Anyone passing down Berkeley’s Tunnel Road has probably noticed the unique wall in front of the home at 135 Tunnel Road in Berkeley. Featured in Sunset Magazine, this wall was built by the owner Adele Proom as a way to separate the house from Tunnel Road. What makes it unusual is not the traditional ivy covering by an ivy espalier in a diamond pattern. Proom evidently got the idea from a home she had seen in Tuscany.
The wall not only separated this Berkeley-Claremont home from Tunnel Road, it made a unique entrance to a very special house. This, the F.H. Hammer house built in 1909, makes its own statement in the Claremont tradition … with grand proportions and great detail.
Surrounded by gardens and patio, the home with its grand pillared entry opens to great rooms with fireplaces. There are four large bedrooms, including a master suite, as well as tastefully updated kitchen and baths. Sitting there, you feel a million miles away from the Berkeley bustle. And yet, you’re only two blocks to the Claremont Hotel. All of which makes this home unique as any diamond.
For a private showing of this beautiful Berkeley-Claremont home, just give me a call: 510-847-2409.