Jewel-Box Rockridge Craftsman
- 2 Beds
- 1 Bath
Jewel-box Rockridge Craftsman Bungalow with a Walk Score® of 95!
A sparkling surprise awaits you on at the end of this little known Rockridge block of Hemphill Place! This jewel-box Craftsman bungalow has some of the most distinct architectural details… There are two design motifs which thread throughout the exterior and interior of the home; one is a Starburst, and the other a Greek Key. The fun is in finding how many times you can spot them! The exquisite woodwork in the formal living and dining rooms is of a caliber rarely seen, and the many built-in cabinets and bookshelves add a sophistication to this lovely home.
The thoughtful kitchen renovation offers a sunny western orientation, a view of the garden, loads of storage, and beautiful natural stone countertops. The suite of professional grade stainless steel appliances and the cozy eat-in nook make this a kitchen to spend your entire day in! With the Temescal Farmers Market just a few short blocks away, your Sundays are meant for fresh produce, cooking, and enjoying your garden.
Just outside the front door, you are rewarded with a perfectly framed view of Mount Tamalpais from the street. Just one of the many surprises you will find here at Hemphill Place!
Cross Alcatraz Avenue, which divides Oakland and Berkeley, and you’ll find yourself in Rockridge, one of Oakland's most desirable, charming, and convenient neighborhoods. Housing in Rockridge is a combination of charming bungalows, cottages, classic Arts and Crafts dwellings, and large brown-shingle houses. Its leafy streets are mainly residential.
Rockridge offers an easy commute into San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, as well as access to the University of California, Berkeley Campus. The 100-year-old, four-acre campus of the California College of Art and Crafts is nearby. Food-and-drink purveyors in Rockridge provide the best from around the world and local farms. Rockridge Market Hall, which takes its cue from the French Marché, offers numerous individual food and flower shops open to the sidewalk. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques line bustling College Avenue, Rockridge's main drag.