1851 Magellan Drive, Oakland, CA • $1,479,000

Radiant Montclair Village-Adjacent Four Bedroom

In Oakland's Quaint and Charming Montclair District

SOLD FOR $1,590,000

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Gracefully elevated one blocks from Montclair Village, this elaborately updated Mid-Century home comprises an ideal layout. Three floors of abundantly light living space grant privacy to the master retreat, visual and physical openness to merged public spaces, and options to the lower-level family room plus en-suite bedroom. Renovations polish three full bathrooms, the island-centric, Wolf-range-equipped kitchen, plus the infrastructure featuring central air conditioning. All levels open via expansive glass sliders to private decks, one leading to level lawn outlined by trees.

Its location embraces the duality of a serene residential street combined with absolute convenience to Montclair Village. Stroll a couple of blocks to Montclair School, multifaceted Montclair Park and Recreation Center, gathering-place cafés, Sunday farmers market, plus services to suit every purpose. While enjoying the neighborhood on foot or bike, stow the cars in the attached three-car garage. (The windowed, skylighted space serves well as a gym and workshop while holding fewer cars, and the paver-style driveway also accommodates three-car parking.)

A radiant interior intermixes Brazilian cherry floors under foot, skylighted soaring ceilings far above, and grand-scaled picture windows, some that stretch to highlight ceiling contours. Skylights invite natural light, and window arrays offer treed outlooks plus bright, filtered light. Fluid public spaces afford easy interaction between living, dining, and kitchen areas, and connection to the deck extends the living space. Conducive to gathering, the kitchen revolves around a two-tiered island integrating a six-burner Wolf range and offering a place to present a buffet or pull up a bar stool and interface with the chef. Orbiting the island, copious white cabinetry meets high-caliber stainless appliances plus counters and backsplash unified in natural stone forming prep, beverage bar, and desk stations.

Two bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the main floor. A level above, the master opens to a private treetop-level deck. Exalted by a vaulted beamed ceiling, the suite features a well configured walk-in closet and sand-hued bathroom with skylight illuminating a doorless shower. The other two bathrooms combine tony combinations of natural stone and woodwork in shades of gray.

Downstairs, the fourth bedroom with full bathroom serves well as guest accommodation, and the family room features a wet bar with wine refrigerator and opens to a deck that spans the width of the home. Stairs from it lead to a level garden. With a separate entry,  the lower level presents options for use as an additional dwelling.

Infrastructure upgrades to the home include water filtration and three-zone central air conditioning systems, plus new ductwork throughout.


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Anthony Riggins

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Sotheby’s International Realty
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(510) 693-7931
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