High in the Oakland hills in the Piedmont Pines section of Montclair, is this extraordinary house that captures all that one would expect and desire in a home above the many Bay area cities and scenes below.  

Located at 6441 Castle Drive, it offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a remarkable 3134 sf of living space.  

This living room, anchored by a dramatic central fireplace and peaked ceilings, manages to combine the rustic touches of this fireplace, and the home's exterior wrap around view deck, with this very sophisticated and lush living room, and the pair of expansive white sofas and soft rug.  

Just to the right and left of the fireplace are substantial glass doors that open onto this splendid upper deck, that allows one to view the San Francisco Bay area from on high. 

This deck reaches across the entire front of the home, and is an ideal site for a quiet retreat, or a perfect viewing spot for entertaining friends with an evening buffet or casual luncheon.  

One of the joys in living in the San Francisco Bay area, and the Oakland hills, is the 24 hour availability of scenes like this just outside one's home.  Seen here is the whole of San Francisco, the Bay, both bridges, and Oakland directly below.  

Returning inside, one discovers a pair of tall wooden pillars that mark the entry to the formal dining room of the residence. 

This space is an amazing combination of the white of the overhead ceiling and walls, and the softer wood colors of the floor, the table, and surrounding furniture.  

A slightly different perspective reveals an outstanding built in floor to ceiling buffet server cabinet with lower storage spaces, and an overhead china cabinet that invites the display of one's favorite glassware and china.  

To the right, French doors and windows open to the outside deck, once again encouraging a free flow of activity from the interior to the exterior decks, and all they have to offer.  

Just steps away, beyond the dining room, is this remarkable family room and kitchen combination that is perfect for both casual dining and relaxation, and allows easy conversations back and forth with the chef while meals are being prepared for all. 

Once again, the dramatic off white overhead cross beamed peaked ceiling adds drama to the room, but here, it is enhanced with multiple overhead skylights and supplemental lighting as needed.  

This exceptional kitchen is alight from every direction.  Its cheerful blue tiles enhance the beauty, and it is anchored by a very desirable multi use central island that can serve as an eat in counter, a preparations counter, and a serving platform as needed.  

Amenities include a gas range/cooktop, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator. 

A reverse view reveals the size and adaptability of the family room as it easily accommodates sofas, a long console table, a side and central coffee table, and, of course, an impressive fireplace.  

Once again, a dual set of glass paned doors open to invite one to experience the beauty of the exterior grounds.  

Continuing on through the main level, one discovers this delightful bonus room that offers multiple opportunities for its use.  Options could included a nursery, a children's play room, or perhaps an arts and craft room.  

Close by, is this comfortable office with a built in desk, a side wall bookcase, counter and cabinet space, and a sliding glass door that opens to the beauty of the garden.  

There are three bedrooms the lower level of the residence.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen above, is the primary bedroom.  

It's walls of windows reveal the beauty of the surrounding trees and gardens, but most especially the bay views below, and the sunlight for one's daily enjoyment.

Also providing pleasure is the large brick fireplace that can bring warmth and comfort year round, as needed and desired.  

A reverse aspect reveals additional amenities that make this room so pleasing.  To the right is a spacious, and very useful, floor to ceiling walk in close, and to the top right is an en suite bathroom that is shown below.  

This updated, and very appealing primary bathroom has all the amenities one might desire.  An inviting bathtub with a sliding glass view window is matched with a floor to ceiling walk in shower, and nearby is a  dark brown and black counter and sink with overhead mirror.  

A second lower bedroom comfortably holds two beds and complimentary furniture, and the two sets of sliding glass picture windows complete its charm.  

In addition to the second floor deck mentioned initially, there is also a lower view deck that runs the entire width of the home, as can be seen in the view of the home below.  

As expected, there is no doubt that this location will be the center of much of the activity and entertaining in this home, especially when it is surrounded by the dazzling view shown below.  

This is truly a world class view, and a world class location, and is admired by visitors from around the world-all of whom make a special effort to come here. 

I encourage you to call me promptly regarding this captivating home.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,795,000.  

   (Listing Courtesy of Anhthu Le of Corcoran Icon Properties) 

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