1933 Yolo Avenue
Culinary Heart of Berkeley
A serene oasis in the heart of Berkeley, 1933 Yolo warmly welcomes you home. With its perfect blend of traditional and modern elegance, this 1914 Bungalow boasts beautiful light flowing throughout its many rooms. Built by one of Berkeley’s more prominent developers in the early 1900s, Benjamin F. Whitton, it is perfectly situated on a hidden gem of a street in one of Berkeley’s most desirable neighborhoods. The living room is framed by four oversized windows surrounding a classic fireplace with a new (9/19) stone hearth and anchored with tall, exquisitely coved ceilings. Adjacent, the formal dining room has original built-ins on either side of a large bay window. Classic craftsman touches throughout evoke the original charm and elegance of the home, including wainscoting, ceiling moldings, picture ledges, beautifully maintained hardwood floors, and even a large pocket door. Yolo’s traditional layout includes a sunlit kitchen with newly installed stainless steel appliances, a deep sink, and Kova Stone countertops. The main floor has two bedrooms and one and a half baths. Venture either upstairs for two additional bedrooms or downstairs for the fifth bedroom and another full bath.
The gorgeous newly planted yard surrounding the home is filled with wonderful surprises. Along the front is a mosaic patio space for sitting and enjoying the weather and friendly neighbors, complemented with apple, lemon, and persimmon trees along the side of the home, all watered by the greywater system. Head to the back where you will find a lovely wooden patio deck that awaits your dinners al fresco, a potting shed for your garden tools, and a spectacular handmade tree-ship for your most imaginative adventures (the ship was built by a former Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior crew member - quintessentially Berkeley!).
Meander through the neighborhood to the wonderful shops and restaurants of Solano Avenue, Berkeley’s Thursday farmers’ market, the Culinary Heart of Berkeley, Live Oak Park, and some of Berkeley’s most sought after schools.* This special home is situated on a serene residential street where very few cars travel due to a traffic barricade, and is adjacent to one of Berkeley’s main Bicycle Boulevards. Add the fact that there are no street sweeping days, this North Berkeley home’s location is hard to beat.
*Any interested parties should verify school district and availability, as attendance is not guaranteed.
5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths
Traditional built-ins in the dining room and bathrooms
Freshly painted throughout interior and exterior (2019)
Lower level has potential for expansion or in-law living
Stainless appliances, new faucet & sink (2019)
New stone hearth (2019)
Greywater system and dripline irrigation
Backyard potting shed
Off-street driveway parking with electric car charger
Extensive earthquake retrofitting throughout