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6 Bdr. / 2.5 Baths / 3,828 sq ft / 7,500 sq ft lot
Live, Work, Experience!
1516 Fifth Street is a vision come true.
Built in 1906, the property went through multiple transformations to become what it is today –
a unique and versatile live-work home in vibrant North-West Berkeley.
With vast 3,828 sq feet spreading over 3 levels, possibilities for use of space are endless.
The main level entry foyer opens up to a bright living room with soaring ceilings. The formal dining room is conveniently located between the living room and the impeccably updated kitchen to create a perfect space for entertaining. The level also hosts one bedroom, full bath, and a study with balcony access.
The top floor is a dedicated primary bedroom retreat with a full bath, TV room, office, two generous walk-in closets, and an outdoor terrace.
The ground floor is reserved for a spacious office with a large conference room, kitchenette, half bath, private offices, cubicle space, and extensive storage.
The list of upgrades is endless – hardwood flooring, Berber carpet, recessed lighting, Lutron dimmer switches, Grohe faucets, high-end hardware, 2 heating systems, and a new roof to name just a few.
Set on 2 parcels, the backyard provides the very same flexibility with an option of building 2 additional semi-detached units.
With immediate proximity to Fourth Street shopping and dining, North Berkeley BART, Berkeley Amtrak Station, iconic Berkeley Marina, long-running Golden Gate Fields racetrack, and Eastshore State Park with walking trails and tidal marshes, this ownership opportunity provides a fulfilling lifestyle choice like no other.
Convenient access to highways, oceanside public parks, and public transit are just a few of the reasons that make Northwest Berkeley a popular Bay Area neighborhood. Custom, newly-built homes and bungalows dating back to the 1910s make up most of the real estate in Northwest Berkeley. Aside from the close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Northwest Berkeley residents also enjoy a variety of shopping centers, restaurants, and outdoor sports complexes. Berkeley Marina is less than two miles from Northwest Berkeley, and a popular place to get away from the intense bustle of Berkeley. The marina features over 100 acres of space at the park, there are a variety of amenities available: Notable amenities include an off-leash dog park, an incredible Adventure Playground for the kids, picnic areas, and over 7 miles of trails. After a fun day at the marina, you can stop by one of their delicious restaurants; enjoy a tasty selection of Japanese cuisine at Hana Japan Steak and Seafood, or take in the gorgeous views while savoring your favorite seafood dishes at Skates on the Bay. From popular retail stores to great local restaurants, North Berkeley’s Fourth Street always has something fun to explore. Stay up to date with the latest iPhone or iPad with a visit to the Apple store, or find the best athleticwear for him or her at lululemon. During your shopping adventure, feel free to stop into one of Fourth Street’s many restaurants, including Bette’s-To-Go and Pollara Pizzeria. There are a variety of commuting options for those who call Northwest Berkeley home. UC Berkeley is a short drive or bus ride down University Avenue, and the North Berkeley BART Station is located near the eastern section of the neighborhood. Plus, Northwest Berkeley residents with a car can utilize Interstate 80 to connect with the Bay Bridge and be in the heart of San Francisco in less than 30 minutes.