Every so often a property becomes available that should not be missed.  Hidden under the stars and tucked away in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood of the Oakland Hills is this charming hills retreat. Not visible from the main street, and accessed only by a walking path off of Ascot Drive, within a few steps you can leave the hectic world behind.

Located just minutes from Montclair Village and Highway 13, this home offers the best of all worlds - proximity to commuting and the nearby Montclair Village and being surrounded by nature. Imagine a "weekend home" that you could enjoy living in year round. Here you may see the same deer family more often than your human neighbors. Enjoy nearby Redwood Regional Park, a short drive up to Skyline Gate trail head, for hikes with friends and some of the most popular dog-walking trails in the East Bay.

Capitalizing on the gorgeous bay views, this home features a spacious deck off of the main living area. Enjoy views of the city lights at dusk with plenty of space for outdoor dining and star gazing on warm late summer evenings. Flowering shrubs frame the entrance of the home. And the downslope front yard area features a sitting area with a bench and table to enjoy the bay and city views from a more elevated location.

The interior of the main level features lovely hardwood floors surrounded by view windows. The dramatic space is further accentuated by the exposed beam ceiling. French doors open wide to invite you out onto the deck.

The remodeled kitchen features an island bar and there is also a dining space in the main living area. Other features of the kitchen include stainless appliances, recessed lighting, a colorful tile backsplash, and laminate wood flooring. The full bathroom is also on this level.

The lower level is accessed by a spiral staircase from the living area. Features of the lower level include the main bedroom with a large upper storage area. Enjoy access to the lower deck from this bedroom also. Laundry and more storage space complete the downstairs space. 

This home beckons to those who love the outdoors as much they love the comforts of living indoors. It's truly a "weekend home" that you can enjoy every day.


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. 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, 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 and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene. 


Open Houses:

9/15 2-4pm

9/16 2-4pm

Brokers Tour:

9/17 11-1pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Michael Studebaker
510-759-2396 mobile


Michael Studebaker

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