Spacious Quality Home in a Serene Setting
Welcome to 6911 Norfolk Road, Berkeley 94705
History and location
Eight rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,492 sq ft, 12,500 sq ft lot. Two-car garage and ample guest parking on private cul-de-sac. Eleven-minute (3.3-mile) drive to Berkeley campus, 6- or 9-minute drive to Rockridge or Orinda BART, and 25-minute (1.6-mile) walk to Peet's Coffee.
Designed by architect/engineer Rosemary Muller and custom built in 1993. High ceilings with many windows and skylights. Early morning eastern sun and afternoon shade with peaceful canyon views. Formal living and dining rooms scaled for gracious entertaining, with box-beamed ceiling, granite wet bar and buffet. Built-in china cabinets, bookcases, and window seats. Granite-counter cook's kitchen with 3 ovens, downdraft gas grill, and comfortable breakfast area. Master suite with jetted tub, closeted commode, oversized shower, and walk-in closet. Spacious second-floor family room with second fireplace. Generous attic storage. Security system, audio wiring, LAN and Wi-Fi.
The Claremont Hills are an upscale bedroom community above the Claremont Hotel. They occupy a northern finger of Oakland extending into what naturally would be considered Berkeley, served by the Berkeley post office (94705). Most homes date from the 1990's, are sizable (2000-4500 sq ft), and are owner-occupied. Utilities are underground. Nearby parks (including Tilden and Sibley) cover vast areas to which one normally drives or cycles. The 1.6-mile
to one's morning latte is beautiful, and the 800' hike back uphill is aerobic and equally scenic. The 3.3-mile
to the Berkeley campus is an easy downhill bike jaunt. Within 1-2 miles are
Kaiser Elementary School,
a public magnet school well reviewed by parents, and, for older children as well, private schools
Overlooking the scene on College Avenue and beyond, with its history, charm, green markets, and eclectic cuisine, the Claremont Hills also are a great origin for longer trips -- to San Francisco, the Diablo valley, or further. On either side of the Caldecott Tunnel (a notorious bottleneck), highway 24 is easily accessed without entering the tunnel.