330 Gravatt Drive
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Artfully set into the Claremont Hills upslope, this refined 2008 Craftsman style home features a rare combination of bay and city vistas and lush, easily accessible gardens. All three floors offer sweeping views across treetops and rooftops to the cities, bridges, hills and waters of San Francisco Bay.
Anchored by a central fireplace, the broad, open living and dining rooms share panoramic views, exceptional light and flow, and a charming sunset balcony. Off the versatile sitting room and handsome chef’s kitchen, wide doors lead to the intimate rear patio, upper lawn and leafy upper terrace. Upstairs are the serene master retreat, with glorious views and sumptuous bathroom, two more bedrooms and a hall bathroom. Downstairs, a fourth bedroom suite invites TV, office, guests or au pair lair.
Enjoy extraordinary views and landscape, elegant architecture, easy indoor-outdoor flow, and convenient access to the freeways, BART, Elmwood, Rockridge, and Cal. Extensively enhanced and lovingly maintained since its purchase in 2013, this home offers a very special lifestyle. It’s a place for children. A place for entertaining. A retreat, yet close to everything.
Among its many features:
Lower level suite, including award-winning bathroom, by HDR Remodeling 2016
Backyard installation - retaining walls, drainage, irrigation, lawn and drought-tolerant plantings - by Lazar Landscaping 2019
Front and side garden design and installation 2015
Custom light fixtures throughout, many from Metro Lighting in Berkeley
Custom window treatments, including sun control film on west windows
Nest thermostats, two-zone heating, central air conditioning
Sentry Alert security, fire and camera system; interior sprinklers
House 2919 square feet per Open Homes Photography
Lot 6136 square feet per public record
Original building plans and 2016 remodel plans available
Berkeley zipcode, City of Oakland
Showings subject to attached Posted Rules for Entry
The Claremont neighborhood straddles the Berkeley and Oakland borders and features lush landscaping, curving streets that hug the canyon hills, and open space. Homes on the leafy side streets provide old-fashioned Berkeley elegance, with turn-of-the-century brown shingles, revivals, prairie-, custom contemporary-, and Tudor-styled structures offering residents a place to call home within the landscaped confines. The landmark of this area is the majestic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, a vast Victorian edifice perched on 22 acres in the hills. Three outdoor pools, 10 tennis courts, a full-service spa, a fitness club, and three onsite restaurants deliver stunning views, and the resort has become popular with generations of locals as a luxurious getaway. Elmwood's shopping district on College Avenue in Berkeley offers old-fashioned shops, access to the Rockridge Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), grocery stores, bookshops, and flower stands. Restaurants, a movies theater, and a bakery are all a short walk away. The Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is 208 acres of open space managed by the East Bay Regional Park District and more than 200 acres outside of the canyon owned by the University of California, Berkeley. Garber Park, a 13-acre oak-and-bay-tree woodland south of Claremont Avenue, is owned by the city of Oakland. Trails reward ambitious hikers with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.