Stunner in the Hills

12171 Blythen Way
Oakland, CA
Offered at: $2,447,900
Sold Price: $2,447,900
Dining: Yes
Fireplace: 2
Stories: 2
Garage: 2
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Garage Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1967
Building Size: 3740 Square Feet
Lot Size:Privacy and Views
Property Type: Residential
Property Status: Sold
Property Style: Modern

Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac, in the Skyline-Hillcrest Estates neighborhood on a substantial parcel of land, this extensively remodeled and redesigned property, adjacent to Redwood Regional Park, is a breathtaking & magical environment for living and entertaining. It has a uniquely vibrant aesthetic and is a truly serene, spirited home. Its mid-century roots have been thoughtfully incorporated within a creatively modern style with polished finishes, achieving an exquisite harmony of element and atmosphere. The thoughtful choice of materials includes rough-hewn stones lining the fireplace and a remarkable indoor water feature in the sunroom, examples of the exquisite blend of motifs. The impressive living and dining rooms, with walls of sliding glass doors and windows that take full advantage of the Bay views, exemplify the open plan that makes hosting friends and family in this house a truly special affair.

The house is comprised of a living room and dining room, sunroom, four bedrooms & three baths, a den, an office, and a “great room” that encompasses the light-filled chef’s eat-in kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, and a wonderful family room with fireplace. The primary bedroom suite is located on the main level and opens to the garden. The level-out patio and garden is easily accessible and wraps the home, offering lovely outlooks from every angle. The garden augments the versatility of the home, and adds to the sense of borderlessness between spaces, creating multiple areas to inhabit and enjoy.

Originally imagined and crafted in the mid-60s, the stunning recent stylistic upgrades seamlessly embrace and complement original architectural features — sleek Italian wood doors, temperature-regulated flooring, tasteful tilework, and large glass-paned sliding doors create a warm, inspiring atmosphere that is crowned by expansive outlooks to the South Bay and a lush landscape that embodies the ideal indoor/outdoor California lifestyle. A two-car garage adjacent with interior access and an impressive vividly painted front door completes this elevated and graphic wonder in the hills.

A divine gem!