High above Montclair Village in Oakland, is this tranquil 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home that is settled in among the trees and hills of this very pleasant community. 

Located at 2981 Holyrood Drive in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood, it combines the area's Tahoe like ambiance with a perfect proximity to neighborhood shopping, and efficient commuter access.  

As can be seen here, and in the view below, the entire front of the home has been conceived as a vacation retreat.  A handsome wooden fence runs along the front of the property with entry  through a delightful peaked gate.

An highly effective roof extension provides shelter from the sun when needed on bright, sunny days

A different perspective reveals dual entrances into the home.  The richly colored front door with multiple horizontal glass panels is the main entrance into the residence, but just to the left, French doors open to the living room and adjacent dining room, encouraging a free flow of activity for guests and residents from each part of the home to the garden and patio.  

The living room is bright, and generous in size.  Light flows in from the glass doors to the left, and windows in the front.  Supplemental overhead lighting adds an additional softness to the space.  

The simple, but inviting fireplace is a central site around which many an evening's gatherings can be enjoyed.  

A reverse perspective illustrates the ease by which one can move from one part of the home to another.  To the right, the open doors lead to the front patio, while to the left, another pair of glass paneled doors open to an exterior view balcony which runs the length of the home.  

Just outside the living room is this inviting, and impressive balcony with a sheltering roof, and sweeping views of the long established trees and surrounding grounds.  

The dining room and kitchen are just steps away for ease of dining and food service.

This is truly a taste of resort style living, with all the accompanying charm. 

The dining space is just steps away as indicated above, and can easily accommodate a formal evening dinner, or a casual buffet luncheon.  

The gleaming adjacent kitchen should please the most dedicated of home chefs.  Careful consideration has been given to its floor plan in order to make it efficient and rewarding work space.  

Seen here are many of the updated appliances that have been installed.  They include a dishwasher, built in double oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, and gas range/cooktop.  

A reverse view reveals even more elements to be appreciated for their beauty and practicality.  A spacious stone counter in the center doubles as a breakfast/lunch seating area, and as a valuable workspace.  

Especially generous overhead lighting brings out the beauty of the harmony between flooring and cabinetry, and a literal wall of storage and display space for china, glassware and cookware fills the far left side of the room.    

There are four bedrooms in the residence.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here is the spacious primary bedroom.  A very large sliding glass door opens to invite one outside to enjoy the peace of the adjacent balcony.  

Immediately adjacent is this impressively renovated primary bathroom.  A marvelous combination of multicolored tiles draws extra drama into an already handsome space.  An inviting central tub, stall shower and gracefully arched mirror over the sink, completes the unique presentation.  

The primary bedroom area is additionally enhanced with the presence of this large walk-in closet complete with very flexible hanging and shelf space.  

A second bedroom close by provides the same appealing features as the primary bedroom-spacious, well lit, and offering a large sliding glass door with views to the balcony and hillside trees.    

Also available on the second floor is this outstanding bonus space that is ideal as a large family or rumpus room.  Given the floorspace, it could be utilized for a number of options at the same time.  Options could include an office space, rumpus room, media room, playroom or music room.  

An overhead view of the residence reveals its presence high in the East Bay hills, and close, but not too close, to the busy cities below.  Surrounded by a wide variety of lush trees and plantings, it is a delightful home to return to.  

If this truly delightful home 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 $1,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Brian Santilena of Compass) 


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