Expansive Berkeley Hillside View Home Now Available At 6960 Norfolk Road
by Bruce Wagg
on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at 8:49am.
High in the Claremont hills above Berkeley, is this gracious Mediterranean style home. Perfectly located for easy access to Berkeley, Orinda, Montclair and Rockridge shopping and dining, and just moments from the hiking and riding trails of Tilden Park, it is a choice spot for both work, recreation and shopping. At 6960 Norfolk Road, it offers 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and a spacious 2606 +/-sf of living space.
To truly see the home, one must start with this impressive entryway. As with most Mediterranean styled homes, there is an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living, and private garden courtyards. The entry to the home reflects that intention. Quiet and soothing, it is also private-kept so by the walls and ample foliage that is seen here.
The handsome front doors with their multiple window panes and wrought iron pulls, provide a view of the interior that promises to be rewarding.
This home is perfectly designed for entertaining, no matter what the time of the year. The imaginatively designed fireplace can furnish a pleasant warmth while hosting friends on cooler Bay area evenings, while the outside view balcony provides a perfect spot for luncheon or evening meals on warm summer evenings when the view is just right.
Stepping through the French doors from the living room to this outside balcony is truly a captivating experience. Surrounded by lush trees and rolling hillsides, it is a treat to be enjoyed year round.
A closer view of the kitchen seen above reveals the richly colored woods of the cabinets and counter that integrate perfectly with the hardwood living room floors. The stone counter space, with its convenient stools for seating, is ideal for serving meals easily, while also providing a perfect spot for guests to chat with the chef while food is being prepared.
This kitchen has been created with the goal of pleasing the most demanding of chefs. It offers many amenities to make meal preparation pleasing and efficient. Included here is a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, a built in range/oven, a refrigerator, a microwave, a self cleaning oven, and a pantry.
Just steps away from the living room is this charming formal dining room that is highlighted with its own door to the outside scene, and comfortably sized for a dining table and chairs for multiple guests, and a tasteful buffet server.
There are four bedrooms available, three of which will be shown here for your consideration and review. The first, seen here features a large window with a view of greenery, and a private balcony retreat just outside the tall sliding glass door.
A second bedroom is this truly expansive retreat complete with its own personal fireplace, soft carpeting, and a double door access to a serene exterior patio. The creative possibilities for the design of this room are exceptional, given its exceptional size.
This full length patio is just outside the bedrooms being shown here. It features the classic elements that makes a Mediterranean style home so popular, and in demand--the use of multiple arches indoors and out, relaxing balconies with decorative wrought iron railings, and easy transitions available from the inside to the outside living and recreational spaces.
An equally stunning third bedroom is seen here. It, too, has its own covered balcony access and soothing fireplace, and its generous size allow and encourages multiple design options.
Just steps away is this handsome master bathroom that includes warmly colored tile, a spacious central window, a stall shower and a bathtub complete with jets.
If this view is something that you would like to enjoy every day, please contact me with your interest and questions regarding it. I can be reached at (510)517-6280.
This serene and private hillside home is one that promises, and delivers, grace and beauty inside and out. It is being offered for sale for $1,295,000.
(Listing Courtesy of Carrie Mcalister of The Grubb Company)