A Superbly Maintained and Tastefully Updated Craftsman in Rockridge
This 2-story house built in 1914, the height of popularity of Craftman-style architecture, is a wonderful example of the American Arts & Crafts movement. The stucco exterior is adorned with clinker bricks and the interior is filled with custom and vintage details. Thankfully, the architectural details have been lovingly maintained and these include the fireplace, oak floors, unpainted wood wainscoting, plate rails, built-ins with leaded glass doors, pocket doors and window seats. The front courtyard and porch lead to an exquisite custom-designed front door.
The remodeled kitchen was featured in the 1999 Rockridge Kitchen Tour and Nov 2001 edition of the national magazine Kitchen and Bath Ideas. (Right click and choose “Save Link As” to download the article.) It features cherrywood cabinets, a 3’x9’ center island with 6-burner downdraft gas cooktop across from a double oven plus built-in microwave. The charcoal grey counters are made of fiber-cement composite. There are two outswing glass doors that open to a large deck, perfect for “al-fresco” dining. An elegant half-bathroom between the kitchen and front entry was also added at the same time.
Other features include the upstairs laundry , an original clawfoot bathtub, views of Rockridge and a peak-a-boo of the Bay and Golden Gate bridges! Downstairs is a basement storage area, and a quiet and private patio garden with hot tub.
- Three Bedrooms / One and a Half Baths
- 1,645 Square Feet of Living Space, per Public Record
- 4,000 Square Foot Lot, per Public Record
Nearby amenities include all the shops and great eateries of Rockridge’s College Ave, a public library, the California College of the Arts (CCA), the Pleasant Valley shopping area, Piedmont Ave, and easy access to freeways and casual carpooling.
Brett Weinstein, Broker
BRE License# 00923266