5530 Bacon Road
Behind a private gate and up a beautifully laid cobble stone driveway, there is a wonderful house waiting for a new family to call it home. Nestled high in the beautiful Oakland hills on a full acre lot, this wonderful residence with magnificent views of tree surrounding is a 4501 square foot treasure. Absolutely loaded with attractive amenities, this Skyline/Hillcrest Estates home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms and stands as a shining example of pride of ownership. Upon arriving outside this gorgeous residence, one is struck by the beauty of the stone accented exterior situated amidst ample open space, conveying a sense of freedom high above the city. With eleven rooms, what becomes apparent as soon as you walk through the front door is the spatially advantageous layout. Equally suited for facilitating a plethora of family memories or entertaining guests, there is nothing mundane or ordinary in this floor plan. The wonderful layout features a large living room with huge windows, a gorgeous chef kitchen with a 48" inch 8 burners Viking Professional gourmet grill combine with a 48" double door Viking Professional refrigerator surrounded with beautiful cabinets, island and stone countertops, a breakfast nook and wet bar, all set upon beautifully maintained hardwood floors. Outside there’s a classically inspired deck affording expansive views of the property. The gorgeously wooded grounds include a large trellised covered area, a beautiful long stretch of lawn and a large playhouse and swing set available for use by younger family members. There's a three-car garage and an adjoining circuitous extension of the driveway which provides lots of parking space. This home has it all, inspired use of floor space built on an extraordinarily large lot, privacy and yet easy access to the city, a country feel yet all the comforts of anyone would ever dare to desire. This home won’t last long at this price……
Named for the poet of the High Sierras, the Joaquin Miller-Crestmont neighborhood is a tranquil, woodsy area in the heights of Oakland. Bordered by one of the only urban second-growth redwood groves in existence, miles of trails, and picnic grounds, the district offers plenty of activity for outdoor lovers. Homes include Mediterranean and traditional structures on large plots of land.
Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Joaquin Miller-Crestmont neighborhood offers a range of activities, many of which center on 500-acre Joaquin Miller Park. Inside the park, Sequoia Horse Arena offers trail rides, and goats graze the underbrush to help control the vegetation. A neighborhood community center can be rented for weddings, picnics, and local events. And as a plus for dog owners, the park is one of the few open-space areas that allow dogs off leash. Nearby Redwood Regional Park provides miles of hiking, running, and biking trails.
Chabot Space & Science Center straddles the top of the ridge at Skyline Boulevard, one of the premier science museums in the country, with a focus on astronomy and space exploration and a robust calendar of family-friendly events — including Slumber with the Stars overnight adventures, hikes, and dinner-and-a-movie Supper Club social events. The area offers sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, downtown Oakland, and the San Francisco skyline. Nearby is the Woodminster Amphitheater, a favorite place for East Bay families to take in shows year-round — including summer musical under the stars.