This visually stunning home, located at 6961 Elverton Drive in Oakland, is warm and welcoming for both residents and guests, and offers imaginative architectural elements in virtually every living space.  Above, the living room, cozily centered around a decorative fireplace, offers a gracefully arching open beamed wood ceiling, and virtually floor to ceiling view windows that reveal the expansive Bay area view below.  

Located in the Oakland hills of Montclair, it provides 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in 3683 sf +/- of living space.  Close to Montclair Village, it is just moments away from the popular shopping and dining venues of Rockridge and Berkeley's Elmwood district.  For those who enjoy biking and hiking, the tree lined trails of Tilden Park, and Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve are close by.

A slightly different perspective reveals the full Bay area panorama below through what appears to be the virtually boundless space of the room's multiple windows.  A delightful and welcoming window seat anchors the central window space. 

 This entire expanse is what will be visible to residents every day of the year.  It will also be a view, however, that is ever changing with the day of the year, and time of day. 

 Just a step up from the living room, and convenient for entertaining, is this pleasant dining room.  Comfortably sized, it has room for a 6-8 seat table and a generous buffet/server.  

To further enhance the entertaining and dining options, just off the dining room is a doorway to the very spacious outside patio area.  This configuration can provide a perfect opportunity for a large luncheon on a delightful day when guests can use dining table as a buffet service area, and them move outside to enjoy the sun and warmth of the day.  

An evening view of the outside balcony with its overhead pergola  and a view to a gorgeous sunset through the Golden Gate.  

A wider perspective reveals the home's  sweeping hillside perspective that  provides views of some of the most iconic of Bay area scenery.  In fact, the two main floors each have their own spacious terrace for outside living.

Returning indoors, located just adjacent to the dining area is this engaging kitchen space, complete with its own dine in counter- which easily doubles as a bar counter, when needed.  Compact, but efficient, its colors, unique overhead lighting, and warmly colored arched ceiling, makes it a truly inviting workspace.  

This pleasant kitchen space is artfully created, and features many amenities that should please any home chef.  Included are a stone counter, a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, a microwave, a built in range/oven, a refrigerator, and its own pantry for useful storage.  

There are three bedrooms in the home.  The first, seen here is comfortably sized, has its own virtually floor to ceiling view window and stunning en suite bathroom just steps away.  

This outstanding bathroom offers so many in demand elements for gracious living.  Included here is this expansive tub with jets, a private view window, an expansive counter with twin sinks matched to a gleaming mirror, with subtly designed lighting completing the effect.  

A second bedroom provides a serene living space combined with a sliding glass door to an outside view deck. What a treat to be able to wake up in the morning and slip outside for a pleasant cup of coffee while enjoying the scene below.  

The third and final bedroom continues the theme of pleasant indoor living combined with immediate outdoor relaxation, when desired. 

An additional level of the home provides more than ample space for a variety of uses, as needs might require.  Shown here is a generously sized room that is currently being used as office space, but could be adopted to other uses, as required.  Options could include a music room, play room or arts and crafts room.

Stepping down from the current office area, one moves into a welcoming and comfortable family room that is both pleasant and inviting.  

Just outside the family room is this unique and private view porch which provides the soothing evening glow of the nighttime scenery below


 Returning indoors, a perfect dining spot is provided for both family and friends.  It is an ideal preparation area for casual entertaining and food service.

 Close by is this bonus room.  It is as flexible as one's imagination.  With its own view, and generous square footage, it could serve multiple needs.  

 This desirable home is both handsome and surprising.  It sits above the city, but is as close as one could desire for comfortable living.

 If this stunning, imaginative home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,148,000. 

(Listing Courtesy of Dana S. Cohen and T. Jeffrey Robards of the Grubb Company)

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