4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
Approximately 2778 Sq.Ft.
Exquisite and transporting, this 1952 Oakland Hills home captures the best of mid-century design in a stunning surrounding. Located at the top of a long drive on a quiet cul de sac, this remarkable 1.8 acre estate has lots of privacy and a lavish setting. A lushly landscaped front yard filled with foxglove, rhododendron and jacaranda creates a colorful and fragrant welcome. Entering the house is like stepping back in time – the beautiful open layout has dramatic floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows on two sides that frame the surrounding gardens spectacularly. A wraparound lanai runs the length of the west side, overlooking a grassy garden. There are amazing outlooks from every window, and far-reaching views of both the open space of Redwood Regional Park from one side and the bay and peninsula from the other.
The living and dining room feature a brick fireplace, original built-ins and high, beamed ceilings. The circular flow between the living room, family room and kitchen makes entertaining effortless. The kitchen has lots of modern updates that would delight any chef: quartz counters, a handsome glass backsplash, two additional dishwasher drawers, a second sink on the island, and a six-burner gas stove. An adjacent laundry room leads out to a roomy two-car garage with plenty of storage.
Two bedrooms have a high, sloped ceiling and glass sliders that open onto the veranda. The master suite has a private patio under a wisteria-covered arbor. Large, cedar-lined closets with frosted glass doors fill one wall. The en suite bathroom has vintage black tile, in the mid-century style. There is access to the brick patio that runs alongside the master bedroom, family room and kitchen, where camellia, hydrangea, abutilon, echium and bird of paradise set the scene for al
There are so many notable features throughout the spacious grounds, including a hot tub, a mini-vineyard, tiered landscaping and a large lawn, as well as a level space below, blooming with calla lilies and bordered with redwoods and black pine. A large, fenced-in hill offers sweeping views of the surrounding open space preserves. Best of all, a secluded cottage is well-sited to maximize the views of the canyon. It is thoughtfully designed with a living room with a Malm fireplace, an eat-in kitchen, a bedroom and full bathroom. There is even a back patio and outdoor solar shower, and a convenient gate that opens onto the trailhead.
A lovely mix of modern urban living in a country setting, this rare find in an amazing location has many delights to discover for a long time.
About Hillcrest Estates
The neighborhood of Skyline-Hillcrest Estates has both a wide- open feel and a sense of seclusion. It is only minutes from the restaurants, boutiques, cafés and the weekly farmers’ market of Montclair. Nearby equestrian centers and abundant beautiful trails makes this especially well-suited for a myriad of outdoor pursuits. The area backs up to Redwood and Chabot Regional Parks, with over 5000 acres of trails for hiking, horseback riding and cycling. Close proximity to Highways 580 and 13 makes commuting a breeze.