The entrance to this exceptional home recalls the quiet serenity of Mediterranean private gardens and soothing retreats.  Located in the popular Upper Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland at 5922 Acacia Avenue, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in an exceedingly spacious 4600 sf of living space.  

This dramatic and inviting entry illustrates the warmth and welcoming spirit of the entire home.  The beauty and graceful curve of the central staircase is compelling, and the space invites easy entry to all 3 levels of the house.  

Just to the left of the entry is this spacious, and very engaging, living room.  For those that enjoy gracious living, this space will provide the perfect setting. 

From the subtly lit open beam ceiling, to its richly colored hardwood floors and dramatic central fireplace, there is a serenity here that can only be enhanced with a perfectly coordinated seating and living space-an example of which as is seen here.  

At the far end of the room, a set of floor to ceiling windows capture the view of the adjacent hillsides, and offer entry onto the outside balcony.  

This balcony is a perfect location from which to enjoy the combination of both hillside views and the beauty of the surrounding old growth trees.  

Returning inside, and to the right of the central stairway, is this elegant dining space that is intended in such a way that one can move from the crisp whiteness of this dazzling indoor dining room, to the subtle, and equally inviting, exterior garden space when desired.  

The gardens of this residence are especially compelling.  They are well planned, and create a subtle tranquility for all to enjoy.  An example, seen here, is the placement of the fountain against the far wall that is enhanced by the presence of the gnarled trunks of the nearby trees.  

Once again, moving further into the home's gardens, the soothing quality of the Mediterranean design truly reveals itself.  The red tile roof, the vine covered archways under a shaded porch, and a variety of plantings certainly work their charm.   

Returning inside, one discovers this large upstairs family living room that is perfectly located just off the kitchen.  As with the majority of the rooms in the residence, each room features sets of windows arrayed in such a way as to take full advantage of the surrounding scene.  

This remarkably efficient kitchen is designed in such a way to make use of every square foot of working space.  Its most commendable use is the that of the large central island that offers triple duty--a counter space with stools for a pleasant breakfast or luncheon, a preparation space for meals to compliment the already useful counter space, and finally, as a serving space for meals when they are ready.  

Upgraded amenities include a dishwasher, and self cleaning double oven, a gas range cooktop, a microwave and refrigerator.  

A very desirable extra amenity is the installation of a Sonos Surround System that provides music throughout the home and outdoors.  

There are four bedrooms in the residence.  Two of the four will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here, is the primary bedroom located on the second floor.  It is large, and full of light, and features a unique combination of amenities that make this entire space very desirable.  

Two views of the adjacent, and uniquely conceived, primary bathroom can be seen above.  Note the placement of the dual sinks for an efficient use of space on a busy morning.  Dual stall showers, a bidet, a jacuzzi tub, and diffuse glass tiles above the tub complete this outstanding showplace.  

The second largest bedroom is this main floor bedroom viewed here, and directly below.  It addition to its generous floorspace, it is enhanced with an extensive walk in closet--always a desirable addition to any home.  

This walk in closets offers space for just about every type of clothing that one could consider.   Hanging clothes, folding clothes, skirts, lingerie, shoes and hats can all fit comfortably in this imaginative space.   

This engaging second bedroom with its subtle grey and white tones, is just steps away from the patio and gardens through the large sliding glass door on the far wall.  

Close by, and also on the main floor, is this cheerful family room that is large enough to accommodate a large party or special event, and an  expansive wall screen.  At the end of the room, a set of French doors opens to the scene below.  

This covered archway is a perfect location for a quiet afternoon's luncheon or gathering of friends.   It's view of the gardens is ideal, and one's privacy complete.  

If you would would be interested in hearing more about this very special home, please call me with your questions regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $3,500,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Nooshi Naderi of Corcoran Global Living)  

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