This expansive Berkeley hillside home is high atop the city, and possesses sweeping Bay area views.  Located at 38 Oak Ridge Road in Berkeley's desirable Claremont neighborhood, it offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and 1977 +/- sf of living space.  

The handsome fireplace, with its very distinctive mantel and surround, is a feature around which multiple furniture conceptions can be developed.  

A expanded perspective of the living room reveals a substantial living space that is enhanced with a full length sun room that provides outstanding views of the cities below.  

This is definitely a very special place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee while savoring the scene below.  An equally effective use would be as a site for hosting luncheons and parties, where guests can move easily from room to room.  

The view from the residence to the west and north, highlights the Golden Gate Bridge,  Central Bay, and Marin County.  

The view to the west and south is of San Francisco, Emeryville, and the Bay Bridge.  

Just off the living room is this large dining room that can comfortably seat a dinner party of 6-8, but is equally effective for pleasant afternoon luncheons. Whatever its use, and whether afternoon or evening, it, too, has a spectacular vista to delight in while dining.  

While this handsome kitchen has all the amenities that a home chef might desire, it is unique in the presence of varied and imaginative storage and display spaces that are found both high and low, behind glass doors, and above cabinets and windows.  Just perfect for the collector of unique pieces and collectibles.  

The kitchen is well lit, and the off white colors of the floor to ceiling cabinets contrast nicely with the golden colored hardwood floors and darker stone counter.  Amenities include a dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, and skylight.  

The 3 bedrooms of the home are located upstairs, and are accessed via this handsome set of stairs located just inside the front door.  The multicolored wooden hardwood floors, and crisply colored white steps and railing, combine beautifully to create a distinctive welcome for guests.  There is also a half bath, seen here, that is adjacent to the entry.

There are 3 bedrooms in the home.  Two will be shown for your consideration and review.  The first, above, is very comfortable in size,  and offers two large picture windows that open to Bay vistas, and a smaller matching pair above the bed.  

A second bedroom is equally generous in size, and invites in the views from surrounding trees and greenery.  

At the rear of the home, there is comfortable back deck that offers a bit of serenity, and a partial view of the sights below.  

Stepping down from the wooden deck, one can enjoy the shaded hillside rear garden and surrounding plants and greenery. 

The front of the home features this engaging and private patio space-a pleasant spot for a casual lunch or get together with friends.  

Although there are many Berkeley hillside homes, not all of them have the commanding views that this residence offers.  If you have questions or interest regarding it, please call me at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for  $1,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Tracy Sichterman and Mykah R. Larkins of Berkeley Hills Realty.  

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