Sold $840,000 SOLD (List: 699K) - Single Family Home
Burrowed within the wooded neighborhood on the edge of Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve lies 6610 Heather Ridge. This charming Oakland chalet rests on a rolling green lot spanning over 1.5 parcels. Nearby coniferous trees steep the air with a refreshing fragrance and offer up cool shade in warmer weather. The location is perfect for a nature lover who appreciates lush scenery but hopes to live near Montclair and Berkeley.
As you open the merlot-tinted front door, you’ll find yourself greeted by a staircase, which leads to the main level of the home. Built-in shelves and a conveniently placed coat closet offer handy storage space in the entryway. A dedicated laundry room appears as you ascend.
Follow the stairs up to the main level, where you’ll find the bright, airy living room and its adjoined kitchen. Sunlight spills in through the windows and glass sliding door, opening the floor up to verdant greenery on all sides of the home. The newly updated kitchen features all new stainless steel appliances, linoleum floors, and modern countertops with a white tile backsplash.
The living room boasts raised ceilings and a fireplace. Beyond the sliding glass door lies a deck that wraps around the main level. The outdoor seating area is perfect for watching a sunset or enjoying the company of gorgeous native birds. Follow the deck to a tiered garden, which flows into the rest of the expansive yard.
As you return inside, you can ascend the stairs from the main level to a third floor, where you’ll find two bedrooms and a full bath. The master bedroom features vaulted ceilings and a panoramic view. The second bedroom includes a closet with built-in mirrors and shelves, along with a view of the lavender bushes, pride of Madeira blossoms, and surrounding foliage in the garden and beyond.
With a new roof, as well as fresh paint and carpeting throughout, 6610 Heather Ridge is a chic, contemporary alpine retreat. Five recently renovated skylights illuminate the home, and a tool shed at driveway level offers additional storage. Plenty of parking is available, with space for two cars in the driveway and street parking for guests. The neighboring trees offer an element of privacy and beauty not often found in Oakland.
Picture yourself lounging in a hammock, hosting a picnic, or cultivating an urban farm in the sprawling landscape. Hiking trails cut through the property, with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the stunning scenery.
Known for its excellent amenities and a sought-after elementary school, Thornhill is a beautiful, serene neighborhood with winding roads and unbeatable woodland setting. Escape the pressures of stressful city living and find yourself in 6610 Heather Ridge—you’ll be glad you did.