This glowing contemporary styled home is located at the very top of the Oakland hills in Oakland's Piedmont Pines neighborhood at 9383 Skyline Boulevard.

 It is unique, and very desirable, in that it offers a two story home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on one level, and a pleasant and inviting lower level in-law apartment with 1 bedroom and 1  bathroom, resulting in a combined living space of 3215 sf,    

The home has been thoughtfully conceived in such a way that it incorporates the beauty of the outside hillsides with the gleaming sunlight that flows beautifully through the wall of windows that comprise the far wall of this living space. 

The peaked overhead open beamed ceiling provides even more space for the entry of the natural light, and its dark brown and golden colors harmonize perfectly with the beautifully refinished maple floors.  

This comfortable living room is immediately engaging, and is enhanced with the dramatic stone wall and large fireplace along the far wall.  To the left, is a large sliding glass door that opens to invites guests and residents onto the marvelous outside wooden deck.  

The left side of the room has an exceptional living space that compliments the adjacent living room.  A lengthy dining table, buffet server, and comfortable dining chairs can fit in easily here, and perhaps some soft sided chairs or sofa at the windows would add even more charm.

Also note the second sliding glass door that allows additional access to the inviting outside deck-an ideal feature for entertaining-whether for parties, special events, or just simple private dining under the trees.  

Perfectly placed just off the dining area is this marvelous, and very engaging, kitchen.  The available workspace is outstanding.  The stone counters that surround the room allow ease of preparation for meals of any size and complexity.  

For the dedicated chef, there are cabinets, drawers and shelving at every level for storage of favorite china, glassware, serving pieces and cookware.   

Updated amenities include a dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, and self cleaning oven.  

Just steps away, is this cozy eat in kitchen space that is ideal for a quick and casual lunch, or a simple breakfast.  One could also use it as a quiet retreat with a good book and a cup of tea on a lazy afternoon.  A sliding glass door opens to the serenity of the home's front yard as seen below. 

As seen here, the front entrance gate to the home opens onto a lovely and peaceful stone patio space that is settled in among the well established trees and greenery that surround it.  

Returning inside, there are numerous housing options to consider.  The first, seen here, is a comfortably sized office space with floor to ceiling bookcases along the right wall.  While it is ideal for its present use, it could easily serve as a library, arts and craft room, music room or play room.  

There are four bedrooms in the main home.  Three options will be shown for your consideration.  The first, and truly stunning room, is the master bedroom, seen here. 

It is lush in every way--from its rich carpeting, welcoming stone fireplace, generous floorspace and soft colors, it is an perfect personal living space.  Floor to ceiling windows and a sliding glass door open to a private second floor shaded balcony.  

A second bedroom, seen here, offers a large picture window to the exterior, and a cheerful ambiance.  

A third bedroom option is a room that could have multiple uses--office, den, playroom, etc. or bedroom. 

Note: If one requires a closet, this bedroom option will not apply, since the room doesn't furnish one, but it is perfectly functional without one, as seen here.  

An unexpected treat, but a very desirable one, is this outstanding gym space.  It has very high ceilings, a basketball hoop, and is soundproofed.  

                                   REGARDING THE LOWER UNIT

As indicated above, there is also a charming one bedroom, one bathroom lower unit available.  It has its own personal front porch that  runs the width of the home.  A pair of floor to ceiling doors just off the kitchen provide easy access to it.  A view of the kitchen amenities is seen here.  

A reverse perspective reveals the space and size of the living room and adjacent porch.

Close by is this large floor to ceiling storage closet that easily accommodates clothing, shoes, linen and additional personal items.

Also available is this bathroom space, and a washer and dryer.  

A view towards the hillside illustrates the configuration of the entire home.  There are three levels as seen here, all with a wide view-filled porch.  The red door opens to the in-law unit.  

This home is settled in comfortably among the hillside trees high above nearby Montclair Village, and is perfect for those who enjoy Tahoe like living with the convenience of being just moments from the shops and restaurants of Montclair, Rockridge and Berkeley.  

Worthy of note for those who enjoy hiking and biking, this home is located adjacent to the Moon Gate of Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park

If you would like to learn more about this home, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,735,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Laurel Strand of Coldwell Banker Residential) 

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