Why escape when you can relocate just twenty minutes from Berkeley! 208 Seaview Drive in Point Richmond is a modern contemporary home with stunning San Francisco Bay views. An abundance of separate living and working spaces (2,616 square feet per tax records) has added surprises and delights to the new healthy lifestyle trifecta of "Live + Work + Play " in a home that you love. Built in 2006 (per tax records) 208 Seaview offers gracious living and work areas with a unique floorplan that seems to be just made for these times for working from home. The added features of solar panels (owned, not leased) and the electric vehicle hookup are already in place.
The main floor features the formal living and dining room areas, anchored by the warmth of the fireplace. High ceilings create a voluminous feeling of space yet intimate when gathering with friends. Gorgeous hardwood floors create a seamless transition to the less formal "heartbeat of the home," the great room. Here, the kitchen, eat-in breakfast area and the family room all enjoy the stunning views of the San Francisco skyline and the Bay. Imagine, washing dishes at the kitchen sink while looking at the San Francisco skyline! Sailboats from the nearby Marina and Yacht Club, cargo ships, ocean liners and the sailboats provide ongoing and endless entertainment outside these windows throughout the daytime and evening hours.
The chef's kitchen has a large walk-in pantry, a center island with prep sink, custom overhead lighting along the top and bottom of the cabinets. An additional cabinet functions as wine closet for the "cocktail hour" after the long commute from the downstairs (or upstairs) offices.
The entire upper level of this home features the amazingly large primary bedroom with a wall of windows showcasing the skyline views of San Francisco. An added "plus space" is currently used as an executive home office with custom designed wall cabinets and desk. This space has flexible functions of Zoom room and/or television sitting area.
The lower level has two spacious bedrooms and full bath. There is a family room between the two bedrooms, currently used as the second of two executive-style home offices. Customized office furniture provides a wall of work space. Through the sliding glass doors the views of the park-like garden beckon for the hourly stretch break. For even more flex use of space, this downstairs area can also easily be a potential ADU (adjunct dwelling unit) for extended guests.
This Seacliff community in Point Richmond is mostly undiscovered by long-term residents of the San Francisco- Bay Area, the "best kept hidden secret" as the locals like to call it. Point Richmond offers a healthy lifestyle alternative without having to leave the things most loved about living in the Bay area. Close proximity to the Bay and the Miller-Knox Regional Shoreline provides miles upon miles of Bay Trails along the waterfront and acres of open parkland spaces. Hiking, biking, strolling, walking, swimming, kayaking, and other leisure activities are just minutes away. Downtown historic Point Richmond has some of the best eats and treats and restaurants in a small community setting, yet close to everything with the 580/880 access a short distance away, and only twenty minutes to Berkeley or ten minutes to the Ferry to San Francisco or BAR. (Note: only forty minutes to Sonoma or Napa wine valleys)
Did you Know? The Bay Trails have recently been extended for hiking and biking crossover on the Richmond Bridge into Marin County - and back again! The entrance to the bridge is only a short distance away.