Conscientiously maintained by its loving owners, this rare two level corner unit in Hiller Highlands has something for everybody to love: open floor plan with nine foot ceilings on the main level which is bright and quiet, spacious living room with fireplace, formal dining room which opens onto a large deck overlooking the Bay, an updated kitchen ideal for serving quick, easy meals on the go and quiet bedrooms on the lower level for slumbering through the night.
The entire unit has been recently remodeled and includes many luxury amenities: new birch floors on the upper level, new high-end carpeting on the lower level, new paint and trim throughout, new bathrooms (vanities, mirrors and tiles) and a beautiful new kitchen featuring upscale and durable quartzite counter tops, subway tile back splash, stainless steel appliances and a Kohler 29” stainless steel sink.
Enjoy the versatility of this 2 bedroom / 1.5 bath home of nearly 1,250 SF with an expansive, full-length deck ideal for indoor / outdoor dining, entertaining and gardening. Enjoy amazing sunsets over the San Francisco Bay from an equally amazing location - Spy Glass Hill, which sits just above the Highland Country Club and Greenway - walk down to the pool, gym, putting green and tennis courts. (Owners bypass the waiting list and are guaranteed membership - monthly fee is currently $149 / single, $172 / couple.)
Quiet, well maintained building with assigned parking, ample storage space and a self-managed HOA which keeps dues intentionally low.
Urban yet serene. Practical yet magical. All of this in the heart of Hiller Highlands just a healthy hike or a 1-2 minute drive down the hill to the numerous shops and restaurants in the Claremont / Elmwood districts of Berkeley. Great for accessibility to transportation close by, including Rockridge BART, AC Transit and easy freeway access to Hwys 13 and 24.
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.
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Contact Daniel Stea
Broker / AttorneyStea Realty GroupDRE# 01452156510.843.6400 mobilehttp://stearealtygroup.com/daniel.html