Hardwood floors with inlay detail? Check. Modern kitchen with professional-quality appliances? Check. A yard to satisfy all ages? Check. Parks, stores and schools a stone’s throw away? Check, check and check.
This cheerful California bungalow fits the bill for all your house needs. Abundant light and clean lines with the Craftsman touch of generous built-ins give this classic home a modern spin. The superb location insures you have all the urban amenities to go along with its ample suburban comfort.
Entering the foyer you can see the traditional architectural details and craftsmanship all around, but still feel the contemporary style the house projects. The living room is filled with light, and a clever custom stone fireplace, bookmarked by sharp built-ins, brings a homey but modern touch. Though the dining room is spacious, there is also a den/breakfast room as well as a level-out deck that is ideal for indoor-outdoor entertaining. The updated kitchen boasts stainless Thermador professional appliances, and is adjoined by a pantry, laundry room and half-bath.
Upstairs you’ll find three bright and airy bedrooms, all with nice tree-filled views from the windows. The master bedroom has dual closets that bracket the view. The lovely large upstairs bathroom has beautiful vintage tile, a period detail that gives extra luster to this 1920s home.
The grassy garden, in addition to the deck off the den, has a raised patio in the back, a perfect spot for aperitifs before your barbecues, or just a sweet, quiet spot for stargazing. Another fun bonus is the basement workshop with sink and workbench - an ideal place to satisfy your crafty inclinations.
All this charm is ideally situated by the vibrant Lakeshore District, offering shopping, the Farmer’s Market, theaters, fine dining and family-friendly parks, as well as the convenience of easy public transportation. Finding the perfect home: Check!
Rolling hills, wooded valleys, flower filled parks. Streets wind through the hills in the "residential park" of Lakeshore. Inspired by England's "garden suburbs," famed landscape architects Olmsted Brothers laid out winding streets following the natural contours of the land. Homes date from the 1920 and 30s, with original owners hiring some of the most notable Oakland architects of the time, including Julia Morgan, Maybeck & White, and Charles McCall. Today the neighborhood still retains its period flavor, with large romantic homes in the Italian Renaissance, Tudor, Spanish, Monterey, French provincial, and Colonial styles lending a sense of country charm.
Lakeshore Highlands is close to the Lakeshore and Grand Avenue shopping districts. Elementary Schools include Crocker Highlands Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle School.