When a dramatic Mid-century modern home is combined with the lush greenery of the Oakland hills, one comes away with this outstanding home that is located at 2759 Chelsea Drive in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood of Montclair. 

With 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 2997 sf of living space, it is a quiet hideaway, and is also appealingly close to everything that the city has to offer. 

Montclair is nearby, by with its charming shops and restaurants, as is Highway 24 at the base of the hill that give efficient and immediate access to Oakland, SF, Berkeley and Contra Costa County.  

As guests and residents arrive, they are welcomed by the serenity of this private, and expansive, front patio and garden. 

Conceived as an ideal outdoor entertainment space, it can easily accommodate friends for a large garden party, or an afternoon barbeque.  

As one enters the living room, a gracious living space awaits.  Anchored by an impressive floor to ceiling fireplace, one can see the thought that has gone into creating this visual experience.   

The step down/sunken living room feature adds a uniqueness and charm to the room, and the size of the room invites a variety of furniture configurations and accessory placements  create one's own unique vision.  

The formal dining room occupies its own special space, and is immediately engaging -whether for a specially prepared sit down dinner, or a casual late breakfast.  

This view illustrates the proximity of the home's key living spaces that  provide an easy and pleasant living experience.  

This gleaming kitchen will please the most demanding of home chefs.  Everything is within easy reach, the storage space is generous, and at multiple levels for easy access.

The gleaming, and very effective, quartz stone counter adds yet more work and preparation space. 

Soft light flows in from an overhead skylight, while supplemental lighting combines with the windows over the sink to add a warm ambiance to the space.    

Amenities include a dishwasher, a double oven, a gas range/cooktop and refrigerator.  Seen here, and throughout the house, is the lightly colored wide plank wooden flooring that adds a warmth to each room it touches.  

Located just off the kitchen, is this very engaging eat in kitchen space.  No matter what the time of day, or the weather, this special spot offers a engaging view of the entire front patio and garden.

The large floor to ceiling glass doors are easily opened to encourage freedom of movement from one space to another, which is especially desirable on pleasant sunny afternoons.  

This inviting outdoor living space is as equally suited to special events and parties, as it is to a quiet afternoon's reading of a good book. 

Of the home's four bedrooms, there are two on the main floor, and two downstairs.  Seen here, on the main floor, is the large primary bedroom.  Its soft colors and skylight add a special charm.  

Just steps away is the primary bathroom that has been handsomely updated, and continues the primary bedroom's color theme.  Offered is a split bath, a stall shower, and dual sinks.  

The main floor's second bedroom has been comfortably adapted into an efficient office space with a pair of view windows-an ideal use of this space when four bedrooms are not needed.  

Just behind the living room fireplace is a set of stairs, complete with a distinctive wrought iron railing, and directly opposite a floor to ceiling entry wall of frosted glass .  These stairs, as will be seen below, direct one to the lower floor living spaces.  

Following the steps down, one is led to the home's handsome family room. 

Immediately engaging, this expansive family room has the flexibility to become a stunning living space.  A fireplace to the right (not seen here) anchors the far right wall, and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors open to a view porch, and add visual excitement to this already pleasing ambiance.  

The porch view reveals the true appeal of choosing to live in the Oakland hills.  This serene tree filled beauty is a never ending pleasure.  

The first of the two lower floor bedrooms is compact, and is enhanced with a four window panes full of beauty.  

The lower bathroom, as with the upper one, has been impressively updated, and includes a shower over tub feature, double sinks, and window.  

There is excellent floor space available with this second lower floor bedroom.  It is a room that could easily be converted into another use, if only three bedrooms were required.  

Potential uses could include an office, study, arts and craft room, music or play room.  

If this serene and engaging house is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it.  

Please call me with your questions regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,198,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Dana S. Cohen of The Grubb Company)

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