4 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms

3,144 Square Feet / 7,940 Square Foot Lot

5176 Golden Gate is a classic Mediterranean style home built in 1994 by Mark Becker Inc., a Bay Area design firm specializing in high quality custom homes.  The home is perched on a gentle upslope lot adjacent to Belalp Path, a 147 step thigh burning public stairway named after a Swiss village accessible only by cable car. 

The home features incredible architectural details including plaster walls, arched doorways, wrought iron fixtures, railings & Juliet balconies, French exterior doors, built-in shelving, custom fireplace details, and tiled patios & roof. 

The flexible floorplan provides excellent separation of space.  The main level features a west facing living room with a wood burning fireplace, built in projector screen (great for movie watching), and French doors to the front patio, a large dining room open to the living room, a family room adjacent to the kitchen with hidden TV and access to the rear patio, an eat-in kitchen with large tiled island, ample cabinetry and French doors to the front patio, and a full bedroom & bathroom. 

The upper level features the large master suite with private balcony & peek-a-boo views, wood burning fireplace, custom walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with claw foot tub, a tiled guest bathroom, two bedrooms, one custom fitted as a den with rich built-in shelving and the laundry room.  Finally, the lowest level features “the lab” (a creative office space), “the workshop” (a tinkerer/builder’s delight) and access to the 2-car showroom garage.

The property sits on a quiet, tree-lined street in Upper Rockridge located near Village Market, Lake Temescal & Oak Bay Trail, and just 1.3 miles from Rockridge BART and 11.9 miles from San Francisco.

Features include:

  • Newly refinished maple floors
  • New interior and exterior paint
  • Wood framed windows and doors
  • Attached 2-car garage
  • Three fireplaces: two wood burning with gas starters and one gas burning in office
  • -2-zone forced hot air heating with Nest Thermostats
  • Newly installed New Zealand wool carpeting in upper bedrooms 
  • Eat-in kitchen with gas-burning range, large island, tiled countertop, Samsung fridge and KitchenAid dishwasher
  • Laundry Room with side-by-side washer & dryer, upper cabinetry  and utility sink
  • Rear deck with deep yard featuring a large willow tree and wild onions
  • Tiled front patios
  • Filtered views from upper level and rear yard



At the foot of the Oakland Hills, Rockridge is a lovely burby-like haven where Cal Berkeley grads come to live when they exit their 20s and start yearning for historic cottages, nice gardens, and a 99 walk score. Twitterites and techies who have newly flown the coop are lucky to nab a place to live in this desirable hub. Even so, all ages come to explore this model main street where two indie bookstores thrive (Pegasus and Diesel). Extreme shoppers, and companions of extreme shoppers, be warned: walking Rockridge will easily swallow an afternoon. There are home goods (Maison D’Etre) to baked goods (Market Hall Bakery), vintage (Pretty PennyLost & Found) to eco (Atomic Garden), jewels (Pavé) to shoes (Tootsies). A break for sustenance is always a storefront away with a dozen new eateries in 2013 alone, including Ramen Shop and A16 Rockridge. Oldies but goodies are Wood TavernÁ Côté and Dreyer’s Ice Cream Parlor, where the flavor Rocky Road was invented.


Open Houses:

Thursday, May 24th, 11-1:00pm


Additional Showings by Appointment:

Andy Read

Ana O'Byrne


Andy Read

Andy Read

BrokercalDRE# 01356611925.330.1948 mobile

Ana O'Byrne

Ana O'Byrne

Realtor®Caldecott PropertiescalDRE# 01925211510.761.8480