This spacious home is immediately welcoming with its outstanding curb appeal.  The lush green lawn combines with the long established trees and plantings to create this distinctive effect.   Located at 6550 Dawes Street on the Piedmont side of Montclair, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in a very generous 3170 +/- sf of living space.

Located just a short distance from the shops, restaurants and activities of Montclair Village, it is not far from Highway 13 which provides quick and easy commuting to Berkeley, Oakland and Contra Costa County.   Just up the hill are the biking and hiking trails of  various regional parks, as are the popular Knowland Park Zoo and Chabot Space and Science Center.   

The large front door opens to reveal this stunning glassed in patio area that just invites parties and cookouts among friends on a sunny afternoon.  This central gathering place is one of the most favored concepts of Mid Century Modern design- the goal of being able to view or access this central space from most of the windows and doors of the various rooms in the home.  

This spacious central patio offers so many opportunities for enjoyment and entertainment  Its very size creates a variety of options in design concepts-perhaps additional soft seating, side tables, and a small fountain.  All would fit comfortably.   

One of the most striking features in the patio area is this sweeping wall to wall built in BBQ.  A large workspace and wet bar/sink to the left is enhanced with impressive storage space, where favorite serving and preparation pieces can be kept.  Decorative concrete blocks soften and enhance the rear wall.  

Just steps from the patio through a large glass door is this distinctive living room that is anchored by a floor to ceiling fireplace that is composed of period stacked sandstone.  The white peaked open beam ceiling adds drama to an already impressive living space.  Guests can move easily from indoors to outdoors when visiting. 

A reverse perspective reveals the sweeping far right wall of view windows of the Oakland hills that add both vistas and beauty to the living area.  The formal dining room is directly ahead.  Off to the left are the doors to the central patio.  

This panoramic hill view is both soothing and varied, and sustains this special appeal as it is viewed during the change of seasons and time of day over the year.

The dining area is pleasant, and enhanced with the extensive hillside views just outside its windows.  

Just off the dining room is this cheerful updated kitchen and eat in kitchen pairing.  Generous in size, it furnishes ample space for food preparation, dining and relaxation.  A large sliding glass door opens to a view deck that is a perfect spot for a casual breakfast or luncheon.  

Amenities included include a gas range/cooktop, built in oven, microwave, refrigerator, and a central island that can double as a food preparation space in combination with the generous counter space.  

A different angle reveals additional storage cabinets that are combined with a built in, and well placed, wet bar in the far left corner.  

This ideally placed porch, located just off the kitchen, invites a placing of a view table and chairs for the enjoyment of a pleasant afternoon lunch or a cup of morning coffee.  

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Above is the spacious primary bedroom that is generous in size, and accompanied by both a seated salon/makeup room to the right, and an outstanding primary bathroom.   

This gleaming primary bathroom offers twin sinks that are accompanied by wall to wall mirrors above, expansive under sink storage space, a stall shower, and gleaming overhead supplemental lighting.  

The lower level of the home is reached via the stairs above that lead to a family room, seen here, that ofers a set of doors leading to the outside gardens.  The far left door opens onto the lower bedroom that is seen directly below.  

This lower level room is conceived as a bedroom or guest room, but could just as easily be utilized as an office, workout room, music room, or other optional uses.  

A larger room to the right of the family room has been designated on the map included below as a multipurpose room, and it, too, invites one to the pleasing outside garden space.  As previously indicated, uses of these lower spaces are as flexible as one's imagination.

If this spacious and inviting home, or another in the area, is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions regarding them.  I can be reached at (510)517-6280.  The residence is being offered for sale for $1,495,000.  

(Listing Courtesy of Eugene Boomer of The Grubb Company)

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