Robin Dustan & Marcia Weske Present
An Elevated Experience in the Berkeley Hills - $2,495,000
An Elevated Experience in the Berkeley Hills
Exquisitely crafted and exceptionally engineered, this newly built custom home showcases a meticulous attention to detail and a rare sense of privacy. Situated on a double lot, the residence beautifully frames the ever changing view of the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge and beyond.
- 2 level residence exemplifies exquisite design & function
- 3 Bedrooms 2½ Bathrooms on two levels
- Kitchen with honed granite counters, Viking gas range & stainless steel appliances
- Breathtaking views of San Francisco, the Bay and beyond
- Legal unit with private entrance on the 2nd level, 1 bedroom & 1 full bath, perfect for guests or home office
- 4 separate heating zones and Ultimate Air heat exchange system
- Nestled on a double lot ensuring privacy and allowing for future expansion
- Wonderful connection to the outdoors with 1000 square feet of decking
- 400 square foot wine cellar
- Roof top garden and additional level garden vistas for outdoor entertaining
- A 2-car side by side garage and interior access
- Elevator access to 4 levels
Dramatic and nurturing with the use of warm design elements, the living room provides spectacular vistas to the San Francisco Bay, Golden Gate Bridge and beyond. Framing this enchanting view are Marvin Integrity windows with fiberglass frame and sash exterior with integral color. Low E double glazing substantially reduces the heat gain and loss and reduces UV light by 95%. This provides protection that greatly reduces fading of wood, fabrics and other personal items.
The kitchen design and use of materials exemplifies the ultimate experience for those who love the art of entertaining. An inviting great room space with a custom built vertical grain fir sliding door, spectacular Honed Green Galaxy counters in the kitchen & ½ bathroom with direct access to the deck and level garden area perfect for outdoor entertaining.
The master bathroom provides a luxury experience featuring China Cinnamon sandstone flooring tile with Lycian Red Honed Kragos travertine shower trim. The Bain Ultra Hydromassage tub features deck and counter tops finished with Crema Marfil marble. The shower flooring is Ann Sachs Savoy Penny Round Mosaic-Bronze.
The top floor 2nd full bathroom has Crema Marfil marble counter tops, Stella Isinda marble tiles on the shower walls and flooring and features a Kohler 5 1/2' bathtub.
The first level bathroom in the Studio apartment features Urban Putty & Biscuit tiles by DalTile on the shower enclosure with Vogue Multi-brown sandstone on the shower floor and Vogue Mocha on the bathroom floor.
All cabinetry by Plato is a Black Walnut finish with self-closing hardware in the kitchen, all bathrooms & the studio apartment.
Exterior & Systems
Located on a double lot allows for future expansion. The connection to the outdoors and ultimate privacy perched high in the hills provides the homeowner with a contemporary oasis designed to integrate nature, and to nurture. The Ultimateair heating system exchanges all of the air in the house with fresh, filtered air all day long while providing 95% recovery of the heat in the house which is a green feature that reduces the use of natural gas and provides a healthy living environment. The duct work has been installed at all levels to facilitate the movement of fresh heated air and 6 separate zones to customize at your discretion.
Mark Springer & Associates, residential Construction & Design, www.markspringerbuilder.com
Surrounding the Gourmet Ghetto, the residential district of North Berkeley is home to grand old houses, including prime examples of Berkley brown-shingle, craftsman, neo-Tudor, one-of-a-kind storybook homes, and classic California bungalows. Quiet tree-lined streets, including the magnificent greenery along Mariposa Avenue, and the single-family homes lushly landscaped with jasmine and lavender, make this neighborhood special. The architects who practiced here in the 1920's designed many of the houses in North Berkeley as signature statements. Today, their work endures as a testament to the hand wrought, and the authentic.
Most of the homes are within easy walking distance of the Gourmet Ghetto along Shattuck Avenue. Public transportation, including bus lines that run to the North Berkley BART station, makes this neighborhood especially walkable.
A "Spice of Life" street festival celebrates the culinary heritage of North Berkeley; with live entertainment on three stages, cooking demonstrations by local chefs, and more than 100 art exhibitors.