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2365 Manzanita Drive | Oakland


Single Family Home
Sq. Ft.
Year Built
Lot Size
8393 sq.ft.
Virtual Tour
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Date Sold
Oct 19th, 2021


Welcome to 2365 Manzanita Drive, a beautifully renovated Japanese inspired modern sanctuary, nestled amongst the trees atop Montclair; neighboring 2,000+ acres of captivating regional parkland and across the street from the Hills Swim & Tennis Club.

Built in 1967, this exquisite home features three bedrooms plus a loft, two full bathrooms, approximately 1,968 square feet of living space, three large decks, play area and pretty garden, a two-car garage, private gated entry, and an 8,393 square foot lot. Lovingly maintained, care and attention has been given to every detail in this one-of-a-kind home.

Come home to a custom tiled entry, with Japanese paneling, trim, and shoji style closet doors. The living, dining, and kitchen are an open floor plan design with dramatic vaulted ceilings, Madrone hardwood floors, original floor-to-ceiling wood paneling, fireplace, wooded views from the large windows and sliding glass door, and five skylights flooding the space with light.

Ideal for entertaining, this home’s floor plan captures the essence of California living with fantastic indoor/outdoor flow with an impressive folding glass door opening the kitchen out to the private gated courtyard & garden. Architect-designed kitchen features custom cherry wood cabinetry, mortise and tenon drawers, slate countertops, artist-crafted bronze bar top, Japanese tansu with pantry and hidden pullout desk, instant hot water, deep sink, and luxury stainless appliance package including chef’s gas range/oven. The high-end finishes throughout include hand stained premium dual pane wood windows and Hubbardton Forge lighting.

The grand upstairs bedroom also features tall ceilings enabling the room to have oversized windows out to the forested landscape plus an incredible loft, which is versatile in use as a reading nook, meditation room, play space, or even an extra sleeping area. Downstairs bedrooms are also generously sized with green views out of every window; lower right bedroom is the largest in the home and features its own deck plus a peek of the Bay from the floor to ceiling window.

Washer & dryer are located in the laundry room with its own utility closet downstairs. All bedrooms offer ample closet space and there is a deep closet in the downstairs, perfect for wine or other storage. Both bathrooms feature shower over tub and tiled flooring. Upstairs bathroom is tastefully appointed with pedestal sink and tiled shower. Downstairs bathroom is updated with stylish shower tiling, radiant floors, heated towel rack, Italian double vanity sink, and large soaking tub with tree views.

Pride of ownership extends beyond appointments and finishes, as this home is equipped with new water heater, new high-efficiency furnace, and new air conditioning unit. The home also went through an engineer-designed custom seismic upgrade and strengthening for peace of mind.

Stunning curb appeal! 2365 Manzanita features a stunning mahogany garage door, copper roof accents and stylish house numbers. Spectacular redwood tree, lovely Japanese maple, and stone pathway to gated entry create the experience of coming home to a beautiful private retreat.

Outside, enjoy three spacious decks, each with their own character, ambiance, and privacy. With approximately 931 square feet of outdoor living space, the secluded front courtyard features a Japanese-style entrance gate, Ipe wood decking, large built-in bench, plenty of room for outdoor dining and grilling, a swing and tidy patch of grass to play in, and a kitchen garden with herbs and a Meyer lemon tree. The living room deck offers a treetop and bay view. The downstairs deck provides a more tranquil private location spot to enjoy the view of the wooded landscape.

Plenty of storage and parking as the home has a large driveway, two-car garage, and a massive amount of space underneath the home for storage or, possibly, future expansion!

Surrounded by natural landscaping, 2365 Manzanita is oriented on a south-west-facing lot amongst redwoods, oaks, and other trees, with canyon, city, Bay, & Mt. Diablo views. Across the street is the private Hills Swim and Tennis Club with two heated swimming pools, full gym, tennis courts, basketball court, decks and lounge areas - an unparalleled spot from which to watch the sunrise, sauna, and hot tubs. Down the street one has access to 2,000+ acres of regional parks with miles of hiking, biking, and running trails, including redwood forests, streams, and waterfalls. One block away from Skyline Boulevard: a world-class road biking area with sweeping views of the Bay Area. Aside from just a few turns, the 6 minute drive to Montclair Village is practically a straight via Sheperd Canyon Road; 6 minutes to bus stops, 13 minutes to Rockridge BART, 15 minutes to downtown Oakland, or 20 minutes to UC Berkeley campus.

Updated On: June, 27 2022
Shalene Rose

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