Beautiful Craftsman in Oakland's Rockridge Neighborhood!
Sold for $1,255,000
1,178 Sq Ft
5,360 Sq Ft
5516 Vicente Way
This classic Craftsman bungalow is wonderfully situated in Oakland’s sought-after Rockridge neighborhood, just blocks from the renowned restaurants, cafes, and shopping on College, Claremont. and Telegraph avenues. An easy walk to Temescal and College Ave., this lovely property has been tastefully updated and is move-in ready. The home has a traditional Craftsman floor plan that includes formal living and dining rooms, a newer kitchen, two bedrooms, an updated bathroom and a large, semi-finished basement that has the potential for additional square footage.*
Built in 1925, the house has wonderful curb appeal, and is a beautiful example of Arts and Crafts architectural style and design. A beautifully landscaped front garden adds rich color, and draws bees and butterflies to its rich landscape.
Inside, Arts and Crafts features are everywhere! A formal foyer separates the entrance from the living room, and provides a glimpse of the lovely vintage details that have been so carefully preserved for nearly a century. The original oak floor extends into the living room, and continues throughout the rest of the house. The spacious, sunlit living room has a fireplace with a handsome rustic stone surround and brick hearth, a trey ceiling and wide baseboards. Original built in bookcases frame the fireplace, topped with divided-lite windows. A trio of windows look out to the front garden, providing plenty of bright, natural light.
The living room flows seamlessly into the dining room through a wide, open archway. This elegant room offers a trey ceiling, handsome milled mouldings, and a wall of windows with simple, yet elegant trim. A built in hutch/sideboard has glass fronts that were designed to mirror the window trim, and is original to the house, A stunning hanging light fixture adds a modern touch to this very welcoming room.
The spacious, eat-in kitchen, situated off of the dining room, has been updated with contemporary living in mind yet remains true to the age and character of the home. Bright white Shaker-style cabinets provide the perfect complement to the original Douglas fir floor, stainless steel kitchen appliances, quartz counters and decorative geometric tiles that add color and sophistication to this charming space. An open hallway at the back of the kitchen provides access to the backyard and stairs lead down to a partially finished basement that follows the footprint of the entire house. This lower level has the potential to be developed, which could add more square footage to the home.*
Like most Craftsman homes, the two bedrooms and bathroom are located on a dedicated hallway parallel to the public spaces, and can be closed off for privacy. Both bedrooms are generously sized and offer 9-foot ceilings, picture rails and plenty of windows for natural light. An updated bathroom is conveniently located between the bedrooms.
A special feature of this home is the expansive backyard garden. Filled with mature trees, drought-resistant plantings, a raised vegetable bed and a large lawn and patio, this is a wonderful place to entertain or simply relax and enjoy Oakland’s near-perfect weather. The mature citrus and fig trees create an urban orchard, and the open, sunny expanse of yard can bring out the gardener in anyone!
Less than one mile from Rockridge BART, this exceptional, turnkey property also offers easy access to Casual Carpool and the Tech shuttles at MacArthur BART. Restaurants, cafes and shopping are literally at your doorstep–the very best that Oakland has to offer. A picture perfect house in a highly desirable location!