This handsome Mediterranean style home is located on a hillside in the desirable Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1432 Holman Road.  Its charming front garden, graceful wrought iron balcony and entry fencing, red tile trim, and the distinctive trio of arched windows, create a very engaging curb appeal.  

It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a comfortable 1546 sf +/- of living space.  

This glowing living room is large, and centered around a classically designed central fireplace.  The room is spacious enough to accommodate a variety of design concepts, and furniture placements.  

The richly colored golden colored hardwood floors and dark wood trim  compliment the softer hued walls and ceiling.  The distinctive partially recessed ceiling is imaginatively trimmed with a classic egg and dart molding that adds an extra distinction to the room, as do the pleasing multi-colored tiles that border the fireplace.  

Just off the living room is this pleasant formal dining room.  Its gracefully curved arc of picture windows invites light in, and creates a warm and welcoming space for both guests and residents.  

A reverse aspect reveals the room's size, it proximity to the kitchen, and the delightfully conceived built in glass front display cabinets to the right, which can both store, and display, favorite china and glassware.  

A great deal of thought has gone into renovating the kitchen of this home.  It has been updated with stone counters, and stainless steel appliances that include a gas range/cooktop, dishwasher and refrigerator.  

A central sink is complimented with adjacent roomy work space and a large picture window with views to the outside greenery.  

Just off the refrigerator is a niche for a cozy eat in kitchen nook for those days when a simple breakfast or lunch is preferred.  The door leads to the exterior rear deck, making access there easy and quick when hosting friends for a buffet or barbecue.

Down the hall from the kitchen is this marvelous primary bedroom  that features a floor to ceiling sliding glass door with views to the  impressive exterior deck.  

A reverse perspective reveals the room's immediate charm and just a taste of the outstanding hillside views just outside.  

Stepping outside, one is immediately delighted with the sweeping tree top views that surround the home.  The space is ideal for entertaining, and is large and flexible in its potential usage- whether day or night.  

Before moving on, the private first floor en suite bathroom has been updated and sparkles with light.  

Moving to the second floor, one encounters the source of the trio of arched picture windows seen at the opening. This is the second bedroom of the residence that is currently being utilized as living and office space.  

It is exceptionally flexible in layout, and an imaginative design conception will compliment any choice that is made.  

The lower level of the home is surprisingly spacious, and currently featuring this expansive, classically styled rumpus room and bar, complete with wood paneling!

While it could easily continue on as a family room, consideration can definitely be given to creating a large and desirable master bedroom suite in this location. 

 There is plenty of available floorspace, and a spacious master bathroom can be created by combining the adjacent lower bathroom and washer dryer space seen below.  

This second bathroom with toilet, sink and shower is just off the rumpus room.

The washer and dryer are also immediately adjacent and available. 

A wider view of the upper back deck reveals its effectiveness as a perfect outdoor venue for both quiet relaxation and dining.  

The rear of the home is surrounded by older growth trees and bushes, and there is a newly installed garden space with a flagstone patio to add more charm.  

If this pleasant, and very well located house is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $979,000. 

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