• $3,999,000
  • 7 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2 Half Baths
  • 5,421 SqFt
  • MLS# 40896745
Prominently sited on the corner of Claremont Boulevard and Avalon Avenue, this 5,400-square-foot house is well known to all passers-by. Its interior, however, has remained a mystery to most. Built by and for the prominent developer John Albert Marshall (1868–1924), it was designed by San Francisco architect and Berkeley resident Edward Blake Seely (1864–1937). 
The beautifully maintained Marshall House boasts original details. Behind the fully fenced yard, through the grand oversized front doors you instantly feel the expansive interiors.
Formal entry with grand staircase flanked by dining & living room
Sunroom offers lovely garden retreat
Bright eat-in kitchen suite with butlers pantry
Au-pair room with bathroom
Mudroom with separate bathroom 
Access to full finished basement
2 car garage and plenty of parking spaces
Upstairs, 9’ coved ceilings 
Wide hallways extend to a spacious master suite with bath 
Large sunroom or walk in closet
Meditation/Exercise room
Corner bedroom or office
Four more bedrooms
Additional 2 bathrooms
Two decks with open to views
Stairs to entire attic floor with deck
Easy floor plan allowing each room to flow effortlessly 
Mahogany paneled walls and railings with beautiful detailing
Box-beams and period lighting fixtures
10’ ceilings in the formal rooms
Intricate inlaid oak floors
Pocket doors on each side of the entry
Bay windows with Art Nouveau leaf-patterned stained glass windows
Original tapestry, luster sconces, and oak wainscoting in the dining rooms
Extensive lawn and garden space in a fully fenced yard-12,000sqft lot.
Walking distance to College Ave shops, Peets, Bakery & Claremont hotel


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Claremont Blvd


Claremont Court





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At-a-Glance Once an 1880’s well-traveled stage coach route, by the early 1900s, Claremont Canyon, as it was known then, grew to become an integral part of Berkeley’s Key — or streetcar — system. It was at this time that real estate developers, knowing a prime location when they saw it, decided to build the Claremont Hotel and Resort, a grand and majestic hotel that was a getaway for the well-heeled San Franciscan. About the same time, the 1906 earthquake — and the fire that followed — destroyed much of San Francisco. And with that, Berkeley became more than a quiet university town as many City dwellers sought new stomping grounds here. Over time, the lush hillsides of Claremont C...

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