Built in 1938, this amazing view property was offered to us first for renovation by a wonderful family whose mother and father raised them here and called this place home for more than 60 years! It’s easy to understand the longevity here…fantastic space, breathtaking views, cul-de-sac setting and a verdant lot with more than 8300+ square feet to spread out and enjoy. Homes like this rarely come around…we feel fortunate to have “been chosen” to renovate this property and ready it for its next chapter in life.
Our renovation started with opening up the formerly divided floor plan to accommodate today’s desire for open concept living. The formal entry now features the spectacular view of the Bay and leads seamlessly to the great room where living, dining and kitchen space now flow freely. The original kitchen has been reconfigured to allow its new owners to enjoy panoramic Bay views from three large picture windows and features stainless pro appliances, honed stone counters and new solid wood cabinetry. Original architectural elements such as custom ironwork, interior arches, crown molding and paneled wood ceilings have been enhanced and restored to their former beauty.
The two large bedrooms on the upper level have been bathed in Bee Renovated’s signature paint palette and now both have full light French doors that lead to a Monterey balcony that stretches the entire width of the home. Both rooms have “top of the world” views spanning the Bay from Downtown Oakland to Mount Tam in Marin and beyond. The bathroom on this level has been restored to maintain it wonderful original tile and trim work and features double sinks and handsome select hardware.
The most significant portion of this renovation is the addition of more than 700 square feet of legal living space that includes a bright and spacious family room with 2nd fireplace, laundry/mudroom, 4th bedroom and new full bath. From this level you can now walk out to a stone patio and entertaining area as well as the amazing backyard.
Oak hardwood floors throughout have been refinished using our signature “wet process” and limed espresso stain. Additional improvements include clear pest report, compliant sewer lateral, new energy efficient windows, new high efficiency furnace and earthquake retro fit just to name a few.
Bee Renovated is honored to restore this wonderful home and bring it new life and style…elements that will carry it far into the future and its next chapter in life.