Placed next to the internationally recognized Tilden Park, this stunning Colonial defines Hampton Style in a chic Berkeley setting.
Fully gated for privacy, this 5 Bedroom, 4++ Bath home includes a separate guest cottage, fully equipped with laundry, kitchen and bath. Enter from Grizzly Peak through an unassuming swing gate and walk down the stoned path. As you pass the guest cottage you recognize that this is a special home of grand proportions. For a more dramatic entrance, you may access the home from Summit Road.
Drive to the rear of the home while fully comprehending the scope of the property with its soaring walls of glass and massive columns gracing the level yard.
The main entrance is surrounded by lush landscaping tucked behind wooden gates for privacy from the vibrant city beyond. Once inside, wide plank hickory flooring, well conceived storage cabinetry and built in window seating welcome you to a light filled, stylish environment.
The upper floor of the main house features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths including the grand master suite. Aptly named, this room features a walk-out view balcony and incredible, open air bath. Marvel at the deep, custom made Carrera marble tub with dedicated on-demand water heater. This luxurious marble continues throughout the suite including his and her sinks, and spacious stall shower.
Down the hall to the east wing, 2 additional bedrooms share a full bath and ample space for office, home gym or play space.
A living room with open air ceiling looking below to the kitchen/ family room features built in entertainment center and bookshelves, all accented by a beautifully honed stone fireplace.
Downstairs, the heart of the home comes into view. This expansive floor is truly a work of art. Open and impressive, the kitchen is a wonder to behold, while an entire wall of windows and French doors open to the private, outdoor oasis. Scaled to perfection with serious entertaining in mind, the kitchen features a Carrera marble island with built in 8-burner La Canche range and custom made stove, imported from France, with two ovens, one gas burning, the other electric convection. A built in wood burning stove is perfect for rotisserie or pizza making. Stainless steel appliances and walk in pantry with sink and laundry, complete the space. The adjacent dining room is an elegant yet casual space that overlooks the kitchen garden and can be expanded to accommodate large scale parties. Family and guests can gather and relax in the family room and keep the chef company while cooking happily in this incredible, one-of-a-kind atmosphere.
A stunning library accentuates the casual, elegant atmosphere of the residence. The adjacent walk-in wine cellar is sure to please the casual collector as well as the connoisseur.
Two-bedrooms on opposing sides of this level, one currently used as a home office, allow overnight guests to relax in comfort. Completing the main house, a brilliantly planned mudroom with entrance from the expansive, level grounds features full shower, wash basin and black slate flooring complete with drain for easy cleaning. Shower off after a competitive game of soccer or a busy day in the garden.
Stunning grounds, stylish architecture and ultimate privacy combine to make 1530 Grizzly Peak the ultimate home for the discriminating homebuyer seeking a home to accentuate their lifestyle. www.1530GrizzlyPeak.com