This striking home, with its engaging front gardens and handsome architectural presence, is located on a corner lot high in the hills in Oakland's desirable Ridgemont neighborhood at 4202 Ridgemont Court.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very expansive 2753 sf of living space.  

As one arrives into the home, it is hard not to be affected by the creative use of light and design that awaits one.  Light is streaming in from sets of tall windows around the room, and is captured and transmitted throughout the space by the peaked overhead ceiling. 

The anchoring central fireplace is large and welcoming, and two tall side pillars replicate, and carry to the ceiling, the unique fireplace mantel design.  

Expanding to a wider view of the space, one sees the full size of the living room, and the rest of the impressive open floor plan that the home has to offer.  

A set of engaging stairs leads up to the second floor, and the home's three bedrooms.  An overhead skylight above the stairs adds both beauty and practicality, while enhancing the walkway to the bedrooms.  

Close by, on the main floor, this stylish dining area is especially inviting.  It is conceived in such a way that it can be easily utilized as a casual living space that can easily accommodate luncheons with friends, a buffet area for an outside party, or a site for a more formal dining service.

Part of its flexibility is created through the use of the shuttered windows and French doors that can be opened or closed, depending on one's preference when dining, and also the time of day.  

Especially appealing is the fact that these doors open directly onto the backyard, so that the table could be used as a buffet surface where guests can move easily inside or out when one is entertaining. 

Just off the dining room is a truly distinctive kitchen experience that is especially well conceived to meet the needs of  those who enjoy both creative food preparation, and want to enjoy it with friends.  

The kitchen has been recently renovated, and the results can be seen at every turn.  

An eat in kitchen site has been added, and can serve as a casual dining site for meals at any time of day.  A set of floor to ceiling set of glass doors can be opened to enjoy the pleasant gardens while dining.

The gleaming kitchen has an outstanding set of amenities that should please the most demanding of home chefs.  Built in appliances include a refrigerator, dishwasher, electric range/cooktop, and built in oven.  

The central island is large, and offers one space for both meal preparation, food service, and excellent storage space below. 

Additionally, a generous amount of quartz counterspace along the far wall also contributes to the meal preparation opportunities, and drawers and cabinets  at varied levels stand ready to store one's favorite cooking and serving needs.  

At the far end of the view seen above are the doors that open to the home's family room.  

Especially well located just off the kitchen, the home's family room awaits.

This warm and welcoming family space is ideal for pleasant entertaining and relaxing.  It has its own central fireplace, and room for a cozy sofa, and perhaps a pair of matching side chairs, if desired.  

Built in floor to ceiling bookcases can display, or store, favorite books, collectibles, games or art work.  

As with all of the ground floor rooms, there is a set of doors that open to the outside patio area.  

A skylight enhanced set of stairs leads upstairs to the second floor living space. 

At the top of the stairs is this very unique, and pleasing primary bedroom that is combined with a very engaging living space that offers one's own private retreat, complete with fireplace.

The far right corner of the room is especially comfortable, with room for a substantially sized bed that can be surrounded by a variety of furniture pieces that now include nightstands, a bench at the end of the bed, and, directly across, a gleaming glass topped and mirrored accent table-all of which illustrates the multiple design opportunities available for this space.  

Directly opposite, is this very distinctive living space that is enhanced by two sets of floor to ceiling bookcases -one of which is paired below with multiple drawers and above with glass display cabinets.

  This entire design concept creates an outstanding opportunity for use as one's own private office or sitting room.  

A reverse perspective reveals the easy harmony between both features of the room.  To the far top left is the door to the room's en suite bathroom

As would be expected in a home of this quality, the primary bathroom is stunning.  It, too, has been updated to allow one to enjoy its many impressive features.  

Especially worth noting is the surprising length of the room's counter space, and the matching storage chests below.  Immediately adjacent are double sinks.  

Light streams in from the overhead skylight, and the window over the colorfully tiled tub, and at the entrance to the right, is a convenient walk in closet.  

A second bedroom is subtly colored, has view windows and an easy living ambiance.  

The third bedroom has an exceptionally wide view window to the exterior, and easily accommodates a bed, and accompanying side chairs or dressers.  

A second bathroom serves the need of the non-primary bedrooms, and is large, glowing, and efficient.  

The expanse of the rear yard, seen here, reveals so many opportunities for relaxation and entertaining.  It is covered in a generous carpet of green grass, has a far wall of garden plants and trees, and is fully fenced.  

This cozy patio area is just off the dining room seen above.  

If you would like to make this outstanding home yours, please contact me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is for sale for $1, 195,000.  

     (Listing Courtesy Of Robyn Mohr of Compass)

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