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"Life is not that complicated. You just have to find the beauty and simplicity in life. And it's not all that hard to find. Look at butterflies, dew, the oaks." - Henry Hill, architect
Designed by renowned Bay Area modernist architect Henry Hill, this rustic 'hidden gem' is a quintessential mid-century Berkeley home. Surrounded by oaks and native California plants, this home is elevated above the street and surrounded by four decks, which allow for both privacy and spectacular bay views. Henry Hill is known for the “Redwood post and beam” style incorporating the rustic, woodsy philosophy and sleek lines aesthetic often associated with European Modernism. First time on market in over 30 years, this home is the inspirational place you’ve been looking for.
• 2 bedroom, 2 full baths
• Fireplace with built-ins
• Alternate wood planks
• Tile floors in kitchen and baths
• Large windows with sitting areas
• Bonus office space with built-ins
• New carpet in bedrooms
• Dutch door to exterior in kitchen
• Natural gardens with sprinkler system
• 4 decks with stunning views
• Laundry in basement
• Plenty of storage space
• Covered car port
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5901 Sacramento Ave, Richmond (Richmond Annex)
Listed at $599,000 – sold for $625,000 (4.5% over list price)
This listing went into contract before a sign went up. This seller sold the home to the tenants without having them go through the competitive offer process. A win-win story and no moving truck to hire.
848 33rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
List: $425,000 www.848-33rd.com
Sold: $430,000 (2 offers)
This sun-filled two bedroom, one bath home has fresh interior paint and refinished original hardwood floors. The kitchen is often the center of a home where people like to hang out. This kitchen is super-efficient and sweet and includes a view to the back yard from a window over the sink and a bright and sunny breakfast nook with a built-in hutch. The laundry/utility room, also conveniently located off the kitchen, leads to the versatile back yard. One of the signature elements of this 1929 home is the classic wood burning fireplace that offers a warm glow on a winter night to the living and dining rooms. The windowed bathroom includes a shower over tub and pedestal sink.
424 Avon, Unit 3, Oakland, Ca (Rockridge)
List Price: $400,000 www.424avon3.com
Sold: $500,000(11 offers, 24% over list price)
This 1-bedroom, 1-bath condo is located on a tree-lined street in lower Rockridge and sits side-by-side with the other units in a four-unit complex. Kitchen includes butcher-block counters, glass tile backsplash and stainless-steel appliances. Recessed lighting in the kitchen and living areas gives this home a finished look. The bathroom has stone tile flooring and a tile-surround shower over the bathtub. There is also a partially finished attic space that is great for storage. Common areas include a laundry room, landscaped walkway, garden with 8 fruit trees and sitting area, plus a shared shed for storage. This unit has a Walk Score® ranking of 92! Near great restaurants, BART and many Rockridge and Temescal neighborhood amenities, this condo is one to call home!
424 Avon Street, Unit 4, Oakland, CA (Rockridge)
Listed: $385,000 www.424avon4.com
Sold: $470,000(7 offers, 22% over list price)
This charming 1-bedroom, 1-bath end-unit condo shares only one wall with another unit in this well-maintained fourplex. The kitchen features a fresh look with cabinets, stainless-steel appliances and quartz countertops that were recently replaced in 2017. This freshly painted condo comes with hardwood floors, dual-pane windows, attic insulation and a newer furnace. Sitting at the back of the property adjacent to the shared garden with 8 fruit trees and raised vegetable beds, this home feels like your own private getaway yet it’s so close to the great amenities that Rockridge and Temescal neighborhoods have to offer. Nearby parks include Emerson Elementary School field, Frog Park and Temescal Pool.
3226 Star Ave. Oakland (Allendale neighborhood)
SOLD: $585,000 (Received 15 offers, Sold 34.5% over the list price)
In 2009, Jess, co-founder of Two Mammas’ Vegan Kitchen, fell in love with this Allendale cottage as her home of inspiration and retreat from her busy life. It was also the love of baking apple pies right here in this kitchen that brought the Two Mammas' together. Their story as personal chefs and as a Cottage Foods bakery began here in this cottage. The sunny kitchen has been the source of many dessert experiments.
Now, this lovely 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1908 craftsman cottage can be your “cottage of dreams”. This is a home with many energy efficient upgrades including central heating, new dual pane windows, and new insulated fiberglass doors. The remodeled kitchen comes complete with Energy star appliances. Enjoy the tranquility of relaxing under the stars in an outdoor hot tub or entertain friends on the large patio.
SOLD: 585 Wesley Ave., Oakland, CA (Haddon Hill neighborhood)
List price: $837,500
Sold price: $877,000 (Received 3 offers & went into contract even before a sign went up!)
True harmony with the landscape brings privacy to this Haddon Hill Bungalow. This charming 3 bedroom/1 bath home makes the most of the Bungalow style. True to form, this home shines with original charm showcasing hardwood floors and the charming built-ins. Mix it up with a gas converted fireplace, newer roof, dual pane windows, an electric car charger, an updated bathroom & kitchen and you have a house to come home to. This 1925 Bungalow sits in a coveted, sweet, quiet neighborhood just steps from the action of Grand Lake and the beauty of Lake Merritt.
"Honest evaluation along with thoughtful suggestions to increase value. Their knowledge of local crafts people to complete the work, on time and under budget was immeasurable." ~ testimonial from seller
3143 Monticello Avenue, Oakland (Maxwell Park)
List Price: $588,000
Sold Price: $700,000 (Sold 19% over the list price in 9 days!)
A Spanish Revival Charmer with graceful curves and arches, white stucco exterior and iron work railings, this home offers southern exposure with sweeping views. Located on a sweet street in the heart of Maxwell Park neighborhood in Oakland, 3143 Monticello is perfectly situated for those who want serenity in the city.
Built in 1925, this 3 bedroom 1 bath home has a great layout that takes full advantage of the hills, neighborhood and bay views. A home designed to savor a sunset with a large picture window that floods the room with light and landscapes. Hardwood floors continue into the formal dining room with built-ins and custom wood walls.
The kitchen is amenable to contemporary life styles and comes complete with gas range, dishwasher and refrigerator for your enjoyment. Home includes a 1 car garage, off street parking and plenty of storage space. In a desirable neighborhood and easy freeway access to Highway 13 and I 580.
3153 Eastman Avenue, Oakland, CA (Allendale District)
List Price: $410,000
Sold Price $625,000
Sold at 52% over the list price in 13 days
First time on market in 24 years, this lovingly maintained 2+ bedroom, 1 + bath split level home features original details that add to its unique and wonderful charm. Just steps up to the master and second bedroom and full bath. The gracious living room opens to the dining room making entertaining a pleasure. There is a plus room just steps down off the kitchen which could be the perfect place to use as an office or workshop. Another plus to this great home is the extra storage just off the attached garage. The kitchen windows face the back yard offering views of the garden. French Doors from the breakfast nook lead out to a peaceful backyard paradise with 3 decks to kick back and relax plus 4 raised garden beds for your urban garden.
1255 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley, CA
List Price: $499,000
Sold Price: $665,000
Sold at 33% over the list price in 13 days
This Ashby Avenue home welcomes you with eco-friendly bamboo floors in the entry and open living room. With over 1100 square feet, it has a dining room, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, a large eat-in kitchen with laundry area and a bonus artist/office space. Step out to your own private back yard/patio. Front yard is dry garden landscaped. Home has rain barrels and has a grey water system option. The long driveway leads to a spacious, sunny, flat backyard for entertaining, gardening and play. Dual pane windows and central heating add to the comforts of home.
321 Perkins, Avenue, Oakland, CA (Adams Point)
SOLD : $950.000 in 14 days!
This 3 bedroom/2 bath Craftsman home in the heart of Adams Point is a timeless beauty offering the charm of the Arts and Crafts era with the durability, energy-efficiency and comfort of a modern home.
The best of both worlds….the old world charm of a craftsman with the uber cool remodels of kitchen and baths make this home the prize of Adams Point. Kitchen designed by Oakland based Paragon Studios and highlighted in Oakland Magazine.
Thanks to the grey water system and solar panels, one can live smart with a high standard of quality and sustainability. Close to Lake Merritt, Farmers Market, restaurants and transportation…living is easy at 321 Perkins.