This 1908 Craftsman has a great layout, delightful architectural details, an envious location, but most importantly it has that ineffable component that makes it a home: charm, warmth, ambiance - that extra dimension that makes you feel good when you walk through the door. 


With a handsome street presence, some of the countless Craftsman details are apparent right away. A charming fence with copper fence caps outlines the front yard and a large welcoming porch is a great place to take in the quiet of the garden. Details at the door continue the Arts and Crafts theme, and the grand foyer has a fabulous stained glass window, high ceilings and a warm hardwood floor. 


The large picture window in the living room nicely frames a view of the garden. The dining room has tall wainscoting topped with a grooved plate rail, a beamed ceiling and a fireplace with custom cabinets with leaded glass windows on one side and a window seat on the other. This is the perfect spot to host leisurely dinners with friends and family, as the graceful flow to the kitchen and breakfast room makes entertaining easy. The thoughtfully updated kitchen has both a walk-in pantry in the breakfast nook and a powder room and laundry/sunroom that also accesses the back yard.


The layout on the second floor is arranged with four bedrooms and a full bath surrounding a bright, open landing. The two front bedrooms enjoy pretty, filtered sunlight, while the bedrooms in the back have views of treetops and the lights of the Oakland hills. One of these bedrooms also has a balcony that overlooks the back yard. The bathroom has been beautifully updated with Craftsman design - a handsome oak vanity, a bespoke lighting fixture and custom tiles in the shower. 


As an amazing surprise, the entire top floor has been updated as a bonus space full of coziness and charm. Beautiful hardwood floors, its own A/C unit and sweet views from windows at either end make this area ideal for any number of uses: as a family or playroom, a media space, artist’s studio, home office or personal gym. 


The back yard is also full of extras. At the very back there are citrus trees, roses, hydrangeas and a small lawn. On a level up towards the house there is ample paved space for a basketball court or additional off-street parking. It is private and quiet and a happy retreat from the city. The basement level of the house offers lots of clean, dry storage and an excellent room for a potential workshop.


The Oakland Rose Garden (not to be confused with the Berkeley Rose Garden) is a small pocket of homes between 580, Grand Avenue, Oakland Avenue and the Piedmont Border. The neighborhood is named for the Morcom Rose garden which sits on its northwestern border, with Piedmont on the other side. Mixed into the normal variety of California bungalows and other 1920s styled homes are several older structures, including a Queen Anne from the late 1800s and some other early and notable examples of Craftsman on a grander scale. At least one Julia Morgan designed home graces the streets here. Walkable to the Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Avenue Shops, and to the Piedmont Avenue shops, the Rose Garden is a wonderful location for those that like to have access to dining, shopping, and cafes on foot but want to come home to a quiet, residential setting.

Like Crocker Highlands and Grand Lake, the Rose Garden is popular among commuters to San Francisco, with several casual carpool stops, the express bus, and 580 freeway entrances all close at hand.


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Saturday September 14th from 2:00 - 4:30
Sunday September 15th from 2:00 - 4:30

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Monday September 16th from 10:00 - 1:00

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Brian Cheek

Broker Associate | DRE 01875052Keller Williams Realty | DRE 02029039Brian Cheek Homes(510) 325-4451