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This exceptional mid-century oasis on a HUGE lot with unobstructed Berkeley Rose Garden and filtered Bay views is just 6 blocks to Peet's Coffee in the Gourmet Ghetto.   Tucked behind the neighbors at the top of a long driveway, it's not visible from the street and feels quite secluded.


  • 3 Bedrooms and 2.5 Baths in the main living area of the house.
  •  A downstairs area with separate entrance featuring two large rooms, including a kitchenette and a full bath.
  • Vast grounds that were recently landscaped by celebrated designer Michael Boyd whose work is in the permanent collection at the SFMOMA and has been featured in Architectural Digest.
  • A luscious swimming pool with a new liner and deck pavers.  
  • A pool house with a half bath.

Features and Recent Upgrades:


  • New Stainless GE refrigerator and dishwasher.


  • Beautiful wide-plank, pegged oak flooring throughout much of the main house.  
  • Professional dry wax and buffing by Swirsding Floor Service in living room, dining room, kitchen, and upstairs bathrooms.
  • Hip hand-painted concrete in the in-law and pool house. 

Walls and Ceilings

  • Breathtaking redwood cathedral ceiling in living room.
  • Fresh Ralph Lauren paint throughout home, in-law, and pool house.
  • Mahogany panels in library.


  • New high-end Toto toilets in three bathrooms.
  • New Kohler sink and new fixtures in powder room. 


  • New Kenmore gas stove/oven and new mini-fridge.
  • New counter, sink, fixtures, and high-quality track lighting.


  • New Certainteed Landmark roof installed by MNJ Roofing.


  • New hot water heater.
  • Sewer Lateral repair bid (not completed) from Pipe Spy is $5,425.


  • New pool liner.
  • New deck installed and sealed.
  • New roof on pool house.

Storage and Parking

  • Large attic, crawl space, and outdoor corral.
  • New two-car carport and ample additional paved parking surfaced.

Landscaping and Views

  • Extensive landscaping design including the creation of two new patio areas by award-winning designer Michael Boyd.
  • One-of-a-kind views of the Berkeley Rose Garden from the living room, kitchen, and dining room.
  • San Francisco Bay views filtered through trees from living room.
  • Gorgeous Giant Sequoia just outside the property boundary at the dining room window.


Gourmet Ghetto

Berkeley’s renowned Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood wears its nickname proudly. The strip of Shattuck Avenue between Cedar and Vine streets is anchored by Alice Waters’ world-famous Chez Panisse Restaurant & Café, The Cheese Board Collective, and the original Peet’s Coffee & Tea, which have been neighborhood icons for decades. Simply put, the area is a laid-back mecca for those who want to eat and drink well.

Homes range from well-preserved Victorians and traditional, large Berkeley brown-shingled houses to lovingly preserved Craftsmans and bungalows. The architecture is old and varied enough to be included on neighborhood walking tours conducted by the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. Proximity to the nearby Downtown Berkeley BART Station and the central shopping district makes the neighborhood highly walkable.

Live Oak Park provides basketball courts, picnic areas, and a small, open-air theater that hosts children's plays and Shakespeare productions. On Walnut Street, Berkeley Art Center offers a lively series of exhibitions, art openings, and lectures.


Open Houses:

Saturday, June 17, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, June 18, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Brokers Tour:

Thursday, June 15, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

For Open Houses please park at the bottom of the drive way and walk up when possible to respect the neighbors who share the bottom part of the driveway.  1245 Glen is not visible from the road and is at the top of the driveway. 

Additional Showings by Appointment:
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Mel Selvidge

Mel Selvidge

Luxury Real Estate SpecialistBroker AssociatePacific Union InternationalCalBRE# 01966449510.316.9655