With a rare combination of exquisite views, remarkable natural light, and level outdoor living, this brilliantly remodeled 3893 square foot 4+BD/3.5BA oasis sits atop a bluff in a secluded cul-de-sac in the Claremont Hills. Upscale luxury abounds with modern kitchen and baths, custom cabinetry and built-ins, architectural wall cut outs, floor-to-ceiling arched windows, raw silk curtains, dramatic light fixtures, bleached hardwood floors, 10’ high ceilings and a double-sided gas fireplace. Walls of windows create a backdrop of the bay’s “living art” with views that span 5 bridges and the Claremont Canyons. Much of the home is decorated using eco-friendly, handcrafted Farrow & Ball paint in an array of bold colors highlighting the beauty of the capacious rooms. The home features a formal dining room, breakfast nook, skylights, and multiple level-out terraces surrounding the house.
In the newly-renovated kitchen, there are a plethora of luxury Miele appliances, including an induction cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, and two convection ovens, as well as stone countertops, a double-sized Franke stainless-steel sink, and Sub Zero cabinet refrigerator. A chef’s island offers multiple conveniences including an extra stainless-steel sink, additional cabinet storage, and a pop-up electrical outlet. A dramatic wall of tile captures reflections from the setting sun to bring in yet more of the surrounding natural beauty into the house.
The first mid-level provides access to the family room/home office with a dramatic wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the front yard landscaping. Elegantly customized maple wood cabinetry, contemporary chandelier, wall cutouts allowing a bird’s eye view from the living room, and built-in bookshelves seamlessly blend functionality with style.
The second mid-level contains a powder room with Alape slot drain sink, Saint Frances limestone, Dornbracht fixtures, and Davlin pure gold leaf tile. The large family/entertainment room contains a dry bar, camouflaged mini fridge, plentiful storage, and access to the laundry room with Electrolux front loader washer and dryer. The large, sun-filled primary suite features multiple windows for a panoramic view of the canyons and bridges. The attached split primary bath contains red marble tile, large walk-in shower with oversized rainfall and hand-held shower heads, expansive vanity with dual sinks, towel warmer, toilet closet with bidet, and a clawfoot soaking tub overlooking the canyon. Dual sliding glass doors offer a choice of courtyard terraces, one facing the natural beauty of the canyon, the other with an outdoor fireplace, pond with small waterfall, landscaping, access to the 2-car garage, and a cedar wood hot tub -- ideal for outdoor entertainment or tranquil relaxation after a busy day at the office. A second bedroom, currently set up as a spacious home gym, offers wall cut outs, access to the rear terrace, and a bonus area suitable for yoga or a quiet reading nook.
On the lowest level, two large en suite bedrooms each contain their own private bath with low-flow Toto toilet, shower over tiled tub with built-in bench, wall cut outs for additional light, and access to a small patio overlooking the hillside.
Other features include:
- Designer light fixtures throughout
- UV protection film on windows in the kitchen, dining room, living room, master bedroom, entertainment room, mid-level bedroom, and hallway sliding doors
- Custom window treatments including roller shades, Roman shades, honeycomb shades, and formal drapery using all-natural materials
- Solid wood kitchen cabinets imported from a fabrication studio outside of Rome, Italy
- Updated furnace controller
- New plumbing fixtures for master bath shower and sinks
- Six-zone drip irrigation system that runs using a mobile app
The home is minutes away from Rockridge BART, UC Berkeley, miles of trail hiking in Claremont Canyon, shopping and top restaurants in Elmwood and Rockridge, and highly rated public and private schools.