If ever a home has been designed to capture the drama and beauty of its conception from every angle, it has to be this stunning home located at 1 Roble Road in Berkeley's very desirable Claremont neighborhood. 

Offering 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a generous 1745 sf of living space, it is exceptional from the moment one enters the space, and exemplifies the true indoor/outdoor living experience desired by so many.  

A warmly colored, and ideally placed fireplace is a centerpiece in the living room, and two sets of French doors on either side of it swing wide to invite guests and residents to enjoy the beauty and charm of the outside patio.  

More remarkable is the wider view of the space that reveals the truly dramatic size and effect of the entire living room.   

Two splendid sofas anchor the far end of the room, and are paired with a central table ideal for cocktails, coffee, and refreshment.  

What is especially notable here is the unique pairing of the oak colored beams in the overhead peaked ceiling that are surrounded by, and supported by, the impressive presence of the white overhead cross beams that are seen throughout the entire living space.  

A pair of handsomely conceived overhead skylights add even more grace and style to the entire ambiance. 

At the opposite end of the room is this very distinctive dining room.  A set of three translucent paneled wooden doors slide open to invite guests to enter the very engaging formal dining room.

Upon entry into the room, one becomes aware of how much there is to experience here.  There is extensive floorspace that can easily accommodate a large dining room table and chairs, a buffet server, and a cocktail table, if desired. 

Virtual floor to ceiling windows are paired with a distinctive peaked overhead window frame, and completely capture the beauty of the outside gardens, while yet another pleasant skylight adds sunlight from above. 

To the far right, a door opens onto a personal office space that is seen below.  

This engaging living space is currently being used as an office, but can just as easily become a personal library/study, music room, or playroom 

Returning to the dining room, one can see the room's proximity to the kitchen, allowing direct service of food-whether a casual luncheon, or a formal meal. 

When desired, tall sliding panel doors that can be seen above, can be slid across the kitchen entrance if preferred.  

A closer view of the kitchen reveals its size and amenities.  Tile counters, a well placed central island for meal preparation, a built in microwave, cooktop stove, and refrigerator are to the right, and a sink and dishwasher are at the far end.

Worth noting is an eat in kitchen spot with table and chairs that is placed next to multiple windows, when, combined with the sink area provide a engaging and satisfying view of the outside foliage.  

There are two bedrooms in the house.  Both are spacious, and en suite, for extra comfort.  The first, above, has two pair of view windows that open to the outside gardens, and has a wall of sliding glass doors that front a spacious interior closet.  

Just steps away is the adjoining bathroom that is aglow with light from the overhead fixtures and dual walls of windows.  There is generous counter space above, and storage space below.  

The second bedroom is equally appealing, well lit, and warm in its ambiance.  

The adjacent second bathroom is more modern in its appearance, with a sunken tub protected by wood trimmed sliding glass doors to the right,  a wooden wall of storage space to the left, and a pair of especially soothing stained glass windows on either side of the tapered sink. 

This outstanding combination of indoor/outdoor living recalls vacation living, and could easily be like so many preferred relaxing retreats around the world.  

This house is literally tucked into the woods, and is surrounded by a large expanse of well thought out trees, bushes and gardens, as seen here and below.  

If you would like to live in this gracious home, I encourage you to call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,398,000.  

      (Listing Courtesy Of Alex Michas of Compass)

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