This pleasant Glenview neighborhood home typifies the charm that has always made this Craftsman style home so popular.  Located at 1043 Elsinore Avenue in Oakland, it offers a notable 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 2831 sq.ft. of living space.   

It has delightful curb appeal, off street parking, and is well placed close to the shops and restaurants of both Glenview and Montclair.  Located a short distance between Highways 580, downhill, and Highway 13, uphill, commuting to Oakland, San Francisco and Berkeley is easy and brief.  

An appealing front porch greets visitors in traditional Craftsman style with its covered porch, flanked on either side with two sets of matching columns, and an inviting bench.  

When entering the residence, guests are welcomed into a space that is unique in its attention to detail, making this room very distinctive-most especially through the use of the multiple windows that surround the room.   A set back ceiling over the sofa frames a very pleasant group of Bay windows with views to the outside trees.  The entryway, front wall, and the built in bookcase all feature delightful decorative window grilles.  

A handsome fireplace anchors this spacious living area.  Its size is just perfect for comfortable entertaining.  

All rooms in homes of this quality and era required a formal dining room, and this home represents the commitment to quality throughout.  As you tour the home, be sure to note these elements--generous wooden trim over the doors, windows and  archways, crown moulding, floor moulding, and additionally,, here in the dining room, tall panel wall moulding and decorative plate rails.  

The kitchen has been strikingly upgraded, and as a result, should please the creative home chef.  Anchored by a central island that doubles as a work space, serving space, and eat-in kitchen, there is expansive storage space at every level for storing favorite dishes, china, serving pieces, and glassware.  Amenities include a stone counter, dishwasher, gas range/cooktop, microwave, built in oven, and refrigerator.  

A reverse perspective reveals the efficient central island and the wide set of French doors that open to a garden view porch.  This format makes preparing and serving food to guests sitting outside both easy and efficient.

Just outside through a set of French doors is this inviting view deck that sits high above the gardens and green lawn below.  What a delightful place for both relaxation and hosting a luncheon on a pleasant sunny afternoon.  

There are five bedrooms in the home.  One has been selected for your consideration.  This softly colored primary bedroom, with its warmly shaded wooden floors, features a pair of large windows that invite light in to create that warmth.  Attention is called to the previously mentioned wood trim around the windows and walls that adds a distinction to the scene.  

 A reverse perspective reveals the en suite bathroom, distinctive sliding entry door and supplemental overhead lighting.  

If there is not a need to utilize all five bedrooms in the home, some can be adapted to different uses, as seen here.  This efficient and stylish office has been created from an extra bedroom space.  

This family room is comfortable and perfectly placed for gatherings and games, but has an added bonus as seen below.

Large French doors open to the rear of the house and the green grass of the home's large backyard, providing easy access for an afternoon's entertainment or party.  

One of the most surprising elements of this home is the amount of space available.  This is the top floor of the residence, and is being effectively used a large rumpus room.  Given its size, it could be utilized in many ways.  Options to consider would be an exercise room, arts and craft room, music room or playroom.  

The backyard is lush, and multiple trees and flowerbeds above and below make it a desirable and soothing space.   

If this pleasant home is of interest to you, please call me promptly with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $1,489,000.  

(Listing Courtesy Of Regina Jacobs of The Grubb Company)

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