This handsome home, with its pleasant shade tree at the curb, is classic in its architectural design and floor plan.  Always appealing, it offers a spacious 5 bedrooms, and 2 baths in  approximately 2381 feet of living space. Located at 352 Jerome Avenue, it is close to the many shops and restaurants of both Grand Lake and Rockridge, and is ideally placed for commuting to Oakland or San Francisco. 

This spacious living room, with it charming ambiance and unique central fireplace, is immediately appealing as a spot for entertaining, or just relaxing .  The white wooden trim around the floors, walls and doors contrasts nicely with the richly colored hardwood floors.

 A reverse view shows the entrances to both the formal dining room, and the more relaxed atmosphere of the breakfast nook.  Each offers a choice in the type and style of dining, no matter what the time of day.  Be sure to note the uniquely styled arch that leads out to the nook.  

 There was an expectation in homes of this era that there would be an impressive formal dining room for entertaining guests, and having special holiday meals and events.  This home does not disappoint.  With two well place windows looking out on the greenery, this room features a dramatic built in buffet, complete with glass front storage shelving that is perfect for storing the best china and serving pieces.   The inset arch above the buffet creates an effective serving space, or, when not being used, a spot for display of art or collectibles.  

As would be expected, the dining room leads directly into the cheerful kitchen which is just steps away, thus allowing convenient access for serving food promptly and efficiently.  

This truly expansive and luminous updated kitchen has impressive counter and cooking space throughout.  Below the two view windows is a pleasing work area with sink and built in dishwasher.  Other amenities here include stone counters, and a double oven.  

The amount of storage space at every level of this kitchen is truly astounding.  There is a spot for virtually everything the fussiest of home chefs could want.  Whether it is a special spot for unique cooking tools, pots and pans,  or serving pieces, there is somewhere to place it.    

Just off the kitchen is the sunlit breakfast nook.  It is particularly appealing because of the highly decorative multi-paned diamond shaped windows, and its classic corner display cabinet with aperiod styled glass display site that is ideal for glassware and serving dishes.  

There are five bedrooms, three of which are shown here for your consideration.  

 This charming bedroom features three handsomely paired windows that surround the bed, allowing the  sun to fill the room with light.  Yet another window, combined with a cozy closet makes this room a delight.

This comfortable bedroom has a pleasing pair of windows that are surrounded by the arch line of the building's architecture, which makes it particularly unique.  

 This spacious bedroom has a great deal of flexibility, and, since there are five bedrooms, this one has the room to serve another function, if needed.  Options would include and office, study, or arts and craft room.  

Above is one of the two available bathrooms.  A stall shower/bathtub combination, attractive sink space, and plentiful storage space, makes this a winner. 

 It is always a treat to have a well thought out and established garden that offers a variety of trees, plants and flowers that add so much to the relaxing atmosphere available just outside the home's back door.  


 A patio area shown here is already established, and is a perfect spot for reading, a quiet cup of tea, or perhaps an afternoon luncheon or tea for friends.  

If this calm and relaxing backyard, and handsome home appeals to you, or you have questions about another home in the area, please call me with your interests at (510) 517-6280.  Directly below, you will find a highly informative floor plan to assist you further.  This home is being offered for sale $1,750,000.

(Listing Courtesy of Jane Strauch of the Grubb Company)




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