This captivating living room above, with its dramatic open beamed peak ceiling and innovative fireplace, looks out onto a balcony and a sweeping Bay area view that is stunning, no matter what the time of day.  Located at 14075 Skyline Boulevard in Oakland, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a spacious 3539 sf +/- sf of living space.  What adds even more value to the home is the surprising 1.61 acres +/- of land on which the the home sits.  

Skyline Boulevard weaves along the highest hills in Oakland, and as such provides impressive Bay area views, and makes homes here especially cherished.  In addition to the site, this residence is adjacent to the Leona Canyon Regional Open Space Reserve, and not far from many other parks and trails along the ridges.  It is not isolated however.  Just a few minutes down the hill are freeways that can take one to San Francisco, downtown Oakland or Contra Costa County.  

This house has a unique presentation in that it is tucked in among long term forest growth and greenery, and yet its western side is open and encompasses all the beauty that the San Francisco Bay area has to offer.  

This engaging entry gate reflects the imagination and thought that has gone into each element of the property.  

 There is no question that this home has been imagined with the goal of entertaining.  In addition to the living room seen above, there is also a family room and formal dining room, seen here, that also perfect for that use.  This graciously appointed family room is anchored by a welcoming fireplace, and enhanced in its appeal by a large centrally placed skylight that draws in the glowing outdoor light.  Additional light enters through a virtual wall of windows on either side.  

 A slightly different view of the family room reveals the proximity of a dining room which is perfectly placed to encourage guests to enjoy the charm of formal dining on a pleasant evening, or perhaps a relaxing luncheon on a sunny afternoon.  

Just a few steps up from the family room is this welcoming dining room that offers plentiful space for a large table and chairs, and a  buffet server.  Its richly golden colored hardwood floors, and expansive window views to the grounds, adds more appeal to an already handsome room.  

Immediately adjacent to the dining room is this cheerful kitchen space which is designed to fill the many needs of a busy chef in a home built around entertaining.  The warm golden color of the counter seen here, matches the richly colored hardwood floors, and a little niche provides a perfect spot for a quick breakfast or lunch.  Be sure to note the plentiful storage space throughout the kitchen that is combined with handsome black and white upper cabinets.  

Amenities here include a dishwasher, double oven, gas range cooktop, a microwave and built in range oven.  An eat in kitchen complete with a Bay area view, is immediately adjacent , and is ideal for an early morning breakfast complete with scenery.  

The extension of the cabinetry from the kitchen area provides both additional storage, and spacious pass through window for food from the kitchen to the family room.  

 A second view of the living room reveals what a warm and welcoming place it is.  Note the subtle amenities included here.  Extensive recessed lighting among the overhead beams adds warm light to an already comfortable room.  On either side of the fireplace are inset peaked arches that provide a unique place to display special art or collectibles.  The fireplace surround can offer additional seating-perhaps with cushions on days where a fire is not needed or desired.  

 There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, above, is extremely spacious, and offers a flexibility of design that encourages the imagination.  A mini office space has been created here to the left of the entry, but is is equally adaptable to additional uses.  

A second expansive bedroom provides a virtual wall of windows that reveal the surrounding scenery in all of its daily variety.  What a pleasure to wake up to this visual experience every morning.  

This third bedroom features a floor to ceiling sliding glass door that allows passage to the backyard, and a pleasant tree shaded view balcony. 

As indicated at the outside, this residence sits on a very generous 1.61 acres of land, the use of which awaits the imagination and purpose of a creative homeowner.  Many trees and plants are well established, and more can be added to enhance the already impressive presence of this site.  

If you would like to make this house with this spectacular view patio yours to enjoy, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,750,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Debbie Bellamy-Reyes of Century 21 MM)

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