20 Oak Ridge Road, Berkeley

Sale Price$2,800,000
  • 3,933 Square Ft
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4.5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Eat-in-kitchen
  • En-Suite Bedrooms
  • Family room
  • Fireplace
  • Gourmet Kitchen

Designed by renowned architect Willis Polk in 1915, 20 Oak Ridge Road is a dramatic and utterly exquisite 5BD/4.5BA home graced by many of the hallmarks of a European aesthetic: balconies, patios, and sunrooms, distinctive architectural details, and a sparkling pool. Generously proportioned and light-filled, this 3,933 square foot home is ideally situated overlooking the Claremont Hotel, steps from exquisite amenities, while enjoying a private, estate-like sensibility.

As you enter 20 Oak Ridge, you are immediately impressed by the soaring ceilings and elegant crown mouldings that provide continuity throughout this distinctive home. To the left is the home’s formal living room, which is lit by a large bay window and warmed by a wood-burning fireplace with carved mantle; from there you are drawn to a remarkable sunroom, which is lined by French doors and overlooks the Claremont Hotel and Spa. Continue your exploration of the entry level and you will find a beautiful formal dining room, lined with bay windows and classic paneling. From there, the European-style eat-in kitchen awaits, with a six-burner Wedgewood range, stone countertops, an island with a butcher-block top, and best of all, its own balcony, ideal for a barbecue.

Two staircases lead to an incredible lower level at 20 Oak Ridge, where an expansive, versatile space emerges, also with the home’s trademark high ceilings: a spacious sitting/family room features distinctive arched windows and is flanked by an additional space currently configured as a playroom. Tucked behind this area is an au pair suite with a charming bedroom and bath. On the other side of this side of the lower level, one of the home’s most enchanting spaces unfolds: a spacious, elegant en-suite bedroom with Parisian flair, a sitting room, and an incredible bath with distinctive tile and fixtures, bidet, and deep soaking tub. The lower level also includes a wine cellar and a large laundry room.

Accessible by a graceful staircase on the entry level is 20 Oak Ridge’s upper level, which includes two lovely bedrooms that share a hallway bath with a deep claw-footed tub, as well as a spacious, light-filled owner’s suite with a sitting room lined with windows, two walk-in closets (one with a dressing room), and a stylish bath with spacious stall shower. Through the owner’s suite one can access an additional bonus room, currently configured as an office, with lovely views of the Claremont Hotel and Spa and surrounding hills.

Via the large patio that wraps around the lower level and from the gated street entrance is the home’s piece de resistance: a sparkling pool nestled within formally landscaped gardens -- the ideal setting for unforgettable pool parties. The pool area enjoys delightful views of the neighborhood environs, yet it is delightfully private.

A jewel of the Claremont neighborhood, 20 Oak Ridge stuns with its grace, elegance, and architectural details -- a rare combination of a show-stopping property and a location steps from delightful neighborhood amenities.

Highlights at a Glance

  • Stunning estate-like, light-filled, and private 5BD/4.5BA Berkeley Beaux Arts homeIdeally located in the sought-after Claremont neighborhood Grand European sensibility and architectural details 3,933 square feet Sparkling pool Versatile floor plan with two en-suite bedrooms with sitting areas as well as an au pair/in-law suite Multiple sunrooms, patios, and balconies Formal living and dining rooms European style kitchen with patio Built in 1915 by renowned architect Willis Polk