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High above downtown Oakland but just minutes away sits the neighborhood of Sequoyah Hills. The lots are more generous than in many Oakland neighborhoods, there are sidewalks, the streets are exceptionally wide and the garages often accommodate 2 cars.
The developers of the area targeted wealthier home buyers who wanted to live close to Country clubs Sequoyah Country Club and in an area with no apartments. The Oak Knoll County Club has enjoyed a couple of lives and is currently being redeveloped into an entire community http://www.oakknollcommunity.com/the-plan/
Homes in Sequoyah Hills tend to be larger with 3-5 bedrooms and there is mix of all level and two story homes. This is also the neighborhood which boasts the largest number of Eichler style homes on the Oakland-Berkeley side of the tunnel.
This neighborhood is all about being away from the crowds with access to open space and the views. There are miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
You may need to drive for shopping in Montclair, or nearby Redwood Road, but Anthony Chabot Park is in walking distance and Redwood Regional Park is nearby. There are numerous glorious trails through the hills to Lake Chabot, stables on Skyline for the equestrian Anthony Chabot Equestrian Center and you are minutes to the 100-acre Oakland Zoo.
The proximity to the South Bay is a big plus as well as easy access to Oakland International Airport.
This beautifully renovated home offers an exceptional opportunity to enjoy both traditional east coast charm and California indoor-outdoor living! Ideally positioned on a large level lot you’ll delight in a stunning view of the Bay with the Peninsula hills and San Mateo bridge in the distance.
The entire property is elegantly landscaped with a perfectly orchestrated mix of water thrifty perennials, fragrant pollinators and a glorious selection of David Austin roses. The effect is both bewitching and serene.
The covered front porch offers the opportunity to greet neighbors enjoying an evening stroll on wide sidewalks, and there is plenty of off street parking in addition to the spacious two car garage.
The formal living room has a fireplace and built - in bookshelves and opens onto the dining room with plenty of space for an extra long table. French doors lead out onto the patio, all the doors and windows in the home are higher end Marvin, and the floors are solid Oak.
The 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom home has been extensively renovated with quality materials both indoors and outdoors. The current owners added a pantry, and the remodeled kitchen leads to a spacious family room with space for casual dining and access to a beautifully decorated powder room for guests.
Upstairs are a bedroom suite and 3 additional bedrooms, one of which could easily function as a home office.The primary bathroom has custom dual vanities with solid brass fittings, an extensive closet for storage, high end marble finish tile, frameless glass shower doors and two shower heads.
The additional bedrooms share a very large remodeled bathroom with herringbone Carrera tile floor, custom vanity and a shower over the tub.
The breathtaking bay and canyon view can be appreciated from multiple rooms in the house and the garden. Relax with a book on the swing or stand on the tree deck and watch hawks circling, a family of quail, or planes landing and taking off in the distance.
French doors to the garden provide a seamless connection to the outdoors, an enviable commodity in today’s world where outdoor space comes commands a premium.
Enjoy a practical patch of low maintenance heavenly greens and an expansive cobblestone patio with space for entertaining and casual seating. Your outdoor chef will appreciate no expense was spared with the high end Lynx barbecue and Kamedo smoker, which also doubles as a Pizza oven! You can make the most of outdoor living both day or night with exterior lighting and a beautiful rebuilt pool complete with a luxurious heated spa.
The gardener will appreciate the sunny exposure and newly terraced beds which include a vegetable garden and room for a chicken coop! Mature trees and ornamental cherries provide screening for privacy and frame the dramatic view.
Come rain or shine, you’ll love the dual zone heating with Ecobie thermostat, the custom blackout shades and drapes and last but not least, the air conditioning!