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Ruth Frassetto

42 Somerset Pl

$1,800,000 42 Somerset Pl, Berkeley, CA 94707
Truly rare and special property. Originally owned by the Hinkel family. Believed to have been a gracious and grand summer house, built as a private retreat for a San Francisco family. Every room has an abundance of windows, with wonderful light and views of nature. The overall verdant grounds create your own garden oasis. The environment maintains a sense of privacy and is captivating and serene. This residence feels like an oasis away from the hustle and bustle, with an expansive open summer porch feel. Updates in keeping with the lovely architecture, beautifully proportioned public rooms and great separation of space with access to sunny deck, and inviting outdoor spaces. Tucked on a private cul-de-sac surrounded by beloved John Hinkel Park yet blocks to Solano Avenue, Monterey Market and the Gourmet Ghetto, there simply is nothing like this. The home is expansive and the setting is spectacular, with a year round meandering creek and delightful natural park-like grounds.
  • Sold
  • 5
  • 1
  • 1916
    Year Built
  • 2,788 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,788 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 0.29 Acres
  • MLS® ID: 40943628
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1916
  • Architecture Styles: Custom
  • View Description: Park, Water


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Total Bathrooms: 1
  • Full Bathrooms: 1
  • Kitchen: Breakfast Nook, Counter - Solid Surface, Dishwasher, Eat In Kitchen, Garbage Disposal, Range/Oven Free Standing, Refrigerator, Updated Kitchen
  • Laundry Room: Stacked Only, Upper Level
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
  • Fireplace: Brick, Living Room, Wood Burning
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Free-Standing Range, Refrigerator, Gas Water Heater
  • Other Interior Features: Formal Dining Room, Breakfast Nook, Counter - Solid Surface, Eat-in Kitchen, Updated Kitchen

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 2
  • Garage Space: 1
  • Water Source: Public
  • Utilities: Sewer Connected, All Public Utilities
  • Pool: None
  • Roof: Shingle
  • Lot Features: Cul-De-Sac, Premium Lot
  • Parking: Detached, Off Street
  • Heat Type: Forced Air
  • Air Conditioning: None
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Wood Siding
  • Security Features: Security Alarm - Leased, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Other Exterior Features: Front Yard, Garden/Play, Side Yard, Storage, Terraced Down, Terraced Up


  • Sales Price: $1,800,000

42 Somerset Pl

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