San Franciscans mulling a relocation to Oakland already know Rockridge well. The picturesque neighborhood centered on College Avenue is dotted with popular, even destination-worthy eateries—think Ramen Shop, Boichik Bagels, and Millennium—home and fashion boutiques, and the foodie-favorite Market Hall.
Off the beaten path, Rockridge is quaint and residential, with a mix of craftsman and midcentury-modern homes, like this three-bedroom single-family residence, built in 1948, on a high, leafy lot.
Low profile from the street with frosted glass doors covering the attached two-car garage, the house opens to a spacious feel, with nearly 3,000 square feet and wide windows at the back of the house that let in natural light and treetop views from all the main communal spaces.
The contemporary palette includes charcoal gray–painted brick and natural materials such as blonde wood flooring, richer wood finishes in the kitchen, and stone floors in the bathrooms.
Enter the home through a roomy foyer, marked by a black steel open staircase, that flows into the dining area and then down, via a small staircase, to a sunken living room with a gas fireplace. Both spaces mingle easily with the eat-in kitchen which has a central island, dual sinks, wine storage, and floating shelves. A breakfast area with its own painted brick fireplace connects this cluster of rooms to a spacious wood deck at back.
There are lush views through the windows in each of the bedrooms. While the master suite isn't particularly large, it does include perks like access to the deck and a nice bathroom with a marble walk-in shower and a dual sink floating vanity.
Additional amenities include an upstairs family room with a wet bar and a laundry/mud room with a myriad of storage. A flat yard and an outdoor sitting area are perfect for dining al fresco on warm nights.
Size: 2,926 sq. ft.
Asking price: $2,695,000
// 5773 Country Club Dr. (Oakland); for more information, visit 5773countryclub.com.