Centrally located close to Piedmont and Montclair, at 5206 Proctor Avenue, this stunning home sits comfortably in the hills of Oakland, and has been designed to capture all the dramatic Bay area views below.  Wide spacious view windows abound, and each reveals a special angle of the scene below.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a very comfortable 3048 +/- sf of living space.  

Upon entry, guests are immediately aware that the warm and glowing light emanating from the multiple view windows is a consistent theme throughout the home.  The high vaulted ceilings and the white walls add an impressive compliment to this elegant room.  The room is anchored by a striking and spacious fireplace around which many an evening's entertaining can be planned.  

The sweep of the living room is clearly viewed here, and the Palladian style view windows are immediately engaging as a central site for a commanding view of the panorama below.  Windows in the living room open to the outside, and the captivating window seat area is perfect for warm sunny afternoons while sipping tea, and reading a good book.  

 As would be expected in a home of this quality, there is a splendid dining room that is designed to make guest feel comfortable and welcome, while sitting down to a pleasant meal among friends.  Seen here is the very remarkable china cabinet with a built in buffet server that features glass display cabinets for your best stemware. Just below is plentiful space for favorite china and serving pieces.  

Seen in reverse, it becomes apparent that the dining room is more flexible than originally imagined.  Large glass doors swing wide to allow in the outside sunlight and views.  Whether one wanted to eat at the dining table and view the perspective below, or use the dining table for a buffet service, and sit outside, the opportunities are there. 

The deck outside the dining room has multiple functions as well.  Whether used as an extension of the dining room, or just by itself as a cozy retreat, it is a definite asset to the home's charm.  

This gleaming kitchen has been updated, and is designed to appeal to the fussiest of chefs.  Amenities include a stone counter space, a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop, a freestanding range oven, and a refrigerator.  There is ample counter space to make food preparation a breeze, and the sink overlooks a delightful view which is a pleasure when prep and cleanup time arrives.  

A slightly different angle reveals an abundance of storage space both above and below.  This space is ideal for the storage of favorite serving and cooking pieces, and china and glassware can fit comfortably above for immediate usage.  At the end of the room is an attractive breakfast room which is perfect for a casual meal, no matter what the time of day.

This sun drenched breakfast room is a well thought out addition to the kitchen area.  As indicated above, it is perfect for a brief meal, a casual cup of coffee, or use as a mini office with a panoramic view.  To add to the desirability, the door to the left opens fully, and allows passage to the outside balcony. 

Moving to the upper level, and on the way to the bedroom areas, one discovers, at the top of the stairs, this surprising mezzanine space which continues the concept of the living room area below--wide windows, Palladian windows, a window seat area, and vaulted ceiling.  While it is is perfectly used now, it has a flexibility for an imaginative use--office, study, etc..

There are four bedrooms.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, above is truly expansive, and as such, offers multiple opportunities for imaginative interior designing.  Two spacious glass doors open out to the patio and the garden area-a pleasant treat on a lazy Sunday morning.  

A second bedroom is not only spacious, it has a unique and inviting addition-a floor to ceiling window seat that is an feature that is always in demand, and will appreciated by the room's lucky resident.  

The construction of this window seat reflects the quality of construction that is reflected throughout the home.  Note the riich wooden trim and attention to detail in the panels below the cushions, and around the windows.  It is a jewel of a setting for whomever enjoys this room.  

The third bedroom sits atop the garden area, and as such, has a bonus of a floor to ceiling pair of doors that open to the lush greenery outside, and allow immediate access to the patio area below.

Moving down the hill a bit, one finds a delightful patio area which incorporates a view of the entire garden landscape, and, additionally, is a perfect retreat on a quiet afternoon, or an ideal spot for entertaining on a pleasant Spring day.  

There is no question that this home will offer you an ever changing view of the dramatic Bay area scene below you, and the views will change with the time of day and the weather.  If this home, or another in the area, is of interest to you, please call me with your questions at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,549,000.

(Listing Courtesy of Darcy Diamantine of The Grubb Company)

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