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Poised on top of the ridge in the Grizzly Terrace Estates with spectacular sweeping panoramic views and room to roam, this is the perfect house for 2020 sheltering in place. This retreat offers 4BD/3.5BA with very generously proportioned rooms and en suites on both levels. The cook’s kitchen features an island cooktop, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, multiple sinks, wine fridge and a sitting bar. The great room offers a flat screen TV above the fireplace with multiple door ways to access the decks and level yard, giving you a spacious indoor/outdoor feel. Formal Dining room with wet bar adjacent to the kitchen for those more elegant dining occasions. The Living Room has soaring ceilings with a cozy fireplace giving a great separation of space. The secret bonus room off the main entry is perfect for a home office/zoom room or gym with ample amounts of storage. This premium lot has a fenced level yard with retain walls of rock, a swing set and a dog run, absolutely a rare find for this location. This backyard is ideal for the young sprouts and four legged friends. There is a temperature controlled wine cellar off the garage for preserving your most cherished beverages. And then there are the views both commanding and breathtaking on both sides of the house. On the west a direct shot of the Bay, San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Hedland’s. The east side has sweeping views of the beautiful rolling hills of Contra Costa County! Just a few minutes away from The Claremont, Montclair Village, Orinda and access to Highway 24. Recently painted, refinished hardwood flooring, new carpeting, new sewer lateral and a clear pest.
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.
Tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the city. The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, megamalls, and big-box stores. Residents can find everything they need, from dry cleaning and groceries to restaurants. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Flipper’s Gourmet Burgers, and Crogan’s Montclair Restaurant. Gourmet specialty items are available at Le Bonbon, and Farmstead Wine and Cheese. A farmers market on Sundays provides fresh local produce and baked goods. Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene.