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Resting in a prime location on an expansive lot overlooking the Bay in the coveted Claremont neighborhood, this beautiful Albert Farr Mediterranean is a majestic 6BD/4.5BA estate residence that showcases the very best of historical architecture and modern convenience. A spectacular combination of design, privacy, views, and setting, the property features countless custom touches, stylish interiors and exquisite grounds. Enter through a private central courtyard into grand public rooms, soaring ceilings, rich hardwood floors, splendid architectural detailing and an abundance of natural light, all beautifully updated for today's living.

The dramatic contemporary kitchen and dining remodel was designed by Douglas Burnham & his firm envelope a&d, and built by award winning contractor, Jeff Altman. It features sleek Italian Aster and Cucina lacquer cabinets, Ceasarstone counters, a waterfall island, designer lighting and overlooks the garden and views. Perfect for casual family meals, entertaining or more lavish affairs! The grand living room features a gallery of floor-to-ceiling windows on both sides, its own wet bar, elegant architectural details and a large central fireplace.

A winding stairway with handcrafted wrought-iron railing leads to four spacious and elegant bedrooms open to views and balconies. The Master Suite has abundant light, a marble fireplace, gorgeously updated bath, views and a spacious dressing room. The lower level includes an in-law apartment with its own exterior entrance, a huge family room and a separate game room that leads to the outdoors. Terraced park-like grounds surround the home with several patio areas for entertaining and dining, including an elevated enclosed outdoor sitting area.

Graced with romantic embellishments and maximum privacy, 66 Hillcrest Road offers a lifestyle filled with comfort, style and absolute luxury. All in a fabulous location just blocks from shops, Rockridge BART and the Claremont Resort. A rare and iconic home in Berkeley’s best neighborhood ~ COMING SOON!

Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5.0
Floor size: 5784 sqft
Lot: 24201 sqft
Year Built: 1922
Room count: 12
Heating: Forced air
Cooling: Central
Roof type: Tile
Exterior material: Stucco


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 a great variety of cafes, restaurants and shops, and access to the Rockridge Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

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.


This Property has been sold.

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Contact Anja Plowright & Colette Ford
(510) 593-8376
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Anja Plowright & Colette Ford

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