Modern Berkeley Hills villa with beautifully landscaped grounds, water gardens and ponds, fifteen foot domed ceilings, Travertine floors and dramatic spaces with windows and terraces offering both San Francisco city and bay views. An entertainers delight with gracious indoor-outdoor flow, this highly pedigreed compound continues to impress with dramatic vertical walled gardens, terraces, paths, waterfall and stream that all frame the private rear grounds. Built with drought tolerance, sustainability and biologically balanced ponds, the gardens are a magical attribute to the grounds. The expansive rooftop deck offers further unobstructed views of San Francisco and the bay, allowing the perfect opportunity to relax with glorious sunsets.
Originally designed by Bruce Kelley & built by Tom Burke as his own home, the home offers great flow and function with a large open kitchen centered by doors onto the rear gardens and patio as well as open family room with both terrace and gas burning fireplace, perfect for large gatherings. The living and dining rooms are anchored by a double sided gas fireplace offering beauty, warmth and comfort to this architecturally stunning space. The primary suite with walk-in closet, full bath and towering ceilings is pure delight as are the wine cellar, detached entry garden office and additional flex space. In total, the home offers three formal bedrooms including the primary suite, and two and a half baths, and the attached two car garage allows direct access into the house. Just blocks from various hiking trails including the Stonewall-Panoramic Trail and only minutes from the fabulous shop and restaurants of Berkeley's Elmwood district and more.
*please note that a city sign post and some limited power lines were removed from the main front house photo for aesthetic purposes.