Sold $1,680,000 (List Price: $1,495,000) - Single Family Home
Nestled on a private cul-de-sac in the heart of Montclair, 24 Saroni Court is a spacious 4+ bedrooms, 3.5 bath, 3390 sq ft Contemporary with a striking modern interior, including a gorgeous 1BD/1BA in-law unit. Situated to take full advantage of the wooded cul-de-sac setting and the partial bay and city views, the home enjoys an open floor plan, oversized picture windows with custom sunshades, and multi-level decks. Hardwood floors, high ceilings with crown moldings, and soft recessed light are an elegant backdrop for the gracious living room, formal dining room, eat-in chef’s kitchen, and sunny family room. The home also features three bedrooms on one level, including an expansive owner’s suite with spa-like bath, a whimsical playroom, laundry room, abundant storage spaces, and a two-car garage with interior access. Near parks, coveted schools, and Montclair Village amenities.
Mature trees shade the gated front courtyard with potted plants and bench seating, and the cheerful red front door opens onto a wide entryway with a convenient coat closet. The gracious living room features a wood-burning fireplace with tile surround flanked by tall windows. The adjacent formal dining room is open to the family room and kitchen, with glass French doors out onto a railed flagstone deck overlooking the treetops and the bay beyond. With ample room for a cafe table and barbecue, this is the perfect spot for early morning coffee, afternoon lemonade, or evening cocktail. Additional bench seating cleverly integrates storage space for gardening tools or barbecue utensils.
A home chef’s dream, the updated kitchen is anchored by a central island that incorporates a breakfast bar and Wolf gas cooktop beneath an Abbaka hood. The wide-open kitchen also features stone countertops, abundant oak cabinets for storage, built-in Wolf oven, and dual sink.
Open to the kitchen, the spacious, light-filled family room enjoys oversized picture windows framing marvelous filtered bay views. A glass door on one side opens onto a sunny deck, and on the other side a second door provides access to redwood stairs leading down to the bedroom level and in-law unit or up to the street. Also on this level is a bonus room currently configured as a study with a wide built-in desk and bookshelves, glass doors, a wine and storage pantry, as well as a conveniently placed powder room.
Downstairs, natural light pours into the expansive owner’s suite, and tall French doors flanked by windows open out to the lower deck. The railed flagstone deck enjoys a treehouse aesthetic, with a bay view filtered through beautiful pines. The adjoining spa-like split bath boasts an oversized jetted tub beneath a window overlooking the bay, and a walk-in shower with a frameless glass door and rain showerhead with multiple body jets. A wide vanity with dual sinks provides plenty of space for fluffy towels, bath sheets, and the foams, bubbles, and salts needed for sumptuous bathing.
The two remaining bedrooms on this level include large closets and share a full bath with shower over tub and vanity for storage. An adjacent room with angled walls and bright color palette inspires myriad uses. It has currently been decorated as a whimsical children’s playhouse. Also on this level are two generous linen closets and a large laundry room with a door to the redwood stairs leading to the upper level of the home or down to the in-law apartment.
With a private entrance and separate deck large enough for alfresco dining, the spacious in-law/au pair/guest apartment would delight any visitor or family member. Boasting a full chef’s kitchen with dining nook, open living room, and bedroom/office with walk-in closet, the unit also includes a stacking washer/dryer in a convenient closet. Down a set of redwood stairs is an enclosed level back garden/play area, beautifully landscaped and surrounded by trees.
The home is ideally situated in a private, tranquil neighborhood near the popular Railroad Trail, Roberts Regional Recreation Area, and Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park with the largest remaining natural stand of coast redwood found in the East Bay, yet just moments from convenient Montclair Village with its independent shops and restaurants, weekly farmers market, annual street fairs and jazz festival.
Custom window shades
New carpeting on the lower level
Low-maintenance irrigation system
2-car garage with interior access + off-street parking