Beautifully situated in the hills of Montclair, 55 Merriewood Circle is a dramatic 3+BD/3BA contemporary home with a welcoming open floor plan and a retreat-like atmosphere. From the street, a terraced garden shaded by a redwood and inviting decking lead the way toward this serene 2,067+/- square foot home; enter the home and open concept common area unfolds before you, with soaring cathedral ceilings and light streaming in from a canyon-facing deck.

Within the living/dining area of this level of 55 Merriewood Circle you will find hardwood floors and a gracious gas-burning fireplace with a raised granite hearth. From the dining area, sliding glass doors lead to an expansive deck that is wonderfully private and features delightful canyon views, making it ideal for dining al fresco and entertaining. Within the sleek and stylish eat-in chef’s kitchen are hardwood floors, gleaming quartz countertops with breakfast bar, and a built-in five burner gas range with a telescoping vent. The kitchen features GE stainless steel appliances, including a double oven, as well as sliding glass doors leading to the deck.

Also on this main level visitors will find a spacious bedroom with hardwood floors and a treetop sensibility, as well as a bath with an oversized tub with shower, a vanity with quartz countertop, and a large walk-in closet.

Off the landing of 55 Merriewood Circle’s entryway is a set of stairs leading to the home’s upper level. There, a family/entertainment room awaits, with a vaulted ceiling and skylights, creating more of the treetop aesthetic that characterizes the home. From there, you can explore the home’s incredibly stylish owner’s suite, which is distinguished by hardwood floors, a bay window with built-in seating, a cathedral ceiling, a walk-in closet, and sliding glass doors leading to a private patio nestled into the home’s remarkable garden. The owner’s suite features a light-filled bath with luxury touches, including a marble vanity with dual sinks and dual medicine cabinets, a heated stone floor, an oversized tub, and an open, step-in shower with skylight.

The lower level of 55 Merriewood Circle includes still more beautifully designed spaces, with an additional bedroom currently configured as an office with a built-in desk, sliding glass doors leading to an additional spacious deck, and a large closet ideal for wine storage. The bath on this level features a distinctively tiled shower over tub with seating. This level also includes an expansive bonus storage area and a laundry area.

At 55 Merriewood Circle, there is a bonus room that is attached to the main house but has its own exterior door, making it ideal for storage or a home office, as well as a carport.

Highlights at a Glance:

  • Dramatic 3+BD/3BA Montclair home with retreat-like atmosphere
  • 2067+/- square feet
  • Open concept living/dining/kitchen area with vaulted ceilings
  • Canyon views
  • Multiple decks and patios
  • Stylish updated eat-in chef’s kitchen
  • Pantry
  • Delightful and beautifully maintained terraced gardens
  • Family/entertainment room
  • Owner’s suite with luxurious updated bath and private patio
  • Lower level with full bath, office/bedroom, and laundry area
  • Multiple storage spaces
  • Additional bonus room ideal for office or storage
  • Carport
  • Built in 1974


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, Daughter Thai Kitchen, and Perle Wine Bar. 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.


Showings by Appointment:

Contact David Gunderman
510.205.4369 mobile
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Contact Andrew Raskopf-Gunderman
510.205.3575 mobile
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David Gunderman

Real Estate BrokerKeller Williams Luxury InternationalcalDRE# 01313613(510) 205-4369

Andrew Raskopf-Gunderman

Real Estate BrokerKeller Williams Luxury InternationalcalDRE# 01394348(510) 205-3575