Temescal Bungalow

Trendy Temescal, home of Bakesale Betty, Doña Tomás, Pizzaiola, Marc 49, Studio One, the Temescal Farmer’s Market and more urban buzz than in a hive of honey bees!

The characteristic period details have been artfully maintained, with inlaid wood floors, coved ceilings, intricate windows and keystone fireplace. These rich architectural features have melded gracefully in this bungalow with a thoroughly modern kitchen and bathroom, and all new structural systems.

“Inevitably, our family ended up in the living room, in the bright sun on summer mornings or in front of a toasty fire on winter evenings. And the large dining room hosted many meals on our table for eight with room to spare.

Our street, with two short blocks of shaded ash trees and bursting Oakland gardens, is a special locale. Quiet and with minimal traffic, the street accommodates our two boys who like to play ball whenever they can.

We cook extensively, and the kitchen is generous to a chef—broad counter spaces, a powerful and well laid-out stove, two ovens with a wonderful warming section, and a state-of-the-art dishwasher. And the wide refrigerator has been a blessing for our growing family.

We decided to expand the limited original landscaping, and created a small urban oasis in the back—a courtyard in the shade of the old loquat tree, surrounded by an extensive potted garden and graced by the sound of a fountain.”

Bosch dishwasher, five-burner Frigidaire gas stove, Amana refrigerator; KraftMade maple hardwood cabinetry; black granite counter tops; stone floors in the kitchen & laundry. The entire garden is watered by an automatic drip system.

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