This charming bungalow home, located in the gently rolling hills of Oakland's Maxwell Park neighborhood at 3106 Rawson Street, offers 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, AND a very desirable 1 bedroom and  1 bathroom legal 1iving unit at the lower level.  

A large picture window invites in the softly colored outdoor light, bringing warmth and charm to this living room.  A handsome fireplace enhances the space providing a mantel that invites displays of favorite art, or collectibles.  

The sunlight from pair of windows on either side of the fireplace highlights the pleasant golden color of the hardwood floors that are seen here, and throughout the house.  

A reverse perspective shows the full living room and adjacent dining room.  Homes of this style and era provided a formal dining room for both casual and formal entertaining, and this does not disappoint.   

This adjacent dining room features an impressive built in buffet server that is topped with a china cabinet.  It was, and is, designed to house serving pieces and china, plates and silverware, and display favorite glassware, while providing a serving platform for meals.  

A large window adds outdoor light on sunny days, while a graceful chandelier yields soft lighting in the evening.  

A properly sized table and chairs can make this an ideal living space.  

Two of the most exceptional features of this home are the pair of gleaming kitchens-one on each floor.  Each has been updated, and is immediately inviting. 

Seen here on the upper level  is a built in refrigerator and dishwasher, and a fresh tile backspash  over the sink. 

A reverse view encompasses a gas range cooktop, the subtly colored tile backsplash, and a cozy eat in kitchen niche that is perfectly placed to appreciate the garden while enjoying breakfast or lunch.    

This is the first of three bedrooms, and it is especially pleasant with its built in storage unit, and dual view windows.  

The second bedroom is pleasing, and has room for side tables, a chest of drawers, and a comfortably sized bed.  

The third bedroom is imaginatively conceived with a large built in  bookshelf and drawers that are combined with an adjacent closet to create an outstanding use of space. 

This crisp white bathroom, with its large shower over a tub, completes the tour of the first floor.    

This dramatically updated lower living unit is truly impressive.  It has comfortable seating and living space, and French doors that open to the exterior as a private entrance.   

A closer view of this color coordinated kitchen reveals a collection of built in appliances that include a gas range/cooktop, dishwasher, microwave, and shelving and storage space at various levels for dishes, glassware, and favorite cooking and serving pieces.    

Opposite the kitchen and living area, one moves back to a large bedroom with built in closet, and an en suite bathroom.  

The lower bathroom has the perfect combination of a shower over tub format, and spacious counter and storage space.   

A quiet rear yard, shaded by graceful and well established trees, is an ideal spot for entertaining, barbeques, and special events.  

To the left is an enclosed garage, which, when combined with a long driveway, can provide off street parking for multiple vehicles, if needed.  

If this home is of interest to you, I encourage you to call me promptly regarding your interest at (510) 517-6280.  It is being offered for sale for $899.000.

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