If a second home in the Mediterranean isn't in the cards just yet, you could just pretend inside this remodeled 1929 home, evocative of a European seaside escape, in the wooded Oakland hills.
Located on the Piedmont side of quaint Montclair, it has all the charming period details you want alongside luxe creature comforts.
The light-filled entryway has large picture window and an arched doorway leading to the living room, where high-beamed ceilings and fireplace lend a cozy sense of grandeur.
The eat-in kitchen may look a bit dated, but you're off to a good start with honed marble countertops, a Wolf range, and Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine chiller. Take your morning coffee and quick bites at the breakfast table; dinner is served in the formal dining area beneath a rustic chandelier.
There are five bedrooms in total but of course the sprawling master suite is the crown jewel: With its own sitting room and French doors that open onto a private deck overlooking the park-like garden, it's more of a retreat than a simple place to sleep. Don't forget about the glamorous walk-in closet with built-in organization and space for seating, as well as the master bath with dual sinks, vanity, a large shower, and soaking tub. Designed to evoke a day at the spa, a neutral palette and stone finishes create a luxurious space to cleanse and decompress.
Multiple doors open up the rear of the home to a landscaped sanctuary complete with a patio, gas fire pit, and dining area.
Location: 6532 Estates Dr. (Oakland)
Size: 30,000 sq. ft. lot
Asking price: $1,950,000
// For more information, visit 6532estates.com.