Gracious Oakland Crocker Highlands Home Now Available At 1295 Sunnyhills Road
by Bruce Wagg
on Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 10:05am.
This delightfully conceived home offers a taste of the Mediterranean with its graceful architecture, multiple private patios, arched doorways, and dramatic pair of arched front windows Located at 1295 Sunnyhills Road in the Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland, it has 4 bedrooms, and 3 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 3,300 sf of living space.
One could not ask for a better located home than this one. Surrounded by equally beautiful homes, it is close to much of what the city has to offer. Some of the favorite shopping and dining venues of Lakeshore and Grand Avenues are close by, and just up the hill is the equally appealing Montclair Village. Both Highways 580 and Highway 13 are not far, and provide direct routes to downtown Oakland, San Francisco and Contra Costa County. The hills above contain numerous hiking, biking and jogging trails, along with spectacular Bay area views.
This spacious and charming patio area is an outstanding and distinctive asset to this home. The surrounding garden walls, and the long established trees-especially the tall palms- offer both a shelter and retreat from the busy outside world.
Stepping into the living room, one is immediately taken with the dramatic central fireplace that is imaginatively centered between a pair of stunning multi-story arched windows, which, in turn, are anchored by a dual set of French doors leading to the patio. The soft overhead lighting combines with the warmly colored walls and incoming sunlight to create a magnificent effect.
An additional perspective reveals the expanse of the room at both floor and ceiling levels. It is striking visually and architecturally, no matter what the time of day.
A view from the living room towards the dining room illustrates a subtle and more sophisticated version of the Mediterranean design concept. The archways are gently curved, the tile is a lightly colored red, and what might have been stone steps and iron railings to the balcony, are instead are softly colored and smoothly lined up to, and including, the graceful overhanging balcony.
The formal dining room is spacious and inviting. The expansive window provides access to views of the outside greenery, and there is more than sufficient floorspace to accommodate a large table and buffet.
Just steps away from the dining room is this warmly colored, and well designed, kitchen. It has been updated, and amenities includes a stone counter, a dishwasher, a microwave, a refrigerator and free standing range oven.
This well thought out portion of the home provides an outstanding amount of space that is solely devoted to dining and entertaining. To the right, the extended kitchen counter furnishes both a work space and a serving space for residents or guests who might want to enjoy an hor d'oeuvre while the chef prepares food. It is equally well suited as a serving counter for larger group luncheon.
The same is true for the use of the inside table and chairs at the base of the picture. Even better, on cool or rainy days, they can be used as a cozy dining space while staying indoors out of the weather.
This soothing outdoor balcony space is just the right size for casual dining. Surrounded by trees above and gardens below, it is a also perfect spot for quiet reading with a cup of coffee of a lovely day.
The primary en suite bedroom is a gracious living space. Anchored by a compelling and impressive personal fireplace, it affords expansive floorspace for premium living, and is enhanced with the generously sized personal balcony just outside a pair of French doors.
The primary suite balcony runs the width of the room, and is sheltered in among trees above, and gardens below, creating a private and engaging retreat.
A slightly different aspect of the primary room reveals the generous closet, the available floor space, and the door to the en suite bathroom that is seen below.
This dramatically updated en suite bathroom illustrates the imaginative use of its generous floorspace. Beautiful multicolored tile compliments the creams and whites of the many features that are provided here. Included is a luxurious bathtub with jets, a stall shower, and a spacious bathroom counter with twin sinks.
Always appreciated, and in demand, is this efficient, and well thought out walk in closet.
There are four bedrooms in the home. In addition to the primary bedroom two others will be shown for your consideration. The first, seen here, shares a bathroom with a second, seen immediately below.
Both of these bedrooms are comfortably sized, are enhanced with generous wooden trim throughout, and feature a generous trio of windows that open to the exterior.
Also featured in this already beautiful home is this very handsome family room. With impressive built in floor to ceiling shelving that can accommodate books, collectibles, and an impressive media center, combined with flexible floor space, it is an asset that will be appreciated, and used daily.
The home is enhanced on many levels with private balconies and decks that assure a perfect blending of elegance indoors, and expansive green space outdoors.
If this perfectly located urban retreat is of interest to you, please call me regarding your interest at (510) 517-6280. The residence is being offered for sale for $2,150,000.
(Listing Courtesy of Anian Tunney of The Grubb Company)