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Open Sunday 8/8, 1:00 - 3:00pm
CLAREMONT KNOLLS MEDITERRANEAN
About a mile to your choice of the Claremont Club & Spa or the Highlands Country Club to swim, work out or play tennis and within minutes to the shopping and dining of Montclair, Rockridge and the Elmwood district is this dramatic contemporary Mediterranean. A grand staircase connects four levels of entertaining, resting, working and daily living space where no expense was spared in the luxurious finishes at every turn. Natural light washes over much of the interior from French doors that open to a variety of flagstone terraces overlooking the expansive and picturesque property. Whether you are indoors or out, it is easy to appreciate the scale and setting of 1280 Grand View Drive.
From the street, the mere expanse of the home is dramatic and once through the gated front entrance and into the main foyer, be prepared to fall in love. Graceful archways open to the entertaining spaces where your eye is first drawn to the living room with exposed beam cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, windows on three sides and two sets of French doors to a private terrace with views of the surrounding hillside and a peek of the Bay. Straight ahead is the elegant dining room with arched windows and the scale for a large gathering.
At the center of the main level is the eat-in chef’s kitchen with professional quality appliances including a 48” Sub-Zero refrigerator and similar sized Thermador six-burner range with grill and double ovens. Catering a large dinner party will be a breeze with the two Bosch dishwashers, built-in microwave and center island with second sink. A sunny breakfast room with built-in display shelves offers ample space for daily dining and opens to a terrace, perfect for outdoor food preparation and dining under the stars. The adjoining family room with second fireplace shares the terrace and is within range to keep an eye on the action while whipping up a feast using the incredible array of kitchen equipment. A powder room for guests completes the main level.
Down one floor is the luxurious primary bedroom suite with separate office and interior access to the oversized two-car garage. Be prepared for double vision with a walk-in closet equipped with two separate custom designed dressing areas, spa-like bath with double vanity, two showers and a two-person jetted tub overlooking the hillside. When it is cold outside, enjoy the warmth of a third fireplace or on a summer morning, take your coffee out to your private terrace.
A wine room with space for custom racks and a tasting table is located mid-floor on your way to the bedroom level where you will find three bedrooms and two full baths. Let your household select their favorite room between one bedroom equipped with bath en-suite, two with walk-in closets and the third featuring a built-in desk, perfect for the most studious of your group. A laundry room is close by with two washers and two dryers.
On the lowest level is a media room with mini-bar, powder room and level out access to over 500 sf of flagstone patio, perfect for outdoor play and relaxation. If you need a bit of solitude, send the rowdy teenagers or sports enthusiast down for a video or football game while you enjoy a good book upstairs. This special home features something for everyone.
Nestled in the Claremont Knolls neighborhood, you are five minutes to Bentley School, highway access and a few minutes further to UC Berkeley. Welcome home.