Located in the Ridgemont neighborhood of Oakland, this handsome home has undergone an exceptional updating which has resulted in this impressive and spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom residence seen above.   Located at 6280 Viewcrest Drive, it is well placed, and just minutes from the many amenities that make Oakland so appealing. 

Close to the Oakland Zoo, Mills College, Merritt Community College, and the hiking trails of Redwood Regional Park,  it is not far from the Highway 13 and 580 interchange, providing efficient transportation north to Oakland and San Francisco, and south to Castro Valley, and over the Dublin Pass to the Tri-Valley area.  

The curb appeal here is remarkable.  Lush green grass leads to a pair of small shade trees and rock garden, and a deep front porch welcomes visitors through a pair of handsomely paneled front doors.  Softly colored lighting creates a warmth around the entire front perimeter of the residence.

Entry into the front room reveals the concept of this contemporary style home--expansive vaulted ceilings complimented with both high and medium level windows that allow in light from virtually every angle and corner, creating a luminous ambiance, and a visual impression of generous space throughout. 

The open floor plan encourages a freedom of movement from one area to another that is perfect for entertaining and daily living.  The stylish stairwell near the entrance provides an attractive and efficient way for residents to move to the many upstairs rooms.

The engaging living room features generous floor space for hosting guests-whether it be a large event, or just a quiet evening get together with close friends.  If a formal meal is being provided, the adjacent dining room is just steps away. Worthy of note is the irresistible combination of the warmly colored floors, and crisp white walls as you move throughout the residence.  

 This view of the dining room and kitchen provides a perfect picture of the comfortable and congenial life style that is possible in the house.  Initially, it can be seen here is that this room has more than suitable space for a large dining table and accompanying chairs, and secondly is located in such a way that the kitchen is immediately adjacent, so meals service is simple and direct. 


 A great deal of thought and effort has been devoted to redesigning this kitchen to the inviting presence that you see here.  Important to note about the kitchen-it is centrally located between the formal dining room seen above, and the very expansive family room to be seen below.  It has been created to truly be the heart of the home.  The bay window over the sink provides marvelous views of the hills, gardens, and lawns just outside, and makes this spot an enjoyable work space, no matter the hour of the day.  

Amenities are many.  One of the first includes the breakfast bar seen just off the dining room that provides an ideal space for a quick breakfast or lunch.  Other amenities, all updated, include the dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, and microwave.  

 This perspective reveals the very expansive counter space that makes meal preparation a delight.  Cabinets for storage of china, glassware and favorite serving pieces and cookware are convenient, well thought out, and exist at every level for efficient use.  

Immediately adjacent to the kitchen is the marvelous family room that is impressive in size, and flexible enough to provide multiple floor plan configurations to suit the needs of the individual homeowner.  One of many possible configurations is seen here, and reveals that closest to the kitchen, is an additional dining table and chairs, and a generously sized sofa and loveseat that are handsomely paired with another chair and footstool.  

No matter what the final configurations, there is not denying the dramatic impact provided by the wall of window and doors that open to the inviting patio area and substantial gardens, that make living here a delightful experience.  

While on the main floor of this home, it should be noted that there is this pleasantly sized bedroom and accompanying bathroom, that is perfect for guests.  NOTE; The remaining 3 bedrooms of the home will be seen shortly, but for your reference, be sure to refer to the  floorplan at the end of this presentation for details and orientation. 

One of the most impressive elements of the residence is this oversized multi-purpose room on the second floor.  As can be seen here, it is being utilized in many creative ways that include two distinctive office spaces with bookcases and files, a sitting room which could easily become a media room, and a corner gym/workout space.  Its expansive size means that its uses are only limited by one's needs and requirements for the space. 

The master bedroom on the second floor is spacious and welcoming.  The soft coloring of the carpet compliments the wall coloring, and its location is a perfect fit to view the surrounding countryside from the personal balcony just outside the generous sliding glass doors.  


 What a pleasure it would be to enjoy this view daily with an early morning cup of coffee, or a simple lunch.  The view literally goes on for miles.  

 Because of the renovations, the master bathroom, above, has become a generously sized retreat featuring a handsome tub, stall shower, and a full length, twin sink counter with plenty of counter and mirror space.  

This third bedroom is comfortably sized, and offers a  view of the outdoor greenery through two handsome windows.

The fourth and final bedroom is cozier, but still has hillside views, and could be suitable for a student, or infant.

It would be difficult to find a more expansive and dramatic vista than this one from the patio out over the elegant gardens and hills below.  

A daytime view of the patio reveals the many amenities that make living here so desirable.  It is truly a house designed for both leisure and entertaining, and can be adaptable to either need at a moment's notice. It is being offered for sale for $1,348,000.  It provides approximately 2945 sf of living space.    Please contact me promptly with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy of Eugene Boomer of The Grubb Company)

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