Charming and private 2++ bedroom,1 bath classic Craftsman home in the heart of Temescal, with detached backyard cottage, sunny backyard, home gym, and more.

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This stylishly updated home sits up off the street behind a lovely green banana palm and sprawling maple tree. The wide front steps lead to a long, shady front porch, the entire length of the living room, perfect for watching the world go by. On the right side of the porch, the original front door opens into a sunny foyer and large living room, anchored at the opposite end by a working fireplace and built-in bookcases. Large windows look out over the front porch and yard, and the fireplace has vintage brickwork and is flanked by two original Craftsman windows. The spacious dining room adjoins the front living area. It has a bank of sunny bay windows along the sidewall, plus a large overhead skylight that floods the room with sunshine. Warm hardwood floors extend throughout the house.

There are two sunny and well-proportioned bedrooms along the left side of the house, one accessed off the dining room and the second one conveniently situated in the back of the house, with an entrance through the kitchen. The front bedroom opposite the dining room also has a bank of bay windows. The rear bedroom overlooks the back garden and has a closet with an Elfa shelving system. The bedrooms are connected by a spacious and updated Jack and Jill bathroom with a deep tub and shower and plenty of cabinets and counter space.

The sunny, updated kitchen is at the back of the house, with another large skylight plus big windows and patio door leading to the back deck. The left wall has a deep sink, dishwasher, and a long row of upper and lower cabinets with stylish charcoal countertops and Heath tile backsplash. There is a large stainless steel fridge opposite the sink, as well as a cool vintage pie safe for coffee prep or bar storage. A 6-burner Bluestar stove complete’s the “kitchen triangle” for maximum efficiency and cooking pleasure! There is an eating nook along the back wall of the kitchen under a sunny window out to the deck. A multi-paned door leads out to the spacious rear deck, which is lofted over the back yard with greenery woven through the side railings for privacy.

A set of steps leads you down from the deck to the lovely backyard oasis and an adorable farm-style studio cottage. This backyard cottage is ideal for overnight guests or makes a perfect home office or tv/playroom. It has a full bath with a shower, a small kitchenette, a sleeping loft, and huge barn doors that open it up to the backyard. [Note: it cannot be used as a 3rd bedroom! Sorry.] There is a spacious area under the house, just across from the cottage and accessible from the back yard. That’s where the laundry room is, plus bike storage and workshop space. Tucked behind the laundry area is a fully finished home gym (or 2nd home office!) with mirrored wall and grounded electricity for your Peloton bike, treadmill, or double computer screens.

The rest of the backyard is fully fenced with a grassy play area, a flagstone patio, and veggie boxes with drip irrigation. It’s perfect for entertaining guests, gardening, and taking in some sun. A delicious peach tree and a lemon tree will add homemade happiness to your summer pies and lemonade stands.

Awesome, central Temescal location! Temescal, Rockridge, College Ave, and Piedmont Avenue right next door. The home is close to the Temescal pool, Claremont Farmers Market, Studio One Art Center, and several playgrounds. MacArthur and Rockridge BART stations are both under a mile away and there are great bikeways in the area, as well as easy access to freeways.

Off-street parking included for one car.
Pets considered with additional deposit.

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Servane Valentin
BRE#01999256
BRE #02003472
A Rental Concierge for Bay Area Owners and Renters
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