3 BR, 1 BA Oakland Home for Sale: $805,000
Built in 1930, this lovely home is situated midway into the Oakland hills and just a few minutes from the charming village of Montclair. Most likely one of the many summer cottages that were built in this area during the 1920s and 1930s, the house falls within Montclair’s lushly wooded Merriewood neighborhood and offers a living room, an updated kitchen/family room combination, three bedrooms, one bathroom, and a detached garage.
The house is nestled into a gentle hillside on a tranquil residential street that is limited to one block between Thornhill Drive and Valley View Road, and the home’s wonderful curb appeal is accentuated by a symmetrical design that includes two gabled roofs; an impressive and architecturally significant front entrance; and the luxuriant, mature vegetation that is a hallmark of this peaceful neighborhood.
The front door opens to a welcoming foyer that creates a transition between the living room on the left and the kitchen and family room on the right. The sunny formal living room features a textured engineered hardwood floor, recessed ceiling lights, and a graceful arched window that overlooks the front garden and the stately eucalyptus stand across the street. A freestanding fireplace is the focal point of the room, and its Mid-Century design is a perfect complement to the space.
The spacious kitchen/family room is the heart of this home and includes warm terra cotta tiles, plenty of bright white Shaker-style cabinets, and a center island with a butcher block top and room for casual seating. French doors open to the front entrance deck, and a pair of arched windows provides bright natural light. Soft gray quartz counters perfectly offset the white cabinets, and stainless steel appliances include a Maytag French-door refrigerator and a Samsung five-burner gas range. A door from the kitchen leads to a rear deck that is nestled against the hillside, and a gorgeous stone fireplace built into the hill promises many magical nights by the fire.
The home’s three bedrooms are up a flight of stairs, and are each comparable in size and features as reflects the home’s age. One of the bedrooms has a sweet nook with an arched entrance, and another bedroom has ceiling beams and paneled walls and is perfect for an office or guest bedroom. The home’s updated bathroom has a white pedestal sink, a hex-tile ceramic floor, and a shower over the bathtub that has a surround of brilliant white subway tiles.
201 Beauforest Drive is a peaceful oasis in the Oakland hills and is close to Rockridge BART and most major Bay Area freeways. This vintage jewel offers easy access to the shops and restaurants in Montclair Village, the Montclair Sunday Farmer’s Market, and Montclair’s highly rated public schools.
• 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
• Built in 1930
• 1,226 sq. ft. of living space on 6,850 sq. ft. lot (per public records)
• Living room with freestanding fireplace
• Kitchen/family room with French doors
• Updated bathroom
• In-unit washer and dryer
• Detached 1-car garage
• Front and rear hardwood decks with stone fireplace
• Arched windows, original built-ins, and vintage plaster walls, ceilings, doors, and door casements
• Close to Montclair Village, Thornhill Elementary School, Rockridge BART, and highways 13, 24, and 580
Sold On: Jun 19 2017
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