This view of this Oakland Montclair neighborhood home at 6007 Valley View Road reflects just a portion of the dramatic upgrades that were made to what was once a modest 800 sf cottage, that has been rebuilt, expanded, and transformed it into a stunning 3,315 sf home during 2016-2017. Settled in among the soothing trees and greenery that makes Montclair a perfect place to live, this home offers 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, and a location just moments from the shopping and restaurants of Montclair Village, Rockridge and Piedmont Avenue.  

Everything about this home reflects simplicity, yet each element is effective, and carries its own weight in the overall effect.  An excellent example is this imaginative front door that is paired with a wooden bench at the entryway.

 The entryway opens wide to reveal an unobstructed view of the living room to the left, and the kitchen to the right.    

Stepping to the left upon entry, guests are welcomed into this glowing living room.  Two expansive windows reveal the surrounding outdoor greenery of the Montclair hills, and an exceptional fireplace anchors this welcoming space.

To the far right of the first floor is this expansive family room that is large enough, and flexible enough, to envision multiple uses of this engaging space.  Already ideal as a media room, the spaces along either wall invite bookcases, display cases, or computer and office space.  Worth of note for this entire floor it the generous presence of recessed and supplemental lighting that is both stylish and practical, no matter what the time of day.  

A reverse view of the family room reveals the close proximity of the kitchen to both the family room and the dining room that is seen to the top left.  This dining space is ideally placed between large view windows to allow a striking view of the outside deck, and the terraced woodlands that surround the home.  The room is just a few short steps from the serving areas of the kitchen. 

 It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it is certainly true here.  This room has been designed to be the center core for entertaining and meal preparation, whether entertaining a large group of guests, or just furnishing a light meal for snacking while watching the large screen entertainment in the family room.  Its amenities should please the most demanding of chefs, and include a gas range/cooktop, a built in range/oven, a built in refrigerator, and a dishwasher.  A cozy breakfast bar format has been developed for quick and casual meals, and the cabinet storage space is expansive.   

 There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration and review.  Above is the master bedroom that comes complete with a pleasant balcony that is accessed through two large sliding glass doors.  What a pleasure it would be to open these doors on a pleasant spring day, and enjoy all that this unique location has to offer.  

Immediately adjacent to the master bedroom is this elegant private master bathroom with a relaxing tub, and handsome stall shower.

This cheerful second bedroom is comfortable in size, and furnishes a glowing skylight, and a spacious double closet.  

A third bedroom is enhanced with a large picture windows to the gardens, and comfortable floorspace to create a unique personal living space.

 Also on the main level, is this extremely flexible, and very appealing,bonus room.  Currently being used as a small sitting room, its uses are as variable as one's imagination.  It could be a large private office, an arts and crafts room, or another bedroom, if needed.  

As seen here, and above, this bonus room has a view walkway that is accessed through a double set of sliding glass doors, which adds even more flexibility to its present use.  

What a pleasure to be able to entertain friends, or just read and relax in this comfortable outside deck.  Sitting here reveals the substantial work that has been done to create such a delightful and well designed home in the hills.   

This detached garage at street level offers immediate off street parking for two cars, and the steps down lead to the home itself.  

This desirable home is being offered for sale for $1,585,000.  Should you have an interest or questions regarding it, or another in the area, please call me at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing courtesy of Mindy Scott and Anne T. Scott of Compass Real Estate)

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