Handsome traditional with spectacular Bay and city light views, nestled in the hills of desirable Montclair.  This thoughtfully renovated property offers serenity and optimal modern-day living with designer touches throughout.  Its gourmet kitchen, open to the dining room with vaulted beam ceiling, is well-equipped with stainless steel appliances, classic cabinetry and quartz countertops.  The inviting living room and dining room spill out onto a generous deck - an entertainer’s dream.  The light-filled spaces add to the property’s appeal.  The master suite with spa-like bathroom, is a calm retreat in which to unwind after a long day. The lower family room and guest room overlook the expansive back yard equipped with hot tub - the perfect setting for relaxing or play.  The separate studio is the ideal spot for a potential home office/ADU.  This property offers the best of California living with its covetable indoor/outdoor flow.  Prime location just minutes to the vibrant shops, restaurants and farmer’s market in downtown Montclair. 


7008 Thornhill - List of Improvements


  • Ran new electrical wiring upon move in for top floor to bring wiring, outlets and safety measures up to code, including new main electrical panel and replacement of some sub-panels, grounding of outlets and installation of GFCI where needed
  • Installation of new smart home thermostat (Nest)
  • Brought sewer lateral into compliance and installed new clean-outs


  • Upgrades and additions to front yard including overhaul of driveway planting strip with installation of new soil and plants. Integration of backyard rose bushes (50+ years old) into front yard as well as adding 20+ new bushes, flowers and trees (honey mandarin, plum/peach/nectarine fruit cocktail, strawberries, lavender, thyme, mint and pineapple sage - hummingbird attracting)
  • New fence in backyard, front left of house and entryway
  • Restoration of top and bottom decks including sanding, wood replacements, refinishing / painting, new cable wire railing, adding new steps for safety


  • Remodel of kitchen: Removal of all old cabinets, countertops and appliances except for the Bosch dishwasher - it was in great operating condition, and we wanted to avoid it becoming landfill, so we refaced with a stainless steel covering for aesthetics knowing we could replace it at a later date if needed. Expanded kitchen footprint and created a new mudroom with cabinets. Installed new light fixtures, appliances, cabinets and countertops
  • Various new light fixtures throughout 
  • Whole house fan and attic vent fan installed to improve cooling / air circulation
  • New backyard design and configuration including:
    • New cement paths hand lined with brick
    • New cement pad and hot tub installation with new electrical (so relaxing!)
    • 2 new stone walkways
    • Leveled yard and grew new lawn from seed, lined with both drainage rocks and boundary plants, upper boundary of red fescue grass
    • New irrigation / sprinkler system for lawn and plants next to cottage
    • Planting of drought resistant plants on berms as eco-friendly and native plant solution / landscape
    • New cedar mulch
    • Created new foundation plantings under top deck with Mexican River Rock covering
    • Addition of gardenia, avocado, ferns, giant bird of paradise, clematis and South African Protea (aka Sugarbushes) among others
  • Fresh paint on exterior and interior of house, backyard cottage, front yard fence, deck, front cement walkway
  • Installation of new cedar tongue in groove soffits to replace plywood in front exterior entryway and upper deck gable
  • New vanity and lighting in top floor half bath


  • Remodel of master bathroom including:
    • New 12x24 floor tile
    • New tiled shower with frameless glass enclosure, matte black fixtures, updated plumbing 
    • New double vanity, sinks, faucets, mirrors, light fixtures
    • Water conserving toilet
    • Plumbing and extractor exhausts installed
  • Refinished hardwood floors in kitchen, living and dining room
  • Repainted garage floor
  • Update of lower floor bathroom including new light fixtures, mirror and cabinet hardware

Floor Plans

Site Plan


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. 


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Contact Rebecca Ciccio
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Rebecca Ciccio

The Grubb CompanyDRE# 01891757510.339.0400 office

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