Sold $1,210,000 SOLD (List: 995K) - Single Family Home
Introducing 6537 Heartwood Drive, a stunning 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the hills of Oakland’s beautiful Montclair neighborhood. Built in 1945, this property boasts a thoughtfully-crafted blend of classic elegance, modern style, and comfort.
Marble floors adorn the entry, which opens wide into both the formal living and dining spaces. Here, impressive west-facing windows allow for generous sunlight and lovely Bay views. The living area’s niched and vaulted ceiling, hardwood flooring, crown molding, and marble-faced fireplace create a polished and relaxing atmosphere, while the adjacent dining room’s unique coffered ceiling and lead-paned glass glass door (opening to the raised outdoor deck) present a similar vibe of upscale ease.
The eat-in kitchen is cheerful and warm, with abundant cabinetry, glass tile backsplash, granite countertops, modern fixtures, and all stainless steel Frigidaire appliances—including a gas range. A breakfast nook provides a charming place to take in a meal while enjoying the view, while a large garden window above the sink offers an extraordinary panorama.
Both of of the home’s two main-level bedrooms feature hardwood floors and spacious closets with bifold doors. One room includes a pair of matching built-in bookshelves, and both look out onto the quiet front gardens.
A linen closet provides convenient storage near the full hall bath, where rich wooden built-in shelving and cabinetry and granite countertops make for a chic space. A skylight draws extra sunlight over the roomy, jetted tub, and the glass-paned shower is lined with beautiful tilework.
A half flight of stairs leads to the home’s upper level and fantastic master suite. Here, a private balcony overlooks the backyard, the shimmering bay, and the silhouetted mountains beyond. A spacious and windowed wardrobe provides plentiful accommodations, with its floor-to-ceiling shelving, drawers, and shoe cubbies. The master bath is elegant and seductive, with modern fixtures, dual sinks, granite countertops, and deep-hued cabinetry. A gorgeously tiled curved wall acts as a partition to the walk-in shower.
The home’s lower level includes a dedicated laundry area with LG washer and dryer, sleek contemporary cabinetry, and back patio access. Also on this level is a secondary living area—carpeted, spacious, and with a sliding door opening directly onto the front lawn, it offers wonderful possibilities for casual entertaining or relaxation.
Like the home itself, the backyard has multiple levels and affords numerous opportunities. The upper deck, accessible from the dining room and by stairs from below, is wide, topped by an arbor, and offers a spectacular vista. Enjoy brilliant sunsets, cool and quiet mornings, or golden afternoons here, or invite others over to make the most of a great entertainment space.
The mid-level is comprised of a lengthy concrete patio, which works well for seating or play areas. One can also access the home’s garage from here. The lowest level is the lawn itself, bordered with charming brick and solar lanterns. Fully landscaped, the gardens have been lovingly kept. A lush array of foliage such as camellia, magnolia, rosemary, abutilon, magnolia, and espaliered Meyer lemon keep the yard both private and beautiful.
In front, a stone slab patio presents a great spot for seating. A terraced garden border, tree-lined pathway, and brick steps leading to the backyard make for an enchanting outdoor setting.
Additional features of this home are a two car garage with a third outdoor parking space, a basement with extra storage, and an below-house room offering abundant storage space or possibilities as a rec room or private studio.
With easy commuter access, great schools, Montclair Village shopping and cafes, and numerous nearby opportunities for outdoor recreation, 6537 Heartwood is a true gem, quietly set in one of the East Bay’s most enticing neighborhoods.