Fully Furnished Room with Garden View
In Beautifully Maintained North Berkeley House
$1,075/month, includes utilities
Available June 24, 2021
The room available has a fresh, clean feeling. It is fully furnished with full sized bed, dresser, desk with chair, night stand and reading lamp. A large antique rug covers almost the entire concrete floor. There's a generous closet. The room is in the lower level of the house with laundry and bathroom nearby. The room faces out on to the landscaped garden, with nearby fruit trees and an outdoor deck. Lots of late afternoon sunshine. Bathroom has just been redone with custom tile and new fixtures. You can shower or bathe.
I share my 4 bedroom / 2 bath house with my 27-year-old trans daughter who is an indie game designer (she/her) as well as a 25-year-old Cal student in sociology (he/him) who is interested in social justice, data science, cars and gaming. I'm a professional mosaic artist in my 50's (she/her) working from my backyard studio. We're all fully vaccinated. We are looking for someone who is tidy, friendly, open minded, and communicates clearly. Woman preferred. Must be comfortable living with trans people.
The house has a very large kitchen with plenty of room for cooking, eating and enjoying the views of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate and Marin. It's the heart of the house. We generally cook Sunday brunches together. The living room is comfortable, with lots of sunshine, a large monitor for gaming and online entertainment, and a gas stove. If you are working/taking classes remotely, you can use common areas as workspace. A cleaner comes twice a month to thoroughly clean all the common areas of house.
The garden is landscaped with fruit trees, flowers, vegetables and has two outdoor seating areas: a dining area which can also be used for working at a laptop, as well as a fire pit area with comfy chairs for lounging and socializing. Our outdoor areas are great for hosting friends. We have a sweet, very old Labrador mix dog, and a bee hive. No more pets, please.
The street is one block long and very quiet, tucked away in a safe, residential neighborhood. Excellent grocery stores, restaurants, parks, library and cafes all within a few blocks. Monterey Market, known for outstanding fresh and affordable produce, is close by. This house is one of Berkeley's best neighborhoods because it's secluded but near excellent commercial areas. Plenty of street parking for car, or places to store your bike.
House is located near multiple transit lines. North Berkeley BART station is a pleasant 15-20 minute walk away. You can bike to UC Berkeley in 10-15 minutes or walking takes half hour. Express bus stop into San Francisco and a shuttle stop for Lawrence Berkeley Lab are close by.
We have a weekly meal that we cook and eat together, usually Sunday brunch. Open to game, art, tarot, movie, etc. nights!