This dramatic entryway is just the beginning view of a this dazzling Mid-Century Eichler home located at 8010 Shay Drive in Oakland's Sequoyah Hills neighborhood.  It has been impressively remodeled, and now is one of the largest Eichler homes in the East Bay.  It features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a spacious 2421+/- sf of living space.  An additional benefit is a delightful in ground pool and hot tub.  

 Entry through the front door reveals this delightful and welcoming interior garden that is visible from virtually every room in the home.  This home epitomizes all that is expected of a Mid Century Modern home design.  Elements, seen here, include large glass windows-virtually walls of glass, integration with nature where sliding glass doors open onto greenery and gardens, and flat planes integrated into the design.  

This imaginative and sparkling pool and hot tub combination provides a exceptional private retreat for residents, but is equally desirable as a entertainment site for dinners, barbeques or luncheons.  

Moving forward from the central garden into the living room, one finds a large room dominated by the simple, flat presence of the central fireplace.  This spacious room is made even larger by the presence of a dramatically peaked, open beam ceiling. Views to the pool, and both the front and rear gardens are made possible through the exceptional window space.

This reverse view of the living room that is seen above, gives an excellent representation of the impressive atrium entryway and garden.  A view to the right reveals the dining room.

 Just off the living room is this dining space that provides a perfect spot for formal entertaining, if desired, but it is equally flexible for a casual luncheon.  Once again, the concept of simplicity of design is seen here, and throughout the home, and invites a creative, and often individual approach to envisioning the layout of each room.  

The extensive work done in the remodelling of this home can be seen when one views this gleaming updated kitchen.  This room should please even the fussiest of chefs with the many amenities that are featured.  Included are an electric range/cooktop, a built in oven, a refrigerator, and a dishwasher.  A perfect breakfast bar is included for the quick breakfast or simple lunch.  Nestled among the warmly colored wooden beams is a sunny skylight to add more radiance to this pleasant room.  

There is an impressive amount of storage and preparation space included here.  Both stone counter  areas provides extensive workspace, and every level features drawers and cabinets that are perfect for storage of favorite cookware, service pieces, or china.  

Just off the kitchen is this delightful and cozy eat in kitchen area that is the perfect compromise between the formal dining room and the breakfast bar nearby.  Much more suited to a leisurely, more hearty salad or sandwich meal, it is an area that could be adapted to another use if preferred--perhaps a computer desk or project site.  

As seen here, this spot is one of many rooms that looks out onto, and provides easy access to, the garden.

There are four bedrooms.  Two will be shown for your review and consideration.  The first, above, is one of the largest, and provides floor to ceiling views of the backyard and pool area.  What a delight to be able to wake up, and slip outside and settle next to a quiet pool.  

The size of this bedroom, and its attendant views, create a wealth of imaginative design opportunities.  Once again, the colors of the white beams, combined with the warm ceiling color, is striking.


Adjacent to the above bedroom is this distinctive bathroom awash in light, and expansive enough to include a sizeable walk in closet, a large mirrored vanity sink with plentiful storage, and to the right, a large walk in shower, coupled with another smaller vanity sink.  

A second bedroom illustrates the imaginative decor and color that can be developed in a simple white room to turn it into a delight. 

This charming office space is just off the center garden, and, it, too, has access outside combined with the potential for privacy for quiet or concentration, if desired.  Note the red telephone, and chair seat that combines nicely with the engaging carpeting.  

The fifth bedroom of the residence, located just off the pool area,  has been converted into this surprising and delightful entertainment space, complete with a desirable custom wet bar, and adjacent seating area that is more than ready to accommodate a party.   

This pool area is truly dazzling.  With multiple seating areas, a large buffet patio unit, a hot tub, and plentiful yard space, it is ideal for hospitality or privacy, depending on the day's activity.  

The large swath of grass leading to the pool adds pleasant greenery to the back yard, and the gently sloped gardens above the pool furnish variegated coloring and serenity to the rear of the home.  

If this soothing and imaginative home is of interest to you, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,550,000.  I look forward to working with you.  

Listing Courtesy Of Cheryl Berger of Compass Real Estate

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