If the forested landscape, timeless interiors, and multitude of outdoor lounge areas weren't enough, local shops and eateries are just a short walk away from this fairy tale home in Oakland's coveted Upper Rockridge.
Inhabited by the same family for the past 60 years, the well-loved residence maintains many of its original design elements including the refinished hardwood floors, built-ins, and fireplace, but has also had a bit of a refresh in the form of new light fixtures, updated stainless steel kitchen appliances, marble countertops, and a coat of fresh paint.
A welcoming sunburst brick archway marks the entry, while the peaked roof overhead creates unique dimensions both inside and out. The interiors feel mature and classical with dark wood paneling and trim, large picture windows, and multiple glass doors. The living and dining rooms are reminiscent of a cozy cabin among the trees. High, bright ceilings and arched doorways lend a contemporary touch.
There are three airy bedrooms, each with verdant views; the master has a large soaking tub and walk-in closet. Another smaller room is ideal for an office or exercise space.
Surrounded by gardens in the front and back, this home is a lovely gathering space, particularly for socially distanced fun, with a large patio off the living room, balcony alongside the dining room and kitchen, and endless lawn space to lay out a blanket and enjoy the sunshine.
Location: 5031 Golden Gate Ave. (Oakland)
Size: 1,566 sf
Asking price: $1,295,000
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