Comfortably settled in among under long established trees and lush greenery, this Monterey Colonial style home is located at 5903 Margarido Drive in Oakland's desirable Upper Rockridge neighborhood. 

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very generous 3083 sf +/- of living space.  Perfectly located close to the many shops, restaurants,  and amenities of both Rockridge, Claremont and Montclair, it is also close to commute access for both Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County. 

The view of this distinctive patio area reflects many of the characteristics so valued in this style of home.  This private patio, designed for gracious living and relaxation, is equally suitable for entertaining when hosting parties and special events. 

It is enhanced with a fountain to the left, a second level view balcony,  and multiple access doors from the interior of the home.  

A reverse perspective reveals the extensive commitment that has been made to create an imaginative and soothing garden and living space.  The twin entry columns add yet more charm.  

Upon entry, guests experience this very spacious living space that is anchored with a large, centrally placed picture window flanked by a pair of windows that open to the outside gardens.   

A reverse aspect reveals the impressively conceived central fireplace, with its mirrored above mantle display space, and glowing tile surround.  Two sets of French doors invite guests and residents to move freely from indoors to the outside patio.  

Close by, a softly sunlit dining room easily accommodates a large dining table and six chairs, with space for a cocktail table and storage chest.  

This updated kitchen is designed to please the most demanding of home chefs.  Every amenity is just steps away, and the storage and workspace is outstanding. 

One of the most remarkable features is the presence of light everywhere.   Generous overhead supplemental lighting combines with the many overhead skylights and the light from the sink's bay window, to create an amazing overall ambiance.  

Amenities include a dishwasher, gas range cooktop, built in oven, refrigerator, a dishwasher, and central island, seen below. 

Just off the central island is this appealing eat in kitchen space that is adjacent to a pair of French doors that open to the outside deck.  The formal dining room is just to the left of the kitchen.  

Just off the kitchen and dining room, is this pleasant deck space-one of many outdoor retreats throughout the residence.  

This expansive room is the primary bedroom of the residence.  Warm and inviting colors are complimented with the crisper outdoor light flowing into the room from the far window and French doors to the left.  

Just outside the primary bedroom is this large decorative iron balcony that overlooks the grounds below.  What a delightful way to spend a pleasant afternoon.  

The primary bathroom is gently colored with its gold and tan tile  combinations on the counter and bathtub.  Reflected in the large mirror over the sink is the large walk in closet shown directly below.  

This outstanding amenity is one that can be appreciated daily.  The large walk in closet, with plentiful hanging and storage space, is made more effective by the presence of two mirrored doors on either side of the entrance.  

A second bedroom is large enough for multiple side tables, chests, and side chairs, and is augmented with floor to ceiling built in bookcases that are equally suited for displaying books or collectibles.  

NOTE:  There is one additional bedroom on the same level, and a lower level in law unit which will not be shown here to keep this home's summary concise.  

Certainly one of the most outstanding rooms of the residence has to be this stunning family room.  Large enough to accommodate a variety of parties, game, and video nights, it is enhanced with walls of bookcases with varied sized shelves-ideal for the home collector of books, antiques, or other hobbies.  

An additional perspective reveals the room's adaptability in design, and the large glass doors that lead outside to the gardens.  

Stepping out of the family room, it becomes apparent how much entertainment space is available.  This large dining table site is combined with the outdoor built-in barbeque area seen below.  

The flexibility of use of this home is outstanding.  For those who enjoy entertaining, the space available is large and varied.  For those who prefer quieter living, the trees, generous gardens spaces and balconies  offer a distinct serenity.

The home is being offered for sale for $1,998,000.  I encourage you to call me with your questions at (510) 517-6280

(Listing Courtesy of David Gunderman and Andrew Raskoff of Keller Williams Real Estate) 

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