The story of 6963 Buckingham Boulevard
Constructed this century to embrace time-honored Mediterranean character, this four-bedroom, three-plus bathroom home unites current layout ideals and archetypal rustic grandeur. Ceilings and arched windows soar, framing pastoral canyon outlooks from the home’s Claremont Hills perch. In its three-floor composition, public spaces reflect airy dimensions, open configurations, and direct connection to slate balcony and terrace. Three top-floor bedrooms include the master suite, lavished with tumbled stone, while a lower-level en-suite bedroom with separate entry offers options.
The hushed hillside provides a green and serene setting that highlights natural surroundings. Nearby, vast acreages of parkland offer recreation in some of the Bay Area’s most beautiful preserves. Despite its remote sensibility, the location sits just moments from highway access, plus Berkeley and Oakland neighborhood schools, cafes, and shopping.
Mediterranean hallmarks embellish both the exterior and interior with architectural flair. A sprawling structure topped with terra cotta tile and distinguished by an arch motif, it floats above Buckingham Boulevard. Enter to a dynamic environment granted abundant airiness by virtue of extra-tall coved ceilings, stretched archways, and expansive windows presenting the landscape plus interior windows that transfer light across the length of the interior. Hardwood flooring runs throughout the main level, up the sculpted staircase, and is complemented by extensive wood trim.
Fireplaces grace both living and family rooms, and the dining room features French doors to a balcony. The kitchen embodies a grand space to gather around a long natural-stone-topped island and to create employing professional-caliber appliances that include a Thermador range and ovens. Its layout extends to a butler’s pantry at one end, and at the other, blends great-room style with the family room. A sky-high glass door offers an easy transition to the terrace, nestled amid the hillside and primed for dining and lounging surrounded by nature and café lights. Within a few steps, ascend to a very proper tree house that offers long-range views.
The master suite joins two additional bedrooms on the second floor. Appointed with a walk-in closet, it features an especially exalted bathroom; under a series of arches, it integrates a jet-equipped tub, separate shower, double-sink vanity, and toilet chamber. Sand-hued tumbled stone creates a fortress-like semblance and reiterates in the hall and lower-level full bathrooms, main-floor powder room, and kitchen backsplash for stylistic cohesion.
Storage capacity and utility include an attached two-car garage, kitchen pantry, and second-floor laundry room.