Spoken For $995,000 List Price - Single Family Home
Set back from the road for privacy, at the top of coveted Guido Street, 3203 Monterey is a Bay view 4+BD/3BA Mid-Century Modern with 3BD/2BAs on one level and an elegant, separate, full-service 1BD/1BA guest apartment on the lower level with private entrance, kitchen, and laundry. The two spaces share what is currently configured as a state-of-the-art gym* – potentially a spacious family room – as well as a wet bar, laundry room, and large storage area. The home enjoys vaulted wood ceilings with exposed beams, hardwood floors, and an open-concept common area with skylights and picture windows designed to take full advantage of the gorgeous South Bay views. An abundance of splendid features includes a remodeled eat-in kitchen, open dining room, stylish updated baths, and a light-filled owner’s suite with sweeping views. Multi-level decks and an astonishingly beautiful private front courtyard with summer kitchen provide space for outdoor entertaining or quiet relaxation while soaking in the surrounding natural beauty. The home is perfectly situated near state and regional parks, sought-after schools, and Montclair Village with its eclectic mix of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants.
A custom batu and redwood fence surrounds the front of the home, creating a private oasis with a peaceful waterfall fountain and large, modern fire pit. Designed by a landscape architect, the courtyard features an expansive patio hardscaped with bench seating and a terraced garden with stone retaining wall planted with maple trees and a profusion of succulents, shrubs, and flowering plants. An ideal spot for entertaining, this tranquil space includes a summer kitchen with a seven-burner grill, custom tile countertops, sink, and dining area.
The custom alder wood front door opens onto a modern great room with a vaulted ceiling of natural wood with exposed beams, dual power-operated skylights, and a wall of glass overlooking the treetops and the Bay beyond. A wide wood-burning stone fireplace in the living room adds texture to the clean lines typical of the Mid-Century era. Sliding glass doors in the adjacent dining room open onto a private redwood deck with a treehouse feel**, convenient for carrying drinks and hors d’oeuvres out for an evening of stargazing.
A cheerful skylight shines down on the stylish eat-in kitchen with expansive stone countertops, stone backsplash, and ample cabinets – including a large pantry cabinet and a corner bread box. The home chef will appreciate the glass cooktop, dual ovens, and Bosch dishwasher, as well as the large island with additional space for meal prep and a breakfast bar for quick meals.
On the other side of the home, the spacious owner’s suite is a tranquil retreat with stunning Bay views. A walk-in closet provides abundant storage, and the adjoining modern bath features a walk-in shower and tile vanity beneath a sunny skylight. Two additional bedrooms – each with a large closet – share a generous updated bath with shower over tub, tile vanity, and large linen closet for storing your fluffy towels, bath salts, and lotions.
The lower level can be completely closed off from the rest of the home and serves as separate in-law/au pair or guest unit. Completely renovated and custom-built, this elegant apartment enjoys hardwood floors, soft recessed lighting, a gracious living room with sliding glass doors opening onto a wide redwood deck with amazing Bay views, a well-equipped full kitchen, sleek modern bath with walk-in shower with frameless glass door, separate laundry closet with washer and dryer, and a spacious bedroom with over-sized closet.
Also on this level – separate from the apartment – is a state-of-the-art, commercial-grade home gym*, with custom virgin rubber floor covering, floor-to-ceiling wall mirrors, Hoist PTS Ensemble3-Multi-Gym, Precor commercial elliptical trainer, LeMond stationary bike, WaterRower Rowing machine, and handmade InFitness wooden wall bars with TRX. Additional amenities include a wet bar, laundry room with washer and dryer, and generous storage.
All of this is ideally situated in a private, tranquil area near Joaquin Miller Park, the Roberts Regional Recreation Area, and the 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.
*Gym equipment can be included in sale
**Architectural plans to extend the main level deck around the expanse of the living room and primary suite will convey.
Newer kitchen appliances (2019)
Custom window treatments
Attached 2-car garage
Programmable drip irrigation
Programmable LED landscaping lights with Bluetooth capability
Custom ADT alarm system with security cameras
SpeakerCraft 7-speaker surround sound system in owner’s suite
Street-level outlet for charging an electric vehicle