This handsome home is perfectly settled in among beautifully configured landscaping and tall trees, and has outstanding curb appeal. 

Located on a corner lot at 6102 Ruthland Road in Montclair, it offers 4 bedrooms and 2 half baths in a very spacious 2793 sf of living space.   

Montclair has always been a desirable neighborhood for relaxing living.  Its location is ideal.  This home is just moments from Montclair Village, and just a few minutes to the shops and restaurants of the Berkeley, the Rockridge, and Elmwood neighborhoods-all of which that can be reached via Highway 13 at the bottom of the hillside.    

A bright red door with dual sidelights adds a special appeal to arriving guests, and its color contrasts perfectly with the white of the covered porch, and picket fence style entry.  

As one enters the home, one discovers this tranquil living room space that is anchored by a dramatic raised hearth fireplace, and is glowingly lit by walls of windows directly opposite. 

 A high peaked overhead ceiling captures this light, and enhances it throughout the room, and supplemental lighting adds an additional glow.  Richly colored hardwood floors combine beautifully with softly colored off white walls, both here, and throughout the home.  

A reverse perspective reveals the proximity of the home's formal dining room that allows an easy transition from one room to another when offering a formal diner, or a casual lunch to guests.   

This dining space, with its gently curved front bay windows, captures the  beauty of the surrounding gardens.  The space can comfortably accommodate six guests and the buffet/server under the window.  

Just steps away from the formal dining room is this stunning, gleaming, updated kitchen that is carefully designed to offer an outstanding living and entertaining experience for both friends and residents.    

A very desirable central island serves multiple purposes for the home chef, as does the surrounding lengthy tile counter under the far window.  The center island, with its built in gas burners, is a perfect meal preparation platform, and can also double as a serving site for prepared dishes and hors d' oeuvres. 

 In addition to the storage space that surrounds the island itself, there is a pantry, and pull out drawers at every level for favorite china, glassware and silver.

Appliances include a dishwasher, a built in double oven, a gas range, a microwave, and a refrigerator.  

Immediately adjacent to the kitchen is this truly astounding great room, that could easily be called a "hall of windows".  Once again, the high peaked overhead ceiling combines with a large almost floor to ceiling central window, and the large curve of kitchen windows to create a stunning effect.  

An impressive fireplace is a must in a room of this size, and is seen here.  

Moving back into the kitchen, one discovers an eat in kitchen table and chairs, a small office niche which has been created from the far wall under the window counter, and a sliding glass door to the rear yard that allows total freedom of movement from the interior to the expanse and beauty of the rear yard.  

Two views of the rear yard reveal is size.  There are multiple opportunities for placement of chairs, tables and seating under the inviting shade provided by multiple well established trees.  The yard is fenced, and the ambiance is one of total relaxation.  

There are four bedrooms in the house.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The first, seen above, is on the ground floor, and is the very handsome master bedroom. 

It is large, allowing for a variety of potential design configurations that should please, and it has a large sliding glass door with access to the rear yard.  

Close by, one finds this exceptional primary bathroom.  A cozy round bathtub combines with a stall shower, dual sinks, a skylight, and a creative overhead lighting to create this engaging ambiance.  

Just steps away is this very desirable primary bedroom walk in closet with a variety of shoe, accessory, and clothes hanging opportunities.   

The upper floor has three bedrooms, two of which will be shown. This particular bedroom view illustrates the many uses and opportunities that can come with a good sized bedroom.  Here a bed and office combination works quite effectively.  

The second floor bedroom is crisp and clean, with sharp white and subtle grey trim.  It has an especially pleasing large bathtub with jets, a stall shower, and a long counter with two sinks.  

This cozy bedroom is particularly delightful.  It has a large view window, a glass fronted sliding closet door, and room for a comfortable bed.  

However, there is a special treat that come with this room, and access to that treat is seen at the small open door in the center of the room.  

The view through the small door reveals what is currently a fun and imaginative children's playroom.  While it could certainly be put to other uses, it seems especially suited to this delightful application.  

This is a very special house.  I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,795,000. 

(Listing Courtesy Of Cara L. Gamble of The Agency)

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