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This ideal Claremont neighborhood craftsman home has been meticulously maintained with many professionally designed upgrades. A welcoming garden and courtyard lead to the entry. Both the grand living room and dining room have period woodwork and wainscoting opening onto two sunrooms and a deck capturing panoramic views of city, bay and Mt. Tam. The modern chef’s kitchen has a giant bonus office. The primary suite features large walk-in closets and and more spectacular views. A full bath and two additional bedrooms complete the top floor. The lower level has a large living room with fireplace, small kitchen, remodeled full bath, two bedrooms, spacious laundry room, and abundant storage. Exterior access to the lower level offers potential ADU or in-law suite. Close to Claremont Resort, Rockridge/Elmwood shops, restaurants and transportation.
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.