This inviting Spanish Mediterranean styled home is located in the popular Claremont Pines neighborhood in the Oakland hills.  It's address-5641 Country Club Drive-reveals one of its best assets--it sits above the verdant grounds of the Claremont Country Club, and offers views of both the golf course, and a panoramic view of San Francisco and Oakland.  

This outstanding scene combines the captivating view of the Claremont Country Club greens with a sweeping view from Marin County and the Golden Gate Bridge, south to San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.  

Imagine waking up to this panorama every morning.  Plentiful windows and porches in the home guarantee all or part of this view daily.  

This extremely spacious gated front yard invites visitors into a plush garden space full of greenery, and mature plants and trees.  The classic red tile roof and stucco walls speak of both its Spanish and Mediterranean influences.   

There is a charming patio area just at the entrance to the home to encourage guests to enjoy this warm ambiance.   Be sure to note the subtle, yet appealing, touches of colorful tile around windows and doors as you tour this home.

The entry hall, impressively sturdy front door, tile floors, and tiled stairway with curved iron railings, carry the Mediterranean theme yet further, and reflects the architectural style of the era when this home was created.

Impressive dark beams in the living room contrast dramatically with the white walls and warm hardwood flooring that fill the room.  Still another classic style component are the gracefully arched doorways at the rear of the room leading to other rooms in the home.

 The living room is just one of many rooms in the home that provides the generous views to the outside scenery through its spacious windows. A dramatic anchor to the room is the  fireplace. Its dark mantel and the colorful tile edging makes it particularly unique. 

It is hard to miss the appeal of these spacious doors opening onto a welcoming porch.  Stepping outside gives one an amazing experience of sight and color.  This porch is perfect for a quiet morning of coffee and relaxation, or can be equally well suited for entertaining friends for a pleasant view filled luncheon.  

Just off the living room, through a handsome arched doorway, is the dining room.  There will always be times when a formal dining room is ideal for entertaining.  Whether for personal use, or for special dinner parties, this room is impressive, and classic in design.   

Adjacent to the dining room is the dramatically updated kitchen.  It glows with light, and offers outstanding amenities in the form of streamlined and in-demand appliances that make meal preparation a delight.  

The central island is perfect for extra working space and storage, and that concept of space is carried through with additional workspace under the multiple light filled windows.

Just next to the kitchen is a roomy breakfast nook that is well suited to dining any time of the day or evening.  It is an equally well suited spot for for a small luncheon or tea.  

Just off the living room is another room that is currently being used as an office space. While it is an excellent use for an office, other options could include a small family room, library, or den.  

There are five bedrooms in the home.  Three are being shown here for your consideration.  The one immediately below is spacious, and especially pleasant with its engaging views through windows that open to the cities arrayed outside.  

The second bedroom is equally roomy, and, as with the majority of the rooms in the home, offers warm hardwood floors.  Views to the outside greenery add additional appeal.  

The third bedroom has comfortable space for twin beds and a uniquely designed set of three windows 


One of the more dramatic and architecturally imaginative rooms in the home is this family room.  Matched pairs of window-filled doorways allow passage to the delightful backyard through the first door, while the leads outside to a charming mini patio that is just steps from the sweeping upstairs balcony views.  

This irresistible home is located in the hills above Oakland, and is not far from the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village and Rockridge .  Highway 580 down the hill provides an efficient means to downtown Oakland and south to San Leandro, or north to Berkeley and Contra Costa County.  

This attractive 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath  home is being offered for sale for $2,489,000.  If you would like to see this home, or similar ones in the area, please call me at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to working with you.  

(Listing Courtesy of Steven Michaelides of The Grubb Company)



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