The distinctive exterior lines and imaginative interiors of Eichler homes have always made them a classic architectural concept, and their popularity continues today.   

This hillside view home above is well placed in the Sequoyah neighborhood of Oakland at 8021 Shay Drive, and offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 2121 +/- sf of living space.  

This twin gabled home was designed by architects A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons, and is an impressive sight as it sits on its unique plot of land above the city.  

This dramatic living room is highlighted by a centrally located fireplace that is surrounded on either side by floor to ceiling windows, and a sliding glass door that offer views of the spacious backyard, and its large and inviting back yard pool.

Stepping outside, guests and residents will be greeted by this gracefully designed pool that is ringed by generous seating, recreation, and entertainment sites.  Even more engaging are the expansive views of the city below that complete this striking scene.   

 Returning inside, this reverse perspective of the living room illustrates some of the architectural features that make an Eichler home unique.

It is conceived with the ideal of bringing the "outdoors in" through the use of walls of windows and doors that allow free flow of light from one space to another.

This home's tall clean lines, and peaked ceiling, combining with an open  floorplan that provides an easy freedom of movement from one space to another, reflects just some of the Eichler styled elements to be seen  here.

Also to be expected with an Eichler home is a gracious and imaginative entry atrium which creates a unique retreat with views of the many other rooms in the home, and provides a visual and harmonious unity throughout.  

Just of the living room to the right is this expansive kitchen space that is perfectly suited to hosting parties, luncheons, or a formal event.  The sliding glass door to the right allows an easy transition from the living room to the kitchen, when needed.  

Seating at the central island is appealing for a quick breakfast or lunch, but it is also ideal as a spot from which guests can confer with the chef during meal preparation.  

This space is complimented with generous counter and  storage space for favored china, serving pieces, and cooking utensils.  Directly ahead, there are two large counter windows, and two distinct spaces for service of food to the dining room that is just on the other side of the wall.   

The dining room is just steps from the kitchen, and it, too, has a sliding glass door to the patio for easy transition to the back yard-perfect for a buffet meal service and transition to the pool area.  

Returning to the impressively updated kitchen, the amenities available should impress the most demanding of home chefs.  Included is the stone breakfast bar/island seen here, which easily doubles as preparation space, a built in gas range /cooktop, dishwasher, refrigerator and a pantry.  

The sliding glass door at the end of the room leads directly to the back yard for easy transition of food and beverages.   

Just off the front door entry is this charming family room.  It is just steps from the kitchen. 

While it is currently being used as a family room, it could just as easily serve another purpose, should the need arise, perhaps as an office or study.

There are four bedrooms in the residence.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here, is large and well lit.  It has stylish, and spacious closet space, and room for a good sized bed and a mini-office at the entry.   

This glowing second bedroom is perfectly placed to offer a sliding glass door entry to the pool area-an ideal choice for one's living quarters.  

A third bedroom is inviting and subtle, and provides access to the front garden area of the residence when desired.  

The Sequoyah Hills neighborhood is very well  located in the hills above Oakland, and as such, provides this outstanding Bay area view each day.  Additionally, this view is one that changes in color and effect as the hours of the day, and seasons of the year, change.  

A poolside view of the residence reveals not only the pool and lawn area, it also highlights the impressive, and very inviting, hot tub seen just adjacent to the pool.    

If this personal resort home and retreat is of interest to you, I would encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,595,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Glennie Kramer-Baker of Compass)

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