“A piece of the Rock,” says listing agent David Eckert of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Oakland-Piedmont as he describes the new-to-market contemporary property in the Kensington area of East Bay. Set amidst the dramatic formations known to this area as Jacuzzi Rock, “this modern home designed by John M. Newton was inspired by the integration of the home into its natural surroundings,” Eckert adds.


No doubt, Newton was inspired by the views too. From the large picture windows, you can catch mesmerizing glimpses of day and night panoramas of three bridges, the San Francisco skyline and downtown Oakland. Watching a stunning sunset from your outdoor space and taking in the canvas of boats as they drift across the bay is a part of daily life here. The beauty of the open floor plan, which spans 2,400 square feet, allows you to experience all of the sights in the first few moments of entering the home. Soaring 12-foot height ceilings give you a sense of grandness and brightness as natural light floods in from the wall of windows.


The open chef’s kitchen, with built-in refrigerator and stainless appliances, inspires entertaining large groups or a romantic dinner for two. Large decks extend the entertaining space of the home and provide guests yet another vantage point from which to enjoy the shifting vistas and each room offers you a different view of the Bay Area. The home features three bedrooms and two full baths, plus a partial bath.

“Did I mention the views?”, sums up Eckhert. Yes. Yes, you did. This residence, at 7 Edwin Drive in Kensington, California, is listed for $1,899,000.