Perfectly suited for your enjoyment or as a rental investment property, this wonderful home offers an open, floor plan, hardwood floors, lots of living spaces, and an abundance of natural light that floods the rooms for an open and airy feel. Features include a slate fireplace with mantel and thermostat-controlled, sealed gas-log fireplace. One bedroom is Japanese style, with tatami flooring and sliding shoji screens on windows and two walls. The yard is ringed by a mini-orchard of mature fruit trees, brambles and fruiting vines. Top of the line Decra steel roof, a permitted 12 x 18 workshop with owned, not leased, solar panels that provide electricity to the property. Located in highly desirable Upper Westside, University Terrace neighborhood, walking distance to UCSC's main entrance and campus bus stops, as well as to University Terrace Park. This popular park has two, fenced, off-leash dog parks, basketball and tennis courts, children's playground, as well as hiking and biking trails.