This handsome hillside home, with its lush lawn and crisp classic Mid-century modern appearance, is a showplace inside and out. 

Located high in the Montclair hills at 6240 Fairlane Drive.  It is large, offering 3093 sf of living space, and 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

  Dramatically updated, it provides the serenity of a hillside retreat while being located just moments from the hiking and biking trails of Sibley Volcano Regional Preserve, Tilden Regional Park, and the recreation activities offered by the nearby North Oakland Sports Center.  

Equally impressive is its proximity to Highways 12 and 24, allowing easy commuting to Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County.  

The design concept of  this home reflects a wonderful combination of indoor/outdoor living at its very best.  This exceptional, and very inviting, back yard entirely encompasses the the rear of the home, and is both soothing and hospitable. 

There are multiple opportunities for varied seating and serving configurations when entertaining, a built in barbeque, an upper patio,  and a privacy provided by the surrounding old growth trees and plantings.  

Even more impressive, is this view of the entire SF Bay area below the home that encompasses the SF Bay, Oakland, San Francisco, and both bridges-a true wonder that is a gift in some, but not all, of the Oakland hills homes.    

Moving inside, one finds this glowing expanse of living space that easily accommodates one's desire for gracious living.  Everything is immediately welcoming, and one living space flows smoothly from one space to another with ease.  

The dramatic open beam ceiling rises to a peak, and draws the eyes upwards, while capturing and reflecting the incoming light.  

To the right of the living room, and adjacent to the dining room, is a floor to ceiling sliding glass door that leads to a pleasant view balcony.  A large and well placed fireplace is seen at the far right.  

The various and shapes of windows, and floor to ceiling glass doors, invite in, and enhance, the dramatic light that flows in and out of the residence. 

Just steps away, is this large dining room-perfectly placed to be close to the living room for serving an elegant evening meal, if desired, or a simple morning brunch on a lazy weekend morning.  

There is always a view of the variety of outside trees and greenery to enjoy, and guests can move easily to the outside balcony to enjoy it,  

To the left of the dining table, is a floor to ceiling set of built in, and softly lit shelving that is perfectly designed to act as a buffet server on the lower level, while the shelving above can display favorite china and glassware.  

The home's kitchen is just steps away to allow easy and efficient food service to the table.  

This kitchen has been dramatically updated, and it shows.  A spacious kitchen counter is enhanced with a built in freestanding range/oven.  The counter easily doubles as an eat in kitchen space for a casual meal, or as a preparation space or serving counter.  

There are stone counters, a dishwasher, a microwave, and a refrigerator and pantry.  Generous overhead supplemental lighting brings out the crisp white of the cabinetry, and the contrasting greys of the wall tiles.  

Perfectly placed just off the kitchen, is this warm and comfortable family room-just perfect for a get together next to the corner fireplace while enjoying a casual luncheon or a pizza party.   

The sliding glass door leads directly to the backyard that was seen above,  

There are 4 bedrooms in the residence.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here, is the newly renovated primary bedroom, and it is impressive. 

Spacious, with a gently peaked ceiling, it is especially unique in that it has a large window with a view to the trees, and a floor to ceiling sliding glass door that leads directly to the backyard. 

It also has its own very desirable, and distinctive, en suite bathroom, as seen here to the right, and directly below.

This gleaming primary bathroom offers a wealth of desirable enhancements that include notable tile work, double sinks, a stall shower with multiple shower heads, a bidet, a skylight and a window.  

Also included is this very well planned primary closet that provides a variety of hanging and storage opportunities.

Steps away, is a second en suite bedroom that is easily suited to a set of twin beds.  A tall pair of windows captures the view of the outdoors, and a large closet to the left can accommodate the needs of those who will live here.  

Freshly enhanced, this second tiled bathroom has a stall shower over a tub, dual sinks, generous storage, and a dual flush toilet

On the lower level of the home is this third  bedroom with a large picture window, an adjacent bathroom, and a large closet with mirrored doors. 

If needed, it would be an attractive au pair, or in law unit.  

At the end of the day, when all is completed, there is always this delightful backyard and patio area to retire to for some well deserved relaxation.  

If this is the style of living that you would like to enjoy for years to come, please call me promptly with your interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,998,000.

(Listing Courtesy of Fritz Hochfellner of Compass)

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