Elegant Upper Rockridge estate available for rent!

Available for rental March 2024:  Elegant Upper Rockridge estate, built in 1912 by architect Louis Christian Mullgardt, known for his designs for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.  This grand manor has been home to a Standard Oil magnate, the Oakland Tribune owner and publisher, an international film company, and now … you? 

With 5+ bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 4 balconies, 4 fireplaces, and nearly 6000 square feet of living space, this spacious home is as perfect for movie and homework nights as it is for throwing spectacular dinner parties.  

The picturesque entry staircase leads to a wide first floor entryway.  This lower level has a formal dining room (with custom dining table for 18) that adjoins a central gathering space (originally known as the “ballroom”) with french doors out to the back terrace.  The central area (ballroom) is flanked by a formal living room with fireplace and an open floor plan kitchen/den on the other.  The modern chef’s kitchen with a beautiful Italian tiled floor has a 6-burner Wolf stove, griddle, double ovens, Sub-zero refrigerator, Asko dishwasher, ample Italian carrara marble countertops, floor-to-ceiling custom wood cabinetry, a center Italian carrara marble island with a 2nd prep sink and an under the counter wine refrigerator.  A cozy custom breakfast table and “booth” seats 6 and connects the kitchen to an intimate front den with balcony, and another set of french doors leads out from the kitchen to seating on the back patio.  

A 2nd elegant central staircase leads to the home’s 2nd level.  The master suite has a bathroom with a separate shower and a Japanese jacuzzi soaking tub for two, french doors to an adjoining balcony, and double closet.  It is connected to a cozy sunroom that can be used as a dressing room, yoga studio, or nursery/playroom.  Two other spacious bedrooms along the upstairs hallway have large closets and top of the line en suite bathrooms.   The 4th and 5th bedrooms are connected by french doors – perfect for a shared bedroom and playroom, or bedroom + office.  There is a stately library/den that runs across the front of the house with its own fireplace and balcony.  The upstairs laundry room doubles as a kitchen prep space, with countertop and mini-fridge.

5960 Broadway Terrace sits on a wide corner lot with an expansive front lawn (gardener included with rental.)  The backyard is terraced, with a brick and wood patio that runs the entire length of the downstairs for easy indoor/outdoor living, and a gazebo on the upper terrace.  The home retains many original touches – gracious formal rooms, patinated wood flooring, vintage wall sconces, and custom crown molding.  Recent upgrades have made the home an elegant mix of old and new, with recessed lighting on dimmers, top of the line bathroom and kitchen fixtures, and a central furnace.  

Great Upper Rockridge location.  Neighborhood gem Village Market and The Terrace Cafe is less than a block away.  Walking distance to Hillcrest Elementary School, Aurora School, St. Theresa, Holy Names and beautiful Lake Temescal.  Equidistant from all the wonderful shops and restaurants on College Ave. and Piedmont Ave.  Easy commute access to Hwy 24, Hwy 13, and Rockridge BART.  

Pet considered with additional deposit
Furnishings negotiable.  Preference given to parties who will rent home as a furnished property.
Monthly gardener included
Tenant responsible for all utilities
Available March 2024 for 12+ month lease

Showing by appointment only.
Please email to take a look, and make sure to give us some information about you!
Emily Hayward DRE #02196426
AndreaRentals: A Rental Concierge for Bay Area Owners and Renters

NOTE: There is a downstairs 2BR/1BA in-law unit with a completely separate entrance, parking, and outdoor space that is rented separately.