Perched atop the serene landscape of the Claremont Hills, this large, contemporary-style home offers clean lines, an abundance of light, and million dollar hillside views. The sharp, modern exterior showcases a vibrant entrance and show-stopping curb appeal. Dramatic picture windows frame the incredible views from every level of this spacious home. Outdoor spaces include a cool balcony spanning the front exterior and a private backyard patio with terraced landscaping providing a peaceful retreat into nature.
This dazzling view-home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths, and multiple indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. A bright and inviting kitchen and dining great room offers stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and a large center island with attractive pendant lighting. The formal living room with wood-burning fireplace provides an intimate gathering space for relaxing and enjoying the company of family and friends.
The upper level boasts soaring, vaulted ceilings and features a dramatic central landing, 3 light-filled bedrooms, a separate laundry room and two full baths. The tranquil master bedroom truly feels like a getaway with an oversized walk-in closet and spacious en-suite master bath.
The spacious family room level is perfect for a recreation/media room or conveniently serves as a multi-purpose den/office space. Work from home while enjoying the serenity of your surroundings.
A large 2 car garage with bonus storage room completes this hillside dream home situated in one of Berkeley’s most desirable and centrally located neighborhoods. 6937 Bristol Drive is just minutes from BART, hwy 13 and 24 freeway, Rockridge/Elmwood/Montclair shopping districts and much more.
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The Claremont neighborhood straddles both the Berkeley and Oakland borders. The landmark of this area is the majestic Claremont Hotel, a vast white wedding cake of a Victorian edifice perched on 22 acres in the hills. Two outdoor pools, ten tennis courts, a full-service spa, a completely equipped health club, and three onsite restaurants deliver stunning views and is popular with generations of locals as a luxurious getaway, and a traditional Mother’s Day breakfast.
The Claremont district was originally developed as a “city in a garden,” and featured lush landscaping, curving streets that hug the canyon hills, and open space. Homes on the leafy side-streets here provide a sense of old fashioned Berkeley elegance, with turn-of-the-century brown shingles, revivals and prairie-style houses sited on landscaped yards bursting with flowers.
Local shopping is centered on the Elmwood shopping district on nearby College Avenue. Old fashioned shops, friendly merchants, BART, the bank, grocery stores, bookshops, flower stands, cafes, restaurants, movies, the bakery, and the cleaners are all a short walk away.
The canyon is preserved as open space, with 150 acres owned by the University of California and 200 acres managed by the East Bay Park District. Garber Park, a 13-acre oak and bay tree woodland south of Claremont Avenue, is owned by the city of Oakland. Hiking trails reward ambitious hikers with panoramic views of the bay.
The community is served by John Muir Elementary and Claremont Middle School, which feature an active PTA and a new administration dedicated to providing more opportunities for students including a digital media lab, music program, and community garden.