This elegant Crocker Highlands home located at 818 Northvale Road in Oakland, is immediately compelling with its outstanding curb appeal and distinctive architecture. 

Its strong French Provincial features, with their unique appeal is obvious, and include the classic steeply pitched roof, rounded high arched windows, and a manor like appearance that makes it a very special home, and a desirable residence.

It offers 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in a more than ample 3721 sf. of living space.  

Perfectly located in the desirable Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland, it is close to the many popular shops and restaurants of both Grand Lake and Montclair, and offers easy connections to Highways 580 and 13 that provide rapid access to Oakland, San Francisco or Contra Costa County.  

The gracious living room of this home is designed for both beauty and comfort.  The softly colored off white walls combine perfectly with the rich golden colors of the gleaming hardwood floors, 

The floor to ceiling gracefully arched front windows capture the beauty of the exterior, and invite in the sunlight.  

A reverse view reveals the full size of the room, and the many potential design concepts that are available, given this special space.  A pair of tall matching glass windows flank the fireplace, and afford an outlook onto the outside gardens.   

The large central fireplace is no doubt the centerpiece of this room.  As with all fireplaces, it is dramatic and inviting at the same time.  Memories of pleasant evenings by its warmth will be evoked here.   

The mantel's flowing side pillars and frieze is matched with the black and white tiles of the hearth, creating a memorable anchor feature for the room.  

Just steps away is the home's stunning formal dining room.  It is the type of living space that one would expect in a home of this caliber. 

A striking chandelier highlights the beauty of this room.   In addition, more beauty is captured by the pair of windows to the gardens, and the tall arched window with a view to the front of the home,  

A large dining table and six chairs is easily accommodated here, as is the side cocktail table, and, at the opposite wall, a large buffet server can be easily placed for serving formal meals or pleasant luncheons.  

Just steps away, the home's comfortable and updated kitchen stands ready to provide meals for both guests and residents at a moment's notice.  

A solid surface counter space, and dual levels of storage space, combine with a built in range oven, a large refrigerator and a dishwasher to create an efficient and appealing workspace.  

To the rear of the kitchen is this cozy niche with views to the trees and flowers that surround the home.  It is a perfect spot for a morning breakfast, or lazy lunch with a cup of tea and a good book. 

Additional storage is available for storing favorite china, glassware, silver, and serving pieces.  

This marvelous set of stairs, located at the home's entry, leads to the second floor, and all that it has to offer.  

Two views of the home's primary bedroom reveals it size, beauty, and charm.  This large, glowing living space allows one an opportunity to create one's own special retreat for relaxation and comfort.  

This adjacent primary bathroom has been impressively updated to include an inviting tub, two light filled windows, and a stall shower.  

There are six bedrooms in the entire residence.  Three will be shown for your consideration. 

This bedroom, and the one below, are on the second floor. This bedroom is also quite large, and continues the home's design theme of off white walls, beautifully polished hardwood floors, and windows that capture the beauty of the home and gardens just outside.  

Due to the size of the residence, most of the bedrooms in the house can easily be adapted to another use, if desired.  Options might include a playroom, arts and crafts room, a music room, or den.

Close by the bedrooms above is this golden colored bathroom with it charming period tiling of walls and floors.  It also includes a stall shower over a tub, and a gracefully arched window that opens to the outside.  

One of the most appealing features of the residence is this second floor living space that is currently being used as a family room.  While it is perfectly suited to that space, it could easily assume another role as another large master suite given its more than generous floor space, an en suite bathroom, and a small room off to the top left that is now being used as an office.  

Also, seen to the top left, is another of the upstairs five bedrooms.  

There is a real charm to this space, so whatever choice is made as to its use should be very successful. 

The rear gardens of the home are especially grand, and are well tended to enhance the beauty of the plants and trees, some of which have been here for decades.  

This extensive back garden is ideally suited for entertaining at any level.  From a formal party, holiday event, or summer luncheon, there is space and flexibility for whatever use is chosen.  

I encourage you to call me with your questions and interest regarding this outstanding home at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,895,000.  

  (Listing Courtesy Of Anja Plowright of The Grubb Company) 

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