This contemporary Montclair home offers 2,645 square feet of living space surrounded by the woodsy setting of the Oakland Hills. Built in 2002 on an oversized lot with expansive canyon views from almost every room. This home with its modern finishes has a total of 4 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, a 2 car side-by-side garage plus a large studio apartment.
The front entrance opens to a dramatic two-story entry with stairs down to the formal living and dining rooms. The living, dining and family rooms have an open floor plan, which is perfect for family or entertaining. The morning sun illuminates the large eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, wine fridge and a large island. The family room has a door leading to a patio area that is ideal for barbecuing. A bedroom / office and full bathroom complete this level. With the vaulted ceilings and solid white oak flooring throughout the main level the sense of space is enhanced. An open two-story staircase leads down to the bedroom level with hardwood flooring.
The master retreat has Juliet balcony and a giant walk-in closet. The master bathroom has a luxurious spa tub, a separate shower and a steam stall. Two additional spacious bedrooms, a full bathroom and a laundry closet complete this level.
On the lower level is a private, sunny, studio apartment with its own exterior and interior entrance, laundry, full bath and a kitchenette. Perfect for visiting guests, extended family or as an studio apartment. Additional features include a newly updated main electric panel, a new water heater, dual-zone heating, and 10-foot ceilings on the bedroom level.
The location is wonderful! A short trip to Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve, Redwood Regional Park and The Hills Swim & Tennis Club. Walk out your front door and go cycling on Skyline Blvd., one of the most popular routes in the East Bay. A quick drive from popular Montclair Village and freeways. Neighborhood tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Montclair has sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes which are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the stress of urban living.
The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, mega malls, and big-box stores. Residents can find everything they need, from dry cleaning and groceries to restaurants. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Daugher Thai, Perle, Kakui Sushi and Crogan’s Montclair Restaurant. Gourmet specialty items are available at Le Bonbon, and Farmstead Wine and Cheese. A farmers market on Sundays provides fresh local produce and baked goods. Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene.