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Mark Playsted presents:

Two Wonderful Southwest Berkeley Homes On One Lot


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Welcome to 1273 and 1271 Alcatraz Avenue in Berkeley, a wonderful three bedroom, two bathroom family home with a full sized basement and garage in the front and a second two bedroom, one bathroom home with full basement at the back! In addition, it is a highly coveted legal golden duplex per the City of Berkeley, and currently not governed by Berkeley's rent control laws!

The front house features three bedrooms and two updated bathrooms, many period details, such as coved ceilings and hardwood floors with beautiful wood inlay, as well as a large foyer, separate living room and dining room in an open plan, an updated kitchen with a large island, marble countertops, a new stove, dishwasher and microwave, all on one level. Downstairs, although the ceiling might not be legal height for living purposes, there is a full basement which includes a garage with electric garage door opener, laundry area and loads of space for all kinds of uses, such as an office, family room, yoga studio, workshop, etc! 

The detached rear Cottage also features many period details, has two bedrooms and one bathroom and a dining area off the kitchen next to the living room. Downstairs there is also a full basement with laundry, part of which has been finished for use as a home office, art studio, etc, and the rest of which provides ample storage.

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Open Houses:

Sunday May 19th from 2pm to 4pm

Saturday May 25th from 2pm to 4pm

Sunday May 26th from 2pm to 4pm

Brokers Tour:

Thursday May 23rd from 10am to 1pm 

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1273 Alcatraz Avenue

Southwest Berkeley is located less than two miles from Downtown Berkeley and is one of the area’s most popular residential neighborhoods. If you are looking for investment properties near UC Berkeley, Southwest Berkeley is a great place to explore. Multi-unit duplexes provide affordable housing options for college students and faculty, and make a great addition to a real estate investment portfolio. Other great features of Southwest Berkley include a convenient access to Northwest Berkeley’s Fourth Street, Berkeley Marina, and a variety of local shops and restaurants.

The City of Berkeley offers beautiful public parks, each of which has its own amenities and features. Southwest Berkeley residents love to visit San Pablo Park, which is located in between Russell and Ward Streets. This spacious park is ideal for morning or afternoon walks with the dog, or gathering with friends for your favorite outdoor activities. San Pablo Park’s amenities include two different playgrounds for toddlers and school-aged children, basketball courts, lighted tennis courts, two soccer fields, and a spacious multi-use field perfect for flag football or Ultimate Frisbee.

Most of Southwest Berkeley’s popular restaurants can be found on or near San Pablo Avenue, which effectively runs in between the neighborhood. Whether you are looking for a casual coffee shop before your commute, or an amazing culinary experience to share with friends, you will probably find it on San Pablo Avenue. Notable restaurants include Caffe Chiave, Longbranch Saloon, and Anchalee.

Oakland, UC Berkeley, and Albany, CA are all within a 15-minute bus ride from Southwest Berkeley. AC Transit Route 72 runs north and south on San Pablo Avenue, and with buses running every 10 minutes during the day, it’s always convenient to walk over and catch a ride. Plus, Downtown Berkeley’s BART Station is just a short rideshare away, which can take you to the Financial District or Google headquarters in approximately half an hour.