This irresistible Eichler style home is one that is highly valued architecturally by those who appreciate its distinct styling.  Designed by Claude Oakland and Kinji Imada, it sits high atop Oakland's Sequoyah Hills neighborhood at 8050 Phaeton Drive.  

It offers 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and resort style living, as will soon be seen below, where the goal of indoor/outdoor living is beautifully represented.

This stunning pool and spa combination awaits one every day of the year, provides a relaxing serenity, and can also be an amazing site for entertaining with special events and parties, or barbeques.

Upon entry to the home, one is greeted by the classical simplicity of a central atrium which offers a serene space for relaxation, reading, or a simple luncheon.  

The concept of an inner court that characterizes this home design is that that a high proportion of the rooms in the home look out on, and open up to, this central spot that is open above, and captures the light and sounds of nearby nature.  

Moving into the home, a warmly lit living room that is built around a floor to ceiling fireplace, invites guests to relax, and to enjoy this interesting concept of indoor/outdoor living that is created by floor to ceiling walls of glass that capture the view of the outdoor pool and gardens.  

Above, a white open beam ceiling runs the length of the room providing additional light, and the size of the living room offers varied design configuration opportunities for seating and table placement.

A spacious dining area easily accommodates a large glass table and sideboard, seating at least six.  It can be a perfect location for serving a pleasant evening dinner, or perhaps as a site for large afternoon buffet table for a party where guests can move freely from indoors to the pool area as the event progresses.

Access to the patio through a floor to ceiling sliding glass door is easy and direct, and the tall glass windows reveal the inviting pool and gardens..  

Close by, a freshly updated kitchen is just steps away to provide refreshments and food for both residents and guests.  

The kitchen has all the amenities that one might expect from a home of this quality.  It includes a sizeable refrigerator, a gas range/cooktop, an oven, dishwasher and microwave, and, worthy of note, it has Energy Star qualified appliances.  

The large central island is perfect amenity that offers an excellent space for food preparation. a platform for a breakfast or luncheon counter, and a serving site for meals or drinks.  

Close by, second set of table and chairs is perfect for meals when a  formal dining room service is not needed.  Once again, a sliding glass door opens to permit access to the home's pool and gardens.  

There are five bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  Above is the comfortably sized primary bedroom that is remarkable for its glass wall of windows and door, with views to the rear yard and pool.  

It is en suite, with the bathroom just steps away to the top right.  

This primary bathroom is subtly colored in white with black tile countertop, and features a split bath, a stall shower, and skylight.  

A second bedroom has a large closet with a tall mirrored sliding glass closet door, and room for a small office niche, or perhaps a pair of soft side chairs or sofa.  

One of the most appealing spaces is this inviting personal office space that can accommodate the comfortable chair set seen here, but just as easily, could feature handsome bookshelves, or perhaps stepped cabinet space along the far wall.  

A reverse perspective reveals an atrium view, and the direct access to the space.  

If ever a home was conceived with a view to combining both relaxation with the beauty of nature, this home qualifies as a top candidate. 

 The multi layered gardens and green grass that surrounds the pool creates a soothing ambiance, while the large pool is immediately inviting and accessible.  

A handsome and welcoming pergola covers an outdoor kitchen and dining area that can comfortably hold numerous guests and partygoers.  

If this outstanding home, with it many indoor and outdoor amenities, is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,900,000.

                 (Listing Courtesy of Thomas Westfall of Compass)

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