268 Gravatt Drive
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Dazzling San Francisco Bay Views!
You’ll love everything about this home! Claremont Hills neighborhood, SF Bay views, stunning kitchen and level lawn. From your sleek kitchen/family room you’ll enjoy ever changing skyscapes. This amazing space offers lofty ceilings, upscale appliances, artfully designed island and abundance of natural light. At the center is an island that seats four and is fashioned from quartz and African Padauk, an exotic wood chosen for its durability and singular beauty….matching shelves flank the new ZLINE cooktop and hood. After cocktails at the island move your guests to the dining room with its vaulted ceiling. Retire to your living room with fireplace and French doors leading to level lawn, patio, raised garden bed, and natural landscape. Your garden is sunny, quiet, protected from the wind….a perfect summer zoom room! The master bedroom features stylish new bath and French doors opening to the patio. The main level offers another bedroom and an zen-like hall bath.
The lower level is multifunctional with bedroom, bathroom, laundry room and big bonus room. Need an au pair, in-law, guest retreat, teen hangout, media room or suite of rooms for your business? This level is accessed directly from the two car garage with no stairs to climb. The adjoining laundry room can easily be outfitted to include a mini bar with microwave and refrigerator. Noted landscape designer, Matthew McGrath of Farallon Gardens, created a low maintenance, show stopping display of drought tolerant plants the front of the residence.
Claremont Hills is close to restaurants, retail, parks, tennis, swimming, hiking, public transportation and more. Located in the City of Oakland the property has a Berkeley mailing address and zip code.
The Claremont neighborhood straddles the Berkeley and Oakland borders and features lush landscaping, curving streets that hug the canyon hills, and open space. Homes on the leafy side streets provide old-fashioned Berkeley elegance, with turn-of-the-century brown shingles, revivals, prairie-, custom contemporary-, and Tudor-styled structures offering residents a place to call home within the landscaped confines. The landmark of this area is the majestic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, a vast Victorian edifice perched on 22 acres in the hills. Three outdoor pools, 10 tennis courts, a full-service spa, a fitness club, and three onsite restaurants deliver stunning views, and the resort has become popular with generations of locals as a luxurious getaway. Elmwood's shopping district on College Avenue in Berkeley offers old-fashioned shops, access to the Rockridge Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), grocery stores, bookshops, and flower stands. Restaurants, a movies theater, and a bakery are all a short walk away. The Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is 208 acres of open space managed by the East Bay Regional Park District and more than 200 acres outside of the canyon owned by the University of California, Berkeley. Garber Park, a 13-acre oak-and-bay-tree woodland south of Claremont Avenue, is owned by the city of Oakland. Trails reward ambitious hikers with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.