6048 Chelton Drive
Noted Bay Area architect Francis Harvey Slocombe originally designed this magnificent home in the quality Bauhaus style of construction. It is located in the desirable Piedmont Pines neighborhood of Montclair on over a third of an acre with forested canyon views. This large double lot offers a private oasis and is adjacent to Beaconsfield Park. The split level flow of the home is perfect for entertaining and all levels provide beautiful outlooks of the serene outdoors.
Entry Level – Standing in the inviting entry hallway your eye is immediately drawn to a dramatic 12 foot high steel frame paned window which overlooks the lush forested exterior. The sun-filled living room has vaulted ceilings, architecturally detailed walls and beams, a brick fireplace, multiple, well placed windows and hardwood floors. A stairway off of the living room stairway leads to a partially enclosed outdoor area and a 2-car garage with an internet controlled new garage door. The spacious dining room which overlooks the entry brick patio has hardwood floors and an adjacent breakfast room/work plus space with a ceiling to floor steel paned window with a forest outlook. The charming kitchen with marble counter-tops has all new appliances including Wolf and Bosch brands and a sliding French door leading outside. There is a full bathroom with a stall shower off of the living room and a sunny bedroom.
Level Two – There are two spacious, sunny bedrooms on this level with one bedroom having a walk-in closet. The full bathroom is beautifully tiled and has an oversized shower.
Level Three – The master suite which was developed in 2004/2005 is spacious and sunny with an extra large walk-in closet, bay window and Insteon controlled light switches. The tiled floor on this level has radiant heat throughout. The tiled bathroom has an oversized shower, bath and storage closet. The laundry room is on this level. French doors open to the level out patio which overlooks a panorama of nature.
Outside – Enjoy the multiple patios and follow the various pathways in this easy to maintain, gardener’s dream which has roses, hydrangeas, 70 year old rhododendrons, dahlias, peonies, salvias, asters, daisies, day lilies, veronica, lavender, narcissus, iris, philadelphus & fuchsia. There are citrus trees, acer palmatums, acer griseum, persica tree, plum, peach, fig, tree fern, coastal oak, palms, banana, aloes, agaves, avocado and apple trees. Herbs such as parsley, chives, lavender & rosemary are also included.
Tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the city. The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, megamalls, and big-box stores. Residents can find everything they need, from dry cleaning and groceries to restaurants. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Flipper’s Gourmet Burgers, and Crogan’s Montclair Restaurant. Gourmet specialty items are available at Le Bonbon, and Farmstead Wine and Cheese. A farmers 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.