$1,600,000 – Sold
267 Gravatt Dr.
Renowned architect, Richard Whitaker, one of the original architects of the Sea Ranch and principal of the firm Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whitaker (MLTW) designed and built this house for his own family, after losing the original house in the Oakland Hills Fire. Built in 1996 and hidden from the street, it has dramatic and intimate spaces with panoramic Bay views from almost all rooms. Decks and patios extend the indoor spaces outside, while the S.F. Bay provides an ever-present backdrop to the inter-connecting and interesting indoor spaces. The house reflects thoughtful design and attention to detail. The living room with a built-in window seat, is flanked by double volume spaces on either side, allowing for a feeling of intimacy, warmth, light and drama. A large skylight above the stairway filters in light to the public spaces and to the lower level. The views from the office/3rd bedroom onto the middle level are mesmerizing. The kitchen with professional grade appliances and a quartz counter-top looks out to the dining room and front patio as well as to the gorgeous views. The lower level has a master suite with a large walk-in closet and a soaking tub with panoramic Bay views as well as a shower with these captivating views. Both lower level bedrooms have decks which open those spaces to the outdoors. There is also a hall bathroom and a large laundry room. The windows and doors throughout are high quality steel and there are many built-in book cases on the main level, including a floor-to-ceiling one in the living room with a built-in library ladder. The kitchen has Quartz counter-tops, a combination of drawers and open shelves, a Viking stove, Sub Zero refrigerator and a Bosch dishwasher. The high Douglas fir ceilings mirrors the same in the dining room and makes those areas feel larger. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a powder room on the main level and a large bonus room, which could be a family room, art studio, movie theater or gym. It has a 2 car garage with interior access, a laundry, abundant storage and a sense of privacy throughout. A truly wonderful home. It has easy access to the freeway from Claremont Ave. and from Tunnel Rd. It is close to the Claremont Hotel and Spa and the University campus. It is also minutes to Tilden Park and to Claremont Canyon trail. VIEWS! VIEWS! SPECTACULAR PANORAMIC VIEWS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY, THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, THE BAY BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO, MOUNT TAMALPAIS AND THE CITY OF OAKLAND. STUNNING ARCHITECTURE!