Tucked away at the end of a secluded, level cul-de-sac in the Oakmore Highlands neighborhood just off Leimert, 4374 Arden Place is a sleek and stylish 2BD/1.5BA 1223 sq ft Mid-Century Modern, lovingly maintained and beautifully remodeled with an eye to modern comfort and relaxed entertaining. From the lovely front landscaping with raised vegetable beds, to the vintage Dutch door, to the wall of glass overlooking the Sausal Creek Canyon, this is a magnificent jewel. The home features hardwood floors, a spacious open living area, custom oversized windows, an updated chef’s kitchen, remodeled baths, and a huge wrap-around back deck with expansive wood and canyon views. Near Sausal Creek Park, Montclair Village, Glenview Business District, and the locally owned Rocky’s market. For commuters, the home is moments from local and transbay bus lines, as well as a casual carpool stop.
A vintage Dutch door opens onto the spacious entryway with shining hardwood floor. To one side of the entry, a door has been whimsically painted to resemble shelves of books with colorful spines, opening onto a charming powder room with decorative tile floor, distinctive corner sink with stacked stone backsplash, and a luminous skylight.
To the other side of the entry, the stylishly remodeled chef’s kitchen gleams beneath a wide skylight and features stone countertops with subway tile backsplash, burnished wood cabinets, floating shelves, and a space-saving slide-out pantry. The discerning home chef will also appreciate the Viking gas range with Faber hood, Liebherr refrigerator, and Miele dishwasher. Through a doorway, another skylight casts a warm glow on the adjacent dining room with its built-in hutch for storage of table linens and kitchen collectibles.
At the back of the home, the expansive living room is illuminated by huge corner windows filling the room with light and providing an exquisite view of the wooded surroundings. An arresting stone fireplace and built-in shelves grace one wall, while glass French doors lead to a huge wrap-around deck running the width of the house. The sun-dappled deck beneath magnificent live oak trees enjoys expansive wood and canyon views, an ideal spot for entertaining or just relaxing under the stars on a summer evening.
Downstairs in the spacious owner’s bedroom, oversized corner windows offer an expansive wooded view, and a large closet with custom organizer provides ample storage. The second bedroom could be configured as a den or study with its elegant stone fireplace and beautiful wood-framed windows overlooking the backyard. A separate door opens onto a lower deck in the backyard.
The cheerful shared bath has been completely remodeled with colorful tiled walls and a glass brick window, as well as a step-in tile shower and separate tub. A lovely custom walnut vanity with concrete sink provides abundant storage.
The large, downsloping yard is partially fenced for a dog run or could be planted for a lush, terraced garden beneath the giant live oak trees.
Additional Highlights: 3 skylights on upper level Custom Anderson windows and doors 2 gas fireplaces Toto toilets California closet organizers Attached 1-car garage Large storage area Motion detecting lights New water heater Seismic upgrades