This glowing contemporary styled home in the hills of Oakland, has instant curb appeal.  Nestled in among old growth trees and redwoods, and paired with carefully designed gardens, front and back, it combines a Tahoe like atmosphere with a modern exterior.  Located at 6978 Paso Robles Drive, it features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1969+/- sf of living space.  

Ideally located just moments from Montclair Village, it has excellent access to Highways 13 and 24 for trips to Oakland, San Francisco or Contra Costa County.  The hiking and biking trails of area regional parks are just uphill.   

The distinctive multi-glass paneled front door opens to reveal a warm and inviting home that is immediately welcoming.  Richly color floors, and the open beamed ceiling adds yet more warmth as the colors compliment each other.  

Offering a Mid-Century Modern vision, the house incorporates the highest and best use of this concept, as seen in this view.  Characteristically, with this concept, one can expect floor to ceiling windows matched with sliding glass doors with the goal to literally invite the "outside in", and to provide an easy integration with the nature.   

An additional perspective reveals a simple, but generously sized fireplace with display mantel, and dramatic overhead beams that are  enhanced in their appeal by subtle supplemental lighting.   A spacious and professionally landscaped backyard awaits just outside.  

Just steps from the living room is this handsome dining room that can easily accommodate a large dining table and buffet, and presents an ideal location for entertaining-whether casually or formally.  

However, no matter what the time of day, or manner of dining, the serenity of the nearby gardens is always present.  

This gleaming updated kitchen provides the best of both worlds in what it has to offer--outstanding ambiance and an efficient workspace.   
The expansive central island is equally effective as an eat-in kitchen site, and/or a generous workspace.   Exterior light from multiple view windows is a cheerful addition to the overhead lighting already available.  

Additional amenities, in addition to the central island, include a dishwasher, a gas range/cooktop and refrigerator.  At the end of the counter to the left, and seen below, is a charming kitchen nook that is just perfect for a simple breakfast or morning coffee.   

What a simple, yet appealing, spot to enjoy a moment's respite from a busy morning while enjoying the outstanding view.  

There are 3 bedrooms in the home.  On the main level is this en suite bedroom with a floor to ceiling garden view window, and a generous closet with sliding doors.   

Immediately adjacent to the bedroom above, is this handsomely color coordinated bathroom with a tub and shower combination.  

A second bedroom continues the theme of richly colored beamed ceilings that combines perfectly with the lighter colored hardwood floors throughout.   

This upstairs bathroom also reflects the design concept, and the planning that went into creating this crisp, stylish bathroom.  

The second upstairs bedroom offers a  very desirable built in bookcase/display unit, a sliding door closet, and plentiful floorspace.  

An additional feature is this lower level space with immediate access to the garden that is perfect for a family room, as seen here. 

It could also serve as an office, a library, a music room or playroom, and the built in bookcase/display shelving adds a perfect touch for any of those uses. 

The rear garden has to be one of the most impressive features of this residence.  Fully fenced and private, it is perfect for entertaining-whether offering small dinner parties with a few friends, or a larger party or celebratory event. 

A floor to ceiling sliding glass door provides immediate access from the house to the deck and gardens, encouraging a free flow of guests from one area to another.  

Steps from a patio area adjacent to the deck lead upward to the multi-level garden space above the home providing space for a large variety of favored plantings and greenery.  

A view from above the gardens reveals the variety and expanse of this space that characterizes the rear of the home--from soft green grass to multi-level garden beds--all awaiting a creative hand.  

If this home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280 with your queries regarding it.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,149,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Regina Jacobs of The Grubb Company) 

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