This stunning classic Art Deco home is available for sale at 8 El Carmello Circle in Oakland's Redwood Heights neighborhood.   For those who cherish this distinctive architectural style, this home becomes a perfect choice.    

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a pleasant 2006 +/- sf of living space, and has outstanding curb appeal. 

Ideally located, it is just moments from all the restaurant and shopping opportunities of Montclair Village, and close to the hiking and biking trails off Redwood Road.  Nearby Highways 13 and 580 provide efficient routes to Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco and Contra Costa County.  

It is easy to understand the appeal of this impressive home.  It has all the features that make this residence a unique part of an architectural history that is so sought after.  

Its style was conceived in a era that had just discovered streamlining in architecture, and that concept can certainly be visualized here.   The flowing lines that characterize this streamlining wrap around the front of the home and the doorway entrance, and then flow across the front balcony.   

This combination of design elements is then paired with the black linear design trim around the upstairs windows, and includes the distinctive black wrapping strip just under the second floor that creates the total effect.  

Gracious exterior gardens surround the home, and the front garden is enhanced with the presence of two majestic Queen palm trees.  

An open floor plan has always been characteristic of the era, and the delightful wrap around windows to the right invite in a wide expanse of luminous outdoor light.  

The softly colored off white walls combine with the golden colored hardwood floors to create a relaxing ambiance for both residents and guests.  The welcoming fireplace anchors the far wall, and can provide just the perfect touch when entertaining on cooler Bay area evenings.  

There is an easy transition from the living room to the dining room, and then on to the backyard.  The step up dining room is a pleasing, yet subtle, design touch to provide a slight separation of one space from another.   

A full view of the dining room reveals its simplicity and subtlety.  It can easily accommodate a comfortably size dining table, and still have room for a bar or serving buffet.  It, too, has the distinctive set of wall to wall windows.

A reverse viewpoint reveals a set of doors that open to the delightful rear gardens.  When guests have finished their meal, they can stroll outside to enjoy the grounds.  Alternatively, the space could just as easily be used as a site for the serving of a buffet luncheon on a pleasant afternoon.  

This spacious kitchen has been updated, and provides very generous stone counter workspaces that should please the resident chef.  Even more pleasing is that the space is enhanced with sweeping views to the garden.  

With a view towards the dining room, one can appreciate the highly desirable amenities that are available.  They include a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, a built in oven, a microwave and pantry.  

There are three bedrooms in the home, but certainly the most dramatic is this expansive primary suite with its personal balcony, and wall to wall view of the grounds and neighborhood.  Its generous floorspace provides room for a substantially sized bed and comfortable seating.  

The balcony is at a second floor height, and in settled in comfortably behind the subtle wall seen to the right.   

The primary bathroom has also been upgraded, and compliments the Art Deco theme with its simplicity, and its charming wallpaper design.  

There are two upstairs bedrooms.  Each looks out over the richly colored gardens and trees below, and are enhanced with the warmth of the softly hued hardwood floors, and gentle sunlight from their multiple windows.  

The third bedroom is especially attractive with its the generous pair of view windows and sunny ambiance.  

This cheerful upstairs bathroom is a delight.  Bright and colorful, the yellow tile walls are highlighted with black trim and black pulls throughout the entire space.  

This backyard awaits parties and special events.  It is large, private, and totally flexible in its use.  The space anticipates the imagination of the homeowner to create a distinctive living space for entertaining and relaxing.  

An evening view of this inviting and well established garden space reveals yet more of its charm.  

If this lovely home on a pleasant cul de sac is of interest to you, please call me  promptly with your questions regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,195,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Madeline Lilley of Red Oak Realty)

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