Welcome to 1550 Grand View Drive in Berkeley | 5BR/5BA | Sold $3,150,000

2021-Built Contemporary Masterpiece with Sweeping City & South Bay Views! Situated in the coveted Claremont Hills and flooded with all-day sun. Meticulously executed with a timeless palette & exquisite amenities. Thoughtful floor plan for today’s buyer needs with four en-suite bedrooms plus an office/media room. Loaded with smart features & impressive engineering including a hydraulic elevator, stopping on all floors making this a forever home. Dramatic entry with San Francisco Skyline Views at your front door. State-of-the-art great room/kitchen area with 14″ high ceilings, walls of glass, sweeping views and abundant southern light coming from all directions. A large IPE deck for seamless indoor-outdoor living. The open chef’s kitchen is equipped with a Viking 8-burner stove, double sinks, and the highest-end appliances. Massive solid quartz center island with designer lighted seating. An elegant dining room framed by walls of glass overlooking expansive city & bay views. Gorgeous and functional SPC waterproof flooring on upper levels. The guest suite and a media/office/playroom are on the top level for privacy & stunning views. The 3-en suite spacious bedrooms are grouped together on the lower level for easy access & comfort. The luxurious owners’ suite features a private sunny balcony, a spa-like bathroom with radiant heated floors and double closets. 2 car side-by-side garage, or a potential gym. Abundant storage throughout. Semi-flat outdoor area for your favorite pet down below. Minutes away from lively Rockridge & Elmwood neighborhoods. Short drive to picturesque Claremont Canyon Natural Preserve hiking & incredible wildlife. Live/work/play/workout in this secluded yet convenient location. Just completed for your comfortable living for years to come!

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Features & Highlights


  1. Highlands Country Club – http://highlandscountryclub.info/Pages/Facilities.html
  2. Bentley School – https://www.bentleyschool.org
  3. Claremont Club & Spa – https://www.fairmont.com/claremont-berkeley/?y_source=1_MTIzNjE0MTgtNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLmdvb2dsZV93ZWJzaXRlX292ZXJyaWRl
  4. Berkeley Tennis Club – http://www.berkeleytennisclub.org
  5. Easy access to CA-24
  6. Hiking Trails
  7. Road Bike Paths through hills and nature
  8. Close to Claremont, Berkeley, Oakland


  1. Commercial grade foam roof for improved energy efficiency and easy maintenance.
  2. Exterior durable high-end IPE wood decks & railings throughout.
  3. Western Window Systems – commercial-grade quality windows, front door and sliding doors
  4. Driveway engineered/built to Caltrans highway standards for safety and protection with over-engineered 5” thick steel posts and 2000 pound stress-tested cables.


  1. Floor plans designed for full practical use with separation of guest/in-law quarters.
  2. Built with heavy-duty joist and steel construction with I-beams: “over-engineered” for safety, comfort, and peace of mind.
  3. 14+/- ft ceilings with a significant number of in-ceiling lights with dimmers.
  4. Custom-made stairway railings.
  5. SPC waterproof flooring for easy cleaning and maintenance.
  6. Custom-made designer 8 ft interior doors.
  7. Dramatic Hydraulic Elevator stopping at each floor, with classic series maple and oak interior cabin.
  8. Custom-made cabinetry throughout kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry by HF Custom Cabinetry, San Francisco.
  9. Dramatic kitchen with solid quartz surfaces and lighted kitchen island seating.
  10. Viking appliances – Gas 8 Burner Stove, Hood, Refrigerator, Dish Washer, Microwave.
  11. Exquisite premium maple wood grain fronts on floating cabinetry in all bathrooms.
  12. Highest-end Grohe and Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures in all bathrooms.
  13. Custom designer tile pairings “drawn” in place for layout and meticulously matched.
  14. Custom glass railing separations for sunken living space from the kitchen.
  15. Private owner’s bedroom IPE deck.
  16. Master bath with three independent way shower functions (rainforest, handheld, showerhead) and programmable heated floors.
  17. Each bedroom with its own dedicated private bathroom, generous bedroom space + large closet.
  18. Cleverly designed wine storage for functional location, temperature, and visual appeal.
  19. Central A/C
  20. Bright two-car garage with natural light.
  21. Ample storage throughout.
  • Architecture is by the renowned Richard Janzen



Julia Bernardini & Victoria Clemons
415.225.0468 | homes@juliabernardini.com
Lic #01895525

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