This dramatic contemporary home is stunning in design and imagination.  Located in the hills above Oakland at 4200 Bemis Street, it is a quiet retreat, yet close to everything in the area.  It offers a spacious 4360 sf +/- of space and 4 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms to add to the appeal.  Its dual levels offer panoramic views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the East Bay, and warm hillside sites. Both levels allow multiple opportunities to relax and enjoy these amenities.  Be sure to note the in-ground swimming pool and cabana just below the main house.

The view of the charming entryway, with its unique peaked roof, highlights the stunning Bay area spread out below you that is visible from a majority of the rooms in the home.  Three garages allow ample parking when you arrive home. 


Upon entering this gracious home, you are greeted with a most amazing open floor plan.  From one end of the building to the other, there is generous space, and glowing sunlight flowing in from every window along the outside wall.  Dramatic overhead beams highlight the 17-foot ceilings that add a stylish uniqueness.  An additional appeal is seen with warm hardwood floors throughout the home.


The true surprise in the home is the floor to ceiling view of the Bay area that is seen out each window.  It is a stunning site, no matter what time of day you choose to enjoy it.  A real asset are the multiple doors that allow access out to the massive view porch.  

 If you would enjoy formal dining, there is a space designed specifically for entertaining that is anchored by a dramatic chandelier, and complemented with outside views.  There is nothing to preclude you from using this unique spot for entertaining friends on a more casual basis, since it is an very flexible room.  Be sure to note the impressive fireplace that anchors the living room immediately adjacent to this room.

 Close by is the newly updated chef's kitchen that features a breakfast bar, a spacious stone island, stainless steel appliances, and all the amenities that you would expect from a home of this caliber.  Plenty of storage space for your china, glassware, and cooking supplies add more value.  

Whether you enjoy quiet relaxation, casual or formal entertaining, you have available the most desirable patio space.   Located just outside the doors of the living room, dining room, and kitchen, it offers views in every direction.  

There are four bedrooms.  Three are shown below for your review.  The first immediately below has a tall peaked ceiling, generous window views to the outside greenery, a very handsome fireplace with an elegant mantle, and the calming hardwood floors. 


 It is worth noting that there are a total of 3 en-suite bedrooms-including the master bedroom.  One en-suite combination is shown below.  With its spacious closet space, pleasing door front designs, and a cheerful bathroom, it is an attractive living space.  

A third bedroom carries through the theme of bringing the warm outside light inside, coupled with roomy ceiling space.

This huge bathroom is a handsome showplace.  Tall ceilings, double sink space, spacious shower, make up nook, and door to the exterior are just a few of its amenities.  

A second bathroom has a super spacious stall shower and a warm and relaxing ambiance.  

 One of the most impressive features of the house is the separate and inviting pool, patio and cabana site that looks out over the setting sun.  Nestled among the trees, it is inviting at any time of day.  

If you would like to know much more about this desirable home, please contact me immediately at (510) 517-6280.   It is being offered for sale for $2,795,950.  

(Listing Courtesy of M. Nobu Ito and Jim Myrick of Keller William, San Francisco)






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