Privately presenting a Wonderful Arts & Crafts Home in Upper Rockridge

by arlene on April 7, 2011

It is rare that I would have a wonderful listing and not want to show it to as many people as possible. After all, isn’t that the way to get my seller the highest price? Normally I would argue strongly in favor of giving every listing full market exposure, but sometimes life intervenes. In the case of my current Arts & Crafts listing in Upper Rockridge, my client has a dog, and a daughter trying to finish her last year of high school this month. She also has a tenant, also with a dog. A few controlled showing times seemed like a reasonable approach under the circumstances. So I’ve spread the word within my company, and to a few select agents who are likely to have Rockridge clients who would appreciate a property with wonderful original period details.

Early view of this 1914 home

Early view of this 1914 home

So this weekend I will hold two semi-public open houses, one on Saturday, one on Sunday. The many, beautiful windows have just been washed, so here’s hoping for a dry weekend!

This 1914 three-level home offers tremendous and flexible space, great location, and lovely period details. It has served as an ideal home for raising a family, and is especially suited to extended families. The upstairs consists of three bedrooms and two baths, including a spacious master suite opening to an expansive deck with views. The main level rooms all are gracious, and feature original fir built-ins, moldings and beamed ceilings. In addition to the grand dining room with a spacious buffet, there’s a living room with window seats, a separate library nook, and a sleeping porch with lovely views of the south bay and Oakland hills. The lower level has been used both as a family room and guest room, with its own bath and kitchen, and more recently as an in-law apartment. It has its own access from the extensive deck that surrounds a majestic redwood tree. A hot tub provides a soothing soak at the end of the day. A separate garage provides tremendous storage options.

• Three level home with in-law, family room or guest quarters at lower level               

Living room with beamed ceiling

Living room with beamed ceiling

• Fantastic location: near amenities, freeways and BART, yet in a private setting
• over 3300 square feet on a lot of 8400 sq. ft.
• Exceptional original period details
• Hardwood floors; extensive wood decking
• Hot tub beneath majestic redwood tree
• Spacious rooms and good separation of space
• Views from both the sleeping porch and master suite
• Tandem parking, plus a roomy garage for lots of storage options

Available for showings:
Sunday, April 17: 1 – 5 pm, or by appointment
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