This charming home, with its pleasing curb appeal and Tudor styling, is located at 4142 Lyman Road in the popular Oakmore neighborhood of Oakland.  It offers 2 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms in a comfortable 1620 +/- sf of living space.   It is just moments from the venerable Rocky's neighborhood market, and the restaurants and shops of Glenview and Montclair.  

This home is characteristically Tudor in architecture.  Note the steeply pitched roofs, overlapping front gables of varying heights, and decorative half timbering trim across the entire front of the home.  Add to this the sturdy front door with a mullioned view window, and a delightful entry lamp, and the picture is complete.  

 This welcoming living room is anchored by a dramatic stone fireplace, above which is a decorative above mantel inset space that is ideal for displaying favorite art pieces, or collectibles.  What a perfect place for entertaining friends on a pleasant evening before enjoying a congenial dinner together.

A slightly different view of the living room reveals that amount of gleaming light that is available through the multiple windows around the room.  Most dramatic is the sweeping three panelled central window that is crowned with a striking archway of smaller panes.  

Adjacent to the living room is an inviting formal dining room, which is just awaiting a gracious dinner party or delicious luncheon.  A large picture window invites light in, and below the window is space for a handsome buffet serving piece.  

Located just off the kitchen for comfortable food service, this dining room features the quality of construction that is seen throughout the house, that is revealed in the stylish wooden trim around the windows, doors, and entryways, combined with richly colored hardwood floors.  

There is no doubt, that with the impressive renovation of the kitchen, this home takes on a special character.  Inviting and spacious, it offers a gas range/cooktop, a dishwasher and refrigerator, and a comfortable workspace that should please the fussiest of cooks.  

The extensive stone counter space is perfect for meal preparation of any complexity, and the storage and display space is ideal for displaying favorite china and glassware above, and favorite cooking and serving pieces below.  

A delightful breakfast nook completes the kitchen presentation.  As a cheerful corner of the kitchen, it is well placed for a simple breakfast or luncheon break, but is also a perfect spot for conversing with the chef during meal presentations.  

There are two bedrooms in the home.  The first, shown above, is comfortable and relaxing in style, and provides a large sliding glass door with both views, and access, to the outside greenery and gardens. 

 What a delight it is to be able to step outside one's bedroom onto this expansive private balcony, and be able to enjoy the gardens below-no matter what the time of day. 

The second bedroom is equally generous in size, and is exceedingly flexible in potential design concepts for the use of the floorspace.  

There are two bathrooms in the residence.  This is the updated upstairs bathroom with its cheerful flooring, and very spacious bathtub and shower combination.  

 This expansive space is the downstairs rumpus room that just awaits parties, pizza, and media viewing.  While this is a perfect asset to the home, should the need arise, this area could easily be converted into another large bedroom, with sliding glass doors to the garden.  

One of the most engaging features of this home is its immense multi-level garden space.  Beginning with this view from the balcony, one can see two lower levels that are serene, and  brimming with long established trees, plants and bushes.

A more expansive view reveals the irresistible deck area directly below the upper balcony.  With more than sufficient space to accommodate a pair of very comfortable sofas and a central coffee table, it is an enviable and relaxing retreat for any home.  

If this outstanding home, or another has caught your interest, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interests.  I can be reached at (510)517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,199,000.  I look forward to speaking with you.

(Listing Courtesy of Aaron Brown of Perspective Real Estate)

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