This beautifully designed ranch home at 61 Arroyo Avenue is impressive from the moment you arrive. The gardens, trees and flowering plants that line the handsome brick walkways are exceptional and welcoming.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a pleasant 2284 +/-sf of living space.  Ideally located near Piedmont's Dracena Park, it is just minutes away from the shops and restaurants of Montclair and Rockridge.  

 The living room is filled with light from front windows that run the length of the room.  Anchored by a very expansive central fireplace, with its sweeping white surround, the charm of the room is enhanced by the exposed beam ceiling, with its impressive central beam .   

The floor plan of this very gracious ranch home is ideal for entertaining.  With the stunning garden views outside its sweeping front windows, the central fireplace, and the dining room just steps away, it is easy to conceive a pleasant luncheon, or a more formal evening dinner being equally suitable.   

A view from the dining room to the front room illustrates the many possibilities available.  There is plenty of room for an even larger expandable table, should the need arise, for holiday or special anniversaries.  

A view in the opposite direction shows yet another truly desirable feature of this home-a family room-complete with an impressive fireplace and mellow recessed lighting.  A sliding glass door allows an easy transition to the inviting outside deck area. 

So many elements make this room appealing.  Built in display shelving offers space to display favorite art work and collectibles, and the multiple storage spots below can hold games, media devices, or china and serving pieces.  This room is easily made a part of the backyard deck area through the simple device of sliding open the spacious floor to ceiling sliding glass doors.  

Immediately adjacent to the family room is this gleaming updated kitchen-a result of multiple skylights, and outstanding lighting.  Also present are impressive amounts of storage space and counter space that should fit every chef's needs.  

 A spacious breakfast bar with a stone counter is perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch, or as a perfect spot to sit and converse with the cook while meals are being prepared.   Amenities here include dishwasher, double oven, and an electric range/cooktop. 

There are three bedrooms in the home.  All are being shown here for your consideration.   

The first, here, is spacious, features three well placed view windows, recessed lighting and warmly colored wooden floors.  


Immediately adjacent to the bedroom above, is this stunning master bathroom, featuring an handsome tub with water jets that is surrounded by elegantly colored tiles, and glass block windows.  Also included is a skylight stall shower. 


A second bedroom is equally pleasing, and has an expansive sliding glass door that leads to the outside deck area.   


 This third bedroom, unlike the other two, can offer a great deal of flexibility in its use. With its built in desk space, and multiple shelving and storage, it is perfect for an office, a library, a study, or an arts and crafts room.  

You may have already noted that the family room, and another bedroom lead directly out onto this very spacious wooden deck.  This is the perfect place for parties, luncheons, teas, or just a quiet barbecue on a pleasant evening.  Its multi-level design allows for plentiful seating. and the yard is fenced for privacy.  

Should you wish further information about this comfortable home, I encourage you to call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,695,000. I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Heidi Marchesotti of BHG Highland Partners)


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