Rockridge Home - Homes In Piedmont CA

Custom Mediterranean by Mark Becker

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6076 Manchester
Oakland, CA 94618

  • Features
Sited on the grounds of the former Julia Morgan designed "Red Gate" estate, this stately Mark Becker French Normandy home combines the beauty of the past with the graceful stylings and technology of the present. Fully fenced on over 1/2 acre, this level in 5+ bedroom, 4++ bath home will gratify the senses and captivate the mind. As you ascend the original Julia Morgan brickwork to the formal front entry, the custom Alder wood door and generously proportioned porch come into focus. Rough hewn wooden arches frame panoramic vistas from Skyline Blvd and Berkeley Hills to The San Francisco Bay and beyond. Once inside, wide open spaces and weaving threads of natural light grace the foyer while rich, sumptuous architectural lines draw your eyes to the exposed beam turret two stories above.

The formal living room is a stylish space with windows spanning both sides, an oversized, elegant fireplace with custom iron inlay on the hearth and French doors leading to the side balcony overlooking the pool. The adjacent office/library is a sanctuary of hand hewn, natural wood bookshelves and French doors leading to and sharing the patio overlooking the pool.
The formal dining room opens to the front porch producing one of many opportunities for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Dine while you enjoy the sunset throughout the changing seasons.

The adjacent gourmet kitchen leaves nothing to be desired and includes a professional range with built in gas burners, grill and griddle, double ovens, dual dishwashers, sub-zero refrigerator, pantry, office nook, eat-in island with sink and wine refrigerator. The grand scale kitchen includes a more casual dining space overlooking the side yard and the City Skyline beyond. French doors open to the yard and seating area to one side and level-in courtyard entry on the other. Gracious archways lead you to the sizeable family room with built in entertainment cabinets and dramatic fireplace. An inviting, built-in window box seat beckons you to pause and observe(behold) The City and view beyond.

Upstairs the family living spaces include 4 bedrooms and 3 baths that define comfort, warmth and at home luxury. The Master Suite is the picture of perfection with subtle bay views, private fairy tale balcony, fireplace, a heart stopping bathroom and closets that go on forever. Two bedrooms have an adjacent full bath with dual sinks. The rear bedroom is a suite complete with bathroom and serene view of the pool.

Downstairs, is a home within the home. An au-pair suite, red velvet lounge, full bath, high ceilings and a professional recording and sound studio designed for a Grammy award winning recording artist. Not a recording star? This space can be converted to a wine cellar, media room or exercise studio. Access to this area is available from outside by a discreet set of stairs near the garage.

The Pool area is fully gated with the addition of an Automatic pool cover for safety. An outdoor cabana with fireplace, bathroom and outdoor shower are an added amenity.

The flat driveway with gated entry to the 3- Car Garage is a safe environment for playing hoops or additional parking.

Understated opulence, generous rooms, beautiful, historical accents and stellar views combine to make this unique Claremont Pines residence a vision realized.(or a dream come true)

This spectacular estate is SOLD. However, I do know of several homes of this caliber coming in Spring 2011. Just call for an appointment or to learn more!

  • Neighborhood: Upper Rockridge
  • Type: Single Family Residential for Sale
  • Floors: Two or More Stories
  • Parking/Garage: 3
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Baths: 4
  • Half Baths: 2
  • Year Built: 1998

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Heidi Marchesotti