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This stately, unique home with high-end finishes was built by the current owners and is hitting the rental market for the first time. The front path and landscaped front yard slopes upward to a spacious covered front terrace with stunning 180 degree views of the Bay, while a side driveway leads to a large parking area and level entry to the home. From the terrace, double front doors open into a dramatic entry with soaring ceiling and curved central staircase. The formal living room is on the left, with a wall of french doors leading to the front terrace, wood burning fireplace flanked by built in bookcases, and currently outfitted with a grand piano. The formal dining room is to the right of the foyer, also with incredible views and french doors leading out to the front terrace. A doorway in the dining room connects it to the kitchen and rear of the house, or you can access it by passing under the front entry staircase.
The back half of the main floor has a stylish open concept kitchen/media room, a 2nd staircase to the upper level, an office, a bedroom, the laundry room, and one full and one half bathroom.
The kitchen and breakfast area is stylishly updated with everything you could dream of: marble countertops, deep sink, 6 burner stove, dishwasher, 2 ovens, center work island, large fridge, separate pantry, and plenty of cabinet and counter space for easy entertaining or cooking up a big meal. A patio door leads out to a side deck next to the breakfast area, and a large archway leads into a bright media room/den with built in entertainment center, corner fireplace, and french doors out to the back patio. A second staircase divides the kitchen and media room, giving easy access to the second floor bedrooms. Down the hallway from the kitchen and media room is a private guest bedroom next to a full bath with double sinks and standing shower. As you head back towards the entryway from the hallway, a large laundry room with utility sink and HE washer/dryer is tucked under the stairs. Across from that is an updated half bath and a bright, serene office, with built in shelving and large windows. A door next to the office access the spacious 2 car garage, great for unloading groceries or packing up for the weekend away. The garage has an automated door and built in shelving.
The main bedrooms are on the second level of the home, accessed either by heading up the main curving staircase or the staircase from the back den. At the top of the main staircase is a lovely landing with french doors out to a 2nd story portico. The entire left side of the upstairs is an enormous master bedroom/office suite. The spacious bedroom looks out over the front of the house, with more spectacular vistas. Behind the bedroom is a palatial bathroom suite, with sunken tub, large shower, double dressing areas, and a huge cedar closet. As you pass through this spa-like bath, you are in a 2nd dressing area, which could double as an office or craft room, with walls of built in shelving and windows overlooking the rear patio.
To the right of the landing is another grand bedroom with en suite bath, cedar-lined closet, and bay views. Two more spacious and comfortable bedrooms are along the back of the house, also with cedar closets and large windows, plus a hall bath with a standing shower.
The outdoor area is perfect for sports lovers of every variety! A driveway up the left side of the property leads to a two car garage with tons of storage, as well as a large flat parking pad and covered carport. Car collectors, this is the place for you! You pass through the carport into an enclosed sports court, complete with basketball hoop, soccer net, and painted lines for perfecting your game(s.) This fun, sporty rear area is shaded by trees and connected to the main house through the rear den for great indoor/outdoor living and playing.
Fantastic Upper Rockridge location – just a short jaunt to Temescal Lake, Village market, and all the great restaurants and shops on College Avenue. Rockridge BART is 2 miles downhill, and Holy Names and St. Teresa’s schools are just blocks away.
Available now. Showing by appointment only.
Please call or email to set up a time and give us some information about you!
Servane Valentin BRE#01999256 BRE #02003472
A Rental Concierge for Bay Area Owners and Renters