Sold $2,400,000 (List Price: $1,695,000) - Single Family Home
Nestled on a bluff in coveted Piedmont Pines, 6344 Ascot is a spectacular 4BD/4BA 3,072 square foot level-in Monterey Colonial with bay views and exquisite, park-like grounds. Designed by architects Miller and Warneke, plans for the split-level home originally appeared in a 1934 issue of the Oakland Tribune Homes section. Today, the home retains many of its original features, including spacious rooms, hardwood floors, high ceilings with exposed beams, and large casement windows of multipane glass. Elegantly remodeled, the home includes a formal dining room, amazing chef’s kitchen, gracious owner’s suite, expansive family room, and modern baths. The magnificent and private rear garden is lushly landscaped with a waterfall spa, vegetable garden, firepit area, meditative spaces, redwood grove, and multi-level patios – one with a built-in, state-of-the-art summer kitchen for al fresco entertaining. 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.
The welcoming living room is a study in elegance with its vaulted ceiling, intricate central light fixture, distinctive sconces, and colorful tile-framed fireplace. Corner casement windows overlook the rear garden and fill the room with natural light. Large enough for celebration dinners with extended family and friends, the adjacent formal dining room features scalloped moulding and an exquisite chandelier.
Designed to make cooking for a crowd a pleasure, the spacious chef’s kitchen features stone countertops, decorative tile backsplash, an abundance of cabinets, as well as a sizable walk-in pantry. The discerning home chef will also appreciate the Miele six-burner gas range with Thermador hood, built-in Gaggenau oven, integrated dishwasher, and Miele refrigerator. An expansive stone-topped breakfast bar with seating for six is ideal for informal meals, chatting with the cook, or helping with meal prep. Above the farm sink casement windows overlook the main patio, lush backyard, and the treetops beyond. Convenient for taking drinks and hors d’oeuvres out to guests, sliding glass doors open to the expansive slate deck with a complete summer kitchen and plenty of room to host a barbecue for family and friends.
Beneath a vaulted timber ceiling with exposed beams, the recently added owner’s suite is a light-filled retreat situated on its own level with a wall of floor to ceiling closets and cabinets with custom brass pulls, and a private patio. The adjoining luxurious split bath includes a spa-like walk-in shower with decorative tile walls, a custom stone-topped dual vanity, with custom mirror lighting and a floor-to-ceiling linen closet. Steps below, a sunny bedroom with a huge closet enjoys corner windows overlooking the front garden. The adjacent bath features marble floors, custom stone-topped vanity and a large, beautifully tiled walk-in shower with frameless glass door.
At the top of the stairs in the other wing of the home, a wide, covered balcony offers a view of the bay – an ideal place to put your feet up and relax as the sun drops below the horizon. Two additional bedrooms on this level share a full bath featuring mosaic marble floor, a shower over tub with tile surround, Brizo fixtures, and custom stone-topped vanity.
The lower level of the home includes a huge family room with marble floor and fireplace and a large bath with a laundry area, walk-in shower, and farm sink vanity. A glass door opens onto a slate tiled patio and a raised planter box overflowing with organic vegetables including purple tomatoes, basil, carrots, cucumber, dill, and strawberries.
An entertainer’s dream, the enormous rear garden is an amazing oasis surrounded by mature landscaping, including Japanese maple, citrus, and laurel trees, as well as stately redwoods – home to chittering squirrels and chirping birds. Planted with consideration for the seasons, the garden blooms in rotation so that pops of color appear throughout the year. Slate stepping stones, flanked by a lush lawn lead to a travertine patio with a waterfall spa – the perfect spot for soaking in the heat as the stars blink on in the night sky.
Attached 2-car garage with internal access
Power shades in owner’s suite, kitchen, and laundry
Toto bidet toilet in owner’s suite