This warm and inviting living room glows with light during the daytime, capturing the day's warm sunlight through a wall of floor to ceiling windows ,and a glass door to the view balcony.  The evening experience here provides yet another stunning visual panorama    

Located at 11740 Cranford Way in the Sheffield Village neighborhood of Oakland, it is expansive in size, and offers an exceptional dual level 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom home in 3036 sf of living space.  

A remarkable fireplace commands center stage,  It is beautifully lit by a pair of soft lamps that reflect their warmth in the large glass mirror over the mantle.  

A slightly different perspective reveals the size of the living room, and its immediate proximity to the eat in kitchen nook to the far right front, and to the dining room, to the far right behind the sofa, and of course, to the outside balcony.  

Each of these separate features encourages free flow of movement to and from these various gathering spaces when entertaining,  For those who enjoy hosting dinners and special events, this is a perfect venue for doing so.  

One of the reasons that the San Francisco Bay area is so desirable is the availability of views like this from the hills of Oakland.  The entire Bay area lies below, and includes the city of San Francisco, SF Bay, both bridges, and the Marin Headlands.  

The entire balcony is stunning.  Large, spacious, and open, it is a perfect spot for savoring all below.  The tall glass door to the right opens into the living room, and the additional glass door straight ahead invites one to experience the charm of the  kitchen dinette.  

What a pleasure it would be to enjoy this delightful living space while enjoying an early morning breakfast, a casual lunch, or a cup of tea and a good book.  Placed just off the kitchen, its many uses are as flexible as one can conceive.   

Steps away is this gleaming kitchen with a crisp white ambiance that combines beautifully with the softly colored  wooden flooring. 

This renovated and efficient kitchen is anchored by a quartz countertop that is equally effective as a preparation space or serving platform for meals.  

This charming dining room is located just off the kitchen-perfectly placed for ease of service when entertaining.  It is enhanced with a large picture window, and two side windows that open to the outside.  

Just off the upstairs view deck of the home is this exceptional primary bedroom that offers direct access to the outside deck.  Once again, floor to ceiling windows and door capture all the surrounding beauty below-the design theme of the residence.  

The room's floorspace allows room for a large centrally placed bed, two nightstands, and, if desired, a pair of soft side chairs.  Just steps away is the bedroom's en suite bathroom, seen below.  

This primary bathroom has been recently updated, and it is especially efficient.  Dual sinks, with generous storage space below, are topped with a wide matching mirror and supplemental overhead lighting.

A tub and toilet compartment with a vented door add yet more amenities to the space. 

The primary bedroom is also enhanced with this very desirable floor to ceiling walk in closet.

There are three bedrooms on the upstairs floor.  Two will featured for your consideration.  The second, seen here, is a delight, and the views here include the outstanding side garden to be seen below.  

A pair of stairs lead from the first floor to the lower level of the home.  This lower level is as flexible as one's needs and imagination require.  As will soon be seen below, it can serve as a possible in law unit, a potential rental, or a family room.  

The sweep of the entire floorspace includes room for large dual sofas and center table, a dining table next to a warm and welcoming brick fireplace, and, of course, the outstanding scenes of the Bay area below.

It is easy to imagine the pleasure that one can experience when dining with friends or family at early evening with the fireplace alight, and the sun setting across SF Bay.  

It is certainly true that no matter what the time of day, or season of the year, one will never tire of this beauty.  

Two additional views of the lower level reveal kitchen facilities with a serving counter that can double as an eat in seating space, and sliding glass doors to the lower deck.  

 The lower bedroom continues the home's design theme of wooden floors, off white walls, large picture windows, and floor to ceiling glass doors to the exterior decks.  

Yet another brilliant surprise is revealed when one views this beautifully conceived, and carefully cared for, garden seen above. 

A center fountain and seating area combine with a tall wall that surrounds the space and provides privacy and serenity for the homeowner and their guests.  

This closing view of the home captures the exceptional design concept of this home.  There is rarely a space that does not invite one to experience the  beauty of nature that surrounds it. 

I encourage you to call me promptly regarding it.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,398,000.

(Listing Courtesy of Julienne Courtney of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) 

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