OMG is an appropriate initial reaction to this perfectly adorable Tudor-style cottage located in a choice neighborhood of Oakland.
Built in 1927, the 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom home has a coveted Rockridge address and is just a half-mile walk from College Avenue's beloved eateries and shops including Oliveto, Smitten Ice Cream, and Pegasus Books. The best part? The interior does not disappoint.
The two-story house delights in its period details—vaulted ceilings with curved wood joists, leaded and stained glass windows, and a winding staircase.
You'll enter to a cozy living space punctuated by the dramatic staircase, a wood-burning fireplace, and a south-facing wall of windows overlooking the garden. Exposed beam ceilings in this room are stained in an enchanting dark wood that feels suitable to the period and also provides contrast against the more modern, blonde hardwood floors.
Entertainers will appreciate the connectedness of the airy dining room with the gourmet kitchen, which has been remodeled down to the studs and doubled from its original size. Here, a large skylight highlights quartz countertops, a large walnut butcher block island with storage and seating for three, and professional appliances from Wolf and Bosch, and Frigidaire.
The street level also houses a small family room with a built-in workspace, a hidden washer/dryer closet, and two bedrooms that share a period bathroom where the original seafoam green and black tiles are exquisitely intact.
The master suite dominated the upstairs with its own private, light-filled sanctuary and a spacious walk-in closet.
Outside, a back garden with two bubbling fountains and lush greenery can be accessed from the kitchen for easy al fresco dining.
Location: 5729 Clover Dr. (Oakland)
Size: 1,804 sq. ft.
Asking price: $1,325,000
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