Oakland, CA 94619
Welcome home to 4603 Brookdale Avenue, set near the top of the hill, this 1950 bungalow with archways, pillars & period details grew with an early 1980s addition to include two more bedrooms, one over the other in back, each with en suite baths; (A ½ bath on the split level floor and a full bath on the top floor), mud room, pantry and laundry closet. The top floor main bedroom has a double pane sliding glass door to an exterior balcony with views to San Francisco and the Bay Bridge in the distance.
A stately front concrete walk & stairwell lead to the large covered front porch with seating and views to the East with the Mormon Temple on the hill in the distance. Enter with a solid wood door behind a metal security screen gate to a living room that is abundant with light from large pane windows in the front and those encasing a large custom fireplace hearth, mantle and mirror.
Venetian plaster archway abridges the space between the living room and the formal dining room, each with an LED ceiling light with variable hue settings. Eat in kitchen with skylight, window, real wood cabinets with under mount lighting, tile countertops, a porcelain sink with wand faucet and disposal. A 5 burner full grate GE gas stainless range with an additional lower oven, over range microwave hood, French door refrigerator. Fan with light and a window, bring warmth and openness to the breakfast nook. Here the kitchen is the center of the home with two bedrooms to the left original and two to the right, one over the other, behind the kitchen a split level and a staircase with side door to the backyard, mud room & pantry, separate laundry closet.
Behind the porch off the living room is a generous front bedroom, with a full bathroom with tile, a glass door bathtub alcove & hand shower, three lights over a 3 door mirrored wood medicine cabinet. The short hall with linen closet leads to a second main floor bedroom off both with refinished hardwood floors.
To the left, behind the kitchen, the lower main bedroom 3 with en suite ½ bath and up the staircase with skylight to the main bedroom 4 with full newly remodeled en suite bathroom & shower with decorative tile inlay and brushed nickel finishes in the shower.
The entertainment flows to the backyard through the side door and short stairwell to a covered cement patio with BBQ area and counter top bar versatile for eating, serving, crafting or potting for the garden. Cement retaining wall to upper back yard with concrete stairwells to each of two levels; to the right, a cement patio with perimeter foliage in bloom around a privacy fence line. To the left a couple steps up a concrete stairwell, past a wood retaining wall with rose bushes and an apple tree to a once grassy area of lawn bordered by a raised box garden.
A spacious, single family home with a view, fenced & double wide gate to the backyard from the driveway, a basement with work bench and additional storage. Well positioned on the hill close, yet so far from the frenetic hum of the Bay Area. Think of the all the jaunts you will take hailing from home at 4603 Brookdale Avenue in the Brookdale Neighborhood of Oakland, near Maxwell Park just North of Fairfax & its Business District, Fremont High School, & the Brookdale Recreation Center. Near BART, Between 880 & 580 at the 13 interchange, it is very convenient for commutes with ease to the City or Peninsula by either the Bay Bridge, San Mateo Bridge or South and additional East Bay locations.