Nestled in the hills above Oakland, and just a short distance from Montclair Village, is this comfortable and distinctive home located at 5726 Shepherd Canyon Road.  Surrounded by long established trees and plantings, it is a soothing retreat after a busy day.  It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a comfortable 1650 +/- sf of living space.  

It is located close to all that makes this hillside neighborhood popular.  In addition to the year round activities of Montclair, Rockridge and nearby Berkeley, nearby Highway 13 provides easy transit to downtown Oakland and Contra Costa communities.    

This spacious living room is warm and welcoming.  Distinctively conceived, if features expansive floor space, softly colored wood wall panels, and an imaginative and commanding A frame open beam ceiling.  

A reverse perspective reveals the many windows and doors that can open to the exterior deck of the residence, providing easy access to views of the surrounding trees and gardens just steps away.  The rustic fireplace to the right offers a cozy spot for warmth and relaxation on a cool Bay area evening.  

Just off the living area is this cozy living space, offering a variety of potential uses.  Included are a pair of built in bookcases, a glowing skylight, and large picture window that reveals a view of lush hillside trees.  

Just outside the living and dining area is this expansive full length porch that is perfectly designed to be an inviting site for relaxed seating, viewing and entertaining.  

Close by, this large kitchen furnishes a more than generous workspace for preparation of meals.  Both the counter space and floor space are complimented by the tall wall of cabinets, seen below, that affords ample storage for favorite china, serving pieces and cookware.  

The kitchen area is well placed.   A sliding glass door to the right provides an easy passageway when transporting food to the outside deck area when entertaining.

This exceptional upper floor bedroom continues the rustic hillside theme with the open beam ceiling, warmly colored wooden floors, built in bookcases, and a separate closet and chest of drawers.  The outside deck with its hillside views is always engaging. 

Close by is another unique niche that has been cleverly converted into a small, but effective, office space-complete with  multi-level bookshelves. 

Downstairs is this large bedroom with built in bookcases and closet, a separate bathroom, and its own private entrance.  The door opens onto the lower of the two full length decks in the front of the building. 

This master bathroom features multiple desirable features in a comfortably sized space.  Included is a separate tub, a large walk in closet, a classic sink and a softly colored paneled wall.  

If you would enjoy the quiet serenity that this home offers, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,195,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Dean Powell, Keller Williams Realty)

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