On a tranquil cul-de-sac resting on a bluff in the gentle hills of the Piedmont Pines neighborhood, 2725 Mountain Gate is an architecturally rich art deco-inspired 4BD/2BA split level Traditional with spacious rooms, expansive front and rear yards, and partial views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges and the San Francisco city lights. Believed to have been originally designed and built in 1939 by an engineer for use as his personal home, the property remained in the hands of one family until 2017. The home retains some art deco lines and design touches including period built-ins and vintage-style casement windows and French doors, but has been stylishly updated with new hardwood floors, modern eat-in kitchen with stone countertops, and updated baths. Designed for flexibility and privacy, the home features one bedroom and full bath off the kitchen on the main level, two additional bedrooms a few steps up on the upper level, and a spacious guest bedroom with private entrance on the basement level. The home also includes a basement workroom, laundry area, and a two-car attached garage with interior access. Ideally situated near state and regional parks, the home is moments from sought-after schools and Montclair Village with its eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Screened by mature trees and set back from the street, the home enjoys a large front yard with a brick patio and verdant landscaping including a fragrant juniper tree and blooming camellia bush. The front door opens onto a spacious, light-filled living room with gleaming hardwood floors, recessed gas fireplace, and a vintage built-in hutch with cabinets and display shelves. Natural light pours through the oversized picture window flanked by multipane casements, and multipane French doors lead out to the expansive rear yard. To one side of the living room is a generous formal dining room with access to stairs to both the upper and lower levels.
The newly remodeled kitchen features expansive stone countertops and subway tile backsplash, abundant cabinets and drawers, a gas range with griddle, and a breakfast nook for quick meals. Wide casement windows open to catch the breeze, and corner windows over the deep sink create a ledge above the deep sink - a perfect spot to create a miniature herb garden. At one end of the kitchen is a potential guest suite with a full bath that connects to a spacious bedroom with casement windows and a large closet.
Up a half flight of stairs are a vintage linen closet and a period built-in phone bench with a ledge. Down the hallway, the spacious primary bedroom enjoys large windows and glass French doors out to the patio, and the secondary bedroom features corner windows with partial bay views. The two bedrooms share a large updated bath with shower over tub and an art deco style vanity with new stone countertop and abundant storage.
Downstairs at the basement level, a fourth bedroom features a wall of closets and access to the private entrance on the main level. Also on this level are a laundry area with washer and dryer and a partially finished bonus room with built-in desk/workbench.
One of the highlights of the home is the expansive, multilevel rear garden - a sunny retreat with mature trees, a large patio, and decomposed granite pathways winding through plantings of wild grasses, rosemary, and succulents. Ideal for those with a green thumb, the yard includes a detached greenhouse/potting shed with built-in workbenches and storage.
All of this is ideally situated in a private, tranquil area near Joaquin Miller Park, the 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 amenities and Joaquin Miller Elementary School.