Nestled in a serene oak grove bordering Sausal Creek, this home makes the most of its half-acre wooded setting — treehouse views from indoor rooms, and California living is front and center with multifaceted outdoor spaces. Built in 1936 the three-bedroom, two bath house has a sophisticated traditional aesthetic, reflected in the brickwork of the front walkway, the original oak floors, the paned windows, and graceful arching passage ways — the light-filled rooms and thoughtfully updated details create a warm, welcoming vibe.
A cascading landscape of native plants and stonework abuts the brick path winding down the hillside, creating privacy and a sense of movement to the front door, and drawing the eye to an open wood deck — a space that effectively serves as a generous outdoor family room. The entrance foyer leads down three stairs to the living room, anchored by a cleverly placed corner fireplace - French doors on either side lead to the front and rear decks. The room’s open connection creates an easy flow, and is a natural fit for family and entertaining. The back deck links the home to a lower outdoor patio space and the enormous yard, canopied by oak trees and filled with mature landscaping. Enjoy all the space for gardening and play, and unwind in the fresh air of a very private oasis.
The master bedroom and bathroom are on the main level, and each features clean lines and a simple color palette, making the rooms calm and grounded. San Francisco and Bay views from the bedroom are an urban juxtaposition to the wooded sightline through the backyard, and the large windows welcome light along with lovely views. Two closets provide plenty of practical storage. The formal dining room offers large paned windows and an inviting feel that encourages conviviality, pulling up chairs to the table to enjoy a meal. A small pass-through pantry is a gracious entry into the kitchen, remodeled in 2016 — create gourmet meals while enjoying outside views in the roomy eat-in space. Stainless appliances and a chic gray and white color scheme complement quartz countertops, with plenty of storage in the white painted cabinets. A glass door leads out to a bonus space — the two-level flex room with a separate entrance could be imagined as an office, yoga room, art studio, play room … functional and fun, private and filled with potential.
Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bath. Remodeled in 2012, the airy bathroom boasts a big walk-in shower, pedestal sink and tile floor, with plenty of light. The front bedroom is a haven for relaxation, with a sweet reading nook and San Francisco views through the big windows — the filtered sunlight adds a romantic, dreamlike air. Maximizing coziness, the back bedroom evokes a treehouse with the great oaks outside the window overlooking the private wooded backyard. The door to the street-level, two-car garage is on this level, along with a generous linen closet.
Upper Oakmore is tucked away in the Oakland Hills, bordered by the open space of Diamond Canyon Park, and close to the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village and the local businesses off the Leimert Bridge (don’t miss Rocky’s Market Sunday Suppers with food trucks!). With easy access to Highways 13 and 580 and AC Transit, commute options are plentiful, and this seemingly secluded Oakland neighborhood is surprisingly central to everything.
The Oakmore neighborhood is a mix of quiet comfort and urban amenities, and despite being a part of the big city, Oakmore feels like a small town. Nearby Park Boulevard is home to a vibrant mix of restaurants and shops; Dimond Park has a pool, a playground, Sausal Creek with its walking trail. If you need to hit the road, there is convenient access to casual carpool, AC Transit, and highways. Pretty streets, interesting architecture, a strong community, and easy walkability make Oakmore a neighborhood residents are glad to call home.
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