This remarkable dual level home can be found among the rolling hills above Montclair Village in Oakland at 5701 Grisborne Avenue.   Its very design and appearance reflects the serenity that surrounds it.  

It is located on approximately two thirds of an acre of hillside land that contains enchanting old growth oak trees, hills, gardens, pathways and tranquil gardens, and offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is a very generous 2625 sf of living space.  

Steps from the sweeping front patio lead down to the distinctive front entryway to the right that provides an ideal downhill view of the grounds below.  

Guests are welcomed into this gleaming living room that is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows that truly capture the beauty that surrounds it.   A brick fireplace to the left adds drama, and a pleasant warmth for cooler evenings.  

This view reflects the meaning of the term "sheltering trees" and reveals the peace that they provide.  

Just above the living room, is this second level that offers all the amenities that one could desire for gracious entertaining and relaxation.  

This well conceived combination of kitchen and dining space is enhanced with a perfect access to the immense front patio area.  

An opposite perspective illustrates yet another set of floor to ceiling doors and windows at the far end of the room that lead to additional outdoor living space,  The last door to the left leads to the upstairs bedrooms. 

To the immediate right, in the foreground, is a full length counter space that is perfect for serving meals-particularly buffets.  Below, the counter is very generous storage space for china and silverware. 

This dual view of the kitchen illustrates its perfect combination of beauty and efficiency.  Once again, light flows in from every angle due to lofty windows that encompass every wall. 

Expansive counter space makes food preparation a breeze, and the outstanding pantry and storage space ensures that everything needed for service is instantly available.  

Kitchen appliances are all impressively updated, and include a dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, a built in oven, and a refrigerator.  

Certainly one of the most distinctive features of this home has to be its truly spacious front patio.  Its size and accessibility afford numerous uses for the space-from parties, luncheons, birthdays, to group events--it can easily accommodate them all. 

Its distance from the road ensures a private experience, no matter what the choice of activity.   

There is also a second, lower level of the house, seen here.  Anchored by a large and welcoming central fireplace, the size of its generous floorspace invites a number of furniture configurations.  

Two sets of doors lead outdoors to the privacy of the surrounding grounds.  

Just steps away, is the kitchen and a dual function counter and preparation space that creates a perfect match for the entire lower living area to function as a family room and entertainment center.   However, worth noting-the home's agent says that this space can also be used as a separate legal living unit.

Another feature that makes this a perfect choice for a separate unit is the presence of this upgraded bathroom with shower.  

If there is a room in the home that has to be the most compelling, it has to be this primary bedroom.   High windows overhead, combine with the splendid sliding glass door to allow perfect access the adjacent view deck that is shown directly below.  

The size of the room offers so many opportunities to create a very personal and unique living space.  

This enchanting primary bathroom sits tree top high, and includes a tub, large glass fronted shower, a toilet, and a large dual sink counter.  

This exceptional second floor patio area is inviting, and settled in among the oak trees that surround it.  It is yet another opportunity for enjoying the peacefulness that the property provides, and another way of being able to share it with others.  

Returning once again to the front of the property, one notices the structure to the far right of the scene.  It is actually a charming studio that could serve multiple uses.  

Inside the studio is this cozy living room, a kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom.  

If this stellar home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,995,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Hope Broderick of Compass) 

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