5895 Grizzly Peak Boulevard
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The Aves House = Ageless Modernity!
Designed by award-winning architect Jim Orjala with a shape inspired by native birds this home exemplifies unique modern design and craftsmanship. Uniquely modern with stellar 180 degree San Francisco Bay Views picking up 5 of its bridges. The name Aves meaning Birds from Latin. As the story goes, Jim visited the site to start his design work and caught a glimpse of a bird of prey dipping its wing giving Jim a vision of his masterpiece. The steel structural members allow for huge windows giving one views from almost every room. State of the art hydronic radiant heating gives one the ultimate in comfort on even the coldest of days. Luxurious master suite with hardwood flooring and Portuguese limestone flooring & designer fixtures in the master bath, at-home spa with oversized tub and rainforest shower with triple body jet, Chef's kitchen with custom concrete tops with integrated drainboard, trivet, & chopping block, home theatre w/built-in sound, modern architectural design can be yours.
Admire mature landscaping as you approach the solid Mahogany front door. Once inside, hyronic radiant heating warms your feet setting the tone for a memorable experience. As you approach the custom handbuilt stainless steel stairs, the view becomes larger and larger, and you realize that the view is a significant part of the house that is happily inescapable.
The living level welcomes all of its occupants and guests into a world of its own with oversized westerly facing windows made possible by large steel strucutral beams. The southern end of the home boasts the formal living and dining room spaces as well as a well-appointed powder room and exterior terrace. The dining room was conceived with today's entertaining mindset: Bright inviting space with high vaulted ceilings, warm bamboo flooring, tall windows give awe-inspiring views. Adjacent to the formal dining room is the formal living space flanked by oversized doors and windows of which the doors fold total open from side to side bringing the inside out and the inside in. Separated by an open corridor, the informal spaces are occupied by the kitchen, breakfast area, family room, and private outdoor courtyard, each with its own unique view of the Bay.
Set apart from the living level, the bedroom level featrues and master suite retreat with two ample sized bedrooms and another outdoor courtyard. The master bedroom suite is stunniny appointed with floor to ceiling westerly facing windows, its own gas burning fireplace, wired for sound and television, and the master bath delights with Portuguese limestone flooring, oversized tub, triple body jets, rainforest showerhead, custom cabinets, and designer lighting and plumbing fixtures.
Two additional bedrooms delight your guests joined by a well-appointed bathroom featuring Portuguese limestone flooring, tub with shower, custom cabinets, and handbuilt concrete countertops.
The Lower Level
All homes love a theatre style entertainment area and this home does not disappoint. Theatre style screen, built-in wet bar, and under the counter refrigerator, and custom-built media rack all combine to make this a great space. After the movie, stroll to your private at grade terrace to enjoy stupendous bay views. A fourth bedroom resides on this level perfect as an au-pair suite or a private office.
High end finish work, awe-inspiring design, views to die for, the AVES house can be all yours.
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