High in the Claremont Hills above Berkeley is this glowing split level view home that provides all the panoramas that Bay area hillside living can offer.  Located at 23 Gravatt Drive, it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1394 +/- sf of living space. 

Floor to ceiling view windows surround a front room that is centered around a unique see through fireplace.  Exceptional corbel ceilings combine with generous overhead supplemental lighting to create a warm and welcoming ambiance.

 Ideally located, it is just moments from the desirable shops and restaurants of Elmwood, Rockridge, and the Claremont Hotel.   UC Berkeley, and an excellent commute access to both Contra Costa and San Francisco are just a short distance away.  

It is hard to envision a better view than is offered from this hillside retreat-one that  is available year round, changing as the sun and seasons add various colors and shades to the scene below. 

Just steps from the living area, is this centrally located dining space that is perfectly placed to serve the entertainment needs for a casual luncheon or buffet, or, if preferred, a more formal evening dinner with a  nightime overview of the city below.  

To the far right is a sliding glass door that opens to invite guests to step outside to a stunning porch to enjoy a pre-meal appetizer and beverage.

The dining area has been conceived to include a unique built in storage display that provides extensive space for favorite art pieces and collectibles, and choice china and glassware for dining. 

Even more imaginative, is the combination of the large view window and cross counter space below that could become ideal serving space for meals.  

This home was completely rebuilt in 1994, and when doing so, the final conception was that of a completely open concept floor plan.  It is particularly visible here, and below.

Residents and guests can move freely from one open space to another, light can enter from multiple levels, and the result is one of relaxation and ease. 

Gleaming updated appliances enhance the appeal, and the workspace is generous and flexible for use.  

This large central island, with its Carrera marble top, not only adds to the kitchen's preparation space, it is equally effective as a bartop when hosting, a lunch or breakfast counter, or a source for serving food to larger groups.  

Just outside the living room is this stunning view deck with unobstructed views from the South Bay to San Francisco Bay and both bridges-something always highly prized and admired.

There is something new to be discovered each day when viewing this spectacular vista.  

There are two bedrooms in the house. Both have en suite bathrooms and tubs.  The first, and primary, bedroom above continues the home's theme of capturing the dramatic exterior beauty and combining it with soft and welcoming indoor color schemes.   

This room is a perfect living space for a lazy afternoon's reading or an evening's retreat at the end of the day.  

The second bedroom is equally appealing and comfortable.  

 If this truly exceptional home is one that is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,595,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Barbara Corsi of Compass)

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