This gracious Rockridge home at 58 Sonia Street is optimally located in the hills directly above Piedmont, and moments from Montclair Village.  Offering dramatic San Francisco Bay views, it is ideal for gracious entertaining and quiet retreats.  Featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 2733 sf of living space.  

One of the finest benefits of living in the Oakland hills is access to this stunning view, and this home features this panorama 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  Included is the Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge and various marine venues. 

Visiting guests are welcomed by this delightfully groomed entry that is awash with a variety of well established plants and flowers.  The colorful brick pathway leads down to the front of the home, where a pleasant patio area awaits. 

 There are numerous gathering places throughout the home, and this unique space under a shady tree is a charming and pleasant on a cheerful sunlit day.  

The living room is aglow with light streaming in from a large front window that reveals dramatic bay area views.  Its immense cove ceiling is stunning, and is complimented with the imaginative design of the spacious fireplace.  There is ample floor space for a variety of floor design configurations, and the golden colored hardwood floors add yet more elegance.  Worthy of note is that the living room and dining room have remote control curtains, and the house is air conditioned throughout.  

Immediately adjacent to the living room is this simply elegant dining room.  Beautifully wood trimmed entrance ways and windows add just a bit more style to the scene.  The room is flexible enough in its design that a casual dinner is just as fitting here as a more elaborate one.  

Seen directly above, and here, is the handsome sunporch space that overlooks the scene below.  What a perfect concept, especially for the at-home office, by offering plenty of workspace and ample shelving for books or media sources.  

 Moving into the kitchen area, one discovers this charming, and yet very practical, kitchen nook.  Ideal for a quick breakfast or simple lunch, it would also be a spot for a book and a cup of tea, while viewing the scene through the French doors that lead onto the back porch.  

Just behind the nook is this truly expansive kitchen space that offers a multitude of  space and opportunity.  The flexibility of floor space is particularly unique.  Creative in design, there are multiple cupboard space and storage spaces that are are available at every turn, offering display opportunities for favored china and glassware, and roomy locations for cookware and serving pieces.    

Amenities here include a double oven, dishwasher and gas/range cooktop.  Extra appeal is added by view windows, tile backsplashes, hardwood floors and recessed lighting. 

There are four bedrooms.  Two are being shown for your consideration.  The first, above, is the most stunning.  Extremely spacious, it come with its own upgraded bathroom, Bay views, and expansive sliding glass doors that open to its own special balcony. 


 This upper balcony is just one point from which to enjoy the panoramic views.  The home has multiple levels for outdoor relaxation and entertaining.

A reverse view along the balcony is equally exceptional, and always offering ever changing light and color as the days and seasons change.  

As seen earlier, this bedroom has a stunning upgraded bathroom as seen above.  With a spacious shower and tub, and gleaming tile, it is an impressive addition to the home. 

A second and very expansive bedroom is shown here.  With its peaked open beam ceiling, built in display bookcases, multiple drawers for storage and a spacious desk, it is charming, but, if not needed as a bedroom, could easily be converted into a library, or arts and crafts room.  

As indicated earlier, there are multiple gathering places throughout the home-both indoors and outdoors-around which friends and guests can meet.  This family room above is anchored around a brick fireplace, next to which is a delightful built in window seat.  Picture windows reveal expansive greenery and sunlight.    

This seating niche is just off the breakfast nook, and above the rest of the yard.  Stairs to the left lead down to more gardens below.  

This warm and welcoming seating area surrounded by a wealth of plants, trees and greenery is illustrative of the space available for creative gardening and planting.  Beautifully thought out, this is indeed a pleasant retreat.

 If this exemplary home has caught your attention, or there is another that appeals, I encourage you to call me with your questions and interest.  It is being offered for sale for $1,795,000.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.

(Listing Courtesy of Vincent Minelli of Compass Real Estate)



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