These absolutely dazzling scenes, seen here above and below, represent just a portion of the approximately 180 degree /five bridge views that are available from this home at 5895 Grizzly Peak Boulevard In Oakland.  

 This home was designed to capture this entire stunning panorama-one which will alternate in its beauty hour to hour, and as the days and seasons change.

 This innovative balcony allows one to sit outside, high above the hillside, and enjoy the spectacular scenery and the sloping green hills directly below.  Designed by architect  Jim Orjala, and dubbed "The Aves House", the home's architectural concept was created to represent the appearance of a bird wing in honor of the many native birds that frequent the hillsides.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in an exceedingly spacious 4367+/- sf of living space.  

This view from the living room encompasses the balcony shown above, and illustrates the ease with which the spacious French doors to the exterior will open to allow in the vistas below.  Anchored by a dramatic central fireplace, the room is aglow in the daytime with light streaming in from every window, and in the evening with the expansive recessed lighting from above.  

A reverse perspective of the living room reveals another wall of windows to the outside greenery, richly colored hardwood floors, and more than ample square footage to allow the creation of a truly imaginative living space.

Just steps away is this attractive dining room that shares the innovative creativity of the living room, and can be as formal or casual as needs dictate.  Perfect as a luncheon spot, it can also be delightfully elegant if desired.  

An adjacent space has been created for serving the needs of guests and diners.  Perfect for a built in bar, large buffet, or glass fronted display cabinets for fine china and glassware, its use is only limited by one's imagination.  

This kitchen has most decidedly been created with the goal to entertaining.  As this perspective, and the reverse view shown below reveals, it offers amenities that even the most demanding chefs will require.  Included is this sweeping island workspace above that allows the cook to prepare delicious meals while enjoying the company of friends at the eat-in kitchen space provided there.  Not to be missed is the extensive scenery just outside the well placed windows.  

A reverse view reveals the expanse of the kitchen, and the many amenities that include a gas range/cooktop, a dishwasher, a built in grill, a refrigerator, and a spacious pantry.  To the right is the congenial and welcoming family room.

A lot of thought has gone into the creation of this family room to allow maximum flexibility of use.  It has its own handsome fireplace, a built in display/storage cabinet, a niche for a desk and chair and mini office space, and flexibility of floor plan. 

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Two will be shown here for your consideration.  The first, above, is absolutely dazzling.  Sheltered under an overhanging roof, it is virtually a room of stunning panoramas.  With its ceiling high personal fireplace that offers space for favorite collectibles on either side, combined with simple, yet striking set of drawers below, it is a perfect retreat at the end of a busy day.  

 A slightly smaller, but still delightful bedroom, is available, and provides compelling views to the western Bay area.  

There is a bonus room which has been developed as a home theater-complete with built in sound, and more than ample counter space for preparing beverages, and making and serving snacks and light meals.  During movie breaks, the large sliding glass doors can be opened out onto a view balcony.  

Other Elements Worthy of Note: It features state of the art hydronic radiant heating, and a home spa with an oversized tub, and a rainforest shower with a triple body jet.  

If this is the home that you would like to return to every day, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280.  This home has the promise of both strength and charm, combined with dramatic, and often spectacular, scenery every day of the year.  It is being offered for sale for $2,888,000.  

(Listing courtesy of David Eckert of Coldwell Banker Residential)

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