5816 Buena Vista Ave --- LISTED AT $1,895,000 Architect Robert Nebolon's Upper Rockridge masterpiece
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Living in this home is like living in a piece of art.
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This is a rare and wonderful opportunity to live in modern beauty and comfort in a truly bespoke home. Built in 2002 and daringly designed by award-winning architect Robert Nebolon, this fabulous house showcases light, views and smart design to maximum effect. Set in a quiet corner of Upper Rockridge, it has a solid street presence with its handsome landscaping and a curved front balcony like the bow of a ship. Inside the stainless steel front door is a foyer with stones in a floor inset next to a full-sized window. The elegant mix of materials is a leitmotif throughout. The soaring 20 foot ceiling of the living room is topped with wraparound clerestory windows that make the roofline seem to float. A huge wall of windows facing the Bay brings in abundant light; the thoughtful design takes full advantage of the changing light throughout the day. The dropped ceiling in the dining space creates an intimate space within this grandeur.
The chef's kitchen is dramatic and sophisticated as well as functional. Polished rock work surfaces, high-end appliances, a long built-in window seat and floor-to-ceiling cabinetry are some of the lavish details. A grid-like opaque skylight above the kitchen island has its own surprise: the floor above has yet another skylight directly over it, so that filtered lightplay animates the room. The family room has a wall of built-in cabinets to house electronics, books and other forms of diversion, and the wall of windows and glass doors connect this room effortlessly to the back yard.
There is a dazzling moment in every room, and the glass-encased stairway is another example of sleek design, hand-crafted woodwork and elegant use of light and space. At the first landing there is a laundry room and door to the garden, at the mezzanine there is a guest suite with a full modern bathroom, a large bedroom with cleverly placed windows to capture the view, and a nice sitting room - perfect as an office or den.
The next landing has a reading nook overlooking the back yard. This level has two light-filled bedrooms with views and a shared bathroom on one side, on the other is the master suite, which is both gracious and spacious. The master bedroom overlooks the tiered yard, with clerestory windows that echo those in the front. A spa-like bathroom and amazing custom walk-in closet are the height of luxury. There is a balcony-style loft overlooking the living room that captures the amazing volume and luminous quality of this home. Breathtaking views from all angles make this private space a lovely anteroom. The back yard has many fabulous features that create such a compelling view from inside. A patio sits below tall tiers of unique landscaping, with a sculptural stainless water feature as a focal point. An outside fire pit, designer concrete table and handmade benches, a grassy turf area and a rock garden span the large space. It's quiet, private and truly stunning. This home is not only about sophisticated design, but design for living. FEATURES LIST Sophisticated custom modern home built in 2002 by award -winning architect Robert Nebolon: 2015 HGTV Faces of Design Award Winner and 2016 Sunset Magazine Idea House Architect in addition to various other awards (visit site). This masterpiece was previously featured in Sunset magazine and has an abundance of unique architectural features. Soaring wall of glass in living room with 2 story high ceilings highlights the changing light throughout the day and a fireplace for cozy nights. Light hardwood floors are integral to the light and airy feeling of the space. Dining space adjacent to living room has a dropped ceiling that creates a canopy-like intimate feel. Ideal separation of space and flow with the kitchen as the heart of the home. Kitchen features professional grade Viking appliances and an abundance of floor to ceiling cabinets and central island. Family room right off the kitchen flows to patio and terraced garden that highlights the unique topography of the site. Dramatic architectural fountain anchors the patio space with seating area and verdant succulent garden. Glass enclosed staircase with steel railings winds up to the bedroom levels. Mezzanine level has bedroom, office and full bath which can also be used as an in-law suite. Incredible private master suite with huge custom walk in closet, large master bathroom with jetted tub and two distinctly separate vanity spaces and large view loft. Delightful loft off the master bedroom with dramatic views of the bay that encourages lounging. 2 other bedrooms and a full bath complete this level. Laundry room with separate access to yard. 2 car garage with storage and internal access All in coveted Upper Rockridge with easy access to BART highways and commutes Near some of Oakland’s newest eateries and entertainment options as well as top schools and Lake Temescal
Unparalleled design in a perfect location.
Brokers Tour Thursday, March 16th, 10:00am - 1:00pm Open House Saturday March 18th, 2:00pm -4:30pm Sunday, March 19th, 2:00pm -4:30pm Saturday, March 25th, 2:00pm -4:30pm Sunday, March 26th, 2:00pm -4:30pm