This beautiful early 20th century Craftsman sits on a gentle slope above the street with a bird’s eye view of the surrounding neighborhood. It features 3 bedrooms / 2.5 baths / 1+ office / and over 2,000 s/f of living space across an open floor plan.[Note: there is an occupied in-law unit on the property that doesn’t share an entrance or any outdoor space with the main house.]
The attention to detail and quality throughout the home make it a stand out! Lovingly renovated by its owners, it still contains the original hardwood floors and handcrafted built-ins from the Craftsman era, but is fully updated to match 21st century needs.
Up the main path through the terraced front yard are 10 wide stairs and a gracious front porch with original columns. Through the tomato-red vintage front you enter a classic Craftsman foyer, with stairs and a half bath on the left, kitchen straight ahead, and the large living room on the right. The living area has a decorative fireplace and period built-ins along the back wall, and a large front window looking over to the front porch. The formal dining, still adorned with its original boxed beam ceilings, connects the living room to the kitchen with original pocket doors. A good-sized home office with a window overlooking the rear deck is connected to the dining room with french doors.
The spacious, high-end eat-in kitchen at the back of the house has high ceilings, plenty of cabinetry and storage space, and great light. It is beautiful and bathed in sunlight, stocked with a deep sink, plenty of cabinet storage, and a large island with bar stools – perfect for your morning bowl of cereal or evening glass of wine. There’s an enclosed washer/dryer closet and Large glass doors open out from the kitchen open to an enormous rear deck, with room for barbecue, patio furniture, yoga mat, tricycle races, and more!
Up the polished wood staircase to the left of the front door is a wide, sunny hallway with 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom. On the right is the master bedroom with big windows, a large walk-in closet, and renovated bathroom with extra-large stall shower, rainfall showerhead, and vanity with double sinks. The other two bedrooms on this floor are spacious with ample closets. They are connected to each other by a narrow, bright sun porch – perfect for an art area, shared playroom, or office. (Or even… a sauna! That’s how the current tenant uses this area. Tres chic!)
An enclosed spiral staircase leads from the 2nd floor up to an updated 2-room finished attic with dormer ceilings, peekaboo window, and low pile carpet throughout. Teen party pad? Quarantine hideout? Exercise room? Guest room? Yours to decide.
The home has a long driveway along the side with off street parking for 2 or 3 cars.
Wonderful, central Oakland location, on the Piedmont/Grand Lake border. You’re just a few blocks from the fantastic Grand Lake Saturday Farmer’s Market, all the shops and restaurants on Grand and Lakeshore Avenues, and the historic Grand Lake Theater. Close to public transit, including the awesome Bay Area casual carpool. Leave your car behind and enjoy urban living in a suburban setting!
Available June 1st.
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