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Designed by Raymond Blackwell in 1951, this mid-century modern home delights with layers of amazing features. Discreetly hidden behind a custom cedar fence, from the moment you step through the gate and see the tiered garden, grassy level lawn, sweeping paved entryway and the low, linear architecture you know something special lies ahead.

Entering this home is like turning the corner to reveal a masterpiece: the spectacular panoramic view, framed by the floor-to-ceiling windows, is truly breathtaking. Wood detailing, exposed structural beams, transom windows, hand-carved wood floors, wraparound decks and the graceful open floor plan all support the calm and serenity of the setting among the trees. A quiet sitting area, just off the living room, is the perfect spot for a library or even a studio, as there is no shortage of inspiration from this vantage point. The remodeled kitchen has thoughtful details such as  maple cabinets, all Viking appliances, a glass tile backsplash, chic onyx counters and a greenhouse window to pinch fresh herbs for your gourmet meals.

A guest room with bathroom looks out to the trees and hills. The master bedroom suite has fantastic views of the bay and bridges from the bed and the balcony. The immense walk in closets, spa-like marble bathroom and tranquil dressing room make the everyday routine seem like a vacation.

Downstairs are two more bedrooms, calm and quiet, each with its own bathroom. A large entertainment room with a built-in bamboo bar and sliding glass doors to the patio makes this home equally ideal for large parties or intimate gatherings. Since indoor-outdoor living is one of the best features of the East Bay, the backyard is extraordinary in itself - a shaded terrace outside one of the bedrooms, a generous patio on two sides, a large redwood hot tub and, down a few steps, a dazzling pool and cabaña and lounge area on a redwood deck, all handsomely landscaped with native plants.

Located in the Piedmont Pines area of Montclair, the conveniences of nearby Montclair Village, excellent public and private schools close by, and easy freeway access for commuters make this home ideally situated. There is a long driveway and carport offering plenty of parking as well as a garage with built-ins for a workshop or storage.

So many senses are engaged here: the scent of the wood, the textures of the walls and floor, the lightplay through the rooms, the birdsong from the canyon, the vivid color of the glamorous pool, the composition of the view through the trees... Whether you are an artist inspired by the view, an art collector with pieces to showcase, or someone who can appreciate the art of living well, this might be the canvas on which to paint your future!




Open Houses:

Sunday, May 25 -    2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 1  -   2:00 - 4:30 p.m.


Premier Property Preview Event:   May 29th 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.


Brokers Tour:  

Thursday,  May 22: 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday,  May 29:  10:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Rick Richetta - 510.409.6044 -

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Rick Richetta
Broker Associate
Alain Pinel Realtors
CalBRE# 01449499
510.409.6044 direct