High in the hills of Oakland is this extraordinary view home located at 13665 Campus Drive.  Because of its distinctive setting, it provides a sweeping view of the Bay area below-from the South Bay to San Francisco-a rare and impressive visual experience.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a a very generous 3254 sf of living space.  It is ideally located in the Ridgemont neighborhood of Oakland, and, as a result, is just minutes from Highway 580 below, which will give rapid access to Oakland, San Leandro, or south to the Dublin Pass and Contra Costa County. 

Two regional parks for hiking and biking, the Oakland Zoo, and the Chabot Science center are all nearby, as well.   

A great deal of attention has been given to creating a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing entry to the residence, and, as a result, its curb appeal is striking.  

The home's entire living room is glowing from the light that streams in from the floor to ceiling windows along its far wall.  The towering, and very unique fireplace commands center stage here, and will provide warmth and cheer on cool Bay area evenings.  

The subtle off white coloring of the room's ceiling and walls contrasts perfectly with the grey/black of the fireplace, offering a solid decorative backdrop for one's own furniture's placement and room design.  

A reverse perspective, seen here, shows the rest of the living room, and the graceful set of stairs that lead to the home's second floor.  

Yet another perspective reveals the true center of the home's living space, which is dramatically enhanced by the floor to ceiling view windows and sliding doors.  The entire floorspace is flexible enough to create a variety of furniture combinations to suit one's needs perfectly.  

Just off the living room, is this inviting dining area.  The space easily accommodates a large dining table, and 6 to 8 chairs, with room for a  generously sized buffet server, or cocktail service.   A large inset window from the kitchen provides an effective means to serve food from one space to the other.  

This view also allows one to see and appreciate the softly efficient overhead supplemental lighting that will be seen throughout the residence, and the beauty and imagination of the two chandeliers that light both the living and dining room.  

As seen here, just off the dining room is the home's family room that is centered around yet another distinctive and imaginative central fireplace.  

This pleasant family room is open, and very suitable for a variety of creative configurations, as was the living room.  The trio of picture windows to the right combine with those in the adjacent kitchen to feature views of the exterior greenery, and the cities below.  

The nearby kitchen is efficient, and affords numerous work spaces for food preparation and service.  The central kitchen island offers both workspace, and eat in dining opportunities, when needed.  

The updated appliances are all commercial grade, and include a dishwasher, gas range cooktop, a microwave and a refrigerator.  

These three windows, two of which open to the outside scene below, are a delight for the home chef when spending time in the kitchen, no matter what the time of day.  

A tasteful, and subtly conceived, set of stairs takes one to the upper floor.

The primary bedroom, located on the second floor, is truly impressive.  As seen here, it is expansive, and includes space for a sizeable bed and large adjoining nightstands.  Directly opposite the bed, is the stunning en suite bathroom which will be seen below.  

Close by, floor to ceiling glass doors open onto a private view balcony.

A reverse view illustrates the very comfortable additional personal living space immediately adjacent to the bedroom area that truly reveals the joy of living high in the hills above the city.  

The gleaming primary bathroom is composed of so many highly desirable elements, that it makes it an impressive addition to the home.  Its lengthy counter space has dual sinks, gleaming overhead lighting, and a more than ample mirror just below. 

An always appreciated, and in demand, a walk in closet is seen to the far right.  

This lush and inviting jetted bathtub, with its marvelous tile work and tall view windows, is an ideal relaxing retreat.  

Upon opening the glass doors to the primary balcony, one will experience a spectacular visual experience.  

This panorama captures the full sweep of the San Francisco Bay area below, and all around Oakland, with the second of the two pictures providing views of San Francisco, SF Bay, and both bridges.  

The size of the home, the expanse of view windows, the substantial  lawn for relaxing and entertaining, and its placement high in the Oakland hills, are all reasons for seriously considering this location as one for your next home.

If this beautiful home is of interest to you, please call me regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $2,295,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Richelle de Vera of Yuen Real Estate and Investments)

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