The Highlights

An urban oasis.  Set on an almost level and extra-large lot (almost one half acre) with towering trees, intricate winding pathways and spaces for hours of entertaining, play and gardening.
An amazing location.  Nestled in the heart of Montclair this home is close to all things urban yet away from it all in a verdant scenic setting.
Extreme walkability.  Literally around the corner from Montclair Village and a stone’s throw to coffee shops, grocery shopping and restaurants galore. One half block to the bus stop and entrance to nearby Highway 13.
Impressive presence.  Sited well back from the street this Mediterranean exterior is complemented by the surrounding gardens and rich architectural details. An arched entry door and large arched wood windows are awe inspiring.
Architecturally distinct.  Old world elegance is displayed throughout this home in the vaulted ceilings, original wood windows, gleaming hardwood floors, arched doorways and windows, rich mahogany paneling, built in cabinetry and much more.
Indoor-Outdoor living.  A spacious grand home with room for everyone and even more outdoor space in a truly enjoyable climate means California living at its best. 
Transportation friendly.  Minutes from downtown Oakland, BART, casual carpool and San Francisco. One half block from the bus stop.

The Details

5529 Snake Road has all of the necessary attributes to make this the place you want to call home.

The Main Level
  • An inviting foyer with arched doorways all around and impressive views to the grand living room, dining room and atrium
  • Formal living room vaulted ceilings, intricate wood detailing, a fireplace with tile surround and brick hearth, arched built-in bookshelves and beautiful wood windows looking out onto the verdant landscaped yard.
  • Striking central dining room: an entertaining show place and centerpiece of this home with original Mahogany paneling, molding and a built-in buffet with intricate detailing.
  • Remarkable atrium reading room with glass ceiling for abundant light, a wood burning stove for cozy days and nights by a fire and built-in book cases
  • Superb kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a gas range, custom wood cabinets, side-by-side Sub Zero refrigerator with custom cabinet doors, two sinks, appliance garages and more
  • Adjoining breakfast room with beautiful antique built-in cabinetry.
  • Tasteful master bedroom suite with a large arched window with views to the trees, two closets and a full bathroom.
  • Striking second large bedroom with two walls of windows looking out to the back garden
  • Third bedroom looking out to the back garden
  • Rooms with a view - every room on this level looks out to the breathtaking yard
  • Second full bathroom on this level
  • Half bath on this level
  • Gleaming hardwood floors throughout most of the main level
  • Original and updated modern lighting
The Lower level:
  • Large family room/media room with a wet bar for hours of entertainment and play.
  • Bonus plus room with a fireplace with stone surround for an office, den or bedroom  
  • Extra large half basement on this level with laundry hookups and storage galore
The Exterior
  • Oversized lot - almost one half acre
  • An urban oasis and gardener's paradise
  • Plenty of space for entertaining or play
  • A superb blend of nature and landscaped design with tall Redwood trees, planter beds and mature plants of all kinds
  • Detached two car garage and loads of off street parking on the vast front driveway



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 A.G. Ferrari, 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. Montclair is also known for its highly acclaimed schools.



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Leah Tounger

Realtor®Serving Oakland and the East Bay AreaKeller WilliamsCalBRE# 01400141 510.701.6497