High in the hills above Oakland is this imaginative home that has managed to capture the magic of the surrounding trees and the sounds of nature all around it.  Located at 6966 Paso Robles Drive in Montclair, it offers 3 bedrooms2 1/2 bathrooms in 2395 sf of living space.   

Located on over 1/3rd of an acre, the home is the epitome of indoor/outdoor living, with glowing light streaming into the house from large floor to ceiling windows, and the many entertainment and relaxation opportunities offered by the marvelous exterior decks. 

This exceptional living room and dining room combination illustrates how effectively this home has been conceived to combine the indoor living spaces with the expansive exterior deck.  A radiant skylight above adds an additional unique touch.    

A slightly different perspective reveals the unique fireplace that is combined with a large display mantel and adjacent side niche that is perfect for storing firewood.    

The total effect is highlighted by the rustic open beamed ceiling above, and the darker colored hardwood floors below.  

Stepping outside through the floor to ceiling sliding glass door, one is immediately taken with the beauty and drama of the surrounding hills and trees that shelter and surround this special residence.  A hot tub to the right is an inviting treat for relaxing in this peaceful space.  

A reverse view of the living room reveals the skylight enhanced entry hall, and the floorplan of the living and dining room

This spacious dining area is equally suited to formal or casual events.  It easily accommodates a 6-8 seat table, with room available for a buffet server.  Its view is that of the verdant hills just outside the windows.  

Just steps away is this recently updated kitchen space that can serve multiple needs during meal preparations.  It has excellent counter space  and extensive storage space above and below for favorite china, glassware and cooking utensils.

 An imaginative breakfast bar serves as a dining space, serving space, and wine storage site.  Updated appliances include a built in gas range/cooktop, a refrigerator, and dishwasher.  

Another view illustrates the kitchen format that will make entertaining easy and effective, whether doing so for residents or guests.  To the right is the eat in kitchen space with is delightful array of closet and display space.  Directly ahead is the extraordinary family room where special events and parties are easily convened.   

This cozy eat in kitchen site is enhanced with distinctive wood shelving and closets, and the softer tones of the overhead skylight.  

Two views of the truly impressive family room reveal its size and scope.  The stunning bay window complex anchors the far right of the room, while drawing in the beauty of the surrounding trees and gardens.  

Built in bookcases and display cabinets on either side invite displays of books, collectibles, art works and glassware.  A huge stone fireplace that encompasses much of the front wall, stands read to provide both warmth and beauty on cooler Bay area afternoons and evenings.   

There are 3 bedrooms in the home.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, above, is the primary bedroom, and as such, offers the charm and serenity that one would expect from such a space. 

Large, bright, and light filled, it has ample room for a large bed, and a selection of soft seating, nightstands and dresser, with room to spare.  A floor to ceiling sliding glass door opens out to a private second floor balcony.  

This delightful second floor balcony comes with built in garden boxes and a sweeping view of the entire property below.  

Close by, a second upper floor bedroom is enhanced with four expansive picture windows and excellent floorspace.  

If this compelling home with it beauty and tranquility is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,195,000.  

    (Listing Courtesy of Anian E. Tunney of The Grubb Company)

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