This Spanish Revival style home, with its many marvelous living concepts, was designed by architect Anna Maria Celona, and offers a creative and imaginative living space that is further enhanced with a sweeping Bay area view.  

Located in the desirable Upper Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland at 5133 Cochrane Avenue, it provides 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in an expansive 3529 +/- sf of living space.  

Due to its distinctive hillside location, multi-level porches and balconies have been created to provide views of the panorama below.

This sweeping view of the Bay area below is comprehensive, and stunning.  Included is the Bay Bridge, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Francisco Bay.  

Entrance into the home reveals this inviting living room space that is anchored by a impressive fireplace featuring a dramatic mantel that is supported by a pair of handsome carved corbels.  A creative tile surround enhances its already innovative presence.  

Straight ahead, are just a few of the many floor to ceiling windows that invite in the beauty and drama of the scenes below. 

Built in, softly colored cabinets on either side of the fireplace are a perfect compliment to the innovative fireplace.    

A reverse perspective reveals the expanse of the living room and its location adjacent to the raised dining area-a perfect compliment to each other whether one is entertaining or relaxing.  

The open beam ceiling, with its hand stenciled beams, the arched windows and doorways, and the multiple sets of fireplace tiles, all speak to the Spanish Mediterranean theme already seen at the compelling entrance to the home.   

Just above the living room, is this generous dining space.  In addition to providing a area that will comfortably seat numerous guests, it features a door to the outside view porch (seen above) which encourages a free flow from one space to another for pre or post dinner refreshments.  

Its special coved ceiling and overhead chandelier reflect the attention to detail that makes this house unique.  

In addition to the outside seating area viewed above, there is larger terrace space to the right which adds an additional perspective of the scene below.  

NOTE: The front of the home, and all the exterior terraces, have been provided with handsomely color coordinated paver tiles. 

As would be expected in a home of this caliber, the kitchen is outstanding, and one that should please the most dedicated of home chefs. 

One of the most appealing features is the expanse of preparation and counter space.  Whether a simple breakfast, or a large banquet, the space and the freedom of movement that it features is ideal. 

When combined with the sweep of storage space at every level, and the fanciful trio of windows, this kitchen is a gem.  

A view towards the adjacent breakfast room yields a view of the amenities that have been included.  They include stone counters, a dishwasher, a microwave, a built in gas range/cooktop, and refrigerator.  

Just off the kitchen is this charming sun lit breakfast room featuring a vaulted ceiling, and five floor to ceiling windows that afford views to the bay-a truly delightful way to greet the morning.  

There are three bedrooms in the home. Above is the primary bedroom.  There is no doubt that this a remarkable living space.  Anchored by a classically Mediterranean fireplace with insets of colorful tile,  it has an expansive floorspace which can easily accommodate a large bed, soft side chairs, and nightstands.  

The placement of the bed affords a view of the homes, hills and bay below.  

Just outside the bedroom, is this delightful private balcony retreat.  

The adjacent bathroom has gleaming white tile counters with cheerful tile trim, and separately placed dual sinks.  Also included is a stall shower, skylight, and a pair of windows that open to the exterior.  

A second bedroom of the three is designed in such a way that it could serve a dual role--as a generously sized bedroom, or as an desirable office space, complete with built in floor to ceiling bookcases, and more than enough square footage for a large desk and return with chair.  

The private bathroom for the bedroom above, is seen here.  

The third bedroom is also en suite, and reflects a pleasing combination of the glowing light that flows in from the many windows that surround the bed, and the softly colored walls and flooring.  

The lower level of the residence provides this large and flexible space for its residents.  It is presently being used as a family room, and is perfect for entertaining large groups of friends.  Its basic simplicity invites a variety of configurations and concepts.

Two sets of French doors open to the substantial outside view terrace  seen below.  

This expansive space just outside the family room  has been created to furnish a view porch for hosting events and mixing and mingling guests.  However, when not being used for entertaining, it can easily be a private retreat, calling into use the built in hot tub seen at the far end of the space.  

The rear of the home reveals the stunning, well established rear gardens that are centered around a charming fountain.  

I encourage you to call me promptly with your interest and questions regarding this home.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $2,500,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Darcy T. Diamantine, Coldwell Banker)

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