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Elegant Modern Farmhouse Style Home in Central Berkeley

Stunning from every angle,  this like-new modern farmhouse is thoughtfully designed from top-to-bottom and features incredible indoor/outdoor connections and tech savvy Tesla conveniences making it both eco conscious and stylish. Located on what feels almost like a cul-de-sac, 2901 Otis sits elegantly on a corner and features 5 bedrooms and 4 baths with every nuance considered with sophisticated attention to detail. While it was originally constructed in 1902, the home was fully re-invented in 2019 and now flaunts a modern farmhouse facade, practical floor plan and lots of California Napa style.

Eye-catching in its design, the exterior staircase leads up to the covered porch and main entry. You immediately enter into a great room plan living space, which seamlessly connects to the dining room and kitchen for entertaining on any scale. Complete with integrated speakers, a large central island for gathering, and a cozy hearth to ground the space, you’ll enjoy great room living for years to come. A full bath and bedroom sit off the hall. From here, you can travel up or down via the dramatic central staircase, illuminated by a grand scale designer chandelier.

On the ground level is an abundance of flexible space. Ideal as a family room, glass accordion doors open nearly the entire wall to the patio for year-round enjoyment of the Bay Area’s fabulous weather. A glass-enclosed wine cellar, and well-appointed laundry room sit conveniently nearby. In addition, a spacious bedroom connects to the hall bath with ensuite potential, while the other bedroom enjoys access outdoors via glass french doors.

Moving upstairs, an impressive primary suite awaits with peek-a-boo views of the bay, and a cozy balcony to enjoy sunsets. Warm brass sconces adorn the walls of this inviting space, complete with a walk-in closet and spa-inspired bath. Marble floor tiles, a glass-enclosed rain shower, and a standing soaking tub await. A full hall bath and comfortably sized bedroom conclude the top floor.

The exterior has been fully fenced, with an automatic driveway gate leading into the detached garage with glass sliding doors out to the patio and pergola making it useful for more than just parking. And the new Tesla solar and energy system will ensure the twinkle lights always have power. The lawns wrapping around the house are lush and gardens drought tolerant. The location could not be more perfect with the Ashby BART and transit, shopping, library, parks and restaurants. All together this is a “forever home”.

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Property Feature List

  • 3,475 square feet of living space
  • 5,051 square foot lot
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Originally built in 1902, completely renovated and expanded in 2019 by the previous owner
  • Front door with Baldwin handset, Ring brand surveillance, and ADT security system
  • Air conditioning
  • Covered front porch with recessed lighting
  • Open concept living with large picture bay window, integrated speakers,  gas fireplace with stucco and live-edge wood mantle
  • Dining area open to the kitchen featuring a modern brass and black chandelier
  • Grand central staircase with custom railings and accent chandelier
  • Lower-level family room with glass accordion doors out to the patio
  • Glass enclosed wine cellar storage area with room for seating
  • Laundry room with utility sink
  • Primary suite with walk-in closet featuring recessed lighting and organizational system, accent wall with dual sconces, nook with exposed shelving, and view balcony
  • Direct views of both Bay bridge and Golden Gate bridge from primary balcony
  • Dark wood floors throughout
  • Period molding throughout
  • Dual-pane windows
  • Some window treatments installed  
  • Nest thermostats
  • Newer roof and gutters

Key Kitchen Features

  • Expansive kitchen with shaker style cabinetry, brass hardware, exposed shelving, gray subway tile backsplash, and marble countertops
  • Central island with pendant lighting, deep stainless steel sink, Newair wine fridge, and bar seating
  • Stainless steel suite of appliances: Thermador French door refrigerator, Thermador 6-burner gas range, Thermador dishwasher  

Key Bathroom Features

  • Main Level Bath: black & white hexagon floor tile, white & chrome vanity with marble countertop, large frameless mirror, pendant lighting, and subway-tiled shower-over-tub with a shampoo niche
  • Lower Level Bath: dual-doors with ensuite potential, black & white patterned floor tile, white vanity with marble countertop and brass pulls, pendant lighting, subway-tiled glass-enclosed shower with shampoo niche and black hexagon floor tile
  • Primary Ensuite: marble floor tile, standing soaking tub, glass-enclosed rainshower with marble wall tile, dual shaker-style vanity with marble countertop, pendant lighting, and private water closet
  • Upper Level Hall Bath: shower-over-tub and accent tile details, marble top vanity and blown glass accent lighting
  • Toto toilets throughout
  • Grohe shower faucets and Hansgrohe showerheads throughout

Key Electrical Features

  • Designer lighting throughout (2019)
  • Recessed lighting throughout with lutron lighting system installed
  • New Tesla solar + storage energy system (2021) System allows for a “self-powered” home day & night.  Including EV charging, current owner pays PG & E $10.oo per month (monthly charge is an example and not confirmed or guaranteed by agent or seller)  

Key Plumbing Features

  • Certified Sewer
  • Tankless water heater
  • Auto gas shut-off valve

Garden & Parking

  • One car detached garage with auto remote garage door and sliding glass doors out to the patio and pergola
  • Tandem off-street parking  (buyer to measure to ensure cars can fit)
  • Automatic driveway gate
  • Lawn and garden with auto irrigation
  • Large side patio
  • Fully fenced property
  • Motion sensor lights and exterior ring surveillance
  • Wooden pedestrian gate
  • Children’s climbing wall


  • Central Berkeley location 1 block to BART
  • Russell Street closed to through-traffic creating less traveled street
  • 2 blocks to Berkeley Bowl Market - a Berkeley institution
  • Sunday’s are special with the Buddhist Thai Temple Brunch ½ block away and Berkeley Zen Garden
  • 1 block to Grove Recreational Park - Tennis, basketball, dog park, playground and more
  • Saturday Farmer’s Market less than 1 mile away in Downtown Berkeley
  • EZ to UC Berkeley via city bus
  • Berkeley library ½ block away
  • Access to two “bicycle boulevards” for great access to Berkeley, UC and more
  • Near such great stuff like, Crixa Cakes, Kirala Restaurant, yoga studios and so much more.