found in the sensible, useful and updated kitchen, which has been furnished with high quality appliances such as Bosch and Fisher and Paykel. Handsome cabinetry stores it all. The pantry area off the kitchen provides additional storage and laundry space.

Three peaceful bedrooms are found along the east side of the home. Each is well proportioned with nicely sized closets. Enjoy leafy views from all the windows. The classic bathroom was updated in 2010 – it is tidy and practical.

The Detached garage could be the ultimate gear room and workshop. The rustic feel of the exterior is showcased by older carriage doors.

Being outside is made even better by the delightful variety of mature plantings. The result is a verdant cornucopia punctuated by outside nooks for taking it all in. Have dinner on the outside patio amongst the bamboo, admire the subtle changes of color or simply get lost in a book on the grass. Hone your green thumb in the raised bed. A truly special and one-of-a-kind private outdoor experience.

Leave the car at home – no really, leave the car at home. 1501 Marin Ave. offers true proximity to sensational Solano Avenue and its positive shopping vortex. Food shopping and errands are a breeze - coffee shops abound, quality dining choices are plentiful and so much more. Solano Park, Thousand Oaks Tot Park, Albany Library, and Flowerland nursery are just a few of the places locals dwell. North Berkeley BART station and bus lines are nearby.

 

ON SUNDAY JUNE 16TH - FREE ICE CREAM DURING THE OPEN HOUSE - BRING THE KIDS!!!

Neighborhood


Albany has it all! This community oriented city boasts low crime rates, well-kept homes with manicured gardens, friendly neighbors, grassy parks and playgrounds, a charming main street, a host of services, programs and wholesome events for children, families and the elderly, and excellent schools.

Albany schools consistently place among the highest percentiles in student achievement. The school district proudly boasts the continued achievement of producing some of the highest academic test scores throughout the state. Home sales bring top dollar due to the excellent schools.

Albany primarily has two- to three-bedroom single-family homes, ranging from charming California and Craftsmen bungalows, to Mediterranean styles and many McGregors. There are also three large, view-oriented condominium complexes on the west side of Albany Hill.

A haven for people-watching, Albany's Solano Avenue is a pedestrian-friendly street dotted with gourmet groceries, florists, and charming boutiques, antique shops, cafes and excellent restaurants. Residents from all over the Bay Area have discovered this quaint street, and it is now a popular destination for tourists as well as locals.

The Solano Stroll hosted in September attracts thousands of visitors. The Albany Bulb, situated on a former garden and concrete dump site on the Bay, now parkland, offers many interesting diversions.

Situated between North Berkeley, Kensington and El Cerrito, Albany is close to major freeways as well as BART and other public transportation. San Francisco can be as close as 20 minutes.



Floor Plans




Schedule

 

Brokers Tour:

Thursday, June 13th from 10-1pm

Open Houses:

Sunday, June 16th and 23rd from 2-4:30pm

FREE ICE CREAM ON SUNDAY JUNE 16th - BRING THE KIDDOS!!

Offers:

Thursday, June 27 by 3:00 PM

 

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Scott Ward
415.225.4593
[email protected]

Contact


Scott Ward

RealtorREAL ESTATE - MADE REALcalDRE# 01490471415.225.4593 mobilewww.scottward.me