1863 Magellan Dr.
3 BR + 2 BR, 2 BA + 1 BA Oakland 2-Unit Building for Sale 2,377 Sq. Ft.
Updated Mid-Century Retreat with Separate Guest Suite in Montclair
Address: 1863 Magellan Drive
Bedrooms: 3 BR + 2 BR
Bathrooms: 2 BA + 1 BA
Square Feet: 2,377
Sold On: 14-Feb-2018
Located just outside of Montclair Village above the historic Montclair Railroad Trail, this turnkey Mid-century retreat was built in 1955 and thoughtfully remodeled in 2017. The property is a legal duplex with a combined 2,377 sq. ft. that includes 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 complete kitchens, 2 sun porches, a sitting room, and a double-height living/dining room. The duplex can be used as a spacious single-family home with a separate guest suite or rented out to generate rental income.
Nestled into the Montclair hills, this retro Mid-century home embraces its wonderful 1950s aesthetic with substantial contemporary updates for today’s modern family. The home consists of three levels, each of which has views of California oak trees and a mature eucalyptus grove that provides a soothing green screen between the house and the village below.
The front door opens to the larger of the two homes, 1863 Magellan Drive, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The entry leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom on the left and, on the right, a beautifully contemporary wood and glass stairway. A frameless interior window on the upstairs hallway provides a striking view of the double-height living room below and creates a sense of openness between the two floors. The bedroom on the left has a pine-plank cathedral ceiling with a central beam; sliding dual-pane windows; and the home’s original golden oak floor. The larger bedroom at the end of the hall also has an oak floor, a wood-plank cathedral ceiling, and calming views of the eucalyptus grove through the sliding dual-pane windows. A newly remodeled bathroom is situated between the two bedrooms with gray ceramic tiles on the floor and on the walls of the frameless glass stall shower. The vaulted ceiling consists of pine planks, and the Shaker-style vanity has updated light and faucet fixtures.
The gorgeous stairway descends to the dramatic living/dining room and the eat-in kitchen as well as the third bedroom, second bathroom, and sun porch. The open living room/dining room offers a stunning vaulted pine-plank ceiling with cross beams, and large picture windows provide plenty of warm natural light. The lovely oak floors perfectly complement the wood ceiling, and the L-shaped space flows seamlessly into the linear eat-in kitchen.
The newly remodeled kitchen was designed with the cook in mind and features an elegant ceramic tile floor, new stainless steel appliances, gray quartz counters, and brilliant white Shaker-style cabinets, all of which are tied together with a striking mosaic backsplash comprised of Carrara marble and translucent tiles that bring subtle texture to this tranquil space. The kitchen also includes a spacious breakfast nook and a generous pantry and offers direct access to a large family sun porch.
A spacious bedroom and newly updated bathroom complete this level and feature the same elegant styling and finishes that are prevalent in the rest of the home.
1861 Magellan Drive is structurally part of 1863 Magellan and has a dedicated entrance on the side of the house down pressurized redwood stairs. This cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home has a living/sitting room, a full kitchen, and an enclosed sun porch. The kitchen and bathroom have been beautifully remodeled.
1861-1863 Magellan Drive offers the best of in-town living with easy access to major freeways and BART just above the shops, restaurants, and schools in Montclair Village. Tremendous thought, care, and vision have gone into upgrading this house for a new owner to take full advantage of all that this special home has to offer.
• Legal duplex with total 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
• 2,377 total sq. ft. on 6,760 sq. ft. lot (per public records)
• Built in 1955
• Covered carport for 2 cars
• Backyard with access to Montclair Railroad Trail
1863 Magellan Drive Features:
• 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• 1,585 sq. ft. (per public records)
• 2-level upper home
• Expansive open living room/dining room
• Newly remodeled kitchen and bathrooms
• Sun porch
• Paved patio
• Vaulted wood-paneled ceilings
• Refinished original oak floors
• Dual-pane windows
• Nest thermostat
• Washer/dryer hookups
1861 Magellan Drive Features:
• 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
• 792 sq. ft. (per public records)
• Lower unit with separate side entrance
• Living/sitting room
• Renovated kitchen
• Remodeled bathroom
• Sun porch with balcony, great for dining
• Dual-pane windows
• New laminate flooring
• New light fixtures
• Close to Montclair Village/Montclair Elementary School
• Easy access to highways 24, 580, 980, 880
• Near Rockridge BART station