Of the home when she first bought it, the owner says: "This was going to be the Berkeley Brown Shingle of my dreams"

The expansive, elegant home that has just come on the market at 1345 Arch Street looks like it has all the elements one associates with the best, quintessentially Berkeley homes. There’s the brown shingle, of course, and the many Craftsman touches, as well as artistic interiors, lots of outdoor space, and Bay views. The cherry on top is that it is walking distance to the Cheese Board and Chez Panisse.

The living area of the five-bedroom house

There are 5+ bedrooms, 3½ bath, a spacious family room, flexible office/breakfast room with French doors to yard, plus room/office in basement and lots of storage. The property, which is listed at $1,595,000, has been in the same family for 25 years.

The owner, who is leaving after raising a family of four in the home, says in her letter to prospective buyers that the house was “taken down to the studs and reimagined as an arts and crafts revival.” Features include Bradbury & Bradbury wallpapers, hand-stenciling and paint finishes, historically significant tiles and handcrafted fireplaces and woodwork in the living and dining rooms.

1345 Arch Street is open Sunday June 10, 2:00-4:30pm. Read the listing agent’s brochure for full details.

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...