This contemporary home situated on one of Montclair’s most coveted streets reveals itself with a sense of drama. A pretty garden path leads you to a large sheltered courtyard that is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining and represents California living at its finest. At the other end of this private living space is the main entrance of the house. Boasting expansive outlooks to San Francisco and the Bay, the home was designed to maximize the amount of windows and elevate residents’ access to natural light and breathtaking views.
From the entryway, the combined living room/dining room space is surrounded by glass, which allows you to take in the views from any vantage point. The room’s custom built-ins and light fixtures add sophistication and function. The adjacent eat-in kitchen has been completely remodeled and features shaker style cabinets, white subway tile, gray quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. There is a window above the sink that perfectly frames the twinkling lights of the San Francisco cityscape beyond. Beautiful hardwood floors flow throughout these cohesive spaces.
The two spacious bedrooms on the main level are served by an updated full bathroom and convenient 1/2 bath. Downstairs is another level of living space: a family room, guest bedroom, full bathroom, office and laundry room. The flat back yard is directly off the downstairs family room and also has stunning views of the Bay. The patio is shaded by a Japanese maple tree, surrounded by ginger and hibiscus plants and is a peaceful haven.
Set on a quiet street, there is a nearby urban path down to Montclair Village, with its restaurants, boutiques, cafés and weekly farmers’ market. Excellent public and private schools are close by, and easy freeway access for commuters make this home’s location especially desirable. This home balances perfectly the sense of being away from it all, while still being close to everything.
Montclair is located along the western slope of the Oakland Hills and enjoys some of the best views and weather in the East Bay. It has an friendly, easy-going atmosphere and a lively village center with shops, restaurants and activities that serves as the hub of the community.
The hills of Montclair are heavily forested and generally characterized by winding streets and large single-family houses, homes ranging from small but expensive cottages to mansions and estates. A few small apartment and condominium complexes are located in Montclair, primarily in the Village area. Large single-family homes dominate the housing stock, and the neighborhood includes a wide array of styles –– mid-century modern, Danish modern, Tudor, Mediterranean-Spanish/French, rustic, post-modern, craftsman, and the like, all comprising some of Oakland’s largest and most expensive homes.