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Light & bright Montclair home across from the Park

Perched atop the trees, with stunning verdant views and steps from the largest park in Northern California is 6229 Melville Drive. With an abundance of surrounding trees creating a private atmosphere and stunning light almost all hours of the day, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom mid-century modern home feels like an oasis in the city.

With a gated front entry surrounded by established trees and thoughtful pavers, the porch flows through into the great room where the kitchen, living, and dining areas connect into one open concept space. Light and bright, the many windows keep the room feeling airy in the summer and spring, while in the winter and fall the fireplace allows it to feel cozy and intimate. Distinctly modernized, the kitchen has been sleekly updated with classic white subway tile, fresh paint, new hardware and newer appliances. Ideal for alfresco dining, the large deck is easily accessed from the french doors off the living and kitchen areas. Completely private, the full deck envelopes the entire back of the home, where you can enjoy breathtaking treetop views at any time of day. Also on the main level are two bedrooms which share a full bath, the first of which could be used as an office with french glass doors leading out to the living area, while the other is highlighted by a stunning skylight.

On the lower level of the home are two additional bedrooms, full bathroom and laundry area. Also accessed on this level is the large, fully fenced backyard, perfect for letting your furry friend play in. Finally, the dreamy primary suite features french doors that lead out a private deck, gas fireplace, walk-in closet and a charming ensuite bathroom updated with a glass shower and separate jacuzzi bathtub. Accessible from this level is the spacious backyard. With a large leveled area, this space is perfect for a dog run, play structure, or planter boxes for the family gardener. Situated on a quiet street easily accessed by Skyline Blvd, the location is ideal. Steps away from one of the largest parks in Northern California and close to Montclair village, where darling shops and restaurants abound, the neighborhood only adds to the charm of this charming home.

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Property Feature List

  • 1,988 living square feet  
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • 5,733 square foot lot
  • Built in 1956
  • Updated Mid-Century modern home 
  • Open plan living room, kitchen, and dining room with a fireplace and two pairs of french doors that lead out to the expansive deck. Main level also features a bedroom, additional bedroom/office and full bathroom. The lower level includes the two additional bedrooms, full bathroom, laundry area, primary ensuite, and a door accessing the back garden.
  • Fireplaces in living area and primary bedroom
  • Primary bedroom with french doors leading out to a private deck, large ensuite bath and walk-in closet
  • New interior paint (2022)
  • Almost all new interior lighting fixtures (2022)
  • Simplisafe alarm system
  • Hunter Douglas sky window shades with remote
  • Motorized shades on all west-facing windows on the main level
  • Cordless rolling blackout shades in two bedrooms
  • Central air conditioning and heat
  • Seismic reinforcement 

Key Kitchen Features

  • Updated kitchen with all new cabinet paint, hardware and backsplash (2022)
  • Designer pendant lighting
  • Electrolux gas range 
  • Stainless steel Frigidaire Gallery refrigerator
  • BOSCH dishwasher (2022)
  • Granite countertops
  • Powered kitchen island
  • Hansgrohe pull-down kitchen faucet (2022)
  • Insinkerator Badger 9 garbage disposals

Key Bathroom Features

  • Updated main level hall bathroom with new vanity, faucet, Pottery Barn sconce and mirror (2022)
  • Lower level full bathroom includes new vanity mirror, new Pottery Barn sconce, pedestal sink, and shower-over-bath
  • Primary ensuite bath with glass shower, storage closet, separate jacuzzi bathtub, water closet, new Pottery Barn sconce, built-in vanity with plenty of counter space 

Key Plumbing Features

  • Certified sewer lateral 
  • Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer

Parking and Garden 

  • Private gated front entry with established landscaping
  • Patio and entry deck
  • Large deck overlooking garden and neighboring treetops and peek-a-boo of the bay
  • Large backyard fully fenced for dogs plus a bark play area 
  • Established cherry blossoms in the backyard and magnolia blossoms in the front yard
  • Two car garage (buyer to measure to ensure proper fit) with auto garage door opener
  • Sidewalk Exemption Certificate