This beautiful custom-built hillside home was designed by MacCracken Architects, with a serene and sophisticated aesthetic defined by an open floor plan, clean lines, and a neutral color palette. The complementary yin & yang — large expanses of glass allowing breathtaking views balanced with spaces designed for privacy — creates a unique retreat in Oakland that manages to be both streamlined and warm, luxe and inviting all at the same time.

A soaring foyer yields to the expansive main floor, where ingenious shoji doors seamlessly connect rooms with flexibility and flow. Clean, minimal aesthetics are achieved by combining slate and wood floors throughout. High-end gourmet appliances (including a new Sub Zero refrigerator and Miele coffee system) and streamlined design with plenty of hidden storage create a timeless yet modern kitchen — functionality and form working effortlessly together. The family room and formal living room share the same breathtaking views throughout the full wall of windows, unobstructed vistas of the San Francisco skyline, bridges, Alcatraz and Angel Islands. The generous rooms mirror each other with gas fireplaces and high ceilings, and tall walls that seem made for hanging art. Recently installed solar sun shades allow for enjoyment of beautiful natural light, while decreasing heat and glare, and preserving views. The rooms open to an expansive deck overlooking the beautifully landscaped zen garden. The dining room space conveniently sits just across from the kitchen, and the chic powder room completes the main level.

Down the stairway, designed with distinct modern ironwork, are three bedrooms and two full baths, the laundry room, and generous storage. One bedroom is currently configured as office space, with beautiful cabinetry and granite desk tops. A comfortable second bedroom with en suite bathroom is an exercise in simple modern style with indulgent flair. The expansive master suite is a sanctuary to escape the outside world, where space meets view. Floor to ceiling windows with spectacular vistas across the Bay are the focal point, and a large balcony with sitting area accesses the terraced back garden and hot tub. A simple touch of a button lowers an exterior screen, creating a calm, darkened room (and additional security). The spa-like master bath is clad in marble, and both the sumptuous soaking tub and glass-enclosed shower space look out over the garden and City beyond — a television offers a different view if desired. The dreamy walk-in closet features custom storage providing ample room and boutique style.

With areas for dining, relaxing, and gardening the meticulously designed terraced yard is low maintenance but high style, with fountains and a hot tub — the outdoor retreat is an urban oasis, as inviting for two as it is for a crowd.



Oakland is the largest city in the East Bay region of the Bay Area, and the largest city and county seat of Alameda County. The city includes more than 50 neighborhoods, including the Central Business District, Lake Merritt, and the Oakland Hills. Oakland has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate and averages 260 sunny days per year!

Oakland is the fifth-busiest port by cargo volume in the United States. It was also named by WalletHub as one of the best places in the U.S. to start a career in 2014. It offers something for everyone from gourmet restaurants, Art Deco concert halls and fine art museums to lip-smacking barbecue joints, hipster clubs, interactive arts venues, the Golden State Warriors, and redwood forests.


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