6872 Armour Drive
Enchanting Montclair Mid-Century View Home
Welcome to this mid-century home located in the desirable Montclair Hills of Oakland. This home is sited above the street on a large 10,000+ square foot lot providing sunny outlooks and bay views with lovely features including newly refinished hardwood floors, dramatic cathedral ceilings and an open floor plan with easy inside to outside flow. The main level contains a dramatic open living room with a Bay view and a lovely brick fireplace and hearth. There is a gas insert fireplace to enjoy at will. The living room flows into the spacious dining area with sliding glass doors level out to the sunny rear patio. The large open eat-in kitchen rounds out the space with another set of glass doors to the spacious yard. The left wing of the home includes three bedrooms including a master suite with a private bath. The master bath includes a steam shower. The master has gleaming hardwood floors with a lovely outlook of the rear hillside that gently slopes amidst scattered shade trees and birdsong! This wing has a second hallway bath and two additional bedrooms with Bay views and generous closet space. There is a lower level family room or guest quarters with a spacious full bath, laundry room and ample storage as well as a private entrance. The kitchen is level out to a large level patio with a water feature, and a gentle sloping grassy knoll. There is a storage shed above the patio with skylights, almost a little cottage! The gentle sound of trickling water from the remote controlled back yard fountain blends with the chirping of birds and creates a private paradise. This part of Montclair is an in-demand location near the Montclair shopping district, schools and pre-schools, East Bay Regional Parks hiking trails and easy access to local highways to San Francisco, Walnut Creek or San Leandro. Rockridge BART is close by along with other public transportation options.
At a glance:
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. Well known hiking trails of every skill level abound. https://www.visitoakland.com/things-to-do/neighborhoods/montclair-hills/ 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, Daughter Thai, Kakui, 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 a jazz festival in the late summer and a Holiday Stroll that enlivens the street scene and brings together residents, businesses, visitors and artists.