6242 Buena Vista Avenue (SOLD)

Upper Rockridge holds some of the most magnificent views of San Francisco and the Bay; 6242 Buena Vista has been resplendently built to capture most all of them. This Contemporary Craftsman, built by Mark Becker, is situated with nearly every room looking out at views—whether towards the City, the Bay or the lush greenery and gardens that flank them.

In Becker’s renowned style, hand-plastered walls meld seamlessly into rich wood detailing and built-ins, defining the spaces and flaunting his fine craftsmanship. The home’s open floor plan combines the living room and dining room on the main floor, with an expansive chef’s kitchen perched on a mezzanine above. A Viking Professional 6-burner stove and hood compliment the yards of granite counters, beckoning fresh pasta making and company. A powder room and cozy den with fireplace are tucked down the hall. A front balcony spans the width of the house, and overlooks both Buena Vista Avenue and San Francisco—just as perfect for entertaining dinner parties as savoring sunsets with family. Glass doors from both the kitchen and dining room open to a side patio for barbeques, and flows to the magical gardens out back.

Upstairs, three ample bedrooms and two full bathrooms include the sumptuous master bedroom retreat, with private walk-out balcony, fireplace, separate shower, tub with jets, and walk-in closet. The laundry room is also conveniently located on this floor. Private gardens in the rear are zen-like, making you wonder if you’re in Oakland or Napa, and provide the perfect escape for either your morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

A professional home office sits on the street level of the property, with a separate entrance, waiting area and half-bathroom. An enviable man cave, yoga studio, or music room would also work well here.

The property’s second floor is home to a private guest suite, with one bedroom, a full bathroom, kitchenette, living room and storage rooms, with a cozy patio/entry. Views abound on this floor, too.

Upper Rockridge location, close to schools, restaurants, shopping and transportation. A rare find, an elegant gem. Offered at $2,475,000.