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Magical Contemporary Retreat in Park HIlls

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and discover a hidden gem nestled in the Berkeley Hills – a contemporary retreat that epitomizes serenity and sophistication. This extraordinary home, custom built for the owners over 50 years ago, is a testament to timeless design. The extensive use of glass, soaring ceilings and its airy open floorplan for casual living and entertaining, seamlessly integrate with the natural beauty of its surroundings on the edge of Tilden Park.

Step through the level-in double-door entry and into the impressive living room with its oversized fireplace, two story ceilings with celestial windows and a wall of glass overlooking a bamboo garden. An adjacent dining room is a simple yet elegant canvas for your dinner parties and family gatherings.

Designed for entertaining, the well-equipped kitchen beckons culinary enthusiasts and offers plenty of counter seating for those that would rather watch the action. The breakfast room offers a casual dining spot bathed in natural light, with doors opening to a private courtyard, perfect for sun-soaked morning coffee breaks.

Relax and unwind in the spacious family room just off the kitchen, complete with built-ins and direct access to the backyard, ideal for outdoor grilling, dining and play. The main level is completed by an updated powder room for guests and a convenient two-car attached garage with laundry and storage.

Ascend the dramatic floating staircase, framed by a wall of glass, to discover the tranquil second floor with expansive views. The primary suite offers a private sanctuary with a seating area, a row of closets and an updated spa-like bath with a walk-in shower. Three additional bedrooms, each with its own unique charm, share a second bath with an oversized tub. The largest bedroom is designed for versatility, featuring built-in cabinetry, a loft, soaring ceilings and its own terrace.

Outside, the fragrant level grounds offer endless possibilities for outdoor enjoyment with meandering gardens and a patio in the backyard perfect for lounging and dining. A front porch and side courtyard extend your entertainment space for warm-weather gatherings.

A few doors down at 1 Woodmont Court is a private pool, the Woodmont Neighborhood Swim Club. 38 households make up the membership. To be a member, your home must be no more than a half a mile from the pool. This is a non-profit organization that is self-run. The monthly fee is $140.00. All households must participate to belong – you need to vote, attend the annual meeting and serve on the Board of Directors every so many years. The pool usually opens in late March or early April and closes around Thanksgiving.

The right to maintain membership at the swim club transfers with the sale of 563 Woodmont Avenue to the new owner. The new owner can decide to keep the membership or can elect to terminate it. There are currently 35 “addresses” on the wait list. Mary Burmester is the current Manager of the swim club and she was very helpful providing me with this information.

Conveniently located within a short drive to UC Berkeley, the vibrant shopping and dining of Solano Avenue, and public transportation to San Francisco, urban conveniences are within easy reach. And with the vast expanse of Tilden Park just moments away, outdoor biking and hiking adventures await at every turn. Welcome to 563 Woodmont – where luxury, tranquility, and natural beauty converge to create the ultimate retreat in the Berkeley Hills.

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Dana Cohen
The Grubb Company
(510) 813-0321
ID: 01317652
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