This very handsome traditionally styled home is located at 842 Grosvenor Place in Oakland's popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood.  While it retains its architectural heritage, its interior has been completely renovated to create an even more appealing place to live.  It offers 4 bedrooms, and 3 full baths in approximately 2,256 sf of living space.  

As with homes in this location, established trees, gardens and lawns create an instant curb appeal.  The welcoming brick steps lead to a very impressive archway over the front door, with its matching glass framed windows.  Be sure to note the charming upstairs balcony with its decorative iron railing.  


As you enter, you are immediately impressed with the appealing, and beautifully lit foyer that leads directly to the living room .

This very gracious living room is ideal for relaxation or entertaining.  Centered around a spacious fireplace, the room features multiple pane windows that allow in warm and glowing light from every angle.   Many will open to the outside to allow in sun and garden colors.   

One of the most desirable features of a home of this era is the dedication to craftsmanship in every detail.  It is particularly evident in the rooms below.  Note the rich wooden trim around all of the windows and doorways, the crown moulding and the floor moulding. Not to be missed are the warm hardwood floors throughout the house.   Be sure to discover these premium assets in each room as you tour.  Off to the right, be sure to notice the formal dining room.  

What an amazing reworking of the dining room/kitchen design.  While you can still have a formal dining room, complete with a pleasing view of the garden, the eat-in kitchen counter is just steps away should you want casual lunches and breakfast meals.  Either way, the cook can enjoy conversing with guests and diners when entertaining, with this engaging floorplan.  


The depth of the kitchen is visible here, revealing the plentiful workspace areas and the very appealing overhead lighting that adds more cheer to the area.

Another kitchen view reflects the variety of updated appliances and the generous display cabinets and storage below.  Immediately adjacent to the kitchen is an inviting family room that has its own special character.  Extremely flexible, it could be used for a variety of social activities and entertainment, or just as a quiet retreat.  

The family room also has a door that leads to the outside patio, allowing food and treats to be easily transported outside from the kitchen for pleasant lunches, tea, or casual snacks.  

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration.  The one below may be of interest because it is unique.  The bed is a Murphy bed--one that it folds up against the wall when not in use- thus allowing extra floor space. 

The master bedroom below displays many of the best features of the home-- from generous window space, and handsome hardwood floors to extensive wood trim.  No question that it is an elegant place for rest and relaxation.  

Immediately adjacent to this room is a very appealing, and practical, walk-in closet that seems to have shelves and hooks for just about every need.  


 The master bathroom proves to be a very attractive upgraded bathroom, with stall shower and handsome tiles.  

The third bedroom has a pair of appealing glass panel doors that open to the outside.  Additionally, there is a charming mini porch, complete with graceful iron railing.  


This roomy laundry room, with its spacious washer and dryer, has a special asset--it is located on the second floor where the majority of the bedrooms and bathrooms are found.  No need to go to a basement laundry room for every load of wash.  

The inviting backyard patio is an ideal place to enjoy the pleasant deck and garden space, and the shade from well-established trees.  

This very attractive home is being offered for sale for $1,549,000.  If you have an interest in a home in the Crocker Highlands or Oakland Hills area, I would welcome the opportunity to show you what homes are available.  I have lived in the area all my life, so I am aware of what these neighborhoods have to offer. I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.

(Listing Courtesy of Anthony Riggins, Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.)


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