Sprawling 3br/2ba 1960’s rancher on a quiet cul de sac near the Sequoyah Country Club, and just up the hill from the Oakland Zoo.
The gently sloped front driveway leads to the front entry, with original wood double doors with vintage glass side panels. The doors open into a wide foyer with coat closet, with a hallway leading left to the 3 bedrooms. Beyond the foyer is a large, bright formal living room/dining room, anchored by an original fireplace in the center. There are large windows in the front, overlooking the drive, and the rear corner of the room is made of 2 more large windows that look into the back patio and yard area.
From the large living room, a doorway leads to the kitchen, which is at the center of the house, and connects the living room to the central den. The kitchen has large sliding glass doors out to the back patio, plus an office nook, bar seating, and a narrow pass through window and doorway into the den. The kitchen itself is the heart of the house, looking out to the yard, living room, and den. It has plenty of counter and cabinet space, great for entertaining or family meals. There is an electric cooktop, double ovens, deep sink, and dishwasher.
The adjoining den has a 2nd original stone fireplace and a 2nd set of patio doors that lead out to the sprawling back patio and yard. Sliding shoji-screen doors connect the den to the central hallway, with access to all the 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the home as well as interior access from the garage.
The L-shaped hallway starts at the main foyer. The roomy first bedroom is directly across from the den. It has a large closet with sliding doors and a high rectangular window that peeps out to the front lawn. Next to the first bedroom is a large laundry room with storage and utility sink plus interior access to the garage. The 2nd bedroom is on the opposite side of the laundry area, and is similar to the 1st, with gleaming floors, large closet, and high window. The hall bathroom is long and narrow, with shower over tub, long vanity, plus a wall of built-in linen storage. The primary bedroom is at the end of this L-shaped hallway, separated from the other two bedrooms by a bank of built-in storage cabinets plus two hallway closets. The primary bedroom is spacious and private, with sliding doors leading out to the back patio, plus two enormous closets.
The half-acre of outdoor space at 25 Thunderbird is just as spacious and retro-chic as the inside. The two-car garage has turquoise dyed concrete, plus extra storage and a built in workbench. There is a private side yard with a gate that swings open, perfect for parking an RV or boat – or setting up a basketball hoop. A 2nd rear garage door connects the paved side yard to the leads out the other side of the garage. At the back of this side yard, a low gate leads into the main rear yard, which is perched at the top of a hill with panoramic bay views. The yard itself is longer than it is wide, with a low wooden fence along one side and the house along the other, with 3 large sliding doors that lead into the house for great indoor/outdoor living. The central area is paved, perfect for outdoor seating, but with plenty of shade from the mature landscaping and neighboring trees. There is a central brick oven/fireplace just off the kitchen. Outside the formal living room, a vintage statue is tucked into a wooded corner of the yard, with a stone pathway that leads out to the other side of the house.
The house is tucked into a small neighborhood behind the Sequoyah Country Club and bordered by the wonderful Chabot Regional Park. It’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle of urban Oakland life, but still just a few minutes away from Hwy 580 and everything you need.
Owner covers gardener/waste management. Tenant responsible for all other utilities.
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Stephanie DeMott, BRE: #02007384
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