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The Story of The Penthouse at 5405 Carlton
Just off majestic Broadway Terrace, this exceptionally located two-bedroom, two-bath penthouse presents Bay-and-beyond panoramas. Pie-in-the-sky visual splendor is on perpetual unobstructed display. Floor-to-ceiling picture windows and custom over-scaled sliding doors showcase a dazzling outlook by day and night from the interior, plus three private roof decks. It spans San Francisco Bay, the iconic bridges, reaches Mt. Tam, sweeps to Berkeley’s Campanile with hills above, and overlooks the neighboring Claremont Country Club’s green-and-pristine fairway.
This residential pocket offers a golf-club-adjacent enclave that belies its walking-distance proximity to Rockridge’s relishable commercial mecca, alive with shopping, dining, entertainment, and BART. Located between the commercial stretch revolving around College Avenue and the Upper Rockridge residential hillscape, it combines the best of all Rockridge worlds: a cosmopolitan residential setting at the edge of everyday excursions, plus views tantamount to an extreme elevation without navigating one.
A security building with internal parking, it grants top-floor elevator access exclusively to the one-and-only penthouse. The penthouse composition, with skylights above and hardwood floors underfoot, includes an open-layout living and dining space rimmed by glass expanses, updated kitchen, master suite and second en-suite bedroom, both with renovated bathrooms. Public spaces and master suite open to decks comprising no-maintenance composite, outlined by balustrades that don’t hamper views, but add ethereal sparkle with LED-lighted posts.
With contemporary flair, the kitchen integrates Carrera marble counters, glass-tile backsplash, and white lacquered cabinets. Surfaces shine, bathed in natural light from an elongated, domed and transparent skylight that reveals skyscape tableaus. Well-equipped throughout, stainless appliances include a five-burner gas range, and storage extends to a walk-in pantry.
The view-savoring master suite features a wall of configured closets, built-in bureau, plus walk-in dressing-room closet. Spacious and skylight-illuminated, its bathroom with separate water closet intermixes a double-sink vanity amid fresh white natural-stone and ceramic tile. The second bathroom also reflects fresh polish with white natural-stone flooring embellished with copper accent tile.
Upgraded infrastructure includes dual-pane windows that minimize sound and help maintain desired temperature, whether generating warmth via the gas fireplace or cooling via the unit’s central air conditioning. A new climate-control system also features air filtration and purification. Laundry facilities are conveniently located within the unit.