Stunning Views from this Modernized Mid-Century Private Retreat with Extensive Land

1 Norwood Place and Highgate Road Lot
Kensington, CA
Offered at: $2,895,000
Sold Price: $2,845,000

MLS Number: 40174970
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Building Size: 2930 Square Feet
Lot Size: .75 Acres
Description:

1 Norwood Place Kensington California and Highgate Road Lot

This spectacular, updated, Mid-century home in Kensington was built in 1950 by local architect William McCormick, an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright. Situated on a large, private parcel of land with uninterrupted views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, Angel Island and Mount Tamalpais, this one-level property is remarkable for its location, its size, and its use of natural materials and large expanses of glass to create an elegant, Zen-like framework for the views beyond. These walls of glass showcase the sweeping view from every room, and luxurious redwood and cherry wood, slate, granite and copper effortlessly blend modern sophistication with natural simplicity, balanced by the beautifully landscaped wrap-around gardens that embrace the home. Offered with the adjacent Highgate Road parcel of land, together the property size is approximately ¾ of an acre.*

This exceptional property has a stunning living room with vaulted ceiling, a bold fireplace, an open dining room and an eat-in chef’s kitchen with built-in banquette. The home was meticulously restored and expanded in 2006 by Bay Area architect Alex Bergtraun. It has three bedrooms and two and one-half baths, and is comprised of two wings: one wing contains two bedrooms, one and one-half baths, a laundry room, a loft, and a glass-ceiling atrium that is perpetually basked in light. The other wing contains a spacious, sun-filled master suite with vaulted ceilings, a luxurious master bathroom, family room and abundant built-in storage space.

Other features of the home include soaring ceilings, slate floors, and a sun-drenched outdoor terrace with level lawns that offer a comfortable perch overlooking the breathtaking panorama. A carriage drive that borders the beautiful Blake Garden leads to this hidden sanctuary on a private site. There is additional parking and a two-car garage. The listing price includes the adjacent Highgate Road parcel of land, which protects one’s privacy and the beautiful views. This amazing retreat high above the cityscape is a rare and remarkable property.

*Sq. Ftg of Highgate Road Lot APN #572-201-021 and 1 Norwood Place land per Public Record, unverified. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.