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Exceptional Hiller Highlands Home

Begin and end your day with views of the San Francsico skyline complete with the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.  This custom home was designed by the seller with every luxury in mind.  Sweeping bay views define this property.  Soaring ceilings and generously proportioned spaces make it feel like home.

56 Schooner Hill was built for entertaining.  Enter the front door and be drawn into the home with a focal point piece of artwork.  Chef’s will love the oversized kitchen with two sinks and a Thermador refrigerator and adjacent interior patio that allows light and air and a place to relax while tending flowers or having a morning cup of coffee.  The sophisticated yet spacious dining area and living room with fireplace are ideal for family dinners or entertaining friends at dusk as the city lights begin to glow in San Francisco.  Both living area and master bedroom enjoy west facing decks from which to enjoy this magnificent view.

Enjoy cozy evenings in the master suite with adjacent sitting room and luxurious master bath with multi-head shower and soaking tub immediately adjacent to one of the best closets you will ever see.  A second bedroom and bath on this level complete the package. 

Third full level also enjoys much of the same view and a separate full bath.  Current owner used this as a study with walls of book shelves, but with an additional exterior door it could also be used as an au-pair.

Ideally located close to the Elmwood, Rockridge and Montclair Village neighorhoods as well as the Highland Country Club and Bentley School. 


The Claremont neighborhood straddles the Berkeley and Oakland borders and features lush landscaping, curving streets that hug the canyon hills, and open space. Homes on the leafy side streets provide old-fashioned Berkeley elegance, with turn-of-the-century brown shingles, revivals, prairie-, custom contemporary-, and Tudor-styled structures offering residents a place to call home within the landscaped confines. The landmark of this area is the majestic Claremont Hotel Club & Spa, a vast Victorian edifice perched on 22 acres in the hills. Three outdoor pools, 10 tennis courts, a full-service spa, a fitness club, and three onsite restaurants deliver stunning views, and the resort has become popular with generations of locals as a luxurious getaway. Elmwood's shopping district on College Avenue in Berkeley offers old-fashioned shops, access to the Rockridge Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), grocery stores, bookshops, and flower stands. Restaurants, a movies theater, and a bakery are all a short walk away. The Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve is 208 acres of open space managed by the East Bay Regional Park District and more than 200 acres outside of the canyon owned by the University of California, Berkeley. Garber Park, a 13-acre oak-and-bay-tree woodland south of Claremont Avenue, is owned by the city of Oakland. Trails reward ambitious hikers with panoramic views of San Francisco Bay.


Open Houses:
Sunday Sept 29 2PM - 5PM

Sunday Oct 6, 2PM - 5PM

Offers Due:  Wed Oct 9th 10AM

Brokers Tour:
Thurs  10/3  11:AM - 1:30PM Lunch Provided

Thurs  6PM - 8PM Twilight - Wine & Cheese Reception

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Valerie Ruma
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Valerie Ruma

Realtor®McGuire Real EstateCalDRE# 01887220510.579.3614