5401 Fernhoff Road
Exit off the broad and dramatic tree lined Skyline Boulevard onto a private road leading to this pastoral country estate just minutes from downtown Oakland!
Pass through the gates onto a private driveway which leads to a gracious covered entry porch, convenient for leaving muddy shoes and boots!
This single level mid-century ranch style property offers an expansive layout perfect for a multi-generational family and visiting guests. The elegant front door with its dramatic period brass door knobs opens onto palatial formal living and dining rooms.
Hosting Thanksgiving and larger gatherings will be so doable here!
Enjoy wonderful California summer days with friends and family in the equally expansive casual living and dining areas. Luxurious double paned sliding glass doors look out onto a delightful paved patio and the expansive grounds. Imagine the Mediterranean life style surrounded by large terracotta pots filled with Lemon trees, Lavender and Rosemary, all of which would love to live in this sunny spot!
Look out beyond the patio to the land which stretches far beyond the house. Mature trees support countless birds and the grounds offer endless opportunity for gardeners, energetic youngsters and four legged friends!
To the side of the house is additional space for potential expansion, a pool or parking?
The updated European style kitchen designed by Carlene Anderson is complete with generous cabinetry and well thought out storage. Beyond the kitchen is a laundry room with exterior access and an additional Thermador Fridge. An additional room off the kitchen functions as a perfect home office.
Three large bedrooms including a master and 2 bathrooms are ideally housed in one wing of the house. The laundry leads to an additional office space and sliding glass doors provide easy level in access.
Adjacent to the beautiful East Bay Regional Parks and trails but just minutes from dining, shopping and transportation options. Equestrians will appreciate the proximity to neighborhood stables and horse trails along Skyline. Commuters will enjoy a serene start and end to the day as they wind along the relatively lightly trafficked Skyline Boulevard. Few Hills locations provide such easy access to the popular and easily navigable Oakland International airport!
They aren’t making any more land and an acre+ usable level lot in the Oakland Hills is a very rare find!
The Skyline/Hillcrest Estates neighborhood is small in footprint and population, encompassing nearly one square mile with nearly 900 residents, but its perch on top of the Oakland Hills and surrounding green space make for scenic views and areas for locals to relax and play. Bordered by the Leona Canyon Regional Open Space, Leona Heights Park, and Redwood Regional Park, the neighborhood's large, contemporary homes offer amenities like patios and tennis courts.
Skyline/Hillcrest Estates offers locals and visitors a wealth of parks and trails for picnicking and hiking. Joaquin Miller Park, Berkeley Fire Trails, and Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve are picturesque landscapes and challenging walks for you and your canine friends. Venture out of the neighborhood and you’ll enter the larger environs of Montclair including its community parks and recreation and close proximity to commuting options — including the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) casual carpool, and AC Transit bus lines.
Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Kakui Sushi and Daughter Thai Kitchen. Gourmet specialty items are available at Le Bonbon and Farmstead Wine and Cheese. A farmer’s market on Sundays provides fresh local produce and baked goods. Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene.
MacArthur, the main artery in the Laurel District, serves as its business district, with mom-and-pop businesses and eateries. Gerardo’s Restaurant serves up authentic Mexican dishes, Phnom Penh House provides Cambodian and Asian fusion entrees, Communité Table offers a to-go menu as well as eat-in and Full House Cafe is a busy breakfast and brunch restaurant. Residents demonstrate neighborhood pride at the annual Laurel Street Fair, which celebrates local food and music.