All property photos
Click to View
loading your dream home...
Sun-filled, spacious, tall incredible windows, one of the best locations, beautiful and flexible floorplan, oversized bedrooms with large closets are only a few of the favorite attributes of 1681 Portland Avenue.
From the moment you enter, you're captivated by the beautiful open living room with so much natural light and tall ceilings - plus the fireplace centering the room just perfectly. The wonderful formal dining room has original built-ins perfect to store any treasures you’ve collected over the years.
Newly updated kitchen featuring quartz countertops, updated appliances, new light fixtures, newly painted cabinets and stainless steel handles - all offering the perfect touches to provide an easy, comfortable cooking atmosphere.
This is a unique property because it spans approximately 1,345 ft.² - which is very atypical for a two bedroom, one bath home located in the Thousand Oaks neighborhood. The rooms are quite generous and offer loads of closet and storage space. The bathroom has been updated but still retains the original character and details - which give it a perfect blend of old and new.
1681 Portland is located on a corner lot offering more space to stretch out on both sides of the home without any immediate neighbors. Located just blocks to Memorial Park. Berkeley has some of the best schools in the area, it’s only blocks to Solano Avenue shops and restaurants, Kensington Circle, and blocks to BART, and bus lines - this A+ location is truly the center point to all things.
Other more practical upgrades and amenities include updated copper plumbing, earthquake seismic retrofitting, sewer lateral compliance and air conditioning for you to cool off on those hot summer days.
A perfect blend of character and charm meets modern practicality- 1681 Portland has it all.
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.