301 Alta Vista Avenue, Oakland
- 3 Beds
- 3 Baths
- 2388 Sq. Ft.
- 0.0918274 Acres
- Washer Dryer
After almost five years of thoughtful restoration and careful attention to the original architectural details, 301 Alta Vista Avenue, located on a prominent corner in Oakland’s sought-after Grand Lake/Rose Garden neighborhood, is ready for her new steward. Beautiful, natural light floods the gracious public rooms, including the east-facing kitchen and breakfast room. The grand living room is anchored by both a gas-burning fireplace and a bay window with tree top views. A combination of lovingly restored natural wood and painted trim captures a perfect balance of warmth and modernity. That same balance extends into the dining room, with its gorgeous built-in hutch and a pair of divided-light pocket doors. A coffered box-beam ceiling tops it off. Restored vintage lighting graces the rooms, and are works of art in themselves.
Morning light in the kitchen is simply divine. Two large windows look on to the sunny back gardens, which include raised container beds for growing vegetables. Simply step out the back door to pick herbs and tomatoes. You’re ready to cook with all newer appliances.* The adjacent breakfast room, which is wonderful as intended, also makes for a nice home office, or possibly a fourth bedroom. A nearby updated bathroom is convenient for both owner and guests. Laundry is located in the easily accessible basement, as is a bonus workshop space.
Upstairs, three spacious bedrooms, one of which is ensuite, have commanding views of the neighborhood and were designed with good separation for privacy and comfort. The master suite has a remodeled bathroom and ample closet space. The updated third bathroom retains its vintage fixtures. You’ll be in awe of the closet space and storage.
The back gardens are enclosed by a custom-designed neighborhood-friendly fence constructed of redwood and cedar. The plantings provide interest and beauty through the seasons, from gorgeous daphne, camellia, mahonia, and magnolia blooms in winter and early spring to Japanese maple and ginkgo with bursts of red and yellow in the fall. A grape vine and a plum tree provide a bounty of summer fruit. Extensively replanted, the front and side gardens consist of a selection of plantings ranging from Japanese maples, oak leaf hydrangeas, to a variety of succulents and ornamental grasses. Thoughtfully placed boulders and rocks add texture and a sense of nature to the urban setting. A gorgeous gingko and persimmon tree anchor the garden, and provided inspiration for the landscape design.
With a Walk Score® of 82, this property is "very walkable.” Everyday conveniences, popular restaurants, bars and coffee shops are all a short distance away. Bus lines to SF and BART are just blocks away, with multiple job centers (SF, downtown Oakland, Walnut Creek) easily accessible. Or, hail a car service for quick, affordable trips to Uptown, Downtown, and points beyond. While you may only require one car because of the proximity to so much, there is off-street parking for multiple cars (including a two-car detached garage), a rare convenience in this neighborhood.
*Dishwasher installed November 2016; stove & fridge installed April 2018.
Red Oak Realty
- Agent Contacts
- Stuart Maus 510.290.0293 | Email