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One Level Living in Oakland’s Hillcrest Estates
Down a serene country lane yet only minutes to shopping and dining is this classic mid-century retreat that may well define “California Casual Living”. The rare combination of one-level living, seamless indoor/outdoor flow and a serene setting on over 1 acre of private grounds makes this home a rare find. The well-preserved classic details will take you back to another era while the timeless floorplan offers a simple canvas to re-imagine the spaces with contemporary finishes. Built for easy living and designed for memorable entertaining, this one-of-a-kind property was a forever home for its current owners and on the market for the first time. Welcome to 5424 Fernhoff!
As you head to the home and its double door entry, don’t miss the wood platform with built-in seating that overlooks the front gardens. Enter the foyer and you will immediately admire the prominent architectural feature of the property, a cathedral ceiling that runs the entire span of the home. To the left, the generous living room is highlighted by a free-standing wall separating it from the similar sized family room. The focal point is the see-through fireplace that serves double duty for both spaces. Large windows throughout bring the private outdoors in, bathing both rooms in natural light. The family room is an entertainer’s dream with indoor barbeque, built-in cabinetry and sliding doors to the expansive level yard and park-like grounds beyond. Pocket doors open to the dining room, the spot to host a holiday feast or birthday celebration, with sliding doors out to the rear grounds.
The eat-in kitchen with breakfast room can also lead outside and will allow the home chef to keep an eye on outdoor play, either at the front or rear of the property. The kitchen can be used as is with its double ovens or be updated to your tastes when the time is right. The entrance to the two-car attached garage is nearby making unloading groceries or Costco runs easy. A powder room is available for guests.
The four spacious bedrooms and two baths are quietly situated at the opposite end of the home and include a stunning primary suite with fireplace flanked by windows to the back, a large jetted tub also overlooking the grounds and a walk-in closet.
The sunny grounds are simply magical with a mostly level area off the house in nearly every direction surrounded by park-like foliage beyond for privacy. There is a deck for dining and entertaining under the stars, level lawn for play, towering maple for seasonal color and seemingly endless space for your outdoor pursuits. When vacation travel is not in the cards, you can enjoy the sweet scent of pines and soothing sounds of birds that envelop your own private retreat.
Close to public transportation, freeway access, Redwood Regional Park, Peet’s coffee and the Oakland Hills Tennis Club, this special property has it all.