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A Neighborhood for Every Lifestyle
Views, Views Views from this Magnificent, Modern Mediterranean. 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms 3579 Sq Ft.
Embracing the Mediterranean way of life doesn’t require a passport — simply a willingness to slow down and appreciate the beautiful things that surround us.
Filled with spacious rooms, abundant light and gorgeous views, this modern Mediterranean home is conveniently located on a lovely street in the coveted Upper Rockridge neighborhood, with easy access to an award-winning school, local restaurants and shops, and transportation.
This is a home that fully embraces indoor-outdoor living, with the many windows and glass doors blurring the boundaries between inside and out, taking advantage of the stunning views. Multiple decks and balconies offer spaces for alfresco dining, lounging, and entertaining year-round. A breezy, effortless ambience greets you at the front door.
Light floods the expansive two-story foyer on the main level, and gorgeous refinished wood floors seamlessly connect the rooms. The living/dining space is bright and spacious, with a fireplace anchoring the wall across from glass doors opening to the front deck — a place it’s easy to imagine beginning the day with coffee and ending it watching San Francisco come alive at twilight with city lights. And if the kitchen is the heart of the home, this home has a very big heart. Simple white cabinetry is the backbone of the neutralcolored, family-friendly design. Generous counters create plenty of workspace for sous chefs, while counter seating provides an area to chat with the cook.
Sliding glass doors lead to a spacious deck and views of the Oakland hills, as the kitchen flows to a roomy and inviting family room. A private bedroom and hallway bath complete the main level living. The wide staircase leading to the upper floor echoes the open and airy aesthetic, with natural light steaming through windows and skylights, and leads to a welcoming (second) living/family room. Ready to host both family TV-watching and informal parties, the space boasts a built-in bar and a fireplace, with glass doors open to the balcony — framing stunning Bay, bridge, and city views. These elements combine to create a space that’s relaxed but full of subtle elegance.
A bedroom opens to yet another deck, this one running the rear length of the house, overlooking the backyard and sweeping views of the nearby hills.
Creamy hues of cream and white strike a stylish balance in the bathroom. And tucked behind the upstairs living area, creating a private retreat, the primary suite is full of the comfort we crave in a personal space: two closets, and a generously sized bathroom, with a double vanity, walk-in shower, and a sunny alcove for a spa-style soaking tub.
A deck looks out onto the backyard and surrounding landscape, fashioning an atmospheric spaciousness in the primary bedroom.
The lower level of the house offers generous flexible space. A great room opens to the backyard, while a private bedroom and bath create opportunity for guests, au pair, workspace, or more. Convenient access to the two-car garage — with Tesla charger — and laundry from this level.
Sliding glass doors lead to a shaded patio that includes a hot tub, and beyond to the terraced yard. The multi-level terraces provide a variety of linked spaces with plenty of room for entertaining, relaxing, playing and dining, offering different possibilities for an ever-changing perspective of the yard.
At the bottom of the expansive backyard, a gate opens to a ‘secret garden’ with room for fruit trees or other magical hidden space.
With a congenial mix of attractive homes and a strong community, with vibrant restaurants and shopping just moments away, and easy access to transportation, it’s no wonder the Upper Rockridge neighborhood is one of Oakland’s most sought-after communities. With a laid-back approach to living well, the mix of quiet comfort and urban amenities strikes just the right note: home.
Passing the Torch: Seven Things We Love About Our Neighborhood
Upper Rockridge is a neighborhood of older, Mediterranean-style estates, midcentury modern homes, contemporary houses, and new, custom showplaces. Large lawns, terraced gardens, stunning views of the bay and San Francisco skyline, and roads that follow the rolling hills all define this affluent Oakland community.
A local grocery, the Village Market, serves the neighborhood, while more extensive shopping and dining options await in nearby Rockridge, where residents can commute to San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station.