This elegant hillside home has a splendid curb appeal.  From its pair of perfectly conceived peaked roof dormers, to its winding brick pathway through a lush garden to the front of the door, it is a handsome home in every sense. 

Exceptionally well located at 5051 Harbor Drive in the city's desirable Rockridge neighborhood, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2,280 sf of living space.  

A large, and classically designed fireplace anchors this spacious living room that is awash in light from a pair of virtually floor to ceiling French doors, and the subtle, but effective, overhead lighting. 

Yet another source is the set of multiple smaller windows above the unique bookcase and display unit at the far right of the room. 

This is a home that has been designed for entertaining, but one can live just as comfortably day to day, while enjoying its many amenities privately. 

 Just off the living room, a formal dining room invites one to savor a multi-course evening dinner, or just as easily, a simple luncheon with soup and sandwiches.     

This dining room is a composite of so many desirable elements that enhance this space.  Enveloped by sets of windows with delightful garden views and a French door that leads to the patio, it easily holds a pair of side tables for food service, and a six seated dining table.   

This home comes into its own when one experiences this magnificent upgraded chef's kitchen with its stunning open beam peaked roof.  

Some many exceptional elements combine to make this kitchen a truly outstanding living and work space.  To the left, a charming eat in kitchen space offers a garden view, and a delightful spot for a morning cup of coffee, or just a simple breakfast to start the day.  

Another perspective reveals the sizeable floor to ceiling storage drawers, cabinets and display shelving placed all around the room for easy access, and the marvelous multi-paned windows over the sink that reveal the very inviting rear patio.   

Updated appliances include a Liebherr refrigerator, a six burner Wolf range, and a Miele dishwasher.  Also shown is the double oven, and a microwave.   

There are three bedrooms in the home.  The first, seen above, is the primary bedroom, and continues the design theme of the rest of the home with soft, off white walls, and warmly colored hardwood floors.  

The room is generous in size, with the current space being utilized for a large centrally placed bed between a matched set of large recessed windows, and a pair of nightstands.   Another consideration for the room could be the addition of a long side table paired with two soft sided chairs under the window to the right.  

As an additional amenity, this bedroom is also en suite, as is seen here.

 Nearby, is this slightly smaller, yet equally appealing, second bedroom.  

What has to be one of the most dramatic rooms in the home is this third floor bedroom that is expressed architecturally by the two peaked dormers seen at the opening view of the residence.  

The creative design opportunities abound when considering the presentation of this space.  

A reverse aspect reveals yet more of this space's impressive potential.  

Downstairs is this charming plus room that is ideal as a family room, while another consideration as to its use could be an office or study-especially with the generous bookcase and storage options.  It has its own private entrance and half bath.  

Rear steps from the home lead out to this very private, very serene, rear patio area that provides multiple opportunities for hosting special events, parties and holiday events

These lush rear gardens, with their mature and meticulously tended trees and plantings, are highlighted with a multi-tiered back yard fountain.  

If you would like to make this outstanding home yours, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,725,000.  

   (Listing Courtesy Of Ashley O'Neill of Compass)

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