The stunning hillside home, with dramatic curb appeal is now for sale at 6191 Ocean View Drive in the Upper Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 2510 sf. +/- of living space.  

Ideally located, it is close to the popular neighborhood shopping and dining areas of Elmwood, Claremont and Rockridge, and to efficient access to Highways 13 and 24 for commuting to Oakland, San Francisco or Contra Costa County.  

The entire frontage of the home is compelling.  The well conceived front gardens combine with, and are softened by, the cheerful blue entry door, while the floor to ceiling interior stairway adds a dramatic touch when the overhead light passes through it during the day.   

Guests entering the home are greeted by this simple, yet unique, entryway that is anchored by the base of the floor to ceiling stairwell that can seen from the exterior views.    

Moving further into the center of the residence, one is immediately greeted by the many floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and windows that provide a sweeping view to the  backyard.  A large living room to the right invites guests to settle in for a pleasant conversation and refreshments 

The very large living room is especially luminous, and exemplifies the creative design concept of this home-light and drama.  Worthy of note are the softly colored wooden floors that combine perfectly with the gently off white, and contrasting darker grey, of the various walls throughout the space.  

Across from the living room, and to the left of the home's entrance is this unique dining room and kitchen combination that brings an efficiency and creativity to both meal service and casual dining.  

This combination of preparation and dining space is quite effective.  The central dining table is equally able to handle a formal dining experience, or a casual luncheon or buffet, while steps away, the eat in island is equally effective as a bar, serving counter, extra workspace, or simple breakfast.   

The kitchen itself is a model of efficiency and quality.  It includes stone counters, a dishwasher, double oven, electric range/cooktop and refrigerator.

What better space to place a kitchen than just off the living area and the spacious backyard?  Instant access and views to the back yard are once again provided by the tall sliding glass door and window. 

As would be anticipated, the backyard is full of charm and space.  Sheltered and private due to surrounding trees and wooden fencing, it is features generous space for relaxing and entertaining, and combines it with multiple sites for plantings and flowers.  

An additional asset on the lower floor is this bonus/plus room complete with half bath that could serve as a perfect office space, music room, or play room, depending on need.  

There are four bedrooms on the second floor.  This outstanding primary bedroom has so much to recommend it.   Truly expansive in size, it invites a special consideration as to its future floor plan and design.  It is enhanced with a private balcony that is accessed through floor to ceiling sliding glass doors.  

What a pleasure to be able to enjoy this quiet retreat on a pleasant day or lazy evening.  It looks out over the serenity of the garden below.  

Just steps away is this completely updated primary bathroom that features distinctive stone topped dual sinks, toilet, a large stall shower, and radiant heating.   

Two of the remaining upstairs 3 bedrooms will be shown for your consideration.  The second, seen here, in en suite, with the bathroom just steps away, and offers an impressive garden view picture window.  

Another en suite bedroom located on the upper floor has room for a large bed, nightstands, and a personal desk next to a pair of view windows.  

This two car garage is equally effective for off street parking or, if preferred, as a flex space as needed.  

This is an artfully conceived home, equally effective as one's special retreat, and as a source of gracious entertaining. 

Most notably, it has been enhanced with select advanced features that include engineered hardwood floors, a radiant heating system and ozone machines.  

If this truly distinctive 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 $1,995,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Jeffrey Vu and Laura Martell of Winkler Real Estate Group)


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