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A Storybook Dream Home in Rockridge

Welcome to 5729 Clover Drive, a magical three bedroom two and a half bath home uniquely designed in the storybook motif and located in Rockridge, one of the East Bay's storybook locations.

It is hard to guess from its exterior how spellbinding the main living space is, with its two-story vaulted ceiling featuring unique curved wood joists and a delightful winding staircase. The expansive living room is special, with a south wall almost entirely composed of windows that overlooks the charming garden and allows light to pour in all day. The period fireplace and stained glass windows complete the fairytale feel in this dramatic room.

Complementing this space is the formal dining room which is perfectly sized to host parties both intimate and large.

The adjacent completely updated and modern kitchen is anchored by a large skylight. This is a kitchen that will please even the most demanding chef with its smart layout, top-rated appliances, and huge center island.

Off the kitchen is the public powder room which in turn leads to the vaulted family room and office area. With multiple skylights, a cleverly hidden washer dryer closet, and a built-in desk area, this room is practical, yet beautiful. Finishing out the main level are two bedrooms that share a lovely period bath.

Up the dramatic staircase is the master suite.  This private sanctuary is light filled, and complete with a charming master bath, and walk-in closet.

Through the glass kitchen door is a magical garden featuring two enchanting fountains surrounded by mature plantings, plus dining and seating areas nestled within. A long driveway and two-car garage round out the wonderful amenities of this property.

The all-important location is also fairytale-like, being only steps from BART and the bounty that is located on College Avenue. Dining, shopping, parks and schools are all within easy reach. This is the home that makes you feel like storybook dreams can come true.

Read more about this property in the 7x7 Magazine.

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Property Feature List

  • 1,804 square feet of living space
  • 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms  
  • 4,949 square foot lot
  • Detached garage and driveway parking
  • Unique exposed wood and vaulted 20+ foot curved ceilings in the living room
  • Grand curved staircase in entryway complemented by stained glass windows
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Double-paned windows featuring skylights
  • Office with built-in storage and desk
  • Hardwood floors throughout
  • HVAC system throughout
  • Security system

  • Key Kitchen Features
  • Newly renovated kitchen
  • Quartz countertops
  • Large Walnut butcher block island with storage and seating for three
  • Bosch stainless steel dishwasher
  • GE stainless steel oven
  • Professional Wolf range
  • Frigidaire professional French door refrigerator
  • Garbage disposal
  • Blanco deep basin stainless steel sink
  • Key Bathroom Features
  • Added half bath, new laundry area and inside storage – Summer 2016
  • Updated light fixtures throughout bathrooms

  • Key Plumbing Features
  • Laundry closet with LG stacked washer & dryer

Key Updates

  • Sewer lateral replaced and compliance received – April 2015
  • Replaced ancient furnace and electrical heating with a brand new, high efficiency HVAC system including new furnace & ducting throughout the home
  • Installed new mini-split (heating/AC and fan) to upper bedroom – Summer 2015
  • Upgraded Electrical (removed knob and tube) throughout most of the house and added wall lighting in the living room; added outdoor wiring and outlets – Summer 2015
  • Mold in the crawl space in the upper bedroom was detected during the home inspection in 2015; all mold was removed by a licensed mold contractor who also added ventilation and completely insulated the crawl space with sustainable materials – Summer 2015
  • Extensive repair and replacement work was done to the fencing around the property – summer 2015
  • Completed landscaping and hardscaping throughout property; created outdoor “rooms” and added fountain features with weather resistant electrical plugs and switches  – Summer 2015
  • Added new, modern deadbolt to front door  – Summer 2015
  • Replaced outdated security system with new, ADT monitored system for the home and garage – Summer 2015
  • Kitchen - completely remodeled (down to the studs) and more than doubled the size; reinforced ceiling with new double strapped beams and soundproof drywall, added double skylight, new window/French door, professional appliances, including Wolf range, all new cabinetry, walnut topped island and all new electrical and plumbing. – Summer 2016
  • Replaced membrane and slate tile on back porch – Summer 2016
  • Added half bath, new laundry area and inside storage – Summer 2016
  • Added 220 V outlet, great for charging electric car in garage – Summer 2017
  • Replaced old, galvanized pipes with copper in the full bath downstairs – Summer 2019
  • Rooms freshly painted throughout the home as well as exterior – Feb 2020
  • New light fixtures installed throughout the home – Feb 2020