A Neighborhood for Every Lifestyle

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Cynthia Speers presents:

Exceptional Berkeley Hills home

$1,095,000

Welcome to 60 Forest Lane

Find serenity at 60 Forest Lane, a lovely perch in this busy world. Your new home is a place to take a deep breath, to cook, to go for long walks, and to garden.   It’s not just the views, the open spaces, and the parks.  You get to live above the hustle and bustle – but it’s still close by when you want it.  The occasional hoot of an owl is a reminder of where you are.  

60 Forest Lane is very well maintained and updated with a nod to preserving the natural charm and character of the house and how it fits into the neighborhood.  This quiet little block has nice examples of Craftsman and Storybook-style houses of that same approximate vintage.       

You will be surrounded by a real community.  The neighbors make a real effort to know each other and look out for one another.  There is an annual tradition (paused last year) for a Labor Day block party and potluck, complete with a permit to close Keeler Avenue to through traffic. 

Forest Lane is a sleepy street off the beaten path, though close to major arteries like Euclid, Marin, or Grizzly Peak.  Numerous parks are close at hand (Remillard being the closest and Tilden the grandest).  Cragmont Elementary is conveniently located just block away.

 

The home features:

2 bedrooms/1 bath, one level living space

Living Room with French Doors to a welcoming front porch sitting area

Gas Fireplace Insert for cozy evenings

Marvin Dual Pane Windows for beautiful all day light

Dining Room

Remodeled Kitchen featuring a 6 burner Wedgewood Range

Fig and Apricot Trees, Sunny Tomato Corner

Multiple outdoor vignettes for garden, play, meditation or entertaining.

Garage and Basement Storage

Laundry Room

Seismic Upgrades, Copper Piping, French Drain, Gas Shut-off Valve

Fully Landscaped and Drip Irrigation.

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Schedule

Open Houses:
Sunday August 8 and August 15, 2:00 - 4:30

Brokers Tour:
Thursday August 5, 9:30 - Noon

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Cynthia Speers
(510) 517-6936
[email protected]

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60 Forest Lane

Perched above the city and offering the best panoramic views in the entire Bay Area, North Berkeley Hills is an incredibly peaceful residential neighborhood, yet not far from the hustle and bustle of the city’s more urban areas. Homes in the neighborhood are built in a variety of styles and feature spacious patio decks, manicured lawns and lushly landscaped gardens.

Depending on where you live, North Berkeley Hills residents can enjoy views of the San Francisco and Oakland skylines, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Mount Tamalpais. For even more great views plus a variety of great outdoor activities, residents can take a short trip to nearby Tilden Regional Park. Park amenities vary between free and paid activities. Free activities available at TIlden Park include a beautiful botanical garden, the Little Farm, and nearly 40 miles of scenic hiking trails. For a small fee, the public can also swim at Lake Anza, take a spin on the Merry-Go-Round, or enjoy a round of golf at Tilden Park Golf Course.

Some residents in the southern part of North Berkeley Hills are within walking distance of the thriving retail district on Solano Avenue. Featuring a wide variety of stores, shops, and plenty of great restaurants, including:
Safeway Community Markets: Located at the southwest corner of Solano and Fresno Avenues, this is a great place to check off everything on your grocery list.
Noor & Sons Rug Gallery: Find handcrafted Oriental Rugs for your home, as well as rug cleaning and repair services.
Peet’s Coffee: It all started in Berkeley, and this location is ideal for your morning cup of coffee before you begin your commute.
Additionally, foodies who love a variety of cuisines are just a short walk or drive away from the infamous Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood.

Despite its elevated location, North Berkeley Hills is extremely transit-friendly. The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus lines that serve the neighborhood drop residents at the Downtown Berkeley BART station for a quick commute to downtown San Francisco. Berkeley Hills residents who live near the western section of the neighborhood are less than one mile away from the heart of UC Berkeley, making it a great area for faculty and administrators to live.