This handsome home with its commanding Bay Area view is located in the Oakmore neighborhood of Oakland at 2041 Bywood Drive.  Surrounded by long established gardens and abundant trees, it is a perfect retreat, yet close to everything the area has to offer.  It features 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 2632 sf +/- of impressive living space.  

Located close the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village, and to nearby to Glenview shopping, it is well situated between Highways 580 and 13, allowing rapid transportation to downtown Oakland, Berkeley or Contra Costa County.  Popular hiking, biking trails, and parks are close by, as is Chabot Observatory and Knowland Park Zoo.  

This stunning and unobstructed view is available from windows throughout the home.  It is sweeping, and includes San Francisco, Oakland, The Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate, and the San Mateo Bridge.  

This home has a strong Mediterranean design influence which is reflected in its red tile roof and expansive brick patio,  What a welcoming spot for entertaining friends, and an outstanding place to enjoy the gardens and views year round.

This front entryway is both beautiful and dramatic.  The graceful stairs to the second floor are enhanced with a gracefully curved white iron railing, and the contrast of the white risers and the golden colored steps is elegant.  

The residence has been completely remodeled and upgraded, and each room reflects the effort made.  The living room is expansive, and is, quite properly, anchored by the  windows that reveal panoramic views below. 

However, while the large picture window provides the drama for this room, the central fireplace, with its very decorative surround, is a central place around which friends can gather on cool winter nights, or for afternoon get togethers.  

A slightly different perspective reveals the generous amount of space available in the room.  Various configurations are easily achieved to bring out the best in one's own personal taste, with the goal of to making the home one's own.  

Just steps away is this luminous dining room that is centered around the tall French doors that open to the outdoor view balcony.  Comfortably sized for formal dining, it has more than sufficient room for a good sized table and buffet server, if desired.  

The kitchen reflects the efforts that have been put into upgrading this home and making it both handsome and practical.  A perfect combination of the white walls and softly multi colored counter space is revealed, as is the outstanding counter, storage and work space that should please the most demanding of chefs.   

The island's large stone counterspace seen here is a ideal as for both food preparations and serving.  Worthy of note is the more than ample presence of multi-level storage and cabinet spaces that can hold favorite china, serving pieces, and cookware.  Desirable amenities include a dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, free standing range oven, self cleaning oven, and refrigerator. 

Close by is this charming breakfast nook which is ideal for a morning breakfast, a quick lunch, or perhaps a few moments with cup of coffee and a good book.  

There are 3 bedrooms in the home.  The first, seen here, is impressive in its size and scope.  A wall of view windows, coupled with a door to the outside balcony is truly exceptional, and the room just awaits an imaginative design concept to make it complete.     

A reverse perspective reveals a large built in wall cabinet with gleaming glass shelving and mirrors that is combined with multiple storage doors and shelves.  Just steps away is an excellent en suite bathroom.

The adjacent outside view balcony is an added pleasure, and is available for relaxation and enjoyment, no matter what the time of day, or season of the year.  

The second bedroom continues the theme of a sizeable living space and dramatic white walls that blend beautifully with the warmly colored hardwood floors. 

A different perspective reveals that this room, too, is also provided with two sets of striking view windows.

The lower level of the home offers this very attractive living space that can provide opportunities for multiple uses.  Currently, it is being used as a family room combined with a small office space.  Because of its lower level location in the home, it can just as easily be used as a living room for guest quarters, should that be needed or desired.  

A reverse view reveals this impressive kitchen space that can offer double duty-either a kitchen for the guest quarters, or as a food preparation site while hosting friends and residents.  

Even though the floor space taken up here is small, there is plentiful storage and work space available.

Close by is the home's third bedroom that is comfortable in size, and provides a large closet space.   

This beautifully landscaped, and well established back yard and patio, provides a soothing and gentle retreat on a pleasant Spring day.  

If this is the view that you would like to enjoy daily, and the location that pleases you, please call me with your interest and questions at (510) 517-6280.  This home is being offered for sale for $1,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of  Ashley O'Neill of Compass Real Estate)

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