Sold $1,340,000 SOLD (List Price $995,000) - Single Family Home
Spectacular, architecturally splendid Contemporary nestled in the hills of Montclair, 6848 Aitken is a 3BD/2.5BA featuring generous, high-ceilinged rooms bathed in natural light, blending a dramatic, modern aesthetic with its quiet wooded setting. With a generous and versatile open floor plan, expansive eat-in chef’s kitchen, solarium, 3 bedrooms on one level, luxurious owner’s suite, exquisite custom details, dramatic lighting design, and wood and canyon views, and ample storage, this stunning home is bound to enchant the most discerning buyer. Cleverly designed with privacy in mind, the home is set at angles, so that while none of its windows are visible to neighbors, they fill the rooms with light. Set apart from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet close to parks and Montclair Village shops.
The spacious entryway, like many rooms in the home, is light-filled, facing sliding glass doors that open onto a large, paved patio overlooking the tree-studded hillside.
To one side of the entry, the expansive chef’s kitchen (open to the adjoining dining room) catches the sun through a skylight and corner windows. The kitchen features parquet floor, a Viking gas range, stone and butcher block countertops, subway tile backsplash, and wine fridge flanked by custom shelves. A huge island with butcher block top provides abundant space for meal prep, and accommodates plentiful drawers and cabinets front and back.
The elegant dining room features high coffered ceilings, modern ceiling fans, oversized windows overlooking the hillside, and a Morso Danish wood-burning stove for extra warmth in the winter months.
Multi-paned French doors open off the kitchen/dining area to a huge sun-drenched solarium, ideal for relaxing over breakfast in the cooler weather. From there, a stone path leads to the enclosed patio at the back of the home.
On the other side of the home is a common area comprised of a living room and family room divided by a half wall. The living room features arresting modern Italian Todo sconces and breathtaking two-story windows overlooking the wooded hill. The family room boasts lovely wood beam ceilings, wood paneling, and oversized windows on two sides. Built-in shelves and cabinets flank the remote-controlled gas fireplace. Perfect for snuggling up on a stormy night with a blanket and your favorite guilty pleasure on TV.
Modern Italian sconces light the way up the stairs to the three bedrooms on this level. A well-lit bonus space on the landing, with conveniently placed closet washer/dryer and oversized windows on two sides, connects the two wings.
The owner’s suite is a marvel in Brazilian hardwood, a lavish retreat from the rest of the home. One decorative wall is shoji screen-inspired wood and frosted artisan etched glass. The vaulted ceiling, delightful modern ceiling fan, and distinctive Italian light fixtures accentuate the sophistication of the room. Japanese-inspired pocket doors open to a walk-in closet with custom shelves. Lit by two skylights and a wall of windows overlooking mature landscaping and trees, the suite also boasts sliding glass doors that open onto a large wood deck and a fenced dog run. An ideal place for lingering over morning coffee and absorbing the serenity in preparation for the day.
Behind a second pocket door, the opulent spa-like bath awaits. The bath brims with unique details including a closet and custom shoe racks, custom stone-topped vanity with vessel sinks, porcelain backsplash, and a vaulted slatted wood ceiling with skylight. Brilliant custom lighting, radiant heating in the floors, and a heated towel rack add to the sumptuous aesthetic. The huge walk-in shower features stone floor and bench, tile walls, and a many-jetted shower fixture.
At the other end of the house are the remaining two bedrooms. Generously proportioned with hillside views, both rooms feature large closets with shoji-inspired doors. The bedrooms share a cleverly designed full bath with a custom, built-in shelf lining the walls and a fascinating mirror with embedded lights reminiscent of fireflies in the dark. The bath also features a tile shower over tub with glass doors and a rain shower head.
Storage room/wine cellar under stairs
Soft close drawers and shelves
Fiber optic internet
Irrigation both front and back
Stone retaining wall
Italian tile and light fixtures
Central gravity heat