This dramatic hillside view is available to enjoy daily at 1680 Grand View Drive in the hills above Berkeley.  Located in the desirable Claremont Hills area of the city, it is surprisingly close to the favorite shops, restaurants and attractions of the nearby Rockridge, Elmwood and Claremont neighborhoods.   Spacious and flexible in design, it offers 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 4000sf+/- of living space.  

This light filled living room is centered around the amazing access to the panoramic views below that can be experienced through the extensive window space, and sliding glass door, that lead to a stunning outdoor deck high above the surrounding city below.  

The distinctive fireplace to the right is expansive, and softly colored, to compliment the off white walls and richly colored hardwood floors.  This room is a perfect gathering place for friends and residents year round.  

A slightly different perspective reveals the living room's distinctive interior, and the door to the large outside balcony that fronts the width of the house.  

To the right of the living room and fireplace, is this perfectly placed dining room. Just off the living area, it is the spot for formal entertaining when desired, or the dining table could just as easily serve as a buffet table for more casual dining when guests could move freely indoors and out.  

To the left of the living room, and sharing balcony space through the far right door, is this handsome family room with its own distinctive fireplace and generous floorspace that invites relaxing enjoyment for all. 

A few steps away is this charming eat in kitchen nook that provides opportunities for casual meals, or perhaps a cup of tea and a good book while enjoying the soothing South Bay scenery.  

A reverse perspective reveals the truly impressive kitchen just behind the nook.  This handsome kitchen is large.  The preparation and counter space is more than ample, and the counter to the right serves as both a serving site and eat-in kitchen table.    

This kitchen should appeal to the most creative of home chefs.  Easy to work in, it furnishes a more than generous storage space for perfect placement of favorite cooking and serving pieces, special china, and choice glassware.  Amenities include a stone counter, dishwasher, double oven, and gas range/cooktop.  

Just off the kitchen, and on Floor 2 ( as seen on the map of the home below), is this smaller bedroom space which has been converted into an pleasant office with garden views.  

The primary bedroom in the residence is impressive-both in its size, and in its potential.  Already offering wall to wall carpeting, an elegant chandelier, and a private door to the view balcony, its pleasant expanse invites creative placement of multiple soft chairs, a window seat, handsome chests of drawers and nightstands.  

Just steps away is this gleaming primary bathroom that has been updated to include an exceptionally large tile counter space that includes a pair of dual sinks, above which is a full length mirror.  To the right is a stall shower and a tub with jets.  Soft supplemental overhead lighting adds yet more to the appeal of this remarkable space.  

As seen directly above, another unique feature of this home is this distinctive and very appealing walk-in closet that is at once both handsome and practical.  

Adjacent to the master bedroom, and sharing the same balcony, is the bedroom space which has been converted to a workout room, but could just as easily become an additional, but larger office, an arts and crafts room, a music room or play room.  Whatever its usage, it would have its own view balcony.  

This second balcony space is covered, and is a perfect retreat on a sunny day when shade is preferred.  It offers the same captivating views as the first balcony, and a subtle serenity as well. 

As seen here, the scent below is both varied and multi-level, adding even more to its charm.  

A view of the entire home reveals the distinctive multi-level balconies that can be used to enjoy the home and its surrounding panoramas.  

If this outstanding view home is of interest to you, please call me at your earliest convenience at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,995,000.   

(Listing Courtesy of Rebecca Mccoy of Perchak Properties, Inc,) 

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