1315 Ordway, Berkeley
Westbrae Mediterranean-Style Charmer with Jazzy Sound Studio Casita in the Back
Located in the heart of the Westbrae neighborhood is this very special property, featuring a sunny Mediterranean-style bungalow in front and a Ron Bogley designed Casita - built as sound studio - in the back. The lot is deep and beautifully landscaped.
Upon entering the front house, charming period details welcome you: hardwood floors, some arched doorways, a beautiful fireplace and formal dining room. The kitchen has been updated and has a sunny breakfast nook area, that's just inviting you to start the day right here.
The living room's large picture window is looking out into a very happy, mature Olive tree. This may well become your favorite spot in the house.
The split level floor plan of the front house features two bedrooms and a full bath with bathtub "up" a flight of stairs from the main floor. A master bedroom suite with a large walk-in shower is a short flight of stairs down from the kitchen on the main floor. There is even a separate entrance to this master suite area, with a welcoming entry way or small home office by the back door.
The floor plan provides great separation of space and versatile options to use as the rear could be used as an au-pair or guest suite with it's own entrance.
JAZZY: The stylish studio in the back has a fantastic, contemporary design, worthy of a Dwell Magazine publication. It was custom designed and built by noted local architect and builder Ron Bogley for the current owner who is working in the movie industry as a sound engineer. The walls of the structure are extra thick and an integrated recording room will speak to musicians and other recording artists of any kind. For everybody else who would rather use the space differently: the 2 glass sliding doors can be taken out and the space repurposed. The 1/2 bath has a drain in the floor and plumbing in the wall, potentially to ad a shower!
KICK BACK AND ENJOY NATURE: The lot is very deep and beautifully landscaped. Many mature trees on adjacent lots are providing a sense of calm and serenity right here in the middle of the Westbrae buzz.
WELCOME TO WESTBRAE LIVING: The location of 1315 Ordway is ideal: an easy BART commute to San Francisco and right near Monterey Farmer's Market, butcher, fish market, pizza joint and cafe on one side, and the Gilman Westbrae district with it's famed beer garden, sushi restaurant and fine dining at Lalimes, a cool coffee shop - and flower shopping to your heart's content at the local nursery.
YOU MAY NOT NEED A CAR... From here, you can get to places easily.
Walkscore.com: Very walkable - score: 81 | Biker's Paradise - score: 98 | Good Transit - score: 62