This handsome mid -century modern style home sits comfortably among lush old growth plants, trees and greenery in the hills just above Piedmont, and close to Montclair Village.  It is located at 5720 Morpeth Street. 

The crisp architectural lines that define its style meld perfectly with the softness from the impressive grounds that surrounds it.  

It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 1748 sf of living space.  

This engaging living room and dining room reveals the heart of the concept of mid-century modern living--walls of glass and sliding glass doors that draw in the outside light.  Where possible, design doors that open to the exterior to allow the homeowners to enjoy all the pleasure of indoor/ outdoor living.   

The far right of the rooms seen above, reveals the beauty that this concept envisions.  An additional enhancement is provided with the placement of the dramatic overhead skylight.

The distinctive contrast in warm colors between the raw redwood paneling in both rooms, and the golden colored hardwood floors, is equally pleasing.

A reverse perspective illustrates the easy living transition between the living and dining room areas.  The congenial dining area is just steps away, and a perfect location for a formal evening's entertainment, or a buffet site for a pleasant afternoon party.  

A large built in buffet server against the wall offers generous storage for favorite china, glassware, and serving pieces.  

Just to the right of the dining room, is a floor to ceiling glass door that opens to the enormous private back yard.  Guests and residents can move freely from one innovative living space to the other-perfect for entertaining.  

Stepping outside of the home from the dining room door, one is immediately impressed by size and depth of the outside space that makes up the patio and garden.  This inviting space is ideal for luncheons, barbeques, and parties. 

Returning inside, one discovers this glowing family room that is perfectly located just off the kitchen-yet another place for relaxation and pleasant gatherings.  Its warmly colored peaked open beam ceiling furnishes additional space to the room, while the far wall provides a distinctive brick fireplace for cozy evenings when a chill appears, and three built in floor to ceiling display bookcases.  

A reverse view reveals the generous storage space along the wall--always ideal for a family room in which to store favorite collections, games, media material, and whatever else is special to each resident.  

The kitchen is directly ahead, and a door to the right leads to an outside deck for easy transition from one area to another.  

This handsomely upgraded kitchen features multiple desirable amenities that should please the resident chefs in the home.  One of the most pleasing is the ability of the cook to be able converse, while preparing meals, with friends and guests who are seated in the family rom.  

Further, meal preparation and service is enhanced with the availability of updated appliances that include a dishwasher, gas range/cooktop and refrigerator.  

An opposite view draws attention to the broad picture windows just over the sink that furnish both light and cheer to meal preparation.  The white  tile counter space is particularly handsome with the blue tile highlights as a complimentary touch of color.  

There are three bedrooms in the home.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, the primary bedroom, seen here, is especially unique.  It is large and comfortable.  It comes complete with its own private fireplace that is  adjacent to the chair at the lower left of the scene. 

There no doubt, however, that one of its most delightful features has to be the view that it available of the serene sun dappled patio.  

Steps away is this gleaming pink and white tile bathroom with dual counters and a large stall shower.  

A second bedroom has greenery filled picture windows, and a very desirable wall chest with storage drawers.  

In closing, one of the most impressive elements of this home is the serenity and beauty that is afforded by the rear gardens.  Terraced and expansive, if offers a variety of plants and trees that have taken years to grow to this stature. 

Just some of the trees that await are lime, lemon, persimmon, and fig, while guava, blackberry and kiwi plants are also included.  

If this relaxing and welcoming home is of interest to you, I would encourage you to call me promptly regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $995.000.

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