Upper Rockridge holds some of the most magnificent views of San Francisco and the Bay; 6242 Buena Vista has been resplendently built to capture most all of them.  This Contemporary Craftsman, built by Mark Becker, is situated with nearly every room looking out at views—whether towards the City, the Bay or the lush greenery and gardens that flank them.

In Becker’s renowned style, hand-plastered walls meld seamlessly into rich wood detailing and built-ins, defining the spaces and flaunting his fine craftsmanship.  The home’s open floor plan combines the living room and dining room on the main floor, with an expansive chef’s kitchen perched on a mezzanine above.  A Viking Professional 6-burner stove and hood compliment the yards of granite counters, beckoning fresh pasta making and company.  A powder room and cozy den with fireplace are tucked down the hall.  A front balcony spans the width of the house, and overlooks both Buena Vista Avenue and San Francisco—just as perfect for entertaining dinner parties as savoring sunsets with family.  Glass doors from both the kitchen and dining room open to a side patio for barbeques, and flows to the magical gardens out back.      

Upstairs, three ample bedrooms and two full bathrooms include the sumptuous master bedroom retreat, with private walk-out balcony, fireplace, separate shower, tub with jets, and walk-in closet.  The laundry room is also conveniently located on this floor.  Private gardens in the rear are zen-like, making you wonder if you’re in Oakland or Napa, and provide the perfect escape for either your morning coffee or evening glass of wine.

A professional home office sits on the street level of the property, with a separate entrance, waiting area and half-bathroom.  An enviable man cave, yoga studio, or music room would also work well here.

The property’s second floor is home to a private guest suite, with one bedroom, a full bathroom, kitchenette, living room and storage rooms, with a cozy patio/entry.  Views abound on this floor, too.

From within the 2-car garage, you’ll be happy to note the elevator which connects the levels.

Upper Rockridge location, close to schools, restaurants, shopping and transportation. A rare find, an elegant gem.  Offered at $2,475,000.


Open Houses:
Saturday & Sunday, March 30 & 31, 2-4:30pm

Brokers Tour:
Thursday, March 28, 10:00am-1:00pm

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Oakland’s Upper Rockridge is tucked away above Broadway Avenue and boasts some of the city’s most luxurious homes. You’ll find older, Mediterranean-style estates, midcentury modern homes, contemporary houses and newer, custom showplaces. Terraced gardens, sustainable plantings, stunning views of the Bay and San Francisco skyline, and roads that follow the rolling hills all define this affluent Oakland community. There is no question why this is one of the Bay Area’s most desirable neighborhoods.

Upper Rockridge truly comprises the best of what Oakland has to offer but maintains its small, community feel. While still within walking distance to the boutiques and restaurants of Rockridge and the vitality of Berkeley’s College Avenue, there is an astonishing sense of privacy. Tree-lined streets with historical homes provide the setting for a commuter’s paradise. Upper Rockridge has a nearby BART station in Rockridge, which is the epicenter for commuting to Walnut Creek, San Francisco or Silicon Valley.



Oakland’s Rockridge neighborhood consists of a nice mix of residential and commercial areas.  It hosts a bevy of restaurants, specialty shops, and boutiques that continue to attract families, hipsters, college students and young professionals.

Just south of Berkeley, the area is home to many families who enjoy the charming houses and tree-lined streets while still being close to its vibrant commercial district, and convenient transportation. There are relatively large homes built in the early 1900’s, as well as historic, small bungalows and cottages. Rockridge attracts many young families due to the award-winning schools. In 2012 Chabot Elementary School earned a state Academic Performance Index score of 952 out of 1,000. There are also several private school options nearby, including the Bentley School (K-12), Park Day School (K-8), and The College Preparatory School (high school).

Young professionals appreciate the proximity to BART and the energetic atmosphere. You can’t mention Rockridge without acknowledging Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, a true Oakland mainstay. The neighborhood is also home to many gourmet restaurants, bars and specialty shops such as Wood Tavern, Oliveto, and Market Hall.

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Adele Gillis

Realtor®Highland PartnerscalDRE# 01293971510.428.0900 office510.332.5780