This glowing hillside home is found at 5106 Fairhill Court in the Ridgemont neighborhood of Oakland.  It is stunning in its quiet beauty, and is surrounded by well established trees, gardens, and greenery on the exterior, and gracious living space on the interior.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a very generous 2425 sf of living space, and on a 3/4 acre lot. 

While it appears to be well settled in at the end of a quiet cul de sac in the Oakland hillsides, it is just 5 minutes from Highway 580-a direct route to most of the Bay area's nearby cities.   The Oakland Zoo and multiple hiking and biking trails are close by, as well.  

An additional perspective of the rear garden reveals it proximity to the home's wide outdoor viewing deck just outside the living room, and to the steps down to the spacious lower patio area, and cascading koi pond-to be seen later.  

The interior of the home is just as dramatic as the exterior.  It manages to capture all the surrounding Bay area views, and the exterior terraced gardens, all in one perfect experience.  

The far wall, with its unique and sharply angled clerestory windows that rise above floor to ceiling glass windows and door, is a outstanding example of the skill employed to make this possible.  

The centrally placed fireplace anchors a tranquil living space around it for multiple sofas, chairs, and both coffee and side tables that can make entertaining especially effortless.  

Just steps away, and perfectly placed, is the dining area that also is conceived in a way to capture the views below, while enjoying a pleasant evening meal or casual luncheon.  

Just steps away through the sliding glass door in the living room, is this marvelous view deck that manages to capture all the panorama that surrounds the home.  It is equally effective in this role no matter what the time of day, since the view is ever changing.  

A home of this caliber certainly must have a kitchen that can serve the  the home chef for daily living, as well as for parties, formal dinners, and special events which will certainly occur here.  

As seen here, this outstanding kitchen is just steps away from the dining area and  living room-both of which will be at the heart of these many activities.  

This newly updated kitchen does not disappoint.  Especially well planned to provide a generous working space, everything is just steps away for efficient meal preparation.  

Amenities include quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, a dishwasher, a built in double oven, a gas range/cooktop, and refrigerator.  

Also worth noting is the breakfast bar and adjacent seating which are a perfect place for a quick morning meal or luncheon sandwich.  This counter can also double as a serving counter for food for guests, as a bar, or as a meal preparation space.  

A reverse perspective illustrates the amount of light that flows in from the multiple windows around the space, and the many supplemental overhead lighting fixtures.  

This nearby, and  charming, eat in kitchen table and chairs are surrounded by a gently curved set of three view windows that provide a pleasant view of the front of the home.  

Returning to the living room, one can see the imaginative way that the stairs to the second level of the home have been incorporated into overall design. 

Also to the right, and located just inside the door to the balcony, is a built in bar that is perfectly placed for hosting friends and serving both food and beverages. 

There are three bedrooms on the second floor of the home.  The first, seen here, is the primary bedroom, and it is just what one would expect in a home of this quality.  

Substantial floor space is available for the large comfortable bed, side tables, and a seating area with two soft side chairs.  

A large virtual floor to ceiling door slides open to invite one to a private outside view balcony.

This is an en suite bedroom, and one's personal bathroom is just steps away, as can be seen here.  

This glowing, and especially engaging, primary bathroom has been newly upgraded, and provides a lengthy dual sink bathroom counter with softly lit matching mirrors above, and substantial storage space below.  

Directly opposite is a floor to ceiling sliding glass door closet, while straight ahead is an irresistible white bathtub.  

What a treat to be able to enjoy this inviting, and very personal, bathtub that allows one a pleasing serenity that is enhanced with the views to the surrounding greenery.  

A second bedroom is very pleasant, and it, too, has large view windows to the outside greenery. 

The third and final bedroom continues the theme of large view windows, a sliding glass door closet, and warmly colored wooden floors matched with off white walls.  

Here, the room being used as an office space, but other options could include a nursery, or a music or playroom. 

Just up the stairs from the home's entry door, is the family room that is anchored by a welcoming fireplace.  The room can be easily converted into a variety of floorplans, as can be seen here.

To truly experience the striking appeal of this exceptional home, we return to the lower garden area where a marvelous stone patio awaits.  Stepping forward, one discovers a cascading flow of water that leads down to a built in koi pond.  

A gracefully arched bridge allows one to step over the pond to view the koi pond from above, and to begin to experience the variety of plants and trees that surround one in every direction.

Included are coastal live oak trees, palm trees, wisteria around the patio,  water plants, and additional surrounding space where one can experience a truly outstanding and beautifully curated garden. 

There is also a very large greenhouse located just below the garden, and it can be seen in the picture above.  It comes with utilities, and for those to whom gardening is a art, as well as a delight, this is an extra special amenity that comes with the house.    

This aerial view reveals the home's perfect location among Oakland's green and verdant hillsides above the city. 

It is being offered for sale for $1,298,000.  If you have an interest in it, I would encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Kenneth Er of Compass)

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