This sun dappled home, located at 1965 Gaspar Drive in Oakland, combines the best of lush sheltered gardens with impressive Bay area views.  Situated just above popular Montclair Village, and an easy walk for a Sunday morning coffee, the residence features 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths in approximately 1488 sf of living space.  

A closer view of the front of the home reveals a spacious brick patio area which can easily accommodate guests for a pleasant outdoor luncheon, or formal tea.  This view is easily seen in much the interior through multiple windows and doors that open to the exterior.  A featured amenity seen here is the home's shiplapped redwood siding.  

The handsome blue front door is an imaginatively designed Dutch door which offers a unique and welcoming greeting, and promotes a stylish transition between the patio and front room.  

By way of contrast with the front of the home above, this view of the Bay area seen from the rear of the home provides a dramatic transition between the seclusion of the front patio and the sweeping panorama from the back deck.  It provides a southwesterly panorama of the city below.  

Returning to the entry through the blue door seen previously, guests are immediately made aware of the dramatic and spacious living room that awaits them.  Immediate attention is drawn to the innovative open beam wooden ceiling above that features a dramatic chandelier.  The rich color of the ceiling contrasts pleasantly with the warmly colored hardwood floors below.  Gleaming outdoor light pours in from the multiple windows and doors that surround the room, and the room is anchored by a spacious brick fireplace.  Built in bookcases on either side of the fireplace create and ideal space for books, collectibles or art pieces.   

 Just off the living room is a formal dining room which, while perfect for pleasant dinner parties, is equally flexible when used for a casual lunch, or perhaps as a center for a buffet table for a special event.  

 A slightly different view of the dining room highlights the availability of serving space provided by the graceful bay windows.  This space is paired with built in display bookcases that can store and feature favorite china or glassware. Of note here, and throughout the house, is the rich and plentiful woodworking and trim that is seen around the doors, ceilings, floors and windows.  

Just off the dining room is this gleaming kitchen.  It has been recently updated to include all the elements that should please the fussiest of chefs.  Included is the expansive stone counter space seen here, a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, a freestanding range/oven, and a refrigerator.  A large picture window over the sink provides views of the outside deck, plentiful trees and greenery, and bay views.  

A slightly different angle of the kitchen reveals just a portion of the multiple storage cabinets that are perfect for storing favorite serving pieces, glassware and china.  The exit above is edged with additional storage closets, and also provides a route to the back deck, allowing food to be transported quickly and easily to the table and chairs located there.  

A pleasing retreat is furnished to residents with the presence of this handsome den.  Fully self-contained, and offering a congenial fireplace for cool winter evenings, it is equally flexible when the pleasant weather arrives.  Two large French doors open to the outside deck for an easy transition to the sun.  

There are three bedrooms.  Two are being shown here for your consideration.  The first, seen above, is aglow with sunshine that flows in from the spacious French doors.    

A second bedroom has plentiful space for a flexible floor plan, and provides the warmth of the golden colored hardwood floors.  

Just outside of the kitchen is this desirable, and very spacious, wooden deck complete with Bay area views, that is perfect for an early morning cup of tea and a good book, or an evening meal while enjoying the sunset.  

What a perfect spot to call your own, and be able to settle in and relax among this expansive and long established trees and gardens.

This captivating home, with its white picket fence and tall graceful trees, is available for sale.  It is being offered for $1,499,900.  If it, or another similar home is of interest to you, please call me with your questions at (510)517-6280.


 (Listing Courtesy of Cheryl Fletcher of Home Team California)

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