Designed by renowned mid-century modern architect, John Hans Ostwald, the bones of this beauty are a stirring example of the brilliance of that era.

Level in through glass doors to an aggregate concrete entry. Multiple light sources highlight exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. In the living room, a prow-like fireplace with floating hearth and metal cladding, backed by cinderblock, stretches upward to a skylight and confluence of exposed beams.

The original kitchen is open to a large family or dining room. Step out to the enclosed front patio or out to the back deck. The wraparound deck frames the rear of the property and highlights its orientation toward what was once a peek of the bay. Floor to ceiling windows across the entire rear of the house accentuate the relationship with nature and gaze out at the wooded lot.

The main level includes a master suite, second bedroom and bathroom, and a small office.

The lower level with rumpus/family steps out to the backyard. A second fireplace anchors the center of the room. With concrete floors throughout the downstairs this level also includes two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a large storage or workshop space.

With original finishes and bones largely untouched, this is an exciting project primed for restoration. Sited on a magnificent piece of land, and yet minutes to transit corridors and commute options.


Hillcrest Estates

The Hillcrest Estates neighborhood is small in footprint and population, spanning nearly three miles in length with approximately 250 homes, but its perch on top of the Oakland Hills and surrounding green space make for unparalleled vistas and ample opportunity for recreation. Bordered by the Leona Canyon Regional Open Space and Anthony Chabot Regional Park, the neighborhood was formerly Peralta rancho land and ultimately developed in three sub-divisions throughout the 1950's.  The primary architectural characteristics in the area are large, mostly level ranch-style homes, with minimum one-acre lot sizes.  Broad, dramatic views are common, both of San Francisco Bay and also of the Contra Costa Hills and park spaces.

A wealth of parks and trails are near at hand for picnicking, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Joaquin Miller Park, Redwood Regional Park, and Anthony Chabot Regional Park are replete with picturesque landscapes and challenging walks.

Venture out of the neighborhood and you’ll enter the larger environs of Montclair, with its shops and restaurants; as well as the quaint and trending Laurel District.

Commuting options include Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), casual carpool, and AC Transit bus lines.  For Hillcrest Estates residents, BART can be conveniently accessed at Rockridge, Fruitvale, Oakland Coliseum, and San Leandro stations.


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