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Features

Rich in period details and authenticity, this 1936 four bedroom, three and one-half bath residence is an architectural tour de force. Designed by Miller Warnecke, a firm acclaimed for their iconic residential and public landmarks, the style embodies Mediterranean Revival architecture.  An eclectic blend of Italian and Spanish design influences coalesce with exceptional materials and craftsmanship. The clay red tile roof, white stucco façade, arched windows and doors, wrought iron railings and gates fittingly frame the exterior while thoughtfully preserved timeless interior finishes inform the home’s original character.  Roughhewn beamed ceilings, lathe and plaster walls, random oak pegged floors, handcrafted tiles, quarter sawn oak doors, iron hand railings, metal-frame windows, vintage lighting and period wrought iron hardware serve as hallmarks of the architectural lineage.

Expansive and oriented to capture the spectacular views, the split level floor plan features a welcoming loggia, grand living room with cathedral ceilings, beamed dining room, eat in kitchen with butler’s pantry, solarium, wood paneled library (fourth bedroom) and large lower level family room.  

Surrounded by a resplendent array of native plant species, meandering stone pathways, multiple patio retreats and soothing water features, this rare and special residence is ideally situated on an acre plus lot to capture glorious bay and hill views.  Located on a highly coveted street in the Piedmont side of Montclair neighborhood, the property is mere minutes to Montclair Village restaurants and shops, public transportation, parks and schools.

Overview:

  • Built in 1936
  • Lot Size 1.05 Acre -
  • Living Space 3926 Square Feet (Per Appraisers Measurement) 3019 ( Per Public Records )
  • Designed by Miller Warnecke Architecture Firm
  • Four Bedrooms – Three and One Half Baths
  • Sweeping Bay and Hill Views
  • Split Level Floor Plan
  • Two Car Detached Garage with Sliding Garage Doors
  • Large Workshop and Storage Area Below Garage

Interior Finishes and Appointments:

  • Random Plank Peg and Groove Oak Flooring
  • Handcrafted Floor Tiles
  • Lathe and Plaster Walls and Ceilings
  • Solid Core Quarter sawn oak doors
  • Wrought Iron Railings
  • Original Wrought Iron Door Hardware
  • Distinctive Period Lighting
  • Arched Room Openings
  • Recessed Art Niches / Alcoves

Main Living Level:

  • Dramatic Vaulted Entry with Artisanal Clay Tile Flooring
  • Grand Living Room with Cathedral Wood Ceiling, Hand Hewn Wood Beams, Majestic Fireplace, Wet Bar & Exterior Access Through Arched Doors to Expansive Patio
  • Hexagonal Sunken Solarium with Stunning Hill and Bay Views
  • Wood Paneled Library with Fireplace, Built-In Shelving and Closet ( Can also serve as a Fourth Bedroom)
  • Grand Dining Room with Beamed Ceiling
  • Eat-In kitchen with Fireplace/Barbecue, Box Beam Ceiling and exterior Access to Patio
  • Butler’s Pantry with Prep Sink and Ample Cabinet Storage
  • Powder Room with Wall Mounted Sink and Porcelain Ceramic Enamel Tile Walls

Upper Level:

  • Wood Paneled library with unique fireplace, built in shelving and closet
  • Expansive Master Suite with Full Bath, Two Walk-in Closets, Private Balcony and Large Patio with Hill and Bay views
  • Generously Sized Bedroom Overlooking Front Courtyard
  • Full Bath with Vintage Fixtures and Tiles

Lower Level:

  • Step Down Family Room with Tile Floors and Exterior Access
  • Bedroom with Wood Flooring & Adjoining Bathroom
  • Ideal Space for In-Law, Guest or Au Pair Quarters
  • Laundry Room with Storage Closet
  • Multiple Walk-In Storage Rooms
  • Wine Storage Room
  • Utility Room Housing Two Furnaces and Water Heater

Exterior Features:

  • Entry Courtyard and Patio with Rock Waterfall
  • Loggia at Entry Overlooking Front Courtyard & Water Feature
  • Rear Courtyard with Arched Enclosures, Commanding Fountain & Bay Views
  • Greenhouse with Electrical and Water - Adjacent to Main Rear Patio
  • Extensive Rock Hardscape
  • Six Flagstone and Slate Patios
  • Flagstone and Slate Walkways
  • Five Fish Ponds
  • Two Water Features and One Fountain
  • Fenced Tennis Court ( Restoration Required)
  • Thirty Foot Built-In Flagpole with Up Lighting

Structural Components & Other:

  • Clay Tile Re-Roofed - 2013
  • Extensive Landscape Lighting
  • Undergrounding of Utilities – Installation of Decorative Street Lighting 1997
  • Dual- Zone Forced Air Heating
  • Automatic Irrigation System
  • Copper Gutters and Downspouts
  • Standing Seam Copper Roof ( Rear of Structure )
  • Sewer Lateral Compliant - Replaced in October 2018
  • Security System with Motion and Door sensors ( Owned )
  • Large Walk-In Attic Providing Additional Storage

 

Neighborhood


Montclair

Tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the city. 

The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, megamalls, and big-box stores. Residents can find everything they need, from dry cleaning and groceries to restaurants. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Flipper’s Gourmet Burgers, and Crogan’s Montclair Restaurant. Gourmet specialty items are available at A.G. Ferrari, Le Bonbon, and Farmstead Wine and Cheese. A farmers' market on Sundays provides fresh local produce and baked goods. Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year, and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene. 



Schedule

Open House:

By Appointment Only

Brokers Tour:

November 12th - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Cathy Truelove
510.333-1382 Mobile
[email protected]

Contact

Cathy Truelove

Cathy Truelove

Realtor® AssociateAlain Pinel RealtorscalDRE# 01363591510.339.8900 office510.333.1382 mobile510-339-3747 faxwww.cathytruelove.com