This gracious home with its handsome curb appeal, and classic Tudor style design, is located in the Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1060 Sunnyhills Road. It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2110 +/- sf of living space.
Ideally located, it is just moments from the shopping and restaurants of Grand Avenue, Lakeshore Avenue and Montclair Village. A direct commute to downtown Oakland and San Francisco is possible via Highway 580 below, and Highway 13 above, provides efficient transportation to Berkeley and Contra Costa County.
Both the front of the home and the entryway illustrate the Tudor concept of a welcoming country manor--sturdy in appearance, yet elegant in detail. It is best illustrated as one tours the home and becomes aware of the depth and expanse of the wooden trim that is seen at every entryway, archway, door, window and ceiling.
This glowing front room is alight from multiple large panes of windows and light entering from the charming outside patio directly ahead. The soft white colors of the wall and ceiling contrast handsomely with the golden colored hardwood floors.
The striking central fireplace provides a dramatic focal point for the room. Its pillar surround and generous mantel all add elegance to an already handsome room.
A wider view reveals the full size of the room, the home's entry way to the right, and the dining room just off the entry.
Just off the kitchen is this handsome formal dining room. Highlighted with a set of three view windows to the exterior gardens, it illustrates the rich window and ceiling treatment that makes these homes so desirable.
As is readily apparent, this kitchen had been considerably upgraded. This floorplan and added amenities should please the most particular of home chefs, and include quartz countertops, a waterfall breakfast bar, custom cabinets, and stainless steel appliances.
A different perspective reveals the large view windows over the sink that open to the pleasant gardens outside. Both pictures together depict the expansive preparation space, and the varied choices of storage for favorite china, glassware and serving pieces.
An additional feature on the main floor is this charming bedroom space, which is extremely flexible in its use. While it could be used as a guest bedroom with adjacent bathroom, the space could just as easily become an office, den and library, music, or play room.
A touch of the handsome architecture elements that are seen throughout the residence is extremely well represented in these stairs to the second floor. The white color of the lower portion of the steps contrasts perfectly with the soft golden color of the nearby hardwood floors and tread tops.
A unique newel post composed of matching carved balusters is topped by a gracefully curved dark wood handrail. This is one of the first things that greats guests, and is a delight.
There are four bedrooms in the home. Two will be shown for your consideration. This is the largest of the four, and can easily accommodate a large bed, soft supplemental seating, and a chest of drawers. Its most distinctive feature is the imaginative set back arched alcove that easily accommodates a personal desk space.
An upstairs bathroom is very attractive with its soft off white and grey coloring, a spacious shower, and a counter with dual sinks and generous space between. Windows invite in the sun, adding to the already soft and pleasant lighting.
The lower level of the home includes this bonus/plus room that is as flexible as needs arise. Options include a family room, media room, arts and crafts room, or home gym.
As would be expected, the rear of the home is well provided with pleasant locations to enjoy the privacy and comfort of a well established backyard. Lush green grass combined with an assortment of trees, bushes, flowers and various seating areas make this a perfect retreat.
At the top of the yard is this very pleasant seating area that overlooks the grounds below. A unique addition to the left is a delightful tree fort.
If this very handsome and graceful home, or another in the area, is of interest to you, please call me with your questions at (510) 617-6280. The home is being offered for sale for $1,649,000.
(Listing Courtesy of David Higgins of Cush Real Estate)
Posted by Bruce Wagg