This dramatic hillside home is located in Woodside Glen community of Oakland at 22 Woodside Glen Court.  Sitting atop a private cul de sac, it offers a pleasant serenity among the trees that surround it.  There are 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 2841 sf of living space. 

It is ideally located for daily living as well.  Highway 580, just below, offers easy transportation to the many attractive shops and restaurants of Montclair, San Leandro, and Castro Valley, as well as a direct commute to Oakland and Berkeley to the north, and Hayward and the Tri-Valley, to the south.  

Upon arrival, one becomes immediately aware of the home's stunning curb appeal.  A sweeping driveway anchors the space, and leads to two separate garages that provide direct access into the home.  

This splendid approach to the home include an impressive variety of  large and small trees, bushes, multiple plantings as ground cover, and colorful flowers.  

As with so many homes of its era, this contemporary home is designed for easy living and gracious entertaining.  A spacious living room, anchored by a dramatic central fireplace, is conceived in a very distinctive way that takes full advantage of the generous open living space that is available.

Adding to the visual impact,  the size and variety of the room's surrounding windows invite in the beauty of the home's outdoor gardens.  

A reverse perspective illustrates the astute way in which all the many elements of the entire living space have been placed.    

 The living room is just steps away from both the formal dining room and the kitchen, providing opportunities for both an elegant sit down meal, or perhaps a more casual buffet style meal served on the kitchen counter to the left.  

The dining room is aglow with the light streaming in from a pair of tall windows, and its simplicity accommodates a variety of uses-from an elegant evening's meal, to a simple soup and sandwich treat.  

The entire right side of this great room is devoted to the creation of a stunning culinary workspace that should please the most demanding of home chefs.  

The gleaming central island that is central to this space, provides an exceptional opportunity for effective food preparation. 

It offers a generous amount of counter workspace, a built in sink, and the entire surface can easily be used as a serving platform when meals are  ready.  

Included in the space is this delightful breakfast nook that is perfect for a simple casual meal, or an early morning breakfast.  

The soft overhead lighting reveals the many amenities available.  Included are a dishwasher, a double oven, a gas range cooktop, a refrigerator, and solid surface counters.  

Up a small set of stairs just off the main room, is this flexible living space with a Bay view, that is currently being used as a family room, although other options for its use are available should the need arise-perhaps a home office, a playroom, or music or arts room.  

From the family room, richly colored wooden stairs, seen here, lead to the second floor of the house.  

Worth noting-close to the family room is this cozy office space which could also be converted to another use if its size is not large enough for one's current needs.  

Upstairs, this warm and welcoming primary bedroom is enhanced with a wall of windows that capture views of the scenes below.  It is a perfect private retreat at the end of a busy day.  

A reverse aspect illustrates the generous closet space, and the adjacent, and impressively updated, primary bathroom.  

This primary bathroom is truly notable.  With large dual sinks and accompanying storage space, a desirable sunken tub under dual windows, and a walk in shower, it is reflects the careful planning that went into its presentation.

Two additional bedrooms are located on the second floor-each is comfortably sized, and each provides pleasing views of the surrounding scenery.

The two bedrooms seen above share this crisp bathroom space that includes dual sinks, and a tub with an overhead shower.  

As would be expected in a home of this quality, the backyard living space would be large, well designed, and perfect for entertaining.  Such is certainly the case here.

Additionally, it is fenced and private- just another special feature of this outstanding home.  

If this outstanding home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,489,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Regina Jacobs of The Grubb Company)

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