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Romantic 1920's Tudor Located in the Fernwood District of Montclair
Set back from the street and surrounded by spectacular professionally landscaped gardens. This very special home is located in the sought after Fernwood neighborhood, in the Montclair District of Oakland.
The Fernwood District home styles reflect the period of Revival Architecture of the 1920’s- with Tudor, Norman, Mission Revival and First Bay Area Traditional examples.
The historic setting remains intact with its bridges over Temescal Creek and beautiful trees, making it a unique and romantic hideaway. You feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of urban living, yet within minutes of the Montclair Village with many shops, restaurants, cafes, Public Library, Schools, Montclair Park, and Public Transportation that includes a direct bus to San Francisco.
The current owners purchased this home as their forever home and during their ownership did the following to update and improve the livability, all while maintaining the architectural integrity and charm of this unique and very special home.
* Full Interior and Exterior Paint
* Slate Roof and Copper Gutters
* New Front and Rear Landscaping
* New Double Pane Windows
* Upgraded Electrical
* Sewer Lateral
* Insulated the Upper Level
* California Closets in the Master Bathroom Closet
* New Kitchen Counter Tops
* New Dishwasher
The spacious living room is warm and inviting with beamed ceilings, built-in cabinets and bookcases, polished hardwood floors, and beautiful windows that capture the spectacular front gardens.
The formal dining room with a spectacular curved glass 10-light door, built-in cabinet and pretty view filled windows. This room is currently being used as a home office.
The kitchen has been tastefully updated with custom cabinets, Caesarstone counters, Viking gas stove and Subzero refrigerator. The kitchen is adjacent to a dining space that opens to the wonderful sunny backyard and lush gardens.
Just off the kitchen is an enclosed breezeway that connects to the one car garage – which is currently used as a workout space, but provides for great flexibility for a home office, studio and more.... In the back of the garage is a stone wine cellar.
The main level bedroom is spacious with a large closet and beautiful windows that look out to the rear gardens.
The spacious and romantic master retreat occupies the entire top level with a soaring ceiling, architecturally interesting angles, many built-ins, closets, lovely windows and gleaming Fir wood floors. There is a cozy sitting area with a wood burning fireplace/stove. The updated bath is light and airy with many windows, a wood beamed ceiling, and custom California closet system.
The well-designed front gardens are a horticulturist’s dream with a wonderful balance of native plants, low maintenance shrubs and flowers, citrus trees and majestic trees. The sunny level backyard is private and peaceful with lush gardens and many intimate sitting areas.
The perfect getaway without the need to get away.
Tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the city.
The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, megamalls, 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, Flipper’s Gourmet Burgers, 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.