Located in desirable Upper Rockridge, this 1940 home exudes tasteful Craftsman aesthetics and curb-appeal.  A stone walkway meanders through flowering magnolia, rosemary, and prolific citrus with stairs leading to an inviting slate porch.  From this vantage point, one can appreciate the tranquil hill views while enjoying a morning cup of coffee or glass of wine at day’s end.  Similar views are framed by the picture window in the formal living room.  Lovely curved archways, handsome mantle, wood burning fireplace, and random plank floors showcase the fine details of this room.  The adjacent dining room has garden views and a door leading to a delightful sunroom.  Its immense skylight & wraparound windows provide the sunroom with plenty of natural light and great views of the generous back garden.  The brick detailing and tile floor add visual warmth while the freestanding fireplace provides actual warmth on cold wintery days.

From sunroom to sunshine, open the door to the newly-built deck, level lawn, and garden area, all offering exceptional entertaining possibilities.  With plenty of room to romp and play, BBQ, garden, or just sit quietly and enjoy the sunshine with a good book, there is much to discover in this expansive garden.  Lovely brick borders vegetable & herb beds & creates added appeal to an already inviting garden dotted with citrus, camellias, & seasonal flowers preparing for their spring debut.  Tucked in one corner is a small cottage that would serve nicely as a playhouse or artist’s studio.  In the opposite corner is another building, which in its heyday served as a chicken coop & gardening shed.  Imagine your own fresh eggs. Refreshments can be easily served through the casement windows of the galley kitchen.

The kitchen has all the amenities one would need: a gas range, double oven, dishwasher, stainless steel refrigerator, microwave, built-in bookshelves for your favorite cookbooks, and a charming breakfast nook.  A separate laundry room with soaking tub & built-in hamper is close at hand for quick clean up. To complete the main level, there are two sunny bedrooms with double closets, an updated hall bath, and a master suite off a separate wing for privacy. The master suite featuring an abundant use of wood, cathedral beam ceiling, skylights to enjoy the stars, garden views, and doors leading directly to the deck & garden create a tranquil respite after a long day.  With flexibility in mind, the master bathroom has a vanity, large shower stall, separate water closet, and an open soaking tub available for those long, leisurely days.

Located on the lower level is an over-sized family/game room that provides two distinct venues for home entertaining.  The level of detail and craftsmanship is really showcased in this area and in the adjoining room where custom doors were designed to blend with the surrounding walls.  Interior access from the garage is an added convenience to this lovely home.  Speaking of convenience, this home’s location couldn’t be better.  Montclair Village & College Avenue shops/restaurants, public & private schools, recreation center & parks, bus to SF & surrounding neighborhoods, Rockridge BART, & Highways 13 & 24 are just minutes away.  This home offers a wonderful combination of warmth, character, & convenience…truly a special house to call home.

  • Living room, dining room, sunroom, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths are on the main level.
  • Family room, bonus room, and garage with interior access is on the lower level.
  • Public records say home is 1,715 sq. ft. & the lot is 9,440 sq. ft.
  • Family room & sunroom are unwarranted & may or may not be counted in the square footage.
  • Hillcrest Elementary School (K-8) 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.  (subject to availability)
  • Deck (built in November 2016), level lawn, planting beds, & additional structures in the backyard.
  • 1 block to SF bus stop; Minutes to Montclair Village & College Avenue shops, restaurants, schools, park, BART, & Highways 13 & 24.

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