Sitting high atop the Oakland Hills in the Upper Rockridge neighborhood, is this stunning Italian contemporary style view home.  Located at 6140 Buena Vista Avenue, it offers 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very spacious 3672 sf of living space. 

Ideally located, it is just moments from Berkeley, Oakland, and Montclair, with all that each has to offer in shops, restaurants, and markets.  Its dramatic presence is complimented by a pair of  distinctive arches over the upper and lower front windows.  

One of the reasons that people choose to live in the Oakland hills and the Rockridge neighborhood is the availability of panoramic San Francisco Bay views as the one seen here, and additionally, seen through many of the home's many windows.  This sweeping view includes both Oakland, San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and across to Marin.  

Guests entering the residence are immediately captured by the expanse of the lofty overhead arched ceiling that is dramatically paired with stunning white vertical columns at the upstairs windows, and the full span arch that is placed above the central balcony.  

The compelling presentation of the golden color of the cleverly set back wooden shelves and bookcases, combined with the white walls and a remarkable floor to ceiling window, is exceptional and exciting to view. 

The sleek black fireplace adds another distinctive element to the ambiance, as does the simple arch just above it which replicates the other arches around the room.  The living room is spacious and flexible in its design, allowing multiple options for creative use of the floor space.  

Directly opposite the living room is this gracious dining room space that is imaginatively combined with an opening through a set of doors that leads to the outside patio.  This combination offers a splendid opportunity for flexible entertaining -whether it be for luncheon or dinner.  A handsome built in buffet server to the right, provides both storage and display space for serving pieces, fine china and glassware.  

 Just outside the home, is this very spacious and serene patio.  Carefully designed and beautifully achieved,  it provides a private retreat on a pleasant afternoon, but, because of its size, it is equally able to accommodate a large garden party if desired.  

 As would be expected, this home has a stellar kitchen, complete with generous floor space, virtually floor to ceiling cabinet and shelving, a central island, and amenities that include a stone counter, gas range/cooktop, and refrigerator.  

A reverse perspective reveals the continuation of the concept of bringing the outdoor scene inside, when possible, by opening the kitchen doors to fully enjoy the gardens.  Amazing meals can be prepared, then pleasantly enjoyed outside, by stepping through the doors to the adjacent patio area.  

Nearby, and with an additional view of the yard, is this cozy kitchen nook.  Perfect for a cup of tea and a good book, it is a special spot.  

 A premium, and very prized, addition to the residence is this expansive wine cellar, that is a compliment to all hospitality to be planned..

There are 5 bedrooms in the home.  Four will be shown for your consideration.  The first, above, is awash in light, and designed in such a way that this  exceptional light flows in from virtually every angle of the room.  Generously sized, it gives the impression of  a crisp, but pleasant ambiance..  

This second bedroom has space for a comfortably sized bed, and table, but could just as easily accommodate a sofa, side chair, and a small dresser.  

A third bedroom is just off the top floor balcony, and while effective as a bedroom,  could also serve as an office space or study, should the need arise.  

A fourth bedroom provides a virtual wall of windows, two of which open to the impressive scenic views of the Bay area below.   

In addition to all of the living space offered above in this amazing house, there is also an in law unit below which would be perfect for guests, in-laws or students..

The Mediterranean atmosphere is particularly vivid here.  The use of a sheltered garden, a strong reliance on indoor/outdoor living, well planned gardens with sheltering trees, and a variety of seating options, creates a serene setting for both residents and guests.  

If this spectacular site is one that you would like to enjoy morning to evening, please contact me promptly with your questions and interest.  Should you have another home that is of interest, please let me know, as well.  I can be reached at (510)517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $2,498,000.  

(Listing CourtesyoOf Heidi Marchsotti, BHG Highland Partners) 
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