One of the joys of living in Montclair being able to enjoy a serene Tahoe-like experience while living just moments from some of the best cities in the area.  This home meets this expectation, and more.  The living room ceilings and windows reach upwards above the room to reach heights that will invite light and color in from every angle.

 Located at 1795 Arrowhead Drive in Oakland's Montclair neighborhood, this home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 2631 sf of living space.  A flexible floor plan allows a number of creative placements of furniture around the handsome brick fireplace.   

This delightful, and very inviting, window seat is a ideal spot for relaxing with a cup of coffee and a book, while enjoying the experience of sitting among the overhead greenery on a relaxing afternoon.  

Just steps away from the window seat and living room, is this pleasant view balcony.  Ideal for use for a light luncheon or tea with friends, it is also perfect as an additional space for a larger dinner party when entertaining.  

Returning indoors, the view to the right reveals a comfortable additional living room space, and stairs to the formal dining room space to the right.  What is especially impressive is the architectural commitment to inviting light into this entire indoor space.  Skylights above the exterior doors, the stairwell and living space here, adds warmth and charm. 

This generous living room space is well suited to entertaining, and for hosting a large group of friends for dinners, parties, and casual get togethers by the fireplace.  

When guests are invited up a few steps to the dining area, they are welcomed into this luminous dining room that provides an expansive view of the trees and greenery through four virtually wall to wall windows.  The white of the walls that gleam in this light is contrasted handsomely with the rich golden color of the hardwood floors and window trim.  

Just steps from the dining room is this outstanding kitchen space, which is most certainly designed to please the fussiest of chefs.  Its spaciousness provides impressive preparation space, and every amenity is just steps away.  Included among these amenities is a tile counter, a dishwasher, a double oven, an gas/range cooktop, a built in grill, and a refrigerator.  

One of the best features here is the amount of storage space available.  There is a pantry area (seen above), and literally floor to ceiling drawers and cabinets for storage of favorite dishes, glassware, serving pieces and valued cookware.  The counter above the sink has been designed to act as an eat in kitchen spot for breakfast, and perhaps a simple lunch, with space provided for counter seating.

There are three very pleasant bedrooms on the second floor.  The first, seen here, comfortably accommodates a good sized bed, has a high ceiling, and provides a personal access to the outside covered patio as a quiet and personal retreat.  

A second generously sized bedroom also features a sliding glass door to the serenity of the outside deck.  The large chest and soft chair seen here reveal a space that  could easily be replaced with a sofa, a pair of chairs, and two larger nightstands.  All that is required is imagination in this comfortable space.  

A third bedroom, while slightly smaller in size, still meets the need for an attractive and inviting living space.  

One of the most outstanding features on the second floor is the sizeable master bathroom above.  Seen here are a full length mirror and counterspace with dual sinks, and expansive storage space below.   Warmly colored tile floors compliment the white and blue coloring of the shower and sinks.  

Directly opposite the sink is this very desirable shower over tub space that is enhanced with a seating area to the right, and window space above.  

An additional and very appealing asset to the master bathroom complex is a flexibly useful walk in closet space.  

Atop a stairwell is this imaginative use of a cozy spot as an office nook. It is a clever use of a space for work or study.  

Stepping outside to the rear of the home, there are three decks, as seen here, and a tree shaded garden patio area at the base of the home.  The upstairs deck is open to the sun, and the second is covered, and providing light and deck space to the rooms shown earlier.  The third and lower deck, also sheltered, has room for parties and entertaining, and is highlighted by a generously sized spa.   Additional views of the two lower decks are seen below.  

This soothing second level deck furnishes shelter from the sun and rain, yet affords a pleasing year round view of the trees behind the home. 

The lower deck offers plenty of recreation space, and still reserves the far corner for a comfortably sized spa that can, because of the sheltering roof, be used year round, no matter what the season, if desired.  

 This yard affords a pleasant spot for visiting with friends and neighbors, but can just as easily be a soothing hideaway when needed.

If this Montclair home, or a similar one has caught your interest, I encourage you to call me with your interest and questions.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $995,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Laurel Strand of Coldwell Banker Real Estate)

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