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Stunning Contemporary with Sweeping San Francisco and Bay Bridge Views!
This exceptional Hiller Highlands home is beautifully sited on a coveted cul-de-sac in the prestigious Claremont Hills featuring breathtaking San Francisco and Bay Bridge views. The property opens to a sunny private courtyard, offering the best in Indoor/outdoor living; spacious enough for large gatherings yet ideal for an intimate dinner for two. Light-filled, open and airy, while showcasing a level-in entry with easy floor plan; perfect for day-to-day living, entertaining and relaxing. The interior offers a sophisticated living room with high ceilings, fireplace and private terrace for taking in magnificent views and magical sunsets. The dining area is seductive and open with views that stretch forever! Want to whip up something for dinner? Enjoy this fully equipped Chef’s kitchen adjoining an eat-in area for easy bites and the sunny courtyard for your dining pleasure. The main floor offers a sleek office/bedroom overlooking the spacious gated courtyard. On the lower level a luxurious master retreat with tranquil sitting area and private deck with dazzling views. Sharing the lower level, a handsome third bedroom with full bath, laundry with ample storage.
Welcome to 16 Yankee Hill
Entry Foyer to Living Room
Living Room to View Terrace
Dining Room to Kitchen
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.
Cross Alcatraz Avenue, which divides Oakland and Berkeley, and you’ll find yourself in Rockridge, one of Oakland's most desirable, charming, and convenient neighborhoods. Housing in Rockridge is a combination of charming bungalows, cottages, classic Arts and Crafts dwellings, and large brown-shingle houses. Its leafy streets are mainly residential.
Rockridge offers an easy commute into San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, as well as access to the University of California, Berkeley Campus. The 100-year-old, four-acre campus of the California College of Art and Crafts is nearby. Food-and-drink purveyors in Rockridge provide the best from around the world and local farms. Rockridge Market Hall, which takes its cue from the French Marché, offers numerous individual food and flower shops open to the sidewalk. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques line bustling College Avenue, Rockridge's main drag.