East Richmond Heights Mediterranean with Spectacular San Francisco & Bay Views
Sold for $1,100,000
1,541 Sq Ft
4,000 Sq Ft
6389 Claremont Ave
Old World charm is in abundance in this wonderfully updated Mediterranean-style home in East Richmond Heights that offers gorgeous San Francisco Bay and city views. Built in 1937 and extensively updated since 2015, this split-level home, features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a remodeled kitchen, garage, and a 200-square-foot finished bonus room.
The exterior has a classic Mediterranean architectural style with white plaster walls, a side entrance for privacy, and multiple roof lines topped with rounded terra cotta tiles. Inside, a formal foyer greets visitors, and has a beautiful matchstick oak floor that continues through the home’s living room, dining room and bedrooms. The living room is on the right, and features a 9-foot barrel ceiling, a fabulous wood-burning fireplace with a Spanish-style faux chimney with a built-in alcove, and plenty of sunlight from the room’s multiple windows. A large picture window faces west, and provides spectacular views of the Bay, San Francisco, and the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance rising behind Mt. Tam. The dining room, to the left of the living room through a wide, arched doorway, provides this same mesmerizing view in addition to a barrel ceiling and a decorative carved alcove. A wall was removed between the dining room and kitchen, creating an open flow between the rooms and a pleasing touch of the contemporary while respecting the lines and feel of the home’s traditional vintage history. The eat-in kitchen was remodeled in understated white with quartz counters, sleek cabinets and textured backsplash subway tiles, all complemented by the rustic terra cotta tile floor and stainless steel appliances.
Two bedrooms, separated by a bathroom, are situated on the upper level, and both bedrooms feature the original matchstick oak floor, a generous closet, and plenty of natural light through dual-pane windows. The lower level finished bonus space includes a laundry area and a sitting room with French doors that open to the backyard. A full bathroom has been remodeled to include a custom walk-in shower, and a bedroom offers a built-in closet and French doors to the backyard redwood deck.
The private backyard has been converted into a family-friendly space with fairy lights, a redwood deck protected with solar shades, a stone patio, raised vegetable beds, a new horizontal redwood fence and lush landscaping. With a beautiful garden and easy access to the house, this is a delightful place for people of all ages.
A special feature of this home is the finished 200-square-foot bonus room that is located at the front of the house next to the garage. With a private entrance, a full-lite, keyless entry door, insulation, heating and lovely western views, this space makes an ideal home office for remote work or learning, a studio, or even a home gym.
This lovely vintage home really does have it all! Just one block to Mira Vista Elementary School, one mile to the hiking trails in Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, and a five-minute drive to El Cerrito BART and I-80/580 freeways, this desirable Richmond location also offers easy access to El Cerrito, Albany and North Berkeley.