This stunning hillside home is surrounded by lush landscaping that reflects years of care and planning in its creation, and provides a solitude and a privacy that is always treasured.

Located on the Piedmont side of Montclair at 5939 Bruns Court, offers 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2762 sf of living space.  

A dramatic portico supported by two classically style pillars is enhanced by a spacious brick porch that welcomes guests upon arrival.  

An expansive living room, surrounded by walls of windows to the outside gardens, is the first of many gracious and inviting living spaces.  Light is everywhere, and the appeal of the space is enhanced by off white walls, and softly colored hardwood floors both here, and throughout the entire house. 

Just off the living room, as is typical in homes of this caliber, is a gracious dining room that awaits the serving of a special evening meal with guests, or perhaps a perfect brunch on a Sunday morning.  

A reverse perspective reveals a pair of gracefully arched windows with views to the patio and grounds beyond.    

A handsome central fireplace anchors the room, and is surrounded by pair of floor to ceiling bookcases that provide an excellent showplace for books, favorite collectibles, art, or glassware.  

As one tours the home, they will discover multiple means to access the stunning backyard.  The first, at the top left corner of this room, leads to both a sunroom and the gardens.  

Just off the living room is this very inviting sun room.  While it could be a soothing retreat with soft chairs and perhaps a sofa, it is currently being effectively used as an office space, complete with its own bookshelves with storage space below.  

A complete view of the sun room reveals what a pleasure it would be to be seated here-whether working or reading- and be surrounded by the beauty that is just steps away.

The dining room, as indicated above, is a special showplace all on its own.  As with most of the rooms in the residence, the glow of sunlight rushes in from surrounding windows and doors, and that light is complimented with the light from the graceful chandelier.

A pair of built in display cabinets provide a perfect storage space for favorite china, silverware and silver, while special china and glassware can be displayed behind the display windows above.  

After a meal, guest can easily move through a second set of doors to the gardens by using the French doors that are seen here-perhaps to enjoy an after dinner beverage or dessert.  

There is no question that this home is designed for entertaining.  An outstanding updated kitchen awaits the dedicated home chef, and does not disappoint.  

Anchored by a large central island, it has a well thought out floorplan that allows easy food preparation and service -whether to the immediately adjacent dining room, or the family room directly opposite. 

Amenities include stone counters, a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, a microwave, built in oven, a refrigerator, and a pantry.  

Just across the kitchen's long stone counter is a  family room that is perfect for a relaxed afternoon of hosting friends for a party or special events.  It, too, is anchored by a central fireplace-just right for cooler Bay area evenings- and a pair of  display bookcases.  

This floorplan is ideal for food and beverage service.  The kitchen's proximity means that guests can enjoy the family room, but move easily through the home's third pair of doors leading directly onto the rear patio space.  

An expanded overall scene shows the eat in kitchen table and chairs, the entire family room, and adjacent rear yard.

All four bedrooms are located on the second floor.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen above, is the home's handsome primary suite.  Spacious and engaging, it is large enough to include a king sized bed with room left over for a sitting room just beyond, that includes two soft chairs and a central side table.

Even more pleasing is the delightful window seat to the right-perfect for a cup of tea and a good book on a pleasant morning.  

A reverse of the scene shows yet more space against the far wall, two sets of closet doors, and an en suite bathroom to the right.  

The primary bathroom has a long counter with dual sinks placed above extensive storage space, a large window that opens to garden views, a sunny skylight overhead, and a shower over tub combination.  

A second bedroom continues the theme of a cozy window seat to the left, and additional floorspace available to create a very special living space.

This third bedroom seems a perfect fit for a twin bed format with view windows directly above both beds, 

This beautiful home actually comes into its own when one moves to the gardens that surround it.  Shown here is part of the lower patio that is just steps outside of the home, and accessed through various exit doors throughout the house.   

As can be seen in the opening view above, and the one directly below, there are a multitude of opportunities for entertaining, relaxing, and creating a stunning personal haven for use at the end of a long day.  

This upper patio represents just part of the additional space that is available to do just that.  

This garden, and surrounding grounds, are settled in among old growth native trees, and has been cultivated to include an extensive variety of plants and succulents to create this wonderous living space.

If this home is of interest to you, and you would like more information regarding it, please call me at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,495,000.  

           (Listing Courtesy of John Cooper of Compass)

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