This outstanding Oakland hillside home is stunning in its immediate appeal.  Surrounded by tall oak trees and marvelous greenery, it gleams from every window and door. 

Located at 6869 Bristol Drive in the Oakland's desirable Claremont Hills, it offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, in a generous 2650 sf of living space.  

The expanse of the living room is immediately apparent.  Both natural and artificial light capture and enhance the appeal of this space.  A virtual floor to ceiling glass wall of windows invites the outside beauty inside to enjoy, no matter what the time of day.  

A wider perspective reveals a well designed combination of both living and dining space that invites an easy transition from one to another when entertaining guests. 

A centrally placed fireplace adds both charm and warmth to the living room for predinner and post dinner relaxation.  

This dramatic set of windows has to be one of the most remarkable features of the home- whether viewed from the inside out, or on the initial approach to the residence. 

The stairs to the right lead to the third floor bedrooms, including the primary suite, while the stairs to the left lead to a lower level bedroom that will be seen below.  

A reverse angle reveals the perfect blending of both spaces, and the easy transition to the home's kitchen from which delicious meals and treats can be created and served.    

This adjoining kitchen is a delight.  It has been updated, and includes all that one would expect in this type of home.  Anchored by an outstanding, and very versatile central island, it is well conceived, with generous counter and preparation space, and an outstanding array of storage spaces at every level for immediate access to dishes, glassware, and cooking utensils.    

Gleaming appliances include a dishwasher, a double oven, a gas range and refrigerator.  Stone counters surround the room.  

Just steps away is this inviting kitchen nook that is perfect for a casual lunch, early morning breakfast, or a quiet retreat on a busy day.  

Directly off the main living room area is this very engaging patio deck.  Surrounded by a multitude of shade trees that offer privacy and serenity, it is a perfect location for parties, special events and luncheons.  

As mentioned above, just below the main living area is this large bedroom and en suite bathroom that offers a wide variety of optional uses.  While it could also be a guest suite, it could serve as an office, a den, or playroom.  

The adjacent bathroom is seen here with a shower and tub, and a cheerful and well lit sink and mirror.  

There are a total of four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your review and consideration, two of which are on the top floor of the house, as will be seen below.   

Above is the glowing primary bedroom that captures tree top views from all of the multiple windows that line its far right wall.  The soothing combination of off white walls with subtle grey contrasting walls, adds yet more calm to the ambiance.  

A reverse angle illustrates the additional features that make this room especially appealing.  In addition to space under the windows for two soft chairs, the adjacent space includes two walk-in closets, and an impressive primary bathroom that is seen directly below.   

This primary bathroom is outstanding, and meets the goals that one could desire in conceiving a handsome and private bathing space. 

 The centerpiece of the room has to be the inviting soaking tub.  Its companion stall shower is equally inviting when preferred.   View windows add the soft sunlight that completes the effect. 

Dual sinks, matching overhead lights, mirrors above, and storage below are just steps away for use.    

Also on the second level, is this comfortable bedroom with a trio of windows with views to the hillsides, and space for a personal office, if desired.  

Just up the stairs from the main floor is this second floor exterior patio  that easily becomes a perfect spot for relaxation and reflection under the panoply of surrounding trees.  

A opposite view reveals the privacy that can be achieved here if desired, but it could just as easily be another appealing gathering space for residents and friends.  

If the beauty and serenity of this captivating home is of interest to you, please call me with your questions regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Theresa Hope Broderick of Compass)

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