This striking Mid Century Modern style home, with its dramatic curb appeal, is located high in the hills above Oakland on a tranquil cul de sac in the Hillcrest Highlands neighborhood at 34 Shawnee Court.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a spacious 3032 sf of living space.  

The rear gardens and expansive deck space create a serene retreat among old growth trees, and the surrounding greenery that is reminiscent of Tahoe hillside living.  

This view most clearly reflects the concept of Mid Century Modern living that characterizes this home-specifically an expanse of floor to ceiling doors and windows that open to literally invite the "outside in", and encourage a free and easy flow from one living space to another.  

There is no question that this is a home designed for both gracious entertaining, and serene relaxation.  The dramatic floor to ceiling fireplace anchors the living room, and rises to the grand open beam peaked ceiling.  

A reverse perspective of the living room reveals the floor to ceiling wall of windows that open out to the rear deck, the adjoining gardens, and the curtain of private redwood trees that offer a calm tranquility.   

Directly adjacent to the living room, and well placed for entertaining, is the extensively updated kitchen that provides an ideal workspace for the creative home chef.  

This view, and the view below, depicts stainless steel kitchen appliances that include a dishwasher, an electric range/cooktop, and a refrigerator. 

Especially appealing and engaging, is the large central island that can easily serves multiple purposes as an eat in kitchen counter, a serving station, and a food preparation surface.  

This space is awash in light from every corner and living space.  Supplemental lighting over the stove combines with the overhead chandelier near the central island, and the adjacent glass doors to capture each light source.   

The bright white ceiling of the overhead open beam ceiling, and the off white quartz counters around the room add even more radiance.  

For a slightly more formal dining experience, this dining table and chairs are well suited to a pleasant, more extensive evening meal when the occasion arises.  

Also on the main floor, with views of the deck and trees, is this inviting family room, complete with its own fireplace, and generous seating area.   The space is substantial in size, and can be configured in a number of imaginative ways.  

As indicated below, there are four bedrooms in this very large home.  Two will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen above, is the primary bedroom which easily accommodates a large king sized bed, with room remaining for an office desk, two large nightstands and corner seating area that looks out onto the deck. 

Immediately adjacent, is this dual sink bathroom counter with color complimentary black and white tiles that surround the mirrors and the overhead lights.  Steps away, is the bathroom and shower.  

A second bedroom is enhanced with a wall of glass windows that look out onto the hillside that surrounds the home.  The far wall is a floor to ceiling set of sliding doors that open onto a large closet.  

The surrounding gardens and trees assure a sun dappled view of the expansive, and well conceived gardens of the home.  There is abundant living space for entertaining, relaxing, or gardening.  The distinctive  round pond to the right, is an especially soothing enhancement.  

If you would like to enjoy this unique combination of modern and woodland retreat living, please call me with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  The house is being offered for sale for $1,595,000.  

        (Listing Courtesy of Glennie Kramer-Baker of Compass) 


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