The view from the top has never been more sensational than from this Oakland Hills contemporary conceived by noted architect David Stark Wilson, a modernist masterpiece with eco-conscious grandeur and regional sensitivity echoing Maybeck and other Bay Area greats. With a magical natural setting and postcard-perfect Bay views serving as its unforgettable canvas, this incomparable 3,675 sq. ft., 5 BR/3 BA home is a stellar example of Organic Modern design, boasting a full palette of meticulously sourced premium materials and finishes, solar energy, and many enlightened updates. From the lofty perch of the broad Bay-facing balcony that extends along the length of the main level, survey the hushed forested hills and watch the sun set in a triumph of colors behind panoramic views from the serene necklace of lights around Lake Merrit to the iconic San Francisco skyline and Golden Gate Bridge.
Walls of glass integrate this splendid display with the refined craftsmanship and open footprint of the stunning interior, at once familiarly comfortable and decadently elegant. The entryway sets the tone with Venetian plaster walls throughout and glossy maple floors leading into the main gathering spaces. Vaulted and sloped ceilings with textured finishes echo the angles of the cityscape views while thematic tile mosaics, accent lighting, and a gas fireplace with eye-catching asymmetrical backdrop warm the room. Also on the main level is a king-sized office poised to be the envy of any Zoom meeting, and a two-car garage that supplements the parking available on the long driveway.
Attention to peerless quality prevails in the inviting chef’s kitchen, a cheerful bistro cuisine with high-end inline stainless appliances, white oak cabinetry and a centerpiece island with a specially sourced, rare 150-year old cedar slab top. Al fresco meals are all-season celebrations on the sheltered patio with fireplace and fully appointed outdoor kitchen, the gateway to meandering staircases and walking trails that wind amongst dozens of citrus and pomegranate trees and perennial native landscaping. Creative terraced landscaping preserves the wild abundance of the natural environment while maximizing the impact of the scenery.
The home’s lower level soars over the treetops, the vistas equally entrancing. Here, three graciously appointed bedrooms with personality and charm, a luxury bath, a hallway lined with built-ins and a deluxe laundry go hand in hand with the spacious primary suite. Introduced by unique wood slab doors on smooth-rolling casters, this one-of-a-kind refuge fosters a Zen-like state of serenity with its corner windows, sleek fireplace, and enormous custom closet. In the en suite spa bath, the extra-deep soaking tub provides an indulgent vantage point for watching hawks glide and swoop above the Bay; the steam shower and radiant heated floors are a surefire solution to lingering stress. Let your cares slip away—you’ve arrived home.