6537 Heartwood Dr.
3 BR, 2 BA Oakland Home for Sale 2,349 Sq. Ft.
Mid-Century Sophistication in the Montclair Hills
Address: 6537 Heartwood Drive
Bedrooms: 3 BR
Bathrooms: 2 BA
Square Feet: 2,349
Sold On: 06-Jul-2017
Built in 1945, this wonderful Mid-Century home has been lovingly and thoughtfully remodeled to create the stunning contemporary home that it is today. This truly special home offers formal living and dining rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an updated kitchen, a family room, and a 2-car garage. Situated on a spacious corner lot in the East Bay hills, the house is only minutes from Montclair Village; highways 13 and 24; Rockridge BART; and the highly rated Montclair schools.
The long, horizontal lines of the home’s exterior are complemented by a staggered roofline that gives the house a 21st-century look, and a new contemporary door and large windows on the facade reinforce the modern look. The beautiful landscaping includes copious amounts of colorful salvia, lavender, and azaleas. The gardens show meticulous care and upkeep, and the multiple yards are ideal for anyone who likes to garden or simply enjoys spending time outdoors.
The home’s beautiful open floor plan is immediately evident upon entering the house. Elegant marble tiles provide a transition from the understated foyer to the striking living and dining rooms that have the original oak floors but are otherwise thoroughly modern. The spacious living room is flooded with natural light from numerous windows including an oversized picture window that overlooks an expansive hardwood deck. The spectacular recessed ceiling includes an inner cathedral ceiling and gives height to the room while recessed lights serve to accentuate the beauty of the architecturally significant ceiling. A horizontal stone fireplace surround and wall cladding are recent additions, as is the beautiful redwood mantel that was commissioned specifically for this fireplace.
The impressive dining room has a striking coffered ceiling and a large picture window that symmetrically mirrors the window in the living room. A glass door offers access to the spacious back deck, making indoor/outdoor entertaining a breeze.
The elegant eat-in kitchen features granite counters; a soft gray ceramic tile floor; warm honey-colored raised-panel cabinets; and a sophisticated translucent tile backsplash. Premium Frigidaire stainless steel appliances include the gas range, built-in microwave, side-by-side refrigerator, and dishwasher. The eat-in nook has windows on three sides that overlook the deck and offer partial views of downtown Oakland and the SF Bay.
The spacious master suite is separate from the rest of the house and located up a half flight of stairs. Sliding doors open to a deck from the bedroom and offer partial views of downtown Oakland. The room features the original bordered oak floor and crown moulding, and a pair of windows provide natural light and ventilation. A very large carpeted walk-in closet is outfitted with handsome built-ins and is spacious enough to accommodate more than one wardrobe. The master bathroom is truly an oasis with a double-sink cherry vanity with a granite top; a built-in linen closet; an English towel warmer; and a travertine-tiled walk-in shower with a built-in bench, rainfall showerhead, and a curved wall set in contemporary translucent mosaic subway tiles.
The home’s two other bedrooms are situated on the main level on the hallway that leads to the master suite. Both bedrooms are bright and sunny and offer the original oak floors and generous closets with Mid-Century bi-fold doors. An large, elegant bathroom is conveniently located between the two bedrooms and has an oversized vanity with a recessed porcelain sink and granite counter; a walk-in shower; a jetted tub; and a skylight for bright natural light.
A special feature of this home is the spacious family room that opens to a landscaped yard. The family room is down a half flight of stairs from a finished laundry room that has a state-of-the-art LG steam washer and dryer; contemporary lighting; and abundant built-in storage cabinets with a sleek European design.
6537 Heartwood Drive is a turnkey property that offers the best of Mid-Century design combined with contemporary styling for today’s modern lifestyle. Close to all that Montclair Village has to offer, and with easy access to BART and major freeways, this home truly has it all.
• 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• 2,349 sq. ft. of living space on 6,272 sq. ft. lot (per public records)
• Built in 1945
• Partial views of downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt, SF Bay
• Formal living room
• Formal dining room
• Updated kitchen
• Family room
• Master bedroom features walk-in closet with custom built-ins
• Spa-like master bathroom
• Second bathroom with jetted tub
• Original oak floors and new ceramic tile floors
• Architectural ceilings, crown moulding
• Newer dual-pane windows
• Finished mud room/laundry room with LG steam washer and dryer
• Attached 2-car garage
• Expansive hardwood deck
• Spacious corner lot with multiple yards and gardens
• Close to Montclair Village; Rockridge BART; Highways 13, 24, 580; Montclair Elementary School