Point Richmond, CA, US
506 Bridgeview Court
Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, this home is for those who want to downsize their stress from the daily commute and upsize their lifestyle to live as if on year-round vacation. Nicknamed "Sweet Serenity" this home is south-facing, modern and pristine, bathed in natural light. The distinctive "Sausalito" floorplan consists of 2,487 square feet (per tax records), three bedrooms, two and a half full baths, laundry room and an attached two-car garage. The layout and design of the high-ceiling rooms facilitates the open concept entertainment spaces of the public rooms on the main floor, and the separation of private spaces on different levels of the house.
Gorgeous bamboo floors stream through the voluminous open-concept living/dining room area and sweep into the kitchen/family room. The efficient kitchen works for two serious cooks at the same time, while the walk-in pantry is every chefs envy. The sparkling chandelier over the breakfast area adds a touch of whimsy to this casual entertainment space. Sliding doors beckon to the deck for summer barbecue's and a fireplace in this family room adds warmth on cooler fall evenings.
But wait, there's more. The "Wow!" factor surprise is when entering the master suite retreat. This room has additional space to create a sitting or lounge area, a quiet reading room, or recently used as the baby's room. Views from the windows glide past the Bay Bridge, across the span of the San Francisco skyline, and rest at Angel Island. The master bath boasts San Francisco views from both the soaking tub and separate glassed-in shower.
The lower level can almost function as a separate unit and is a winner with extended family, home-bound college graduates, and extended guests. Two bedrooms, a full bath, a family room and separate access to both the private backyard and to the street make for a self-contained private living space, yet integrated into the total house. This lower level floorplan is ideal for a formal home-office for the non-commute days, private art studio or hobby space.
But wait. There's more. Ease the stress from the work commute - the new ferry services to San Francisco now offers both daily and weekend services to the Embarcadero, and only takes ten minutes to get there from here. Image the reverse: Only twenty minutes on the ferry and you're only ten minutes to home for a vacation-style lifestyle every day. Then, hike or bike along the Bay Trails, swim at the Natarotium, sail from the Richmond Yacht Club, jog or walk Fido along the waterfront. The best-kept secret for lifestyle, great value and ease of commute is "Sweet Serenity" in Point Richmond. Believe it!