This elegant and engaging home is comfortably settled among the warmth and charm of shade trees, green grass and handsomely trimmed hedges.  Located in the pleasant Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1048 Sunnyhills Road, and one block away from popular Crocker Highlands school,  it is exceptional.  It offers 3 bedrooms  and 2 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 2623 sf of living space.  

Just moments from the favored restaurants, shops and activities associated with Rockridge, Montclair, and the Grand Avenue and Lakeshore districts, it is not far from Highways 24 and 580 that lead to San Francisco, Oakland, and Contra Costa County.  

The set of steps to the door, and the paired wrought iron railings, combine to guide the visitor to the handsome front door and the graceful lines of the overhead entryway.   The elegant set of French doors on either side of the building, with their arched doorways, add more charm to an already handsome frontage. 

Centered around a dramatic central fireplace, and enhanced with multiple windows that invite in glowing light from the exterior, this room subtly reflects the thought and planning that has been put into its creation.  The fireplace is spacious, with rich classical trim on both the surround and mantel. 

The mantel itself is generously sized, and awaits displays of choice collectibles or candles.  There is sufficient space above for a favored painting.  A built in bookcase adds yet another element for display, or collections of cherished books.

Worthy of note here, and in other rooms of the home, is the presence of extensive, and handsomely placed wooden trim around the windows, doors, ceiling and floors that adds more appeal to the room's charm.  Complimenting the whiteness of this trim are the warm richly colored floors below. 

The size of the room is immediately enhanced once the sliding glass door to the rear of the room opens to reveal a welcoming outdoor patio combined with steps that lead to the outside gardens.  

Just off the living room is this handsome formal dining room which can easily accommodate a pleasantly sized dinner party.  Featuring a set of beautifully arched doors with views to the front trees and greenery, it is uniquely adapted to serving and displaying favorite china, serving pieces and glassware in one or both of the built in display cabinets seen here.  

 A slightly different perspective reveals the additional inset wall space that is provided for a buffet server to enhance the ease of the meal's service.  Just steps away is the kitchen-additionally providing effective food presentation, especially where multiple meal courses are intended.  

Just inside the kitchen, is this cozy nook that is ideal for an eat-in kitchen area.  Next to a view window space, it is a perfect spot for a quick breakfast or lunch, or perhaps a quick stop for a cup of coffee and a book.   This scene, and the scene below, reveal the kitchen  amenities that are available in the house.  They include a stone counter, a microwave, a refrigerator, and dishwasher.

A wider view of this kitchen reveals that it has been updated to provide the most efficient use of the space, and a warm and welcoming workspace.   A large view window over the sink brings in light and views to the outside, with additional glowing light being provided from the recessed lighting above, the paired glass display cabinet, and over the counter sink.  There are multiple opportunities for both storing or displaying treasured glassware, china and cooking utensils.

Also located on the main floor is this cozy sunlit space that has currently be utilized as an office, but could just as easily become a library, a den, or arts and craft room.  

This very desirable family room is both spacious and flexible, and inviting for both residents and friends.  Its high peaked open beam ceiling is enhanced with a view window to the trees and garden in the back yard.  Expansive French doors invite guests to the outside patio area at ground level, and the grass and grounds directly above.  

On cooler days, the welcoming fireplace is an ideal gathering spot for entertaining.  A long counter to the right of the fireplace is a perfect food service platform, as is the counter of the built in bookcase to the left.  

 There are 3 bedrooms in the home.  The first, shown here is unique among the three in that it offers its own private deck area as a soothing retreat after a busy day.  A pair of French doors swing open to invite one outside among the soothing trees and garden.  

Adjacent to the bedroom above is this generously sized, and updated, master bathroom featuring a large walk in stall shower, bath, and a pair of gleaming twin sinks.  

A second bedroom is expansive, and with its warmly colored walls and golden colored hardwood floors, is a pleasant and handsome room.  It has space for a variety of configurations that could include a small sofa, soft side chairs, or larger dresser.  

Just off the bedroom above is this delightful sun porch complete with a storage window seat.  It uses are as flexible as one's imagination.  Options could include a music room, an art studio, a playroom, or office.  

 A third bedroom is a a bit smaller, and perhaps could function as a student's room.  Worthy of note is that this room, as with all the others seen, still provides the evidence of the quality workmanship mentioned earlier--generous wooden trim around the doors, floors, ceiling and windows.  


Returning to the main floor, seen here is the covered patio with the signature stairs leading upwards that is seen through the windows of the living room in the opening views.  As such, it is a shaded and expansive party and recreational setting, particularly on warm afternoons.

Just above the patio, and the entrance to the family room, are the upper set of steps that lead to the grass, trees and engaging ambiance of the home's comfortable backyard. 

The climb to the top of the steps is immediately rewarded with a view to this lushly planted lawn and gardens that are complimented with sturdy shade trees.  Up to the top of the scene is a congenial view and patio area that is seen again below.  

A perspective above the home reveals the size of the home, the private master bedroom deck, and the size of the family room. and of course the handsome trees that enhance the grounds.  

If this stunning home appeals to you, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280 with your questions and interest.  It is being offered for sale for $1,925,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Sheila Johnson, Compass Realty)

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