Sold $1,285,000 SOLD - Single Family Home
Gracious, expansive 3+BD/3BA Montclair home, gated and tucked into a nearly 10,000 square foot*, serene, park-like setting, 1755 Woodhaven Way is surrounded by beautifully maintained gardens and trees. A uniquely flexible space, with possible in-law unit and second kitchen, the home opens to a large, light-filled living room, lined on two sides by windows overlooking the garden and patio. It is a cozy and comfortable room, perfect for spending time with family and friends in front of the wood-burning fireplace.
The living room opens onto a spacious dining room with floor to ceiling cupboards for exceptional storage. The window’s bay creates a side table for the dining room from which to serve. Sliding glass doors open from the living room onto the deck and down to the patio.
The eat-in kitchen has a warm, open feeling, with Pergo floors, tile counters, an electric cooktop with grill, built-in double oven, and substantial cupboard space. A great congregating place for parties or family dinners. Beside the kitchen is a smaller dining area for informal meals. Here too are floor to ceiling cupboards for a very large pantry or storage area for all your kitchen wares.
Windows on three sides flood the spacious owner’s suite with natural light. A built-in desk is surrounded by bookshelves, and there are two full closets for ample storage. The adjoining bath features a tile vanity, shower over tub, and a separate step-in shower.
Another light-filled bedroom and bath are down the hall, with built-in shelving for storage and display, and the built-in desk overlooks the treetops and front garden.
Also on this level is a laundry area with washer/dryer and surrounding shelving.
Down the interior staircase is an in-law unit, with a private (alarmed) entrance from the driveway. The unit boasts a fully equipped, full-size kitchen, large bedroom, bathroom with step-in shower, living room, office (with built-in desk, cupboards, and shelving), and a laundry room with washer and dryer. An unfinished space (currently art storage) might lend itself to future development into an additional bedroom, or consider expanding the present bedroom to join the downstairs bathroom and laundry for a massive suite. **
There is seldom a time of year when something isn’t blooming, whether it be camelias, azaleas, rhododendrons, the spectacular orchid tree, vanilla vine, lilac, or star jasmine. Fern-filled pathways lead through the garden to an understated Asian-inspired footbridge.The side yard has a very large patio area featuring a wooden deck, which leads from the dining room to the garden outside. Brick steps lead down to a private backyard full of fruit trees including pears, meyer lemons, oranges, grapefruit, and plums. The walkway opens to a lawn surrounded by hydrangeas and tree ferns – ideal for entertaining or a children’s play area or both.
The location of the home is ideal. Located in the hills of the charming Montclair district, close to Montclair Village shopping and dining, sought-after schools, Montclair swim club, and regional parks, as well as major commuter routes.
*per public records
**please verify possibilities with City of Oakland