Ideally located high in the hills above Oakland on a quiet street at 6780 Oakwood Drive, is this extraordinary 4 bedroom. 4 1/2 bathroom home.  It is remarkably spacious, providing 3912 sf +/- of living space.  

Its compelling curb appeal reveals an imaginative exterior design.  Its interior living space is conceived in a way to take advantage of the exterior light, while insuring a desirable privacy amongst the trees and plantings that surround it.  

This home is ideal for those who enjoy gracious entertaining.  Everything about it reflects an atmosphere of relaxation and beauty. 

The floor to ceiling windows that line the living room, and the sliding glass doors to the outside deck, provide warm indoor lighting, and an indoor/outdoor experience for guests.    

A reverse perspective reveals the view from the living room to the truly extraordinary dining room.  An easy flow of guests from one space to another is offered, and the degree of formality can easily be adapted to one's needs, since it is an equally perfect venue for a dinner, or buffet luncheon.    

This dramatic dining room is highlighted with a beautiful chandelier that drops from the artfully conceived coved ceiling.  A multi-paned arched wall of windows to the left yields yet more light, but the fully mirrored far wall adds the final touch of elegance.    

Off to the right is the entrance to the kitchen.

This view reveals the outstanding combined family room and kitchen space just off the living and dining area.  The kitchen, seen below, anchors the space.  An eat in kitchen table and chairs are seen in the foreground, and the far left front is the location of the expansive family room to be shown later.  

As with most homes, the heart of the home is the kitchen, and this home is no exception.  This is truly a chef's kitchen, and is highlighted by this highly engaging center island that serves a variety of purposes.  A gas range, surrounded by a generous tile topped work counter, provides an ideal meal preparation space.   

Below, the entire island is enhanced with storage space for favorite plates, dishes, silverware, and serving pieces that are available for instant access when needed.  

The opposite side of the island has seating for three for casual breakfast or luncheons, or for chatting with the cook during meal preparation.   The quality amenities include tile counters, a dishwasher, a large refrigerator, a microwave, and a pantry.  

Another perspective, at the entrance to the family room, highlights the glowing contrast between the richly colored hardwood floors, and the generous, and well placed, overhead supplemental lighting.

This welcoming family room has so much to recommend it.  It is built around a substantial, and centrally placed fireplace that is perfect for offering warmth on chilly East Bay afternoons and evenings. 

It continues the home's vision from the living room by offering a matching pair of arched picture windows on either side of a fireplace, and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors that open out onto a view deck.  

There are four bedrooms in the residence.  All are en suite.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here, reveals its flexibility.  It can easily be a bedroom with a fold out bed as shown here, if needed, or can be adapted to a variety of extra uses if not need in that format.  

Potential options could include an office, study, or music room.  

This second cheerful bedroom with its pleasant colorscape, has its own en suite bathroom just steps away.  

There are four bedrooms in the house.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  This splendid primary bedroom is as generous in size as would be expected in a home of this caliber.   Once again, a welcoming fireplace awaits, as does a private outdoor view balcony.  

Just steps away from the primary bedroom, is this serene private view deck that is a a pleasant treat year round.  

This stunning primary bathroom with its glowing overhead skylight, features all the many enhancements that make this an elegant personal retreat.   

The top view reveals the inviting step up tub that is settled in just below a set of three view windows.  Additionally, and seen in both pictures, is the spacious walk in shower with the highly decorative multi-colored tiles that harmonize gracefully with the tiles on the nearby dual sink counter. Prominently placed, and adjacent to the tub, is a large walk in closet with mirrored doors, 

A sheltered and private back patio adds more serenity to an already restful location.  

If this handsome, and well located home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,699,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Devang Parikh of Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.)

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