This spacious and engaging garden in the rear of 578 Weldon Avenue in Oakland, is a perfect recreational spot for entertaining friends, and yet is equally effective as a soothing retreat when desired. It is substantial in size, mutli-level, and compliments the home's architectural design. It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1841 +/- sf of living space.
A reverse view reveals the multi-level patio spaces and seating areas, and the outstanding assortment of greenery and plants that help to create this lush location. Included are citrus, persimmon, and apple trees, along with a variety of succulents and grasses.
The front of the home is equally unique with its extensive, and well thought out trees and plantings that are highlighted at night, creating a stunning curb appeal.
This sparkling living room is awash in the warm light the flows in from the expansive picture windows at the front and side of the room. The size of the room provides multiple opportunities for creating distinctive design concepts that would compliment this handsome space.
A slightly different perspective reveals the many impressive touches that makes this home so attractive. The large central fireplace was, and still is, a pleasing enhancement to any home. On either side of the fireplace are very desirable built in bookcases, that provide perfect showplaces for favorite books, collectibles or art work. A pair of distinctive stained glass windows above the bookcases complete the room's vision.
All homes of this era and quality were expected to have a large formal dining room for hosting friends, and this one does not disappoint. Appropriately placed just off the kitchen, it features a large buffet server and glass cabinet-a perfect place to store the best china and display beautiful glassware.
Worthy of note is the generous addition of elegant wooden trim around the doors, windows, ceiling and floors that is seen here and in the living room.
Just steps away from the dining room is this efficient, and cheerfully upgraded kitchen. With stone counter space on either side of the room, effective food preparation is easily achieved, and floor to ceiling cabinets and drawers make storage of dishes and cooking utensils a breeze. Amenities include a refrigerator, gas range/cooktop, microwave and dishwasher.
A delightful eat in kitchen area is adjacent to the kitchen, and on cool days, the large sliding glass door to the patio can be closed for warmth--however, much of the year when pleasant weather abounds, residents and guest can move freely from one space to another for dining or partying.
This outside patio scene takes on a stunning new ambiance in the evening twilight, and should be an especially favored spot for entertaining.
There are three bedrooms in the residence. Two will be shown for your consideration. Above, is this large primary bedroom that provides an very comfortable living space, walk in closet, and en suite bathroom.
A different perspective of the bedroom reveals the amount of floor and window space that is available, with more than enough floorspace for a set of nightstands, a bench at the end of the bed, and the tall chest of drawers that is seen above.
This gleaming updated primary bathroom features lustrous white tile, and a walk-in shower and soaking tub.
A second bedroom on the upper floor has three view windows and a large wall closet with sliding glass doors.
An extra amenity to the home is this downstairs space which is currently being used as an office. Other potential uses might include a music room or small library.
Located close to the popular shops and restaurants of Lakeshore and Grand Avenues, nearby Lake Merritt, and Grand Lake Farmer's Market, this home is well placed for enjoying the many year round activities in Oakland.
If this very handsome home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280. It is being offered for sale for $1,239,000.
(Listing Courtesy of Brian Cheek and Jennifer Telfeyan of Keller Williams Realty)
Posted by Bruce Wagg