This splendid Mediterranean style home, located at 1817 Leimert Boulevard, sits high on a hill in Oakland's popular Oakmore neighborhood, and has commanding curb appeal.  It is the epitome of relaxed and gracious living.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a triple level living experience, with 3711 sf of space.  

Upon arrival at the home, guests are greeted with a pair of open air, and view oriented, front patios that begin to reveal the goal of gracious indoor/outdoor living that characterizes this style of home.  

At literally every turn, the distinctive touch of Mediterranean style architecture reveals itself in the multi-level tile capped roofs, the arched windows and doorways, the multiple balconies, and the outstanding wrought iron workmanship around windows and doorways.  

Not to be missed, is the pleasant view of the Bay area below that adds additional serenity to this space, especially during the early morning and evening perspectives.

Well established trees and greenery add yet more charm to the scene.  

A sturdy wooden door opens to welcome guests into an entry that is enhanced with beautifully paved wooden flooring, and stairs that reveal the first of many decorative wrought iron railings to be seen throughout the house.  

Just steps into the home, this expansive and well conceived entry hall and living room combination captures one's eye.  It is immediately welcoming and warm with its soft color combinations and the inviting central fireplace around which many a pleasant evening will be spent.  

There is yet additional living space that is immediately adjacent to the floor to ceiling arched window that is capturing the city views below.  

Be sure to notice the quality of construction that is can be seen in all of the rooms throughout the home, as revealed by the addition of rich crown molding and floor baseboards, and the added, and very generous, wooden trim around every door and entryway.  

Just steps away, a pair of wood paneled doors provide entry into the home's formal dining room.  This space's use is as flexible as one's imagination.  It can be the site of formal dinners, a casual luncheon, or a tea.  

As with the living room, a large multi-paned arched window captures views of the city scenes below, and a stylish overhead chandelier adds additional appeal.

Just off the dining room, is this inviting eat in kitchen that is perfect for casual meals, quick breakfasts or lunches.  Both of these locations are perfectly placed next to the home's adjacent kitchen to meet their serving needs-whether formal or casual. 

Worth noting is that this room has its own floor to ceiling glass paneled storage cabinet that is separate from those to be found in the kitchen  

Stepping into the kitchen, one becomes aware of its thoughtful design.  Storage opportunities for favorite china, glassware, silverware, and favorite and cherished cooking serving and preparation pieces are at every level, and come in a wide variety of sizes.  

It is conceived in such a way that the home chef can reach out in any direction, and just be steps from any dish or utensil that might be needed for meal preparation or service.  

Close by on the first floor, is this colorful and classic bathroom with its cheerful tile designs.  

Also on the first floor, is this comfortable bedroom with a large closet.  If needed, it can easily become a guest bedroom.

Moving to the second floor, one discovers this stunning primary bedroom that literally glows with light.  The beautiful parquet floors add yet more beauty, and the size of the room reveals the many opportunities for an innovative and creative living space.

A table and chair combination just under a view window is the present use for this space, but opportunities for it await.  

A different perspective reveals that a glass paned door opens onto a cozy outside porch that sits high above the grounds, providing a quiet and personal retreat.  

The room's en suite bathroom, as with all the other bathrooms in the home, capture the colorful and unique wall tile combinations that have always been a charming addition to the residences of its era.  

This larger, and more imaginative bathroom, is available for use for those who will be using the other two bedrooms on the second floor.  

A second bedroom on the top floor continues the concept of a multi-windowed living space that captures the light from well placed windows, and a glass paned door that open onto a small view balcony-as does the primary bedroom.  

The third upstairs bedroom is seen here, and easily holds two beds with room leftover for many additional amenities.  

In the lower level of the home is this expansive living space which can be easily assigned to the roll of a family room or rec/rumpus room, especially with its inviting central fireplace around which so many activities could be conducted year round.

There is also an additional room, not seen here, that is currently being used as a pool room, but its use is flexible, depending upon one's needs.  

An overhead view reveals the beauty and drama of the Oakmore hillside neighborhood, which, in addition to its serenity, is especially well located just moments from both the Glenview and Montclair shops and restaurants.

Additionally, up nearby Park Street, Highways 13 will take one efficiently to Oakland, San Francisco, Berkeley and Contra Costa County.  Down Park Street, one meets Highway 580 for travel to San Francisco and downtown Oakland.  

In addition, Oakmore has its own cozy shopping site which is anchored by the beloved and long established Rocky's Market.  

If this truly outstanding home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,395,000.

           (Listing Courtesy Of Louis Heystek of Compass)

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