Huge, Elegant Claremont 4BD/3BA Home with Grand Proportions (And A Grand Piano!)

Updated and luxurious, it retains tasteful vintage touches and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout.

Flanked by two columns, three short steps lead from the brick driveway to the stately entrance. A hearty front door opens into a large foyer. Straight ahead is a wide staircase that leads upstairs to all the bedrooms, to the left is the living room, and to the right are the kitchen and dining room.

Set back from the street, and screened by a wall of greenery, the window-lined living room offers both a sense of privacy and tons of light. A grand piano sits on the left side of the room, while a fireplace lines the right. With elegantly inset ceilings and a chandelier, this room is perfect for gatherings.

Across the foyer, is the vast dining room. It comes equipped with table and chairs for six. A second fireplace on the left side of the room anchors the space. Windows surround the room, and two separate doors lead out onto the deck. There are three large wooden chests and bureaus that offer plenty of space for storing table linens and flatware. A sumptuous, tiered, vintage-inspired chandelier is the perfect accent on this understated room.

A door to the left of the fireplace leads to the kitchen. The left wall is lined with floor to ceiling cabinetry. A separate brick accent wall has built-in alcoves, perfect for displaying cookbooks or prized tchotchkes. With a gas range, dishwasher, and stone counters, this kitchen is a dream to cook in.

A door off the kitchen leads to a half bath and laundry room. There is another access point to the patio off the kitchen as well that includes a pet door. In addition to the washer and dryer, there is a second bonus fridge in the tiled laundry room.

Up the stairway leading up to the bedrooms, a wall of windows and built-in banquette would make a perfect reading nook on the middle landing. Four massive bedrooms make up the top floor of the house. Each one is large enough to fit a king bed and additional furniture. A bright, light-filled bathroom with a standup shower is immediately to the left of the top of the staircase. The first and second bedroom follow. Both have large windows that look over the yard. The first bedroom has great, open built-in shelving. Moving clockwise, the third and fourth bedrooms share an extended Juliette balcony that can be accessed from either room via French doors. The third bedroom is the primary room, with en suite bathroom. Lined with marble tile, it has a deep, soaking tub, separate shower with rainfall showerhead, and double sink vanity.

The outdoor space offers several zones for relaxing and entertaining. It is paved with flagstones and there are a couple distinct pockets that could accommodate both an outdoor seating/lounge area as well as a large table. A low-maintenance astroturf run is partially shaded and great for pets or picnicking. In the furthest corner of the yard, there’s a well-equipped grilling station under a trellis. It comes with a gas grill and everything you need to have a serious cookout.

Blocks from the Claremont Hotel and Tennis courts, Rick & Ann’s diner, and Fournée, you are a short distance from conveniences and luxuries alike.

Excellent Berkeley location!
Off-street parking with room for up to 3 cars.
Pet considered with additional deposit.
Tenant is responsible for all utilities.

Available now for a 10 month lease
Trash and monthly gardener included in the rent; tenant responsible for all other utilities.

Showing by appointment only – Virtual Tour Now!
Caitlin Ball
DRE: 01822241
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