Tucked in among the sheltering trees in Berkeley's Claremont Hills neighborhood is this handsome contemporary styled home located at 6915 Norfolk Road.  Designed by Philip O. Perkins, it offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in an expansive 3410 sf of living space.  

True to the concept of contemporary living, this living room represents much of what is valued and desired with this lifestyle. 

Virtual floor to ceiling windows encompass two thirds of the living space throughout this room, and in much of the rest of the home, as light streams in, creating the warmth and radiance that is the heart of this home.  

The darker color of the engaging central fireplace harmonizes perfectly with the lighter off white walls, and richly colored hardwood floors.  

Many a pleasant evening can be spent here enjoying the company of friends next to this pleasant fireplace on a chilly evening, or a cooler Bay area afternoon.  

A reverse perspective reveals the size of the room, and the access to the remainder of the house.  A view of the rear patio is seen just outside the windows to the left.       

The uniquely styled steps to the second floor form a far wall to this stand alone dining room.  It is perfectly located between the living room and the kitchen,  and has more than sufficient space to accommodate a larger table, buffet server, and perhaps a cocktail bar.  

This immense kitchen space offers so many amenities, and a great deal of thought has obviously been put into its design.  Anchored by a central kitchen island/breakfast bar, one can easily use its stone counter space for both preparation of meals, serving drinks and beverages, or as a serving site for buffets.     

The amount of storage space for glassware, china, serving and cooking pieces should please the most sophisticated chef.  Everything can be immediately accessed, and utilized promptly.  

 Adjacent to the kitchen is this a large family room--perfectly located for casual dining, parties, and special events.  As a result, food service is immediate, and close by.  

This aspect also reveals the amenities that are instantly available.  They include a gas range/cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, built-in oven, refrigerator, and stone counters.  

The family room is conceived in such a way that a variety of furniture configurations and design elements can be created to serve one's unique needs for an effective living space.

Worth noting, is the large floor to ceiling sliding glass door at the far left front of the room.  It opens to allow easy access to the adjacent patio space to be seen below.  

There are four bedrooms in the residence.  All are located on the upper floor.  Three will be shown for your consideration. 

Seen here, is the house's  primary bedroom that offers very generous floorspace to allow one to bring a special and personal vision to the living space.  

A slightly different view reveals the nearby en suite primary bathroom which is both innovative and appealing.    

A view towards the adjacent primary bedroom reveals the very inviting shower with its large paired glass doors.  

A wider and more comprehensive view shows the very luxurious tile tub-perfect for a long leisurely periods of relaxation.  For efficiency on busy mornings, a pair of sinks both offer stylish counter and storage space that can easily meet one's needs.  

Steps away this very desirable walk in closet provides space for multiple needs -whether for shoes, clothing, lingerie, etc..  

A second bedroom is a bit smaller, but has a pair of large picture windows to add light and space for a pair of soft chairs and side table.

One of the four bedrooms has been converted into a combination office/reading room.  If this space is not needed as a bedroom, other alternative uses could include a music room, play room or arts and craft room. 

This inviting and very colorful patio area is just off the family room, and is a perfect location for a quiet retreat or a special party.  

If you enjoy the Tahoe like atmosphere of the surrounding hills and the proximity of the many nearby restaurants and shops of nearby Rockridge, Claremont and Montclair, you will want to consider this home.  

If this very special home is of interest to you, please call me promptly with your questions regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,595,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Neal Conatser of Redfin)

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