This dramatic and distinctive Oakland hillside home has just been listed for sale at 6490 Ascot Drive in the Montclair hills.  Specifically created to fit in easily among the wooded hillside's well established redwood trees, it is a soothing and distinctive retreat, yet close to everything that makes the city desirable. 

It features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms in approximately 2669 sf of living space.  Designed by well known architect Marvin Gunderson, it reflects the organic architectural concept that the home and the land should coexist peacefully.  The most distinctive feature of this home has to be the overhead circular open beamed ceiling that encircles the central living space.  

A slightly different perspective of the living room reveals the expansive floor to ceiling windows and doors that invite in the luminous exterior light, the view of soothing outdoor gardens, and tall redwood trees.  The far right set of doors opens onto a very pleasant redwood deck that will be seen below.  

An additional perspective depicts the surrounding imaginatively lit built in bookcases that inspire displays of favorite books or collectibles, the expansive floor space, and the dramatic stone fireplace that commands the far wall. 

Just outside the living room is this inviting and distinctive deck that is set in among the surrounding trees and greenery.  Ideally designed for entertaining, it is a delightful location for relaxation for both residents and guests.  

Overhead, the lush trees illustrate what is meant by "communing with nature", and the serenity that is offered.    

Just off the living room, is this very efficient kitchen space.  Its distinctive wrap around design provides easy access to appliances, and preparation and storage space.  Amenities include a dishwasher, range cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and wet bar.  

True to its conception, the kitchen is flooded with light from the distinctive overhead skylight, and additional natural light is furnished by the large window above the sink, and the glass door that opens to the deck that creates a perfect path for serving guests food and beverages, no matter what the occasion.  

The are three bedrooms in the home.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  This primary bedroom is expansive, has a tall sliding glass door to the outside deck, its own unique skylight, and a virtual wall of closet space to the right.  

Immediately adjacent to the bedroom seen above is this colorful en suite bathroom with shower, a comfortable counter space topped with a large mirror, and plenty of supplemental lighting.  

A second bedroom features a handsome built in bookcase and desk, and closet space to the left .  It, too, has a sliding glass door with views to the outside.    

The lower level of the home affords this space that has been adapted to a family/rumpus room, with adjacent full bath and a bonus room.  Other options for this room might be a work out room, office/study, music room or play room.  

Moving to the front entrance of the home, one can see how beautifully the home has been placed in among the trees and among adjacent verdant gardens to create a gracious welcome for guests.  

Just adjacent to the entry door is this delightful garden with a soothing waterfall to that has been conceived to further enhance its charm.  

If this captivating and imaginative home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,298,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Sharry Chimienti  and Helen Nichols of Compass, Inc.) 

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