This handsome hillside home is very well located in the Redwood Heights neighborhood above Oakland at 2800 Sylhowe Road, and has impressive curb appeal with its defining old oak trees, and distinctive architecture.  

Originally a hillside cabin, it has been dramatically reconceived in 2009 by architect Geoffrey Holton into a modern and imaginative living space with updated amenities, some of which include solar heating, EV charger, rainwater tank, and a thoroughly updated kitchen.   

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1597 +/- sf of living space.  

A large and welcoming entryway combines with the colorful gardens and surrounding greenery and trees to prepare guests for the home's very pleasant living spaces.  

The expansive living room space is aglow with the light and warmth from the many floor to ceiling windows that surround it.  The vaulted ceiling adds more space and light, and creates an appealing openness to the room.  There is an easy flow from this room into the dining room, and the rest of the residence.  

A reverse perspective of the living room reveals just some of features that illustrate the thought that has gone into the home's redesign, and reflects the desirable quality of top workmanship and imagination.     

The first feature includes the distinctive placement of windows that accommodate the home's open floorplan, while also capturing the soothing views of the outdoor gardens and trees. 

 Further, overhead supplemental lighting is combined with the bright white, and very generous,  rich wooden trim around doors, windows and floorboards to add an additional richness to the space. Worthy of note- the home has radiant bamboo floors.  

Just a few steps away, is a well conceived dining room that is designed to provide an easy flow from one room to another-something especially desirable when entertaining.  A full length wall of windows reveal views of the surrounding grounds, and the inviting exterior porch.  

Immediately adjacent to the dining room is this innovative kitchen space where the home's renovation comes into its own.  Any home chef would desire this spacious working space, and the outstanding features that are available. 

Immediately in view are the Lacanche range cooktop, the Sub-Zero wood paneled refrigerator, and the Miele dishwasher.  

A reverse view reveals so much more of what makes this space so desirable.  There are multiple stone counters around the room that are perfect for easy food preparation.  The amount of storage both above and below, is ideal for favorite china, glassware, and serving pieces. 

 A gleaming full length view window is located along the right wall, and the far door leads to the outdoor living space and provides a route for food service when hosting events.  

Just opposite the dining room is this very pleasant view deck that is perfectly suited to a relaxing luncheon or light dinner with friends.  

A reverse view reveals how comfortably this deck is settled in among the lush hillside greenery that surrounds the home.  

A wider view reveals the size and placement of the deck above, and also, to the right, the stairs from the kitchen that lead to yet another, equally inviting, outdoor living space.  

Just at the base of the stairs that are seen above, is a unique rock garden area with space for a quiet retreat and seating area.  

Following the lights to the left in the picture above, guests and residents are greeted with this substantial seating and dining area that is ideal for entertaining, no matter what the time of day.  Tucked in among the trees, it can expand its seating space when needed-a perfect venue for parties, events and barbeques.
Just in the center left of this frame is the home, tucked away among a  large expanse of green trees on a pleasant hillside.  The views are a delight any time of day.   

If this very special home, with all its unique features is of interest to you, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,095,000.

(Listing Courtesy Of Jennie A. Flanigan of Compass)

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