The story of all great civilizations can be told through their art and architecture. 77 Bowling Drive reflects this sentiment with its contribution to the rich history of Claremont Pines. Restored to perfection while providing all modern conveniences, this majestic 5+ bedroom, 4.5 bath California Mission Estate exudes rustic elegance. Surrounded by a 1/2 acre of succulent terrain, the stature of the house is exemplified by the entrance. Subtle, yet regal, the Redwood door opens to the huge 2-story foyer graced by Renaissance embellishments and the original tile floors.
Hearkening back to a bygone era the dining room is accentuated with beamed ceilings and the stunning Redwood doors. Weaving threads of natural light beams through French Doors which open to the surrounding gardens and sparkling water fountain. Family occasions and lavish dinner parties flow effortlessly in this indoor-outdoor environment.
Recently featured as the star of the CSL Kitchen Tour, the kitchen blends modern, top-of-the-line appliances while maintaining the character of strong rural originality. Lucky is the cook who makes this kitchen their own. An adjacent butlers kitchen is a bright cheerful spot for more casual affairs. Two ample guest suites overlooking the tranquil landscaped yard.
Through the laundry room to the 2-car garage and gated yard you will find another facet to this remarkable residence. The epitome of luxury in an urban setting, the wonderful outdoor portico with brick fireplace was designed for family and friends to gather for summer cookouts.
Upon ascending to the upper story, openness and flow are apparent at once. Each room blends effortlessly into the next with the first two spacious bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill bath. A large bonus room separates the master suite allowing for the possibility of an additional den, sewing room or home office.
The master bedroom suite evokes a relaxing sensation of understated refinement. The en-suite bath is hallmarked by the preservation of the original tiles. French doors lead to the romantic veranda overlooking the bay view and a private stairway embellished with hand carved wooden dragons standing guard over the lush backyard.
Downstairs, a grand and inviting family room features a fireplace and bay windows with light wells providing luminosity and ambiance. Abundant storage rooms provide opportunity for a massive wine cellar, home gym or dark room. The bright artist studio is an inspiring, quiet space.
The thoughtful restoration done on 77 Bowling Drive by subtly blending the 21st century with the historical relevance of this special home combined with its world class location is an opportunity for those who quest the ultimate indulgence in urban living.
- 5 bedrooms
- 4.5 bathrooms
- 5,639 sq. ft.
- Claremont Pines
- Residential with Acreage
For more information, contact:
HIGHLAND PARTNERS l BH&G Real Estate, Mason-McDuffie, Inc.