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Resting on a bluff in an exclusive cul-de-sac high in Claremont Hills and featuring panoramic views, 28 Drury Lane is a stunning 4+BD/3.5BA Mediterranean-Modern executive home. This 3,893 sf retreat is both peaceful and dramatic, with show-stopping views from nearly every room.
As you approach this gorgeous home, you are ushered by beautiful landscaping gracing a flagstone path, framing it with palms, ornamental grasses, lavender, and rosemary. The moment you enter it, 28 Drury’s grand scale and luxurious details impress. The expansive living room features high ceilings and crown moldings and is dominated by massive picture windows that showcase the incredible four-bridge view that sweeps from Alameda to San Pablo Bay and includes San Francisco, Mt. Tamalpais, and Angel Island. Also in the living room, you will find a gleaming double fireplace with a raised marble hearth, French doors that lead to a delightful patio, and a custom-built entertainment cabinet.
Pass through the living room into 28 Drury’s formal dining room and you will find yet another perspective on the view unfolds from its large windows; from here, the views including both the bay and a gorgeous canyon. This dramatic room includes an additional custom-built, meticulously designed cabinet and shares the double fireplace with the living room.
Still more drama awaits in this remarkable home’s shining eat-in chef’s kitchen: it features an expansive quartz island with prep sink, an eight-burner gas range, double oven, built-in wine storage, and a large dining area from which you can take in canyon and bay views.
From the living room of 28 Drury you can descend the staircase, where at a half-landing a beautiful executive home office is distinguished by soaring ceilings and custom birdseye maple cabinetry and desks. Continue down the staircase and the home’s first lower level unfolds, with a bright open living area with built-in cabinetry, and sliding glass doors that lead to the luxurious internal patio and courtyard, which has an outdoor fireplace, a yellow cedar soaking tub with jets, and a charming pond, and is landscaped with lemon trees, palm, and Japanese maple. Further exploration of this floor reveals the home’s incredible owner’s suite: from its light-filled bedroom you can take in views of the canyon and downtown Oakland, while its bath is distinguished by marble tile, a spacious step-in shower, a marble vanity with dual sinks and birdseye maple cabinetry, a tub from which you can enjoy the garden just outside, and a separate toilet with bidet. The owner’s suite also includes a large walk-in closet with custom shelving, and it shares a patio with a bonus room with views that could function well as a playroom, or office area. This level also includes a half-bath, a laundry room, and wine storage.
An additional staircase reveals the home’s lowest level, which includes two delightfully private en-suite bedrooms with large windows overlooking the home’s rear gardens. Both suites include luxurious baths with marble vanities and deep step-in showers, and they share an additional private terrace flanked by lavender and oak trees.
Highlights at a Glance:
* Stunning and tranquil 4+BD/3.5BA Mediterranean-Modern executive home
* Show-stopping panoramic bay and canyon views
* 3,893 sf
* High in the Claremont Hills and moments from Rockridge BART
* Formal living and dining rooms with double fireplace
* Multiple patios and terraces
* Sophisticated Mediterranean-style landscaping
* Multiple en-suite bedrooms
* Owner’s suite with views, luxurious bath with bidet, and terrace
* Internal courtyard with yellow cedar soaking tub with jets, outdoor fireplace, and pond
* Eat-in chef’s kitchen with island, eight-burner gas range, and spacious dining area
* Executive office with soaring ceilings and custom cabinetry
* Additional open living area ideal as an entertainment room
* Bonus room with views and terrace
* Wine storage
* Built-in sound system
* Laundry room with utility sink and gas and electric hookups
* Two-car garage
* Built in 1998