This charming home, located at 408 60th Street in Oakland's Lower Rockridge neighborhood, is comfortably settled in among well established trees and  gardens-both front and back-and is immediately inviting to both guests and residents.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a very generous 1542 sf of living space.

It is exceptionally well located, and is just minutes from favorite Rockridge shops and restaurants, Trader Joe's, The Farmer's Market, Market Hall, and BART.  

This Craftsman style home has been thoughtfully updated to ensure that its original character is retained, while offering a new and enhanced living space to enjoy.   

The living room is impressive.  The trio of front windows captures, and invites in, the beauty of the front gardens, while the high peaked ceiling, complete with skylight, enhances and softens the effect of the sunlight throughout the room. 

 The home's richly colored and refinished hardwood floors are seen here, and throughout the residence.  

A reverse perspective of this very inviting room reveals two classic Craftsman features--a beautifully created, and well placed set of stained glass windows on either side of an extraordinary central fireplace that is topped with a handsome mirrored wooden mantel and surround.

This fireplace is no doubt one of the more remarkable features of this home, and anchors the room with its  distinctive presence.  

Just steps away, and easily accessed, is this classic dining room that is perfectly placed between the living room and kitchen for pleasant dining-whether formal or casual. 

A handsome overhead chandelier add more appeal to the ambiance, and the true influence of the always treasured Craftsman styling is seen here, with the classic wood paneled walls, door frames and windows.    

A built in bookcase, seen above, and the buffet server cabinet to the right, offer multiple opportunities to store and display favorite china, glassware, and silverware.  The server offers an additional feature-a marble topped bar.

The kitchen has been especially enhanced, and includes a solid surface counter, free standing range/cooktop, a dishwasher, and a Subzero refrigerator.  

Three large picture windows combine with the handsome overhead supplemental lighting to ensure a warm and welcoming ambiance, no matter what the time of day.  

The opposite wall of the kitchen, anchored by the spacious refrigerator, is literally a wall of storage opportunities from floor to ceiling, that are supplemented by the drawers under the sink.  

The far end of the kitchen is complemented with this charming niche that is just right for a morning cup of coffee and a good book, or a casual lunch. 

Whatever the use, it is hard to deny the appeal of this cheerful spot that provides outstanding views, and an immediate access to the rear porch and garden.  

This engaging rear porch is perfect for entertaining-there is space for both standing, sitting, and eating--a wonderful way to spend a warm afternoon or pleasant evening.  Stairs (seen below) offer immediate access the garden.  

There are four bedrooms in the home, two on the ground floor, and two above.  The first, on the bottom floor, seen here, is currently being used as an office, but could easily be returned to use as a bedroom. 

Other options for its use might include a music or crafts room, or a children's play room.  

The ground floor bathroom retains the charm of the home's origins with its distinctive wainscoting, and delightful claw foot bathtub. 

The additional ground floor bedroom features a pair of view windows, and a peaked overhead ceiling, complete with  skylight.  

A second floor landing reveals the top of the home's handsome staircase with its carved balusters and newel post.  

The first upstairs bedroom, seen here, has a wide pair of windows that look out on the grounds below.  

A larger upstairs bedroom is especially pleasing with its wooden overhead beam, peaked ceiling, and three windows that open to allow in warm sun and light.  

The upstairs bathroom has been updated to include this spacious sink with storage below, and glowing overhead lighting.  A large walk in shower adds to its gleaming overall effect.  

A carpet of grass awaits parties, special events, and relaxation for all, while old growth trees both here, and in the front, add beauty and shade to the overall effect.  

I encourage you to call me promptly with your questions and interest at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $1,098,000.  

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