7133 Norfolk Road
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Situated on a bucolic cul de sac on the edge of the Claremont Canyon Preserve, this thoughtfully designed and well-maintained modern home is flooded with natural light from every angle. Beautifully integrated into the mostly level site and adorned with a generous lawn and lush secluded garden, it feels like living in a retreat on the Mediterranean coast. From every room, one looks out onto beautiful verdant and blooming vistas, through the numerous windows and glass doors to Claremont Canyon Preserve, the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Redwood groves and to the olive trees across the road.
With over 3,800 SF of living space, the floor plan and circulation strike a balance between space and intimacy. Additional square footage includes a workshop, covered balcony, storage spaces and a 3+ car garage.
This home has all the bells and whistles, from high-end appliances, walk-in closets to the awning-covered heated balcony looking over tiled roofs to Claremont Canyon. The quality is apparent from the beautiful windows, integral color plaster walls, Douglas Fir doors and tile & stone selections. There is a seamless indoor-outdoor flow to the numerous balconies, patios & garden.
Designed for tremendous flexibility – the dining room and living room can be interchanged, the lower level media room could be a guest suite or au-pair unit and several rooms or areas can be used as office spaces or playrooms. The beautiful stairway swirls up through a dramatic double volume space topped by a large skylight and feels like a stairway to the clouds and stars.
Cul-de-sacs often invite community, and this is no exception. On the street, one frequently encounters one of the friendly neighbors walking their dog or watching the birds. Serenity and beauty abound.
While in this tranquil natural setting, you're only minutes to Tilden, Sibley and Redwood Parks - you’re less than a 10 minute drive to Orinda or Rockridge BART stations and easy access to Highways 24 and 13 (via Fish Ranch Rd).
Note: Berkeley mailing address, Oakland property taxes and schools.
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.