For those who long to live in a tranquil Tahoe like ambiance, all will appreciate this outstanding home located at 6850 Gunn Drive in the Shepherd Canyon section of Oakland's Montclair neighborhood, as a perfect choice.  

It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very comfortably sized 2366 sf of living space.  

This home has been designed from its conception to capture every moment of gracious  indoor/outdoor living.   This entrance to the house offers a spacious front patio which is ideal for a relaxing afternoon under the trees, or a comfortable welcoming entrance for guests,.   

Just beyond, is a well placed picnic table with chairs that can easily hold  food for a large outdoor buffet, or seat multiple picnickers under the overhead greenery.  

Yet further beyond the front of the home, is this entrancing seating area that immediately invites all to sit and share the beauty that surrounds them, and to enjoy their mutual company.  

As one enters into the living room, it becomes apparent that the outside beauty is being captured for enjoyment by the sweep of the floor to ceiling windows and doors throughout.   Additional light is provided by the glowing overhead skylight, and supplemental lighting along the softly peaked ceiling.  

The living room is expansive, with room for a large and inviting sectional sofa, a coffee table, and side chair, and of course, the central attraction-an almost floor to ceiling wood burning brick fireplace that certainly holds a place of honor in this room.  

The far end of the room shows a table and chair set that is adjacent the doors that lead to the outside deck (seen below).  

A reverse perspective reveals the richly colored hardwood floors that provide a perfect counterpoint to the off white walls that are found both here, and throughout the residence.  

Immediately adjacent to the fireplace is a built in virtual floor to ceiling bookcase that can offer multiple uses--from displaying book collections, to displaying one's cherished china, glassware, or art.  

Just outside the living room is one of many decks that characterize this home's design conception of mixing one's living spaces with the adjacent forest. 

It is ideal for entertaining-especially with the easy flow of movement that is possible when moving from the adjacent living room and kitchen 

Just opposite the dinette table and doors to the deck, is the direct pathway to the home's well placed kitchen.   

This is an extremely efficient and well thought through kitchen.   Everything is just steps away, and there is a generous solid surface counter and workspace that combines with a black and white color scheme to create a cheerful ambiance.  

Gleaming appliances include a dishwasher, range, and built in oven.  

To the right is the entry to the dining room, seen below.  

As would be expected, this spacious, and very inviting, dining room is remarkable.  It is large, it can easily seat a party of eight, and is just steps away from the kitchen.

It continues the home's central theme of soft lighting, warmly colored floors, and floor to ceiling windows and doors that open to the surrounding hillsides.  

There are four bedrooms in the residence.  All will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen here, is the primary bedroom, and provides excellent floorspace for a large bed and nightstands, with room left over for one to create an exciting and imaginative living space.  

Just outside the sliding glass door, is a small balcony with a view to the grounds, and, overhead, is a glowing skylight

A second bedroom continues the home's theme of warmly colored wooden flooring, multiple view windows, and off white walls.  

A third bedroom has been converted into this exceptionally attractive and efficient home office. For those who enjoy working out of the home, this space should prove especially effective.  

There are three bathrooms.  Two will be shown.  The first, seen here, offers a large sink, a combination tub and shower, and  window.   

There is a very handsome lower level to the house that has its own external entrance, as seen here.  The home's agent suggests that it would be perfect as guest, or an Airbnb unit.  It has a very comfortable living room and an excellent small kitchen just steps away.  

This brightly lit and compact kitchen should serve its purpose quite effectively, no matter what the final choice of use for the unit will be.   

This is the fourth, and the lower level bedroom of the house.  

The lower level bathroom is comfortably sized, and it, too, offers an efficient sink and stall shower with a clear, sliding glass door.  

Just off the lower level-and yet another of the home's engaging features-is this restful deck that is settled in among the trees that surround the home.  

In closing--if this relaxing and inviting home is of interest to you, please call me with your questions regarding it at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,395,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Anja Plowright of The Grubb Company)

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