Luminous home in location perfection! Nestle into this sweet family home in highly-coveted Albany. Gorgeous southern light pours into this spacious craftsman, replete with period details. Lovingly maintained by a woodworker for many years, the built-ins, wainscoting, plate rail, and stone fireplace are in pristine condition. Sprawl out! The main floor is comprised of a traditional living/dining room but with the added bonus of a family room with great western sunlight. The kitchen and pantry are a model of efficiency. Two bedrooms and a bathroom on the north side, plus an ample en-suite bedroom looking out onto a gorgeous yard complete this level.  Down the graceful staircase (trim is old-growth redwood) lies another spacious room, plus half-bath and laundry. Perfect for an office, friends, in-laws or that teen of yours...
At the rear, there's a solid workshop with 220V power which can be used as-is, or convert to suit your needs. An expansive sun-drenched deck creates great flow between the house, workshop and yard, and raised veggie beds provide extra space to garden. In addition, a partial basement and crawl space provide plenty of storage.
Parks, shopping, and buzz-worthy restaurants are all super convenient as are the legendary Albany public schools. So many reasons this nest is the best!


Residents of Albany enjoy convenient access to the Bay Bridge with a fraction of the population density found in San Francisco. Located just a few miles northwest of Berkeley, the real estate in Albany ranges from highrise, oceanview condos up to single family homes less than a mile from the Albany State Marine Reserve.

Albany’s trifecta of entertainment, education, and access makes it one of the absolute best neighborhoods in the entire Bay Area. First, there is Solano Avenue, an amazingly well-kept Bay Area street with all the best amenities. If you’re an SF transplant, you’ll feel right at home eating at the award-winning Little Star Pizza. Additionally, Albany is home to one of the best school districts in the Bay Area. Lastly, Albany provides easy access to the rest of the Bay Area. Bordering Berkeley, you’ve got quick access to CAL, and a quick commute to SF via BART and the Transbay Bus. Best of all, you’re along the I-80 corridor, making this neighborhood more accessible to Lake Tahoe without any of the Bay Bridge Traffic and just a quick jaunt to Marin County over the Richmond Bridge.

Interstate 80 and 580 run down the western border of Albany, which makes for an easy commute to and from Oakland, San Francisco, and several other Bay Area communities.

Albany is in the perfect location for undergraduate and graduate students. UC Berkeley is less than three miles away and can be easily accessed with a short ride on Route 52. Business school students and professors can walk or ride to the El Cerrito Plaza BART Station and be at Wharton San Francisco in less than an hour.

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the full slate of amenities offered at Albany Hill Park. Start your morning with a brisk hike through the eucalyptus tree-lined trail, and take in the occasional views of the San Francisco Bay. Or, jump on the Bay Trail and enjoy incredible SF views while walking or biking.  A few minutes up the hill to the east, you'll find Codornices Park, the Berkeley Rose Garden, and Tilden Regional Park for hiking, picnics or a swim in Lake Anza!

If you’re looking for excellent food, drinks, and entertainment, Albany residents can find it all on Solano Avenue. Here are a few of the highlights:

Solano Ave:
A unique Bay Area take on New American fare: Jaunita & Maude (just off Solano)
Deep-dish pizza that any Chicagoan will love at Little Star Pizza
Old school ambiance, tasty cocktails and the occasional Surf Rock band at The Ivy Room.
Catch a flick at the old school Albany Theater
Add some greenery to your life and yard at Flowerland… one of the best Bay Area Nurseries

Although there are several fun events on the Albany Event Calendar, the marquee festival is the Solano Avenue Stroll. Held on the 2nd Sunday of September, this festival features an annual theme color, a plethora of local/regional artisans, fantastic food vendors, a slew of entertainers, all tied into one eventful parade. Since 1974, the Solano Avenue Stroll has been a premier Bay Area parade, and something Albany residents can enjoy every year.


Open Houses:
Sat and Sun March 18th and 19th 2:00-4:00

Brokers Tour:
Thursday March 16th 9:30-12:00

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