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LIGHT AND BRIGHT
This lovely 1924 California bungalow has been thoughtfully updated to highlight its many attractive features. A handsome front yard is simply landscaped with camellias, hibiscus, native grasses and succulents, that set off its pretty Mediterranean style to great effect. The front porch, with its graceful arches, is a throwback to another time; it’s the ideal place to end the day, and perhaps enjoy the view of Mt. Tam or the lights in the Oakland Hills.
From the large entry you can take in the home’s open, airy feel, the wood and brass accents and the Craftsman architectural touches. The living room has light from all sides, a tiled fireplace, and arched doorways. The dining room has a built-in cabinet and a spacious feel. Through an arched doorway, the kitchen is both classic and modern - quartz countertops, Heath tiles, a firestone sink, brass hardware and a butcher block island add lots of style. It’s cozy-centric living at its best.
The front bedroom is sun-filled and has a large closet and double entrance; the back bedroom has an accent wall and views on the back garden that add to its peaceful atmosphere. A bathroom between them has sweet vintage details such as a hexagon tiled floor and a clawfoot tub, set off by modern touches like the marble-topped vanity.
The back yard has some surprises: a deep side yard offers lots of off-street parking, and a large patio area is perfect for outdoor entertaining. The raised lawn is shaded by a large grapefruit tree, and bordered with plants. As a bonus, a detached outbuilding houses a laundry room with storage, as well as a separate workshop/studio space that could easily be purposed as a yoga or workout room.
The neighborhood is another plus - the Bella Vista area has a Mediterranean microclimate and is centrally located near many great Oakland attractions: the restaurants and shopping of Park Boulevard in Glenview; the farmers' market and shops on Lakeshore Avenue; and the Thai, Burmese and Philippine cuisine found nearby. Local public transportation and easy access to the freeway makes excursions farther afield a breeze.
This lovely home has all you need and is easy to love.
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