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Rooted in nature, this period estate melds original character with revitalizations that equip it for an ultra-current indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Elaborate renovations throughout honor the integrity of the home’s classic style while integrating contemporary capability. Especially noteworthy, its radiant, airy kitchen-adjacent family room, with floor-to-expanded-ceiling telescoping glass doors, merges seamlessly with retreat-like outdoor lounging, cooking, dining, and recreation areas. Three floors of interior living space highlighted by majestic proportions includes formal living and dining rooms, a solarium, five bedrooms, including a master suite, three full bathrooms plus powder room, two family rooms, and home-office retreat.

Sited on private, woodsy, expansive grounds along the arc of one of Crocker Highlands’ most exalted streets, this nature-nurtured property and its location are unparalleled.

Clarendon Crescent, admired for its distinctive, well-preserved architecture, forms a serene setting within ideal proximity to public transportation, highly rated schools, and everyday destinations for shopping, dining, and recreation.

The home’s public rooms reveal well-preserved original embellishments, including character-rich moldings, hardwood floors, and built-in configurations. Grand-scaled windows envelop the interior with luxuriant, leafy outlooks. Adjacent to the welcoming foyer with walk-in closet-cum-mudroom, the living room features a focal-point fireplace flanked by window alcoves and a wall of built-ins, while the dining room is distinguished by a massive Bay window and opens to a sparkling solarium.

Main-floor rooms connect fluidly, encouraging easy circulation, and an open layout blends the kitchen, family room, and outdoor terrace for a seamless indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Dubbed the Costa Rica room by the current owners, this exotic family room, part of a 2011 renovation, opens nearly completely along two walls, bringing the outdoors in for an up-close nature experience; custom-crafted floor-to-ceiling glass panel doors disappear behind each other, blending it with the outdoor terrace, equipped with built-in chef’s station and tree-top vistas. Beyond the terrace, stone pathways, mature perennials, and a showy tree assortment border an inviting level lawn, a natural-stone stone conversation area encircling a firepit, a basketball court and tennis wall.

The interior connoisseur’s kitchen, a key transitional space in form and function, presents an inviting place to congregate and create, incorporating classic allure with up-to-date efficiency. High-caliber appliances include a Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador oven, and more. Concrete counters, custom created and newly refinished, meet glass subway-tile backsplashes. Well configured for a full range of tasks and storage, it comprises a substantial center island offering a hub for entertaining with seating, beverage bar, and message center.

Four second-floor bedrooms are served by two remodeled bathrooms with sophisticated natural-stone finishes. Graced with a prodigious whirlpool bath in addition to its glassed shower, the master bathroom establishes a spa sensibility, where sand-hued natural stone combines to soothing effect.

The lower level’s fifth bedroom with exterior garden access and a full bathroom is well suited as au pair or guest quarters. An adjacent family room also opens to the garden and a large alcove serves game-room or home-work purposes.

Top-tier transformations with timeless appeal distinguish the home as well as its now-robust infrastructure. Upgrades include installation of a new roof just one year ago, integration of a dual-zone high-efficiency heating system, LED lighting, plus wiring for high-speed Ethernet and sound throughout. Abundant storage and utility include a wine cellar and lower-level storage room, an attached garage that opens at the base of a gated paver-stone private driveway, as well as drip irrigation throughout the home’s romantic landscaped garden.

Neighborhood


Crocker Highlands

Crocker Highlands, once known for reliance on Key Line of electric trains, offers elegant examples of Tudor, Spanish, Arts and Crafts, Beaux Arts, and Art Deco period homes dating back to the 1920s. Notable homes were designed by architects Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck. Tree-lined streets and authentic street lamps from the 1920s are laid out along the rolling hills and frame spacious, manicured lawns in a neighborhood reminiscent of English garden suburbs.

Crocker Highlands is conveniently located near Interstate 580, and AC Transit bus lines serve the neighborhood. Residents can access parks, shops, and restaurants in the nearby Lakeshore, Grand Lake, and Glenview neighborhoods.



Schedule

Open Houses:
First Open Sunday • September 18, 2016 2:00-4:30PM

Brokers Tour:
September 15, 2016 10:00AM-1:00PM

September 19, 2016 10:00AM-1:00PM

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Anthony Riggins
510.693.7931
anthony.riggins@sothebyshomes.com

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Anthony Riggins

Anthony Riggins

Realtor® AssociateSotheby's International RealtyCalBRE# 01372885510.693.7931 mobileanthony.riggins@sothebyshomes.comwww.AnthonyRiggins.com