This traditional Craftsman in Albany, California was originally built in 1917. A second story was added when the present owners soon after they bought it. Noted architect Glenn Jarvis remodeled the kitchen and breakfast room in 2006.
This home has been meticulously maintained combining classic craftsman style with the newest updates. As soon as you as you enter the house you are struck by the hand crafted detailing, refinished hardwood floors with original inlays, rustic stone fireplace and numerous built-ins including custom desk and bookcase. The dining room features a Craftsman built-in sideboard and rich wood wainscoting.
The charm continues in the remodeled kitchen with adjoining breakfast room. The chef’s dream kitchen includes a 6 burner Viking range, separate wall oven, convection microwave, warming drawer, Viking refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher. There is plenty of storage in the beautiful Maple cabinets and large granite top/work island with seating. The light filled breakfast room features a Craftsman style built-in media cabinet and large window seat with a view out to the garden.
On the first floor you will find a large sunny bedroom with a peek of the Golden Gate and it’s own full bathroom. There is a separate powder room as well. Upstairs there are three additional additional bedrooms including a huge master,with vaulted ceilings and two enormous walk-in closets. Architectural renderings for an en suite master bath available The two west-facing bedrooms and the sunny bathroom all have lovely Golden Gate and sunset views.
The low maintenance backyard is centered around a ajestic Coastal Oak tree with plenty of room for outdoor dining and entertaining, including a gas hookup for a grill. The side yard has a private sunny seating area and enough room for a garden or dog run. The front garden patio is ready for a vegetable or flower garden.
This property is listed for $1.685 million with Red Oak Realty.
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