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Idyllic Storybook Tudor


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Welcoming wrought iron gates open to a profusion of lush foliage, Creekside ambience and architectural splendor in this Fernwood district Tudor home. Acclaimed for its high concentration of storybook architecture, this residential enclave includes prominent examples of the period revival building boom of the 1920’s and 1930’s. Brick and stucco veneers, timbered beam exteriors, dormered windows, wrought iron hardware, vaulted ceilings and hand-hewn wood finishes are all iconic representations of this era and superbly displayed in this very special residence. A magnificent living room with vaulted ceiling, handsome gas fireplace, wall of multi-paned windows and built-in cabinetry serves as the dramatic centerpiece of the home. The updated kitchen opens to the family room featuring premium brand appliances with classic white cabinetry, black stone countertops and terra cotta with wood inlay floors.  A bright & comfortable family room with wood burning fireplace & whitewashed brick surround, pitched beamed ceiling and French doors seamlessly transitions to the inviting side patio and yard. The sleeping quarters are equally impressive with an expansive primary suite featuring a walk-in closet, built-in wardrobe storage, gas fireplace & sumptuous bath.  An additional bedroom suite on the upper level features a recently added full bath with radiant heat tile flooring and large plus space ideal for a playroom, meditative studio or wardrobe closet.

Outlooks from nearly every window bring the natural imagery indoors. Situated on approximately a quarter acre lot framed with brick and tile patios and meandering walkways there are multiple viewing posts to visually relax. An eclectic blend of red and green Japanese maples, hydrangeas, rhododendron and ferns adorn the landscape with bursts of contrasting colors creating a sculptural aesthetic.The harmonious arrangement of colorful flora merges with soothing sounds from the creek lending both privacy and tranquility to this enchanting property.

Ideally located, this residence is within minutes to Montclair Village, schools, regional parks and convenient access for commuting.  


  • Built in 1931
  • Two Ensuite Bedrooms including Primary Suite
  • Two- and Three-quarter baths
  • Garage with Interior Access and Workbench
  • Lot Size – 10,144 Square Feet (.23 of an Acre)
  • Living Space – 2014 Square Feet ( Per Public Record)

Living Room:

  • Gabled Wood Cathedral Ceiling
  • Natural Wood Paneled Walls
  • Wide plank Pegged Flooring
  • Whitewashed Brick Fireplace Surround with Hand Hewn Wood Mantel
  • Period Style Sconce Lighting
  • Built-In Bookcase and Cabinets
  • Multi-Pane Original Leaded Picture Window
  • French Door with Access to Side Yard


  • Premium Appliances including Wolf Gas Range, Sub-Zero Built-In Refrigerator and Asko Dishwasher
  • Stainless Steel Exhaust Hood
  • Breakfast Bar with Room for Seating
  • Stainless Steel Sink and Grid
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Classic 'Absolute Black' Countertops
  • Warm Terracotta Tile with Vintage Diagonal Wood Inlay Flooring
  • Opens to Family Room

Family Room:

  • Cathedral Ceiling with Hand Hewn Wood Beam
  • Wood Burning Fireplace with Whitewashed Brick Surround
  • Built-in Entertainment Cabinetry
  • Warm Terracotta File with Diagonal Wood Inlay Flooring
  • French Door Access to Side Patio and Yard
  • Interior Access to Garage

Dining Room:

  • Vintage Ceiling Light Fixture
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Outlooks to Side Yard and Three-Tiered Fountain

Powder Room:

  • Three-piece Bath with Distinctive Wood Trimmed Free Standing Bathtub
  • Wood Wainscoting
  • Vintage Brass Plumbing Fixtures
  • Terracotta Floors with Unique Accent Tiles
  • Leaded Glass Windows

Primary Bedroom Suite:

  • Expansive ‘King-Sized’ Bedroom Retreat
  • Built-In Wall of Wardrobe Storage & Entertainment Equipment
  • Walk-In Closet with Built-In Wardrobe Organizers
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Ensuite Four-Piece Bathroom with Spa Tub, Walk-in Shower, Double Sink Vanity with Natural Stone Countertop, Abundant Cabinet Storage

Upper-Level Bedroom Suite:

  • Mezzanine Balcony with decorative iron balustrade
  • New Ensuite Bathroom Addition (2016) with Walk-in Tiled Shower, Radiant Heat Tile Floors & Vintage Style Vanity with Black Granite

Plus-Space – Finished Attic:

  • Finished Attic Space Ideal for Yoga & Meditation, Playroom, Large Closet or Secret Hideaway
  • Carpeted for Comfort

Home Systems, Infrastructure & Finishes:


  • Extensive Landscape Lighting
  • Irrigation System with Automatic Timer
  • Wrought Iron Gated Entry
  • Multi-tiered Working Fountain
  • New Composition Shingle Roof Installation (2016) – Work Done with Permit


  • Wide Plank, Parquet and Inlayed Hardwood Flooring
  • Tile Floors in Bathroom Spaces
  • Solid Core Wood Doors
  • Automatic Garage Door with Remote and Security Pad Entry
  • Alarm System ( Owned with monitoring option)
  • Tankless Water Heater 2016
  • New full bath addition in 2016 with Radiant Floors ( Architectural Drawings & Permit)
  • Custom Wood Front Door with Security Mirror Feature
  • Paso Robles Ironworks Window Hardware in Select Rooms


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Open Houses:

June 3rd & 4th  2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Brokers Tour:
May 29th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Cathy Truelove
(510) 333-1382
[email protected]

Cathy Truelove


Realtor® Associate

DRE# 01363591

510-339-6460 office

510.333.1382 mobile

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235 Duncan Way, Oakland

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.