4863 Harbord Drive
Welcome to 4863 Harbord Drive, a wonderfully reimagined home with four++ bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms located in Upper Rockridge. Measuring 3,495 square feet and sited on an exquisite 9,558 square foot lot this home will truly impress.
Step inside and you are immediately greeted by the living room with unique Brazilian cherry hardwood floors and gorgeous white walls with coved ceilings. Views of the bay draw you in while the thoughtfully created alcove will serve as the perfect place to enjoy the vistas. An elegant fireplace framed with tumbled marble serves as the heart of the space.
To your right behind pocket doors is a spacious family room with wood cabinets and a large skylight. Neatly tucked away is a media center ideal for your weekly movie night. French doors lead to a large terrace measuring approximately 422 square feet and overlooking the stunning grounds all the while taking in the breathtaking views. Imagine dining al fresco with friends and family. A staircase down from the terrace connects the home and yard.
An efficient and elegant chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a six burner Viking stove, Gaggenau dishwasher and GE oven and fridge. Classic wooden cabinets, granite counters, custom built in seating and a large pantry are just a few highlights that will delight any cook! Accented custom vertical grain doug fir pieces throughout add warmth and character.
Wander into the formal dining room with twinkling soffit lighting and large center light fixture where countless dinner parties will be hosted. Beautifully crafted wood built-ins will store your favorite linens and barware. The seamless flow between living, dining, kitchen and outdoor sets the stage for California living at its best.
Do not miss the powder room on the main floor which includes colorful diamond shaped tile, a Toto toilet and Porcher sink. A separate laundry room with LG washer and dryer and ample storage will make laundry days a breeze.
Up a softly curved staircase where you will find three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Set apart from the rest is a dramatic master suite. With soaring ceilings, charming picture railing and newly added carpet, the master bedroom is a true retreat. French doors open to a balcony with city views ahead. The spa-like master bath boasts double vanity with marble countertops, Italian natural stone floors which are heated, skylight, and Toto toilet. Walk in closet is another fantastic component.
Down a hall to the other two bedrooms which boast hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. Conveniently located at the end of the hall is another bathroom which has been freshly painted and includes distinctive glass tile, shower over tub combination and tile floors.
On the lower level of the home, more delightful spaces will unfold before you. A sizeable study with a second fireplace and large windows overlooks the verdant yard.
A few more steps down and you will be pleasantly surprised by the space you will find: another bedroom, living room, full bathroom and wet bar. Allowing for a very flexible separation of space, the opportunities are endless: perhaps a future ADU*, extension of the home or sumptuous guest quarters. Access to the yard can also be found via French doors from both the living and bedroom spaces. Do not miss the wine cellar on this floor.
Rarely do you encounter a yard quite like this. A truly magical setting, you will feel as though you have been transported to a romantic Tuscan garden. Citrus and olive trees, lavender, creeping fig, bougainvillea, and Japanese maples fill the yard with color and fragrance. Sweet climbing yellow and light pink roses adorn trellises as you descend to a gazebo laced with jasmine. Ambient music via the built-in speakers creates a truly relaxing environment with the stately fountain acting as the centerpiece. Wisteria falls gently over a lighted trellis – a tranquil resting place. Make your way down to the second tier adorned by glorious Angel’s Trumpet and carefully selected plantings for yet another place to gather. A storage shed can also be found for keeping various larger garden items.
Other features include: Marvin dual paned windows, built-in audio surround (indoor and outdoor), new carpet and interior access to the two car garage.
Upper Rockridge is truly delightful. Down Harbord Drive just a few blocks is local grocer Village Market and favorite Terrace Coffee. Conveniently located minutes to vibrant Rockridge shops and restaurants along College Avenue as well as Rockridge BART. Also minutes away is Montclair, a quaint village with more restaurants, local boutiques, fitness centers and businesses. Seconds to well-known schools including Hillcrest, Aurora, St. Theresa elementary schools and Holy Names High School. Neighborhood parks such as Lake Temescal and Montclair Park are wonderful options for kids and fur kids alike! Commuting options are ideal: a few blocks to highways 13 and 24, Rockridge BART and AC Transit lines.
*Buyer to research/confirm future options/possibilities with the city.
Rockridge is one of Oakland's most desirable, charming, and convenient neighborhoods. Vibrant Rockridge shops and restaurants along College Avenue are plentiful and considered top-notch. Upper Rockridge, just about a mile away from the excitement of College Avenue, is truly delightful and one of Oakland's most desirable neighborhoods. It's leafy streets are mainly residential. Down Harbord Drive just a few blocks is local grocer Village Market and favorite Terrace Coffee.
Also minutes away is Montclair, a quaint village with more restaurants, local boutiques, fitness centers and businesses. Seconds to well-known schools including Hillcrest, Aurora, St. Theresa elementary schools and Holy Names High School. Neighborhood parks such as Lake Temescal and Montclair Park are wonderful options for kids and fur kids alike!
Commuting options are ideal: a few blocks to highways 13 and 24, Rockridge BART and AC Transit lines.