Sold $2,650,100 (List Price: $1,595,000) - Single Family Home
Resting on an expansive lot, tucked behind tall hedges, 4339 Harbord Drive is a sprawling 4+BD/3.5BA Tudor in the coveted Upper Rockridge neighborhood. In the romantic Tudor style, the home features a charming brick face adorned by climbing vines, peaked front and side gables, and traditional half-timbering in the rear. The spacious modern interior includes a gracious entry, formal living room spilling onto the expansive rotunda, formal dining room, updated kitchen with breakfast bar and breakfast nook, and 3 bedrooms on one level – one a gracious owner’s suite. The home also features a private home office and two family rooms – one with a home theater system – and a guest/au pair suite with separate entrance. The dramatic rotunda deck and private multi-level back garden provide a tranquil retreat after a hectic day. Beautifully situated, the home is moments from Rockridge BART, College Avenue shops and restaurants, coveted schools, the beloved Village Market, the Claremont Country Club, Lake Temescal, and Montclair Village.
A picturesque brick pathway leads through the front garden to the cottage-style front door. The spacious entryway opens onto a gracious, light-filled living room with gleaming hardwood floors, high ceiling, and a modern tile fireplace flanked by traditional built-in shelves. Multipaned glass doors open onto the expansive rotunda deck overlooking the lush back garden. The deck is fully wired, a perfect place for al fresco dining, entertaining friends, or just quiet contemplation of the sun setting over the treetops.
Stylishly updated with expansive stone countertops and backsplash, warm recessed lighting, and charming pot hanger, the large eat-in kitchen features a downdraft gas range, abundant cabinets, and a wine fridge. The kitchen is conveniently open to a breakfast bar and breakfast nook for quick meals.
The sun-washed formal dining room enjoys a triptych of windows overlooking the back garden, and a multipaned glass door provides access to the deck, making it easy to carry drinks and hors d’oeuvres out to guests. Also on this level is an office/guest bedroom with an adjacent powder room.
Upstairs, the spacious owner’s suite is lit by large windows and features a large walk-in closet with dresser and shelves. The adjoining bath includes tiled walls, a walk-in shower with bench seating, modern vanity, and built-in shelves for storage.
The secondary bedroom is the largest of the three with a trio of casement windows and dual closets. Beyond the sleeping area is an additional light-filled space with shiplap walls and wide windows that create the feel of an enclosed sunporch. This room, with its amazing treetop view, is well-suited for use as a dressing room, sitting room, or study. The adjacent third bedroom also overlooks the beautiful back garden, and a generous shared bath features tiled walls, a shower over tub, pedestal sink, and open shelves for storage.
The flexible space on the lower level includes a possible guest or au pair suite with a sitting area with glass doors to the rear patio, a bedroom with a charming multipaned gothic window, and a full bath. On the east side of the home is a large family room tucked into an expansive bay window – an ideal spot for a cushioned window seat. French doors open onto a theater/media room with projector, remote-controlled screen, and surround sound system. Also on this level is a large laundry room with folding table and storage, a huge linen closet, and a door to the side garden.
One of the many outstanding features of the home is the enchanting, multi-level back garden – a magical space for a play area, neighborhood barbecue, or elegant entertaining. Steps lead down from a brick patio into the lush garden with raised beds for herbs and vegetables, a soothing fountain, and flowering shrubs lining the brick and pebble pathways. Partially shaded by a towering live oak, the garden is planted with roses, ferns, succulents, citrus trees, and a blooming Akebono Sakura cherry tree.
Extensive, engineered seismic upgrading
Theater room with surround sound
New roof and gutters
Compliant sewer lateral
Automatic irrigation system