Nestled on a quiet street in the Crestmont neighborhood of the Oakland Hills and conveniently located near Highway 13 and Joaquin Miller Park, 3625 Brunell is a delightful 3+BD/2BA home with stunning views and expansive terraced gardens, ideal for creative gardeners. As you approach this 1,599 square foot home, you wend your way by brick path through raised beds planted with vegetables — just a hint of what is to come.

The moment you enter 3625 Brunell, you catch a glimpse of a dramatic view. A few short steps leads you to the home’s common area, which has a fireplace, while the room’s large picture window reveals a sweeping bay view. Step from the common area onto the expansive deck and take in the breadth of the view, which stretches from the San Mateo Bridge to the Marin Headlands and includes San Francisco and both the Bay and Golden Gate bridges.

From the deck, a glance below you reveals the hallmark of this lovely home: its extensive rear gardens, an urban paradise with rich soil and graced with citrus trees, roses, and jasmine. (See an extensive list of plant species at 3625 Brunell below.) With bay views, multiple terraces, a greenhouse, and a covered patio, the gardens are both beautiful and versatile.

3625 Brunell’s delightful fruit and vegetable gardens are accessible from the eat-in kitchen, which includes the best of modern conveniences and vintage details, given its gleaming stainless steel appliances and Wedgewood gas range.

The home’s main level includes three bedrooms on the main level as well as a shared hallway bath with a tub and separate shower. The spacious rear bedroom features access to the deck as well as its own sweeping bay views that stretch from San Francisco to the San Mateo Bridge.

By way of a flight of stairs from the hallway, you find the lower level of 3625 Brunell, which has a versatile space that could easily be configured as a guest suite or home office. It includes a spacious common room with bay views and fireplace as well as a bath with shower. On the lower level you also find a laundry room, access to the garage, and bonus storage room as well as additional access to the home’s lovely gardens.

3625 Brunell is located moments from public parks ideal for hiking, Montclair Village, and Woodminster Theater.

Highlights at a Glance:

  • Charming 3+/2BA home in the Oakland Hills
  • 1,599 square feet
  • Expansive terraced gardens with mature plantings, covered patio, and greenhouse
  • Ideal for creative gardeners
  • Sweeping bay, bridge and San Francisco views
  • Large deck
  • Moments from Highway 13, public parks, Montclair Village, and Woodminster Theater
  • Eat-in kitchen with both upgraded appliances and vintage details
  • Versatile lower-level guest suite
  • Hardwood floors
  • Two fireplaces
  • Bonus storage area
  • Garage with internal access
  • Laundry room
  • Built in 1954

The gardens of 3625 Brunell Drive are planted with:

  • Fuchsia  
  • Passionfruit
  • Rosemary
  • Grapes
  • Lavender
  • Mint
  • Strawberry
  • Mix of ever-blooming perennial and
  • annual wildflowers
  • Loofah sponge vines
  • Gourds
  • Kale
  • Arugula
  • Habanero pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chinese giant pepper
  • California wonder pepper
  • Patty pan squash
  • Yellow crookneck squash
  • Yellow straightneck squash
  • Chamomile
  • Cherokee purple tomato
  • Genuwine tomato
  • Chocolate cherry tomato
  • Brandywine tomato
  • Japanese Trifele black tomato
  • Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye tomato
  • Beefsteak tomato
  • Burbank lifter tomato
  • Wild lettuce mix
  • Lemon balm
  • Greek oregano
  • Rainbow chard
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Swiss chard
  • Meyer lemon
  • Arbequina olive
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Blood orange
  • Persian orange


Crestmont - Oakland
Named for the poet of the High Sierras, the Joaquin Miller-Crestmont neighborhood is a tranquil, woodsy area in the heights of Oakland. Bordered by one of the only urban second-growth redwood groves in existence, miles of trails, and picnic grounds, the district offers plenty of activity for outdoor lovers. Homes include Mediterranean and traditional structures on large plots of land. Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Joaquin Miller-Crestmont neighborhood offers a range of activities, many of which center on 500-acre Joaquin Miller Park. Inside the park, Sequoia Horse Arena offers trail rides, and goats graze the underbrush to help control the vegetation. A neighborhood community center can be rented for weddings, picnics, and local events. And as a plus for dog owners, the park is one of the few open-space areas that allow dogs off leash. Nearby Redwood Regional Park provides miles of hiking, running, and biking trails. Chabot Space & Science Center straddles the top of the ridge at Skyline Boulevard, one of the premier science museums in the country, with a focus on astronomy and space exploration and a robust calendar of family-friendly events — including Slumber with the Stars overnight adventures, hikes, and dinner-and-a-movie Supper Club social events. The area offers sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay, downtown Oakland, and the San Francisco skyline. Nearby is the Woodminster Amphitheater, a favorite place for East Bay families to take in shows year-round — including summer musical under the stars.


Open Houses:
Sunday, September 9th and Sunday, September 16th, 2-4pm

Brokers Tour:
Monday, September 10th, 10am-1pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact David Gunderman
510.205.4369 mobile

Contact Andrew Raskopf-Gunderman
510.205.3575 mobile


David Gunderman

Real Estate BrokerThe Gunderman Group / Golden Gate Sotheby'scalDRE# 01313613510.205.4369

Andrew Gunderman-Raskopf

Real Estate BrokerThe Gunderman Group / Alain Pinel RealtorscalDRE# 01394348510.205.3575 mobile