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Jenny Wang presents:

Marshall Home Masterpiece


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This home, well known to all passers-by is prominently situated on the corner of Claremont Boulevard and Avalon Avenue. Its interior, however, has remained a mystery to most. Built by and for the prominent developer John Albert Marshall (1868–1924), this 5,400-square-foot house was designed by San Francisco architect and Berkeley resident Edward Blake Seely (1864–1937).  Behind the fully fenced yard, through the grand oversized front doors you instantly feel the expansive interiors.
Situated in the prestigious Claremont Court neighborhood just a few blocks from UCB & the amenities of Elmwood & Rockridge shops and restaurants, you’ll rarely need your car to run errands. When you do, Highways 13 and 24 are minutes away, and both Ashby and Rockridge BART stations are close by. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase a great property in one of Berkeley’s most sought-after neighborhoods!

First Floor:  

  • 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 

Second Floor: 

  • Upstairs, 9’ coved ceilings  
  • Wide hallways extend to a spacious master suite with bath  
  • Large sunroom or walk in closet 
  • Meditation 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 
  • wide lawns & garden 
  • walking distance to College Ave shops, Peets, Bakery & Claremont hotel


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2967 Avalon Avenue

The Claremont neighborhood straddles the Berkeley and Oakland borders and features lush landscaping, curving streets that hug the canyon hills, and open space. Homes on the leafy side streets provide old-fashioned Berkeley elegance, with turn-of-the-century brown shingles, revivals, prairie-, custom contemporary-, and Tudor-styled structures offering residents a place to call home within the landscaped confines. The landmark of this area is the majestic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, a vast Victorian edifice perched on 22 acres in the hills. Three outdoor pools, 10 tennis courts, a full-service spa, a fitness club, and three onsite restaurants deliver stunning views, and the resort has become popular with generations of locals as a luxurious getaway. Elmwood's shopping district on College Avenue in Berkeley offers old-fashioned shops, access to the Rockridge Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), grocery stores, bookshops, and flower stands. Restaurants, a movies theater, and a bakery are all a short walk away.  The Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is 208 acres of open space managed by the East Bay Regional Park District and more than 200 acres outside of the canyon owned by the University of California, Berkeley. Garber Park, a 13-acre oak-and-bay-tree woodland south of Claremont Avenue, is owned by the city of Oakland. Trails reward ambitious hikers with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.