Now and again a unique and entrancing home will arrive on the market that merits special attention, and this home, at 6590 Oakwood Drive in Montclair, is just that home.   Three stories high, It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2822 sf of living space.  

It was designed and built in 1999 by architect and builder Michael Pearce, and manages to capture the beauty of the both the SF Bay below, and the rolling Oakland hillsides above.  

The entrance to the home is adjacent to the two car garage at the base of the building, and below the dramatic three story building frontage. 

This home is ideal for those who seek and enjoy the contrasting drama of this building's statement to the surrounding pastoral scene, 

The entry into the home is enhanced with this spacious and dramatically conceived dining area that is just to the right of the sunken living room. The unique overhead arch provides additional drama by complimenting the color and simplicity of the adjacent stairwell.  

This visual imagery of the sharply angular fireplace surrounded by the soft curve of the windowed wall above is dramatic.  

A reverse perspective reveals the size of the living room, and the floor to ceiling wall of windows that open to an outside balcony.  A panoramic view of the Bay area below is just outside these doors.    

This sunny outside balcony is perfectly placed for entertaining, for a barbeque, or a delightful retreat on a pleasant Montclair day.  

The home's balcony view is even more compelling as the sun sets, and the city is revealed in its subtle beauty.  

Anchored by an impressive multi-story view window above, the kitchen is beautifully conceived.  Multiple golden colored storage cabinets harmonize perfectly with the color of the floors below, while the scarlet colored trim below is expertly matched to the stone counter and the chairs of the central island.

The island can serve dual purposes--as an eat in kitchen counter, or, when not needed for that use, as a handy and useful preparation workspace.  

Available amenities include a dishwasher, double oven, gas range/cooktop and refrigerator.  

Also in the kitchen, and at the side of the home, is this inviting corner niche that is perfectly placed for a view filled luncheon, or perhaps a cup of tea, and a good book.  

Moving up the stairs to the second floor, the hallway features delightfully peaked skylights that capture the sun and stars above as the day progresses.  

There are three bedrooms in the home.  All are on the second floor.  The primary bedroom, above, will be shown for your consideration. 

Once again, the imaginative curves that characterize the front exterior of the home are replicated here.   There is a private view balcony with a view to the west.  

A reverse point of view reveals the size and flexibility, and delightful imagery of the room.  The primary bathroom is just off to the right, and seen below.  

It would be expected that a home of this quality and imagination would have an outstanding primary bathroom, and it does not disappoint. 

Lengthy stone counters, dual sinks, a full room width overhead mirror, and a soaking bathtub with a view to the world below all reflect this total commitment to quality.  

This home awaits your serious consideration. If you have and interest in and questions about it, please call me at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,695,000.  

     (Listing Courtesy of Patrick Nagel of Wells and Bennett Realtors)

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