Sold $2,185,300 (List Price: $1,495,000) - Single Family Home
Tucked away on the Piedmont side of Montclair, 5885 Harbord is a spectacular level-in, level-out 3+BD/2.5BA, 2024 square foot Contemporary with stylish modern interior that exudes the relaxed feel of a secluded vacation home. Tastefully renovated for entertaining and modern living, the home enjoys a wide-open floor plan including an expansive great room and a stunning chef’s kitchen complete with state-of-the-art outdoor pizza oven. The private owner’s suite sits on its own level, and two additional bedrooms share a generous bath. A lovely family room opens onto a pair of decks, rare level lawn, mature orange tree, and secluded rear garden bordered by a meandering seasonal creek, while the converted 2-car garage is a versatile insulated bonus room that would make the perfect family/music/rumpus/exercise space. This exceptional home is perfectly situated in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Oakland, just moments from nearby Rockridge, Piedmont, Montclair Village, farmers’ markets, state and regional parks, and sought-after schools.
As you enter the home, the light-filled living room/dining room area features gleaming hardwood floors and vaulted shiplap ceilings with exposed beams and luminous skylights. A floor-to-ceiling Venetian plaster fireplace is flanked by sliding glass doors that open onto a wide Trex deck overlooking the enchanting rear flat lawn and garden and lush green hillside – a perfect spot for morning coffee or evening cocktails under the stars.
An entertainer’s dream, the remodeled chef’s kitchen features expansive stone countertops, subway tiled backsplash, and abundant modern cabinets and display shelves. Natural light pours through the wide floor-to-ceiling window and skylight overlooking the hillside. A Cafe 6-burner gas range anchors the large stone-topped island, which serves double duty as a breakfast bar for casual meals or as a perch for chatting with the cook during meal prep. The discerning home chef will also appreciate the Cafe refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, and wine fridge, but the show-stopping surprise is the adjacent deck with outdoor wood-burning gourmet pizza oven. The deck has been specially outfitted with bar seating and a louvered window that opens onto the dining room for serving.
Also on this main level are a convenient powder room and the converted garage – now a bonus room insulated for use as a family, music, rumpus, or exercise room.
On the top level, beneath a vaulted ceiling, the private owner’s suite is lit by high windows and features a spacious walk-in closet. The adjoining split bath includes another large closet, a stone-topped vanity with dual sinks, and a walk-in shower with subway tile walls.
On the lower level, two bedrooms – one with access to the wrap-around deck – share a generous bath with shower over tub and vanity for storage. Also on this level, the inviting family room enjoys a tile fireplace flanked by built-in shelves, and French doors open onto a pair of Trex decks and down to a private grotto with lush lawn bordered by the tranquil creek and surrounded by lush greenery.
Central air conditioning and mini-split air conditioning upstairs
Air filtration system