Oaklanders who've ever done any dream-scenario house hunting are likely familiar with Skyline Boulevard, the tree-lined avenue up so high in the Oakland Hills that it seems to orbit not just The Town but the whole of San Francisco, whose outline and landmarks are visible here on fog-free days.
The bucolic boulevard borders Redwood Regional Park with its many wooded trails and easy access to the Chabot Space and Science Center. in other words, to live here would be a dream, even for jaded San Franciscans who've sworn they'd never move to Oakland. This three-level house, with panoramas from Lake Merritt to the Golden Gate Bridge, doubles down on the fantasy.
The luxe, modern casa with endless relaxing amenities embodies slow California living. The white marble-clad kitchen resides on the top floor, where an open floor plan leads to a breakfast area, one bedroom with an en suite bath, and a spacious living room with large windows that wrap around two sides. An entire wall of folding glass opens up to a balcony with 270-degree panoramic views.
Make your way down quartz steps to the second floor, which has two sitting areas, an office, and an additional bedroom. The master suite also sits on this level with its walk-in closet and a large, double-vanity bathroom cloaked in marble and wood and with a soaking tub overlooking the bay.
Walk out to an expansive deck perched in the treetops, and enjoy the 14-foot lava rock water wall. For some R&R, take the elevator down to the first floor to hop in the cedar sauna, or to visit your guests in the one-bedroom studio with full bath and its own set of views. There's also a garage to fit all five of your cars.
Location: 5984 Skyline Blvd. (Oakland)
Size: 4,295 sq. ft.
Asking price: $2,499,999
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