Sold $3,410,000 (List Price: $1,995,000) - Single Family Home
Reminiscent of a Tuscan villa, grand in scale, with versatile open layout and terraced garden, 65 Hiller Drive is an expansive 5BD/3.5BA, 4816 square foot, level-in, level-out Contemporary nestled on a hillside in the coveted Claremont Hills neighborhood. The home includes a uniquely flexible space ideal for a full-service two-bedroom in-law apartment with private entrance. Large high-ceilinged rooms bathed in natural light blend a modern aesthetic with a quiet hilltop setting and gorgeous bay and bridge views. Enjoying gleaming hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, skylights, and tall windows overlooking the bay, the home is perfect for elegant entertaining with its gracious open common area and many outdoor spaces. The home also features a spacious chef’s kitchen with breakfast nook, family room, opulent owner’s suite, and wood-paneled library. A lush gated courtyard, wrap-around patio, and tranquil gardens with rows of fruit trees are ideal for alfresco entertaining, and the perfect setting for watching the stars or fireworks emerge above the city lights.
Beneath a picturesque pergola, a wrought iron gate opens onto an enchanting terracotta-paved courtyard. A sun-dappled oasis, the courtyard is surrounded by lush trees and bushes, fragrant wisteria climbs a second pergola, and raised beds and large pots are planted with citrus trees and flowering shrubs.
From the courtyard, glass French doors open onto the wide-open common area with vaulted ceiling, warm hardwood floors, and quiet recessed lights. An elegant window set is nestled within a tall bay window and glass French doors open onto a stone patio with a gorgeous view of the bay and the city lights beyond.
Anchored by an expansive stone-topped island with sink, dishwasher, and trash compactor, the large open kitchen is a home chef’s dream with a Garland 6-burner range, Thermador grill, and built-in oven. Modern stone countertops, mirrored backsplash, and burnished cabinets gleam beneath a sunny skylight, and natural light streams through a bay window above the dual sink. Adjacent to the kitchen is a tall bay window creating a dining nook for quick meals.
An arched picture window with sweeping bay views is the focal point of the spacious adjoining family room with vaulted ceiling and terracotta tile floors. The room features a built-in media center and a study area with built-in desk and shelves. On one side, a glass door opens onto the stone balcony with stunning views.
The sun-washed owner’s suite is an elegant retreat with a vaulted ceiling, warm wood floors, and a wide arched window framing a stunning view of the bay. A glass door leads to the stone patio – a tranquil spot for evening star gazing. The adjoining spa-like bath enjoys a jetted tub with tile surround, large walk-in shower with dual showerheads, expansive dual vanities, and two dressing rooms.
Two additional bedrooms share a large bath with shower over tub and large vanity for storage. Also on this level are a wood-paneled library with skylight and built-in shelves, a convenient powder room, and a generous laundry room.
Downstairs, a uniquely flexible space with inviting, light-filled rooms is ideal for use as a full-service two-bedroom in-law apartment. This level includes a sunken living room, full kitchen, dining area, bedroom, office, and bath. Glass French doors open onto the wrap-around tree-lined patio.
Surrounded by trees, the terraced rear garden sits at the foot of a lush hillside enjoying the feel of a private estate – a perfect place for a summer party or for quiet contemplation once all the guests have gone home.
Central air conditioning
EPIC Pioneer Sound System with speakers and controls in every room
Detached 2-car garage