This handsome home, with its classic traditional architecture, has been impressively updated to combine the best of both past and present eras.  Located at 44 Wildwood Avenue, it features 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, in a spacious 2868 +/- sf of living space.  Ideally situated, it is just minutes from the appealing shops and restaurants of the Grand Lake and Rockridge neighborhoods.  An additional plus is its view of city lights.  

This handsome living room has all the elements present to make every guest feel welcome.  Spacious, and awash with glowing light from its multiple windows, it is anchored by a classic, and very pleasant fireplace which is ideal source of warmth and appeal during a relaxing evening with friends.  It is flanked by two matching bookshelves which are perfect for displaying favorite books, collectibles or art works.  

 Another view reveals the very handsome entry staircase to the second floor, the richly colored hardwood floors, the view towards the formal dining room, and the richness and quality of the wood trim throughout the home as illustrated here in the windows, doors and ceiling.  

This stunning dining room is perfect for so many uses.  Should you want to plan a truly formal dinner, it was designed specifically for that purpose.  Note the elegant built in cabinetry already in place that provides perfect storage for your best dishes, china and serving pieces, and a perfect site for a serving platform.   Additional quality is reflected in the wainscoting throughout the room.  The handsome French doors lead to the family room, which is mentioned below. 

It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home.  This is certainly true here.  A lot of exceptional planning has gone into updating this inviting kitchen, and the results should please the fussiest of chefs.  The view above shows the expansive work space that is combined with extensive storage space that is perfect for storing favorite cookware and serving pieces.

 A reverse angle shows the delightful eat-in breakfast bar, which is perfect for a quick breakfast or lunch, or as an excellent spot to converse with the cook while a meal is being prepared.  Shown here are the stone countertops, the gas range cooktop and self cleaning oven.  Be sure to note the subtle recessed lighting and the handsome lights over the breakfast bar. 

Opposite the breakfast bar is a cheerful kitchen nook that is surrounded by multiple windows that offer delightful views of the surrounding garden.  The door to the left allows easy access to the backyard patio from the kitchen for those wanting to eat outside on a pleasant day.  

As shown earlier in the view of the dining room, a spacious family room is available that is ideally placed to act as sun porch or alternate entertainment spot.  Just off the outside patio, the glass doors allow easy access to the gardens and back yard.  

There are four bedrooms in the home.  Three are being shown for your review.  The first bedroom above, features so many attractive elements.  A roomy floorplan, an adjacent bathroom, and a very appealing private patio among the trees.  

This attractive and updated bathroom is just off the bedroom seen above, and provides dual sinks and plentiful counter and storage space.   

 This is an exceptionally generous bedroom, and as such, allows a great deal of creative design options.  As with so many other rooms in the house, the handsome windows add more appeal with their warmth and light.

A third bedroom especially highlights the theme of impressive wooden trim that has been provided throughout this home.  Observe the trim around the windows, the closet door, the floor trim and the crown moulding that is shown here.  


There are two discretionary rooms that are available for use in any way that appeals.  The above room offers a variety opportunities.  With its multiple windows, it could easily be used as a sun room, work room, study, or arts and craft room.  

 The other room shown above is equally flexible, and just awaits an imaginative concept.  

Stepping outside to the backyard, there is a engaging privacy here among sheltering trees, and well established greenery and plants.  Multiple levels of stonework create opportunities for the placement of dining areas, or quiet retreat locations.  

A gently sweeping set up stairs leads up to an upper level garden space.  

 If this outstanding home appeals to you, or another in the area has caught your attention, please feel free to contact me immediately with your questions and interests.  I can be reached at (510) 517-6280.  The home is being offered for sale for $2,205,900.  

(Listing Courtesy of Mavis P. Delacroix of Compass Real Estate)

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