This classically styled Tudor 3 story home sits high atop the Oakland hills, and is a private retreat unto itself. A large fenced front garden has been carefully conceived to provide both beauty and esthetic balance to this unique view property.
Located at 25 Chelton Lane in the popular Montclair district of Oakland, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 2499 sf of living space.
Guests are welcomed into this dramatic living room that is anchored by an impressive brick fireplace at the far end of the room. A built in bookcase enhances the space, and, coupled with the room wide mantle above, offers multiple opportunities for the display of favorite books, art works and collectibles.
It is hard to deny the impact of the open beam peaked ceiling that runs the length of the room. The off white color of the wood contrasts perfectly with the darker color wood of the beams.
The French doors to the right open onto an expansive view deck, as will be seen below, while the doors to the right open on to the front garden. This easy access and flow from one location to another is a welcome benefit when entertaining or enjoying the varied enhancements that this home has to offer.
Just off to the right is a set of doors that pair perfectly with two fixed windows to invite in both the light and dramatic views of the Bay area below.
One of the pleasures of living high above Oakland in the East Bay hills, is the opportunity to have these SF Bay panoramas spread out below for one's enjoyment. This particular home's conception has taken full advantage of the view, as this visionary deck reveals.
To the right side of the deck, another set of doors open to the outside from the dining room, providing a perfect opportunity for indoor outdoor dining, and the hosting of guests- perhaps for a luncheon or special event.
What a pleasure to be able to enjoy this sweeping view year round-especially as the seasons and the daily light change to enhance it even more.
Just off the kitchen, this inviting dining room continues the vision of capturing the drama and beauty of the Bay area, and provides even more opportunities for delightful dining and entertaining.
The updated kitchen has handsome stone counters, and offers two casual dining opportunities for residents.
The first is the breakfast bar seen directly above, and the second is a sunny corner space with display shelves in the far left corner of the picture. Either serves a perfect purpose of simple meal service with little fuss.
A reverse perspective depicts the generous floor to ceiling shelving and drawers for effective storage of favorite dishes, cooking and serving pieces and glassware.
Updated amenities include a dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, a microwave and refrigerator.
There are three floors in the home. The top floor holds 3 of the 4 bedrooms that are available. The first, seen here, is the large primary bedroom with adjacent en suite bathroom.
As would be expected, it has a set of three matched view windows plus richly colored hardwood floors. and two sizeable floor to ceiling closets.
Just steps away is this gleaming primary bathroom with a large bathtub and shower head, matching twin sinks, a full length overhead mirror, and plentiful storage space underneath.
The second bedroom easily handles a comfortably sized bed, a pair of side tables, and supplemental seating. The double set of glass fronted sliding closet door are expansive, and their mirrored surfaces enhance the light that flows in from the picture windows to the left.
The third upstairs bedroom is a bit smaller that the other two, but it is still more that effective, and has the added charm of the Tudor style door frame.
Moving to the home's lower level, one discovers this outstanding living space. This family room has recently been notably redefined, and represents the best of indoor/outdoor living in a residence.
Expansive in size, it affords a variety of potential floor configurations for relaxation and entertaining, and the floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors to the exterior deck completes its vision.
Also on the lower level, is this engaging kitchenette, and, combined with the bedroom seen below, would be perfect for an in law suite, if needed.
Even this cozy bedroom space manages to provide cheerful light and views through its floor to ceiling picture windows.
This extraordinary approach to the home, with its gated entrance that opens to showplace gardens, and the striking half timbered overhead frontage, will be a welcoming landmark for all who live here.
This beautiful home is ideally located in Oakland's Montclair foothills. It i well placed for both recreational and daily living. Close to the shops and restaurants of both Montclair, Rockridge and Elmwood neighborhoods, it is also close to many of the favored hillside hiking and biking trails further up the hill.
Down the hill, Highways 13 and 24 give access to Oakland, San Francisco, and all of Contra Costa County.
If you have interest in this outstanding residence, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280 with your questions. The house is being offered for sale for $1,595,000.
Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of the Grubb Company)
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