1222 66th Street
1224 66th Street
Bright. Modern. Cool. All the things you want, yet are so hard to find in the East Bay! Two brand-new, detached luxury garden homes combine on a quiet tree lined street in South Berkeley, making these properties one of the most unique real estate offerings to hit the market. Both homes have been designed with energy efficiency, openness and indoor/outdoor flow in mind; both offer three bedrooms, two and a half baths plus an office nook and landscape design by Berkeley‐based Garden Architecture. The front house is spread across 1,620 square feet, with a backyard that is private, comfortable and peaceful. The rear house offers more space at 1,706 square feet, with a slightly more spacious, open and airy backyard. Outdoor settings for both homes feature Ipe hardwood decks and fencing (with a life expectancy of 40 years or more), built-in benches for entertaining and drought tolerant and low maintenance Kurapia sod‐based ground cover—popular in Japan. Energy efficient touches like pre-wiring for solar panels and single-car garages with EV wiring bring value-added advantages to the future homeowner. Of course, no Bay Area home would be complete without a Nest thermostat and video doorbell!
The interiors balance warmth and modernism beautifully with high ceilings, as well as natural light flooding in from windows, skylights and disappearing walls of glass that open to the outdoors with 15 foot wide multi-sliders. Loads of designer touches create an authentic modernist feel: Heath Ceramics tile (a homegrown Bay area favorite), seamless quartz countertops, KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, high-end plumbing fixtures by HansGrohe, Toto, Duravit and Kohler, plus polished concrete floors on the main level, wide plank white oak wood floors on the upper levels, recessed lighting and dual pane windows. The kitchens feature custom-built walnut cabinet fronts from Belgium, as well as walnut and maple center islands. Reclaimed wood vanities in the bathroom continue the theme of natural warmth. Custom live edge wood in the rear house. These wood treatments were thoughtfully designed and crafted by the owner / developer literally giving a personal touch to each home.
A location in South Berkeley means you will be close to everything that the Bay Area has to offer. With a Walk Score of 80 and a Bike Score of 88, the homes are a 16-minute walk or a 6-minute ride to the Ashby BART station. A Lyft Bay Wheels and Ford bike share station are just a block away. Moxy Beer Garden, Novel Brewing, Paradise Park Cafe, Home Grown Oakland, City Sports Club, Haskell-Mabel Park and San Pablo Park are all about a 5-minute walk away. Berkeley Bowl West and the Public Market Emeryville are a 5-minute drive away. 25 minutes to SF on AC Transit Express Bus. Don’t miss this opportunity to truly have it all.
Home to one of the most prestigious universities in the country, Berkeley offers the intellectual and cultural stimulation from its campus -- which is within walking distance of downtown. Many Berkeley neighborhoods were established in the 1920s, with quiet, tree-lined streets, brown-shingled homes, and lushly landscaped yards. In Thousand Oaks, the original developers preserved ancient oak trees and left rock outcroppings intact. Elmwood, with its thriving business district, remains one of the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. In Claremont, the Claremont Hotel, a gleaming white Victorian-era landmark, has provided generations of Bay Area residents with a luxurious getaway. Berkeley has long been at the forefront of culinary innovation. Locals flock to the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea location. For residents who like to savor their meals at home, small retail districts sprinkled throughout Berkeley allow them to shop like Europeans, going from store to store to purchase everything they need. Those in a hurry can always visit major grocery stores nearby. Neighborhood green spaces abound throughout Berkeley, from small community gardens to the Berkeley Rose Garden -- which boasts more than 3,000 rose bushes. The gem of the area is 2,000-acre Tilden Regional Park, with its miles of biking and hiking trails and the naturally landscaped swimming hole at Lake Anza.