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SO MUCH TO LOVE
Set at the top of a sunny hill, this enchanting 1900 Victorian is the ideal combination of historically classic design, modern charm and appealing additions. Its street presence is strong - it sits on a corner lot where the front yard is simply landscaped to highlight the big evergreen tree and the architectural features such as corbels and gable board. A huge, gated driveway is accented by a colorful bougainvillea, and the home's wide porch is a lovely, quiet spot to sit and admire the garden.
Inside, there is so much to savor: the living and dining rooms enjoy lots of light from the bay windows, and the spacious primary bedroom has a sitting room/home office and a roomy en suite bathroom with double sinks, hex tiles and a stone shower. High ceilings and large windows make it feel bright and airy.
The eat-in kitchen is certain to delight any chef - the counters and island have quartz countertops and the ample storage, thoughtful updates and smart layout make this room the heart of the home. A convenient laundry room with a sink overlooks the backyard. Through a sliding barn door is a fabulous family room with soaring high ceilings, skylights and a classic vintage-style bathroom with a handsome clawfoot bathtub. A Dutch door exits onto a private deck, with stairs to the garden below.
The second floor has angled ceilings and partially-exposed beams, with three charming bedrooms, all with built-ins, and a full bathroom. The back bedroom has a wonderful loft space, perfect for children's games and daydreams. The picture window frames a delightfully quintessential California view of the Oakland Hills. The middle bedroom is especially sunny with outlooks of housetops and trees. The spacious front bedroom has a cozy window nook with a sweet view of the tree branches shading the eaves.
The wraparound backyard has a lot to discover. An entertainer's dream, on the driveway side and under a pergola is a private patio, complete with a built-in grill and sink. A flat turf area is bordered by stone planters and a trailing passionfruit. Banana, fig and grapefruit trees, and some raised beds make this a nice kitchen garden. The side yard is a playful place, with a swing set and built-in sandbox. The yard is quiet, spacious and truly can be enjoyed from every angle.
Wonderful in so many ways, this captivating home is a rare and happy find.