This delightful home, located at 1420 Fernwood Drive in upper Montclair is a highly engaging mixture of Craftsman charm, and modern, imaginative updating-all beautifully melded together resulting in this impressive living space.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a generous 2880 sf of living space.  

Tucked in among the hills of Oakland's Fernwood neighborhood, is this classically designed Craftsman home, complete with pillared porch and overhanging eave.  

An entry porch that is awash in light welcomes all to this handsome home.  The cozy corner niche is available for quiet reading and relaxation, if desired. 

A turn to the left at the entry hall reveals this splendid living room that captures all the appeal of its original period design.  A large central fireplace anchors the room, and creates a central point around which friends and residents can gather. 

The light from the wall of picture windows here, and from the front hall,  create a warm glow that is further enhanced with the abundant supplemental lighting.  

The drama of the contrast between the richly colored hardwood floors and dark fireplace, is enhanced with the additional contrast from the off white walls--both here, and throughout the residence.  

The far left wall provides an outstanding set of bookcases, and a mantle piece that invite displays of favorite books, art work and collectibles.  

Just steps away is this formal dining room that effectively reflects the quality of workmanship that can be seen throughout the rest of the home. 

Subtle touches like parquet flooring, a built in buffet server and storage chest against the far wall, and the expense and quality revealed in the installation of the elegant supplemental wood trim around virtually every window, door, ceiling and entryway, are all measures of this home's architectural character.  

Just steps away is this striking gourmet kitchen that offers the many amenities that are so much in demand today.  Gleaming appliances surround the room, and there is an impressive amount of both work and counter space.  

An eat in breakfast counter takes up minimal space, yet is effective in its multiple uses as a preparation space, meal countertop, and serving platform.  

An additional view reveals the true drama of this room, and one that is certainly not seen in most kitchens.  Just over the large counterspace that includes numerous storage spaces and the sink, is this compelling view of the family room directly below.  

A pair of vaulted wood ceiling trusses define the amazing room seen directly below.  

This extraordinary family room is truly stunning.  A far wall of windows and doors, with compelling views of the inviting outside gardens, is paired with expansive floorspace and a tall peaked ceiling to create an outstanding living space.  

There are three bedrooms on the upper level of the residence.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen above, is the primary bedroom. 

Spacious, and well lit night and day due to the multiple  windows and the additional supplemental lighting overhead, it is an inviting retreat morning or evening.  

Steps away, is this remarkably updated master bathroom.  A huge multi-paned arch window rises above an always desirable sunken tub that comes complete with water jets, and room to relax.  

A large mirror over the sink is aglow from the four custom lights above, and a pleasant stall shower to the right, completes the effect.  

This sizable second bedroom provides an open invitation to create a unique living space.  It just awaits a special touch to take advantage of this opportunity.

An additional bathroom is available for the other two non-primary bedrooms on the second floor.  Twin sinks, a large view mirror and window combined with cheerful white tile in the shower/tub combination makes this an effective and useful space.  

On the lower level is this living space that is currently being used as an au pair unit.  It has its own bathroom, bedroom, and front room.  A special bonus is that it has its own separate entrance.  

This bedroom space is just off the main room above. Cheerful and pleasant, it is enhanced with the color and beauty of the surrounding exterior greenery.  

Returning to the family room of the home, this view reveals the easy transition from that room to the inviting picnic table on the wide wooden deck just outside.  

If ever there was a home well suited to relaxation and entertaining, this one certainly qualifies.  Well established trees, bushes, and flowerbeds surround it, and a wooden fence borders the property for privacy.  

If you would like to make this very exceptional home yours, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,695,000.  

                  (Listing Courtesy of Ann Lovi of Compass)

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