This warm and inviting home is located at 7057 Shirley Drive in the desirable Montclair neighborhood of Oakland. Offering 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very generous 2989 sf of living space, it is a home that is well worth one's consideration.
Located close to popular Montclair Village, with easy access to Highways 13 and 24, commuting to Oakland, San Francisco and Contra Costa Counties is especially efficient. Added bonuses include the many walking trails and parks in the hills above that provide many pleasant recreational opportunities.
A large, and well placed custom tiled central fireplace anchors a spacious living room that captures light from multiple doors and windows at every level around the room.
The soft colors of the walls, and the graceful arching of the ceiling up towards a dramatically tall ceiling, makes this living space especially unique.
A pair of doors on either side of the fireplace open to invite guests out onto a view porch to enjoy the serenity of the surrounding scenery, and a large and dramatic central arch in the wall on the right, opens and provides a view of the gleaming formal dining room just steps away.
Immediately adjacent to the living room is this very inviting dining room that continues the design theme from the living room of walls of windows that capture the exterior light and color, and warmly colored and recently refinished hardwood floors.
Ideally located just steps from the dining room, is this gleaming and well conceived kitchen that is a chef's delight.
A large view window over the sink adds an extra appeal, as do the warm and colorful tiled counters on both the kitchen counters and central island that offer an outstanding expanse of preparation space for the dedicated home chef.
Other amenities include the long central island for cooking and preparation space, custom kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel appliances- a microwave, refrigerator and built in dual oven.
Once again, glowing overhead lighting adds enhanced appeal to an already impressive space.
Just steps away from the kitchen, is this perfectly placed eat in kitchen space that easily accommodates a comfortably sized table and four chairs, and provides a pleasant and expansive view of the exterior of the home.
Also directly across from the kitchen, is a large family room, complete with its own welcoming fireplace. The room's generous floorspace allows varied furniture configurations for entertaining, and its location will permit an easy service of food directly from the kitchen that is ideal when planning for relaxed dining.
Immediately adjacent to the handsome fireplace is a pair of French doors that open to the exterior deck of the home. Guests can easily wander freely from the interior space to enjoy the beauty of the grounds that are seen here, and in additional views further below.
This engaging deck space sits serenely among just a portion of the grounds that surround the home, and can be a perfect retreat to enjoy a cup of tea and a good book, or to just relax, and listen to the forest sounds around one.
The home's primary bedroom, seen here, is truly exceptional. So many special features are concentrated here.
Once again, a large and welcoming fireplace will provide warmth and serenity when called upon by residents.
Light pours in from the dramatically conceived skylight above the bed, two matching glass block windows collect their own unique light at either side of the bed, and a wall of light is captured from a floor to ceiling window and glass paned door that opens onto the balcony.
A reverse perspective reveals the warmth and beauty that is provided by the uniquely conceived skylight, and the size of the space. An outstanding en suite bathroom is just steps away, and is seen below.
Two views of opposite ends of the master bathroom reveals the time and creativity that has gone into making this space an outstanding and engaging retreat.
Worth revealing is the large dual sink counterspace with matching mirrors and imaginative tiling that is topped with yet another appealing skylight. A desirable sunken tile tub with jets, and spacious stall shower is beautifully coordinated with the room's counterspace into one delightful visual experience.
Just outside of the primary bedroom is this private tree topped deck.
A second upstairs bedroom continues the very pleasing ambiance of richly colored hardwood floors, soft beige walls, light filled rooms, and a generous floorspace.
This bedroom also has access to the outdoor balcony seen above through its own private access door.
In addition to all the other rooms, there is this additional space which is currently being used as a combination office space and personal retreat.
The lower level of the home features what is easily adapted to an in law unit. Seen here is the living room, with its door to the exterior.
Just steps away is the in law kitchen with sink, stove, dishwasher, storage space, and a cozy table and chairs to the left.
This handsome bedroom is the companion to the in-law spaces above.
There are multiple, and very commanding scenic views available on the grounds. The first, seen here, gives a sweeping view of the entire San Francisco Bay below.
The two views above illustrate the presence and beauty of the surrounding forest that truly enhances this home.
A delightful and very engaging pergola styled entryway welcomes guests into the front patio and gardens that surround the entry.
If you would like to learn more about this outstanding home, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280. It is being offered for sale for $1,350,000.
(Listing Courtesy of Christopher Nava of Corcoran Icon Properties)
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