4562 Tulip Ave.
2 BR, 1 BA Oakland Home for Sale 753 Sq. Ft.
Charming Sunlit Cottage with Stunning Views in Oakland's Laurel Heights
Address: 4562 Tulip Avenue
Bedrooms: 2 BR
Bathrooms: 1 BA
Square Feet: 753
Sold On: 02-Nov-2017
This cozy remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage-style home sits atop the sunny Upper Laurel neighborhood of Oakland. With spacious yards, gorgeous views of the surrounding hills, and a sizable back deck, 4562 Tulip Avenue feels far from the hustle and bustle of the city while being just a 10-minute drive from downtown. Local markets, cafes, restaurants, shops, schools, and parks are all situated within this charming neighborhood, and highways 580 and 13 are both easily accessible.
Already on a tranquil residential block, the house is tucked away from the street and nestled behind a large landscaped front yard for added seclusion. The tall grasses, flowering plants, and shapely trees are bisected by a pleasant stone walkway and make for a bucolic stroll to the front door of the home.
Inside, the renovated 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house features a cozy living room, updated kitchen, large sundeck, and sprawling basement. Beautiful pinewood floors and accents are a distinctive feature of the home and give it the feeling of a cabin retreat.
The living room is separated from the entryway by a custom floor-to-ceiling open-back pine bookcase that gives the room a warm, intimate ambiance. The wood glows in the afternoons with the light from one south-facing double window and another west-facing window overlooking the garden in the front yard.
The living room leads both into the kitchen and into a hallway between the two bedrooms. The hallway features a large linen closet and the bathroom, which has been updated and has a shower over a tub.
The kitchen looks out over the blooming backyard and features a breakfast nook, stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), elegant granite counters, grey tile floors, and white tile walls as well as hanging wood shelving and cabinetry. At the far end is another south-facing window as well as a door to the sundeck.
The master bedroom is perhaps the most stunning room in the house. With an oversized window looking out over the backyard and hills beyond, another beside the large built-in closet, and a set of sliding glass doors leading out onto the porch, the room remains sun-drenched and breezy in both the morning and afternoon. Across the hall in the front of the house is the the secondary bedroom, which is also generously-sized, has its own closet, and overlooks the gardens in the front yard.
The sundeck off the kitchen boasts a stunning view of towering trees and distant hills to the east and south. It is spacious enough for either a patio table or a few Adirondack chairs and has a set of stairs leading down into the backyard. Like the front yard, the backyard is filled with elegant foliage and also offers a grassy area to play or entertain.
The sprawling basement is accessible through a door at the side of the house at the end of the long driveway (but separated from the street by a wooden fence). It features a washer/dryer unit, a separate storage space, and plenty of room to get creative.
This sunlit home in Laurel Heights boasts East Bay living at its finest. With stunning views, beautiful gardens, pinewood floors, and an elegantly updated kitchen, it brings the homey warmth of a cottage retreat just ten minutes away from Downtown Oakland.
• 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
• 753 sq. ft. of living space on 5,084 sq. ft. lot per public records
• Built in 1920
• Single level
• Stunning views
• Formal layout
• Kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances
• Pinewood floors
• Full basement
• Washer/dryer in basement
• Landscaped front and back yards with sun deck
• Off-street driveway parking for 2 cars
• Desirable sunny location in Upper Laurel near 648 bus with easy access to freeways 13 and 580