Homes in Hiller Highlands have always been some of the best locations for sweeping Bay area views, and this one is no exception.  This outstanding townhome, located at 1854 Grand View Drive, offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1994 sf of living space.  

This light filled living room is conceived in such a way that light is invited in from every level, floor to ceiling, to create a outstanding ambiance that is immediately welcoming-no matter what the time of day.  

The key to this effect is the presence of the softly colored, and very dramatic, peaked ceiling that is designed in such a way that it captures and directs the incoming sunlight to the room.

The other notable feature here is the captivating fireplace that creates a drama of its own against the far wall.

This living room and dining room combination truly represents what can be designated as the classic open floor plan concept. 

Residents and guests can move easily from one section of the large living space to another, share food, beverages, and conversation, and then easily move outside to enjoy the views from the inviting balcony that is just steps away through a floor to ceiling sliding glass door.  

The outdoor balcony, just off the seating area, is easily accessed, and upon entry into its seating area, one feels as though one is sitting at the top of the world, with the entire Bay area spread out below.  

The porch runs the length of the living and dining room, and is one of the key features of the home's presence.  

This is the near view captured at the far west end of the deck.

Reaching out a bit more visually, one experiences the sweeping panorama that captures the entire Bay area, Oakland, both bridges, and most of San Francisco Bay.  

The dining area continues the concept of indoor/outdoor living.  When the weather is cooler, this spot can function as an indoor formal dining room, complete with a traditional buffet/server, dining table, and chairs.  

When the warmer weather arrives, one can use this space as a site for a spring or summer buffet, with a selection of edible treats piled on top of the table as guests move indoors and out as desired.  

Just steps away from the dining area, is this exceptionally well designed kitchen that is both efficient and engaging at the same time, and of the type that one that would expect in a home of this caliber.  

The gently curved counter space provides a wealth of working space for meal preparation.

Especially noteworthy is the amount of storage space at every level that allows one to store favorite china, silverware and serving pieces.  Glass fronted cabinets around the room are perfect for storing and displaying both casual and formal glassware.  

A reverse perspective fully reveals the gently curved format of the stone kitchen counter.  Appliances include a gas range cooktop, dishwasher, and refrigerator.  

Just beyond the kitchen is a smaller room that is currently being used as a family room, but could just as easily be a site for an eat in kitchen with table and chairs, and a view to the outside deck.  

This very comfortable and inviting space just off the kitchen is yet another relaxing spot for engaging with friends and family, and is just off the home's front patio as is seen below.  

The front patio has two separate locations for entertaining.  The first above, as pictured above is just off the kitchen, and would be an excellent choice for buffets and luncheons.

A few steps to the right there is a larger deck spot that is easily suitable as a gathering area for parties and relaxing conversation.

There are three bedrooms in the residence.  The first, seen here, is off the main floor, and is entered through a handsome sliding paneled door.  

It is currently being used as an office, but could easily be a guest bedroom, play room, or arts and craft room if not needed as a bedroom.  There is an adjacent bathroom. 

The home's lower level contains 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, the first of which to be seen here.  It is the  primary bedroom, which is truly exceptional in its appeal.  

Its generous floorspace, and the use of furniture placement creates a comfortable and calming ambiance which is dramatically enhanced by the far wall of windows and a floor to ceiling sliding glass door-all of which capture the view of the cities below.  

Just beyond the door is one's own personal and private patio that allows one to enjoy this spectacular experience literally 24 hours a day.  

As would be expected in a home of this quality, the primary bathroom is especially stellar.  It provides a generous amount of space, and amenities that include this expansive dual sink tile counter that is paired with the room wide mirror above, both of which are warmly lit by softly colored lighting fixtures.  

Also featured, is this sunken tub and stall shower, and, not seen, a spacious personal closet. 

The second bedroom continues the design theme of immediate access to the outside balcony, floorspace for a large, comfortable bed, but, in this case, offers an especially attractive built in features- a large built in personal office space which is ideal for those who work out of their home all or part time.  

A wide, mirrored glass door fronted closet reveals the size of the space available for clothing, shoes, etc. as needed.  

The second bathroom is equally bright and efficient.  

If you would like to enjoy this welcoming, and subtle front porch ambiance, or the stunning Bay area views from the front deck, that characterizes this very special home,  both are available, and waiting for you. 

One of the joys of living in the Bay area hills is this compelling view that is always changing, and always breathtaking.  

If you are interested in this home, please call me promptly at (510) 517-6280.  The house is being offered for sale for $1,295,000.  

   (Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of The Grubb Comoany)

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