The Hampton Manor is a quaint Edwardian duplex in Berkeley, CA. The 2 bedroom upper unit is available as a short term rental for artists and art appreciators. An affiliate of The Compound Gallery (just a few blocks away), the Hampton Art Manor is adorned with original art made by local Bay Area artists. Nestled in the historic city of Berkeley, CA, the Manor is located in a charming neighborhood and is walking distance to cafes, grocery stores, and public transportation. The Manor is reminiscent of a charming bungalow from a bygone era and is equipped with all of the furnishings you may need for a retreat away. The Jasper Johns sitting room greets you upon entry , the Gertrude Stein room includes a full sized bed and small writing desk, and the Rauschenberg room includes a full sized bed and chair. Both bedrooms feature full sized beds that roll out from within the walls…leaving your room empty for yoga, stretching, drawing, painting, and the like. The nostalgic kitchen features an old fashioned Chambers stove and small kitchen table. The slanted ceilings in parts of the house may be restricting for the statuesque. Bathe in the glorious gold leaf bathtub in the minimal yet luxe bathroom, but we forewarned, our tub does not allow for standing. The dwelling comes with a set of tennis rackets and balls so you can leisurely stroll around the corner for a round of tennis on one of the six the lovely lighted courts at San Pablo Park.
*Note the entry is in the rear up a flight of stairs. Please make sure you are able to traverse our steps.
If you are an artist and are interested in taking advantageof the facilities at The Compound Gallery, please let us know in advance. There is an additional charge to use the facilities. For a complete list of equipment click HERE.
The Hampton Manor is named after John Hampton, the previous owner who resided in the manor for over 40 years. Mr. Hampton is generous gentleman who at 88 continues to cook and run a hot meal program for the homeless. He still keeps in touch and lives near Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA.