This warm and welcoming hillside home is located at 7281 Saroni Drive in the Montclair neighborhood of Oakland.  As with many of the homes in this portion of the city, it is designed with the goal of creating an easy transition between indoor and outdoor living for its residents.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathroom in a generous 2084 sf of living space.  

This room is spacious and inviting.  The soft seating that is grouped around the central fireplace provides a perfect spot for entertaining friends, and, just as easily, is a soothing retreat at the end of a busy day. 

Light comes streaming in from the multiple full sized sliding glass doors that surround the living area.  All of these doors provided instant access to the outdoor porches that are located around the building.  The high ceilings capture and enhance the sunlight that enters through these many sources. .  

A reverse view reveals the striking black stairway leading  to the second floor that contrast handsomely with the soft white walls and flooring.  A cozy office niche seen above, is paired with a view window, and full length clerestory windows run the length of that wall.   A entrance to the dining area is just steps away for an easy transition from one room to another for both residents and guests when hosting friends.   

This handsome dining area comfortably seats 6-8 guests, has wall space for a buffet server, and serves equally well as an eat in kitchen   The pair of large sliding glass doors open easily to reveal the pleasant hillside views and surrounding porch, should guests want to enjoy that option while dining.  

This impressively updated kitchen is designed to use every square inch of floor space in the most effective manner.  There is generous workspace available that is complimented with a stone counter to the right, that effectively combines a breakfast bar with a serving counter .

  Chairs are easily placed on the dining area side of the counter for seating when enjoying a quick snack or breakfast. Generous overhead lighting provides a warm glow to the entire room. 

As indicated above, the kitchen has been updated, and includes multiple amenities.  Featured are the stone counters, gas range/cooktop, a microwave, and a refrigerator.  

There are three bedrooms in the home.  The first, the primary bedroom seen here, is a delightful living space.  From its high peaked ceiling, to its wall of windows and doors, it is extraordinary.   A serene personal patio is just steps away, offering treetop views of the surrounding grounds.

A reverse view reveals the cozy fireplace, and the generous floorspace that is available for creating a personal, and very distinctive, living space.  

Just off the primary bedroom is this gleaming and generously sized bathroom.  Anchored by dual sinks that are topped with a full sized mirror, the space is enhanced with a color coordinated shower and bath.  

There are two bedrooms on the upper floor that share a common bathroom.  The first bedroom, seen here, is pleasantly sized, and looks out on a hillside view.  

The third bedroom is cheerful, with multiple windows bringing in light to the scene. The shared bathroom is just to the center left of the scene.  

This second black and white themed bathroom is shared between the two bedrooms seen directly above, and, as would be expected is substantial in size to accommodate the dual usage.  

This pleasant view deck is a found at the rear of the home, and raised above the home in such a way as to provide both a pleasant and a sweeping view of the trees and grounds below.  Montclair is very much in demand for its Tahoe like serenity, and this scene illustrates that perfectly.

If this home's soothing tree top ambiance, and indoor/outdoor living is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me quickly with your questions and interest. I can be reached at  (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $995,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Simon Black of Red Oak Realty)

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