Extraordinary Hillside Oakland View Home Just Listed At 7609 Hansom Drive
by Bruce Wagg
on Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 9:32am.
This splendid home is found in the hills above Oakland in the desirable Sequoyah Heights neighborhood at 7609 Hansom Drive. It offers 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 bathrooms, in approximately 2126 sf of living space. It has been conceived in such a way that it effectively functions as a year round home and recreational retreat for residents and guests.
That concept becomes apparent when viewing this expansive view of the exterior of the home. Features included, and seen here, are a spacious, and upgraded, in ground lighted pool and heated spa, a built in barbeque, a large cobblestone patio, and, as revealed here, extensive plants, gardens, greenery and flowers.
A second perspective reveals the extensive commitment that has been made to developing the surrounding grounds with a wide variety of greenery that includes hedges, trees, and flowering plants. Directly ahead is a sweeping view of the Bay area, and the rolling hillsides below. The courtyard has more than sufficient space for a variety of configurations of tables and seating. Currently, there is a built in barbecue available for outdoor meals.
Stepping to hillside edge of the property, the true expanse of the scene below reveals its size and beauty. Just below, glorious roses and flowers bloom on this soothing, rolling hillside that is enhanced with the expansive views of the south Bay.
Guests viewing the home are immediately made aware of the outstanding curb appeal that has been created as a welcome to this beautifulhome. A deep porch roof offers an sheltering space for a desirable front porch, and cheerful white fencing.
This charming front porch is a invitation to residents and friends to enjoy the pleasant ambiance created by this delightful entry area. The handsome front door is combined with two graceful view windows, and a pair of matching carriage lamps on either side.
Entry into the living room reveals a welcoming and congenial atmosphere. Anchored by a generously sized, and handsomely designed fireplace, the room is exceptional in the expansive space that has been dedicated to a bookcase/display cabinet that invites creativity in its use. Whether being used for collectibles, art work, books or paintings, it is distinctive asset.
A reverse perspective reveals the entry area and the adjacent dining room. Worthy of note in both rooms, is the contrast of the gleaming light that flows in from the presence of the many windows and doors, with the warmly colored hardwood floors that are seen here, and throughout the home.
This engaging dining room comfortably accommodates this six seat dining table, with room left over for a serving buffet. Further, there is no doubt that one of its strongest features is the set of generously sized French doors that can open dramatically to the outside patio area. This feature allows the use of the table indoors with a view to the gardens, or, on pleasant days, its use as a buffet table from which guests may select a variety of delights, then move to the outside grounds.
This gleaming kitchen has been created with the goal of appealing to the most demanding of chefs. Preparation of food, especially when entertaining, requires generous working space, and that need has been addressed here throughout the length of the room. Additionally, access to cookware, utensils, serving pieces, favorite china and glassware is immediate, and located at various levels throughout the space. There is also a side pantry for additional space and use.
Kitchen amenities include stone counters, a dishwasher, a free standing range/oven and refrigerator. Just steps away is this pleasant eat-in kitchen area with views to the pool outside, and seen through a pair of windows that open to the patio.
Just off the kitchen is this very comfortably sized family room. Ideal as a media room, it can also be a companionable place for friends to sit and converse with the cook while meals are being prepared, On cooler days, it is also a cozy spot to sit in front the comfortably sized fireplace. Nearby doors lead easily to the outside patio, as desired.
There are four bedrooms in the home. Three will be shown for your consideration. The first, seen here, is the primary bedroom. It provides very generous floor space, and a pair of large view windows.
A captivating and cleverly designed en suite bathroom and dressing room are adjacent to the primary bedroom seen above. Storage space abounds here for favorite items-whether using the shelving behind the multiple glass front doors, or the closet next to the hillside view window.
A second bedroom is expansive, and features a pair of floor to ceiling closets that are complimented with a central mini bookcase.
The third bedroom, seen here, while a bit smaller, still provides wide view windows of the East Bay.
These upstairs view windows reveal the full panorama that is available of the yard and the grounds from an elevated perspective.
If this very exceptional home, or another, has caught your interest and attention, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280 with your questions regarding it. It is being offered for sale for $1,395,000.
(Listing Courtesy of Jackie Care, Compass Real Estate)