Located in the hills of Oakland, this exceptional home located at 6048 Chelton Drive in Oakland, was designed in the Bauhaus style by recognized architect Francis Harvey Slocombe, and, due to the fact that it sits on a third of an acre of land, affords the serenity that only a forested estate can offer.  It features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2963 sf +/- of living space.  

As one descends the entry stairs, the scene of the home ahead is one of imaginative styling -from its dramatic peaked windows above the entry door, to its multi-level floor plan.  This creativity allows views of the well established, and varied, gardens and patios from virtually every room in the house.  

The entryway is especially welcoming, with its view to the interior that previews the hospitality waiting inside.  The dining room is to the left, and the steps to the main room are just beyond the front door, above which is an imaginative light fixture. 

The entry stairs to the right of the room brings guests into a truly captivating living space.  Gleaming white, it is designed to attract outside light from virtually every expansive window that is placed on either side of the elegant central fireplace.  

A reverse perspective of the living room reveals abundant floor space around which a variety of innovative floor plans might be developed.   A highlight from this vantage has to be the inspired multi-floor picture windows to the left rear of the room.  The warmly colored hardwood floors mesh beautifully with the gleaming white walls, and sharply angled lines of the stairwell and windows.  

Stepping down from the living room, guests will discover a spacious and engaging dining room, which, as with most of the rooms in this home, overlooks the outside gardens.  Its simplicity invites a variety of decorative formats.  Here a wooden table and chairs has been chosen, but a more modern look would be equally fitting.  

Every home, no matter what its era, deserves a handsome and efficient kitchen, and this one certainly fills that need.  Beginning with the counter and sink area, (and as seen below), it is evident that space for food preparation is well thought out.  Storage space for favorite china, glassware and cookware is available at various levels assuring that the work spaces will stay clear and flexible for use.  The delightful sliding glass window area above the sink allows a view and communication to the exterior deck and gardens.  

Amenities offered for the home chef  include a dishwasher and refrigerator.  The large sliding glass doors allow easy flow from the preparation area to the outside deck area, making a formal luncheon or tea or a simple barbeque equally easy.  

When more casual dining is preferred-perhaps a quick breakfast, or a light lunch-this charming breakfast nook adjacent to the kitchen is an ideal choice.  With is desirable view of the gardens, it could also serve as a quiet reading retreat.  

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  One of the most spacious is seen here.  The placement of the bay windows invites the installation of a spacious window seat that would be perfect for reading or viewing the outside greenery.  Another ideally suitable concept would be an small personal writing desk.    

Just off the bedroom above is this very expansive, and versatile, walk in closet that is overflowing with shelf  space.  

A second bedroom features a pair of windows that open to the exterior, and generous floor space for a more extensive furniture presence-perhaps matching chairs, loveseat, or a larger chest of drawers.  

A third bedroom is warm and welcoming, and perhaps flexible in another use.  If all four bedrooms are not needed, this space might be comfortably repurposed as a library, an office, or den if preferred.  

As has been mentioned earlier, there are numerous opportunities to sit outside and enjoy the views that surround the home.  This deck has ample space for multiple guests, or can be developed as a private retreat.  

 There are multiple seating areas in which to settle to enjoy the abundance of the expansive greenery and gardens . 

Settling among these tall sheltering trees is a pleasure that can be shared with all who visit, or privately, in their midsts.  

If this outstanding home, or a similar one, is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510)517-6280.  It is well located in Oakland's popular Piedmont Pines area, and just moments from Montclair Village.  It is being offered for sale for $1,499,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Sheila Gallagher of Compass Real Estate)

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