Welcome to 26 Ascot Court

This inviting traditional features many charming details. Reportedly built for Rear Admiral Thomas Sprague, Commander of the Intrepid, there are even a few star and tassel motifs to pay him tribute.  On a nearly half acre lot, you have privacy, views, a front courtyard and a wonderful rear yard with cascading ponds and meandering paths. You will feel as if you are in your own private mountain resort!

After turning onto the quiet cul-de-sac you will be welcomed to 26 Ascot Court by the inviting courtyard. It just begs you to linger and relax before entering.

The nearly level-in main floor features a formal living room with fireplace and French doors to the courtyard. There are even some bay views! The formal dining room opens to the kitchen and adjacent back deck. There is then an office (was the third bedroom), full bath, laundry room with storage and garage access.  The flow lets you enjoy stepping out thru the French doors to enjoy dining al fresco or having a meal in the formal dining room. And why not take a picnic down to the pond?

Upstairs are two generous bedrooms, one with a rear balcony (potential for a master suite), bathroom, and attic storage.

The lower level features a large family room with fireplace, bedroom with built-ins, full bath and exterior access. It is ideal for a media room, fun and games, shared living, or an au-pair suite.

There are hardwood floors throughout, updated kitchen, slate roof and seismic upgrades. Two large basement storage areas and attached garage with interior access.

This gem is away from the hustle and bustle yet just minutes to the well regarded schools, Redwood Regional Park, Montclair Village and freeways.

There is even a bit of history,

26 Ascot Court was reported to have been the home of Rear Admiral Thomas L Sprague. The home still has some tassel and star motifs to pay him tribute and we were told by neighbors that as kids they remembered a lovely stain glass window of a ship that glowed in the night. Neighborhood lore also tells us that the original kitchen wall to the dining area had “porthole” windows.  We have a deed from 1963 showing his granting a portion of his property to a neighbor and his son, Martin Sprague, lists 26 Ascot Court as his home address in his 1952 Officers Candidate School Book. 




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. 


Open Houses:
Saturday and Sunday March 9/10th and 16/17th from 1-5pm

Brokers Tour:
Monday March 10th from 10-1pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Aleso Gourhan
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Aleso Gourhan

Realtor® AssociateTop Producer, Broker AssociateGolden Gate Sotheby's International RealtycalDRE# 01230328510.339.4004 office510.914.0290