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This peaceful retreat is fully fenced and set back from the street, with artfully designed grounds and a window-filled ranch style house absolutely made for indoor/outdoor living.
The long, paved driveway takes you back behind the neighboring homes to a parking area and a decorative wooden gate with trellis. Through the front gate is a stone patio with wooden patio seating, and the house sits on a gentle upward slope. There is a wide stone path surrounded by flowering plants that leads to the front porch and doorway. There is a decomposed granite path that leads all the way around the house: to a level astro-turf lawn and outdoor dining area on the left side, and garden with swingset and treehouse on the right side.
The craftsman style orange front door takes you into a long hallway that leads to the central living/dining area. There is a rustic bedroom on the right with wood-panelled walls and peaked wood-panelled ceilings with casement windows looking out to the side yard and front garden and triangular windows in the ceiling peak. On the left is a 2nd bedroom with windows looking out to the lawn, and a large wall of open closets. An updated hall bathroom with a shower over tub and hip floor-to-ceiling tile is alongside the 2nd bedroom.
In the center of the home is a huge open living/dining area with wide windows and a long window seat on the right and two sets of french doors that open out to the side patio and lawn on the left. It has a stunning vaulted ceiling of gleaming wood inset with recessed lighting and a wide ceiling beam down the middle.
A wide doorway leads from the living/dining room into the kitchen and office area. A flight of stairs leads down to a lower bonus room and laundry area, plus access to the yard. Next to the stairs is a narrow office or play area. The bright kitchen has soaring ceilings and a large 3-sided workspace with a gas stove, deep sink, and tons of counter and cabinet space. There is a breakfast nook set into a deep bay window next to a 3rd set of french doors that lead out to an outdoor dining table.
The huge master bedroom suite is in the rear of the house, off the kitchen. It, too, has soaring vaulted ceilings and custom triangular windows under the peaks that look out onto leafy treetops. There is a sitting area on the left across from a spacious master bathroom with an extra-large standing shower and huge walk-in closet. The bedroom is serene, with walls of windows looking out onto the wooded backyard and french doors leading out to a stone path to the central yard area.
The home has a lower level “bonus room” that you access from a stairway in the center of the house between the kitchen and dining room, or through an exterior door to the side yard. It’s a spacious, carpeted area, perfect for a home gym, playroom, or guest/au pair quarters. The third full bath is off the bonus room. It also doubles as the laundry room with side by side washer/dryer and a deep storage area. There is an additional storage room/workshop next to the bonus room that you access from an exterior door to the side yard.
The grounds of this home are just as lovely as the interior, with creative hardscaping, flowering native plants, meandering paths and private nooks, and fun common space. On one side is a big, flat astro-turf lawn with a circular retaining wall, a shady oak tree, and a large wooden deck with french doors to the main living/dining room. Around the other side, off the bonus room, is an impressive treehouse. Behind it, the ground slopes down a bit to a swingset and raised garden beds.
While this feels like country living, you are just a few minutes from Rockridge and everything you need!
Enjoy the extremely walkable Rockridge neighborhood with easy commuter access to Rockridge BART. Check out all the great shops and restaurants along College Ave. (Market Hall, Noodle Theory, Zachary’s Pizza, Ramen Shop, Crossroads, and so many more ) Close and convenient grocery shopping at Trader Joes, Safeway, AND Wholefoods – not to mention the Claremont farmer’s market on weekends!
Available September 1.
Showing by appointment only – Virtual Tour Now!
Stephanie DeMott, BRE: #02007384
AndreaRentals: A Rental Concierge for Bay Area Owners and Renters