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Experience luxury and sophistication throughout this impeccably designed and sited 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath fully modernized dream home. Spacious rooms, intelligent layout, multiple sunny outdoor entertaining and play areas and abundant organized storage elements combine to provide you with the ultimate in comfort over its expansive ~ 4,638 sqft of thoughtfully improved space. 71 Sonia is majestically perched on a large, 8811 sqft panoramic view lot, best accessed via its stately iron gate entry onto a paver stone courtyard drive, and tranquilly poised at the end of the Sonia St private cul-de-sac off the 400 block of Modoc Ave.
Versatility of use is prevalent, providing owners many options for life’s inevitable stages. The home lives big as a 5-bed, 4.5-bath single family, and just as easily as an exceptional 4-bedroom 3.5-bath main house plus a generously sized legal 1-bedroom 1-bath accessory dwelling, au pair or in-law unit with both interior and separate entries, if that suits your multi-generational or home care needs. A family/media room with projector and large retractable movie screen plus exercise room/music room/potential wine cellar, extra storage space, and its own garden/planter boxes all complete the lower level.
You are welcomed through inviting double doors to the level-in main entry or through the interior access of a conveniently large 3-car garage. The south wing, view-facing bedroom and full bath are great for those needing single level living. A useful bonus study/den is off the second main level entry from lower Sonia St. Both entries lead you to the sunlit west facing open floor plan. This combo living/dining great room accommodates that large sectional sofa and 12 seat dining table for those special occasions. Ambiance is romantically enhanced by the warm white oak floors, a contemporary gas fireplace and a vast and stunning outlook through the wall of windows & folding glass doors. This seamless merger of the indoor-outdoor worlds looks out to spectacular daytime and sunset Bay, downtown Oakland, San Francisco skyline, Bay, Golden Gate, Richmond Bridge, Mount Tamalpais and Berkeley Campanili tower views.
The gourmet chef’s kitchen offers a perfectly sized dark graphite heat and scratch resistant Dekton stone island counter from Cosentino, accented elegantly by David Pompa linear pendant lighting, providing both practical prep space and a fun bar counter for casual breakfast or socializing with guests. A sweeping length of marble-patterned stone counters comfortably houses small appliances. You have plentiful storage in the nicely proportioned pantry and ample custom cabinetry, where multiple smart organizing systems make the best use of spaces. Enjoy the well-appointed full suite of higher-end Thermador stainless appliances, including a 6-burner gas range. A bar and wine fridge are conveniently located for serving at the counter or on the adjacent view patio, complete with gas firepit, IPE decking, portable heat lamps for year-round use, extra space for large dining parties, and barbeque grill, all overlooking the breathtaking bay, city and hills scenery.
The opulent primary suite embodies the ambience of a spa-like retreat. Wake up to the bay-view deck and settle in at night to inspiring sunsets from the private balcony. Indulge in the primary bath soaking tub, appreciate double vanities and keep your feet warm with the Crema marfil heated floors. The generously sized walk-in closet was enhanced with custom organizing systems to accommodate a healthy wardrobe selection. Just down the hall, an office nook was brilliantly added with white oak desk & cabinets, powder-coasted steel and custom glass half-globe lighting. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath with tub complement the spacious and bright upper sleeping level.
The grounds are equally impressive: generous, professionally landscaped, irrigated and maintained. In addition to the multiple view-decks and patios, there are a paver stone courtyard with grove of Redwoods and mini-garden, and a level and lush south west facing lawn, providing outdoor play options of all kinds.
Upgraded systems provide added safety and low maintenance with 40-year rated fire-resistant steel shake roofing, energy efficient dual pane windows and owned solar panels, high efficiency heating and air conditioning, copper plumbing & tankless hot water heater, 200 amp main circuit breaker electrical service and a compliant sewer lateral, making this move-in ready. Embrace the high tech convenience of a wall mounted iPad that controls the Nest heating, living / bedroom / kitchen/ outdoor music speaker systems and Ring Video entry system as well as data cable wired rooms. 71 Sonia St will provide you that exclusively rare experience of fun features, beautiful and stylistic elements, a peaceful sanctuary, convenience, and luxury living in a coveted community of friendly neighbors who host annual block parties.
Ideally located moments from BART/AC Transit/Highways 13/24, close to trails, regional parks, Claremont Country Club, highly sought after and award-winning schools, and bridging the shopping districts and many restaurants and amenities of Rockridge and Montclair, this Upper Rockridge community draws discriminating buyers from all over the world to call this area home.
Summary of features:
Upper Rockridge is a neighborhood of Mediterranean-style estates, midcentury modern homes, contemporary houses, and new, custom showplaces like 71 Sonia. Large lots, terraced gardens, stunning views of the bay and San Francisco skyline, and roads that follow the rolling hills all define this affluent Oakland community. The highly rated Hillcrest Elementary School is just blocks away as are regional parks like Lake Temescal and Redwood Regional. Claremont Country Club is minutes away as are many amenities. A local grocery, the Village Market, serves the neighborhood, while more extensive shopping and dining options await in nearby Rockridge, where residents can commute to San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station. Discerning Buyers from all over the world choose this Upper Rockridge destination as their place to create their home.