Entertainer’s Dream in Upper Oakmore
Built for casual California living but designed for dramatic entertaining, this updated mid-century showcases sweeping Bay views from a wall of glass spanning the living and dining areas. With parties flowing outdoors to nearly as much space as in, your new home will be a favorite destination for Fourth of July fireworks, breathtaking sunsets, epic outdoor dining and stargazing. Situated on ¼ acre dotted with a variety of fruit trees, let your inner urban farming imagination run wild with the endless possibilities for the expansive garden. If you’ve been waiting for a home that is as cool as it is functional, this could be the one.
It is hard to miss the impressive 8 foot Honduran mahogany front door presiding over the private courtyard, hidden from the street. Step down into the open living and dining spaces with soaring vaulted ceiling and views spanning the South Bay, Oakland and San Francisco skylines. Depending on the weather, enjoy a roaring fire in the custom fireplace or open the door to the deck for outdoor activities. A retractable shade awning offers respite from the heat of summer. The floorplan easily allows for a variety of configurations, including the ability to expand a dining table for a large dinner party or holiday feast.
The adjoining eat-in kitchen allows the chef to stay in the middle of the action. Seating is available in the breakfast room or at the counter for a quick bite. Equipped with stainless Bosch appliances, including a four-burner gas range, you are ready for your first home cooked meal. The kitchen also opens to the deck for easy outdoor food preparation. An office, half bath and laundry room with storage are nearby. A bedroom with a bath ensuite completes the main level.
Upstairs are two bedrooms including a primary suite with a private view nook, walk-in closet and spa-like bath equipped with a double vanity, jetted tub for two, heated floors and walk-in shower. The adjacent bedroom allows lots of options - perhaps a nursery or home office.
Downstairs is a family room for daily living and play, also enjoying spectacular views. A built-in refrigerator and microwave is snack central, ideal for game day parties, as is the expansive patio that leads to the gardens and grounds beyond. The adjacent fourth bedroom with bath ensuite is a teenager’s dream or privacy for your guests.
Completing the residence is a two-car garage, owned Solar power and air-conditioning for comfort. Originally developed for residents who commuted to San Francisco, this special neighborhood is convenient to public transportation and freeway access into San Francisco, Berkeley and the South Bay. Urban conveniences are never far, with Rocky’s Market less than a mile away and a little further to Montclair Village shops, Glenview cafes and regional parks including the Joaquin Miller dog park. Welcome home to 2015 Bywood Drive.