Sold $956,000 SOLD (List: 699K) - Single Family Home
Very near beautiful Montclair Village with its restaurants, shops and small-town spirit, 5700 Florence Terrace is a charming, tree house-inspired 1,617 square foot home featuring 3+ bedrooms and 2 baths in a peaceful neighborhood near sought-after Thornhill Elementary. With ample built-in storage, thoughtful architectural details, generous space for an urban garden, and bonus rooms for work and play, this home has a magical indoor/outdoor relationship and is ideal for any nature lover.
Highlights at a Glance
• Split-level treetop home with expansive yard
• Designed by architect Les Dey
• 3+ bedrooms, 2 baths including master suite
• Spacious living room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling
• Office nook
• Bonus room off lower bedroom
• Decks on all 3 levels
• Ample off-street parking
• Outdoor storage/workspace below deck
• Grafted fruit trees with multiple varieties of apples and pears
• Built in 1976
A long wooden walkway leads to the home’s entrance. As you cross the threshold, you feel like you’ve been transported to a different world; a self-contained sanctuary that blends with its natural environment.
The first level opens into the master bedroom and full bath. The master bedroom features closets that extend across two walls, built-in shelves, a skylight, and wide adjustable shutters that open to reveal the lower level of the home. The bathroom also includes a skylight, along with a shower over bathtub and a sink with built-in storage beneath.
Across the entryway lies an office space that overlooks the living room below. Bathed in natural light, this nook is the perfect spot for work or creative inspiration.
Downstairs, the raised ceilings create a spacious living room. Hardwood floors adorn the room, and a fireplace commands attention at the center of the space. A broad bookshelf is attached to one of the walls, and sizeable windows offer a view of the lush greenery surrounding the home.
The open, galley kitchen lies adjacent to the living room, with a dining space beside it. The dining space opens into a deck overlooking the yard.
The lowest level of the home features two additional bedrooms, a separate walk-in closet (that may be converted into a reading room), a full bath, and a bonus room. The bonus room features a wall of windows that captures the beauty and serenity of the natural surroundings. The lower level hallway serves as a laundry space, with washer and dryer included.
Outside, the expansive yard boasts grafted apple and pear trees with multiple varieties of each fruit. One of the lower level bedrooms opens into the backyard, which is a verdant wonderland of redwood and oak trees. You can host garden parties when springtime is in full bloom. A thick tree shades the spacious deck that leads into the yard. Bird watching enthusiasts will appreciate the lovely neighborhood bird population.
At the front of the home, the driveway sits atop a private outdoor workspace. This covered area features large cupboards and space for projects, tools, and/or craft supplies.
With plenty of built-in storage, architectural charm, and treetop views throughout, 5700 Florence Terrace is designed for a nature lover who seeks a private, spacious place to call home near the world-class amenities of the East Bay.
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