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3600 Balfour Avenue | Oakland

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN SOLD

LISTING INFORMATION
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MLS#
40672466
Price
$1,000,000
Type
Single Family Home
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Sq. Ft.
1,252
Year Built
1920
Lot Size
4800 sq.ft.
Pool
N
Garage
N
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Date Sold
Oct 7th, 2014
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DESCRIPTION:

3600 Balfour Avenue is a beautifully remodeled California Craftsman. The original details include crown molding, built-in bookshelves, transom windows and solid oak hardwood flooring. The property was reconfigured to create a stunning chef’s kitchen and dining area that open to the rear patio and tropical garden and to add a second full bathroom on the lower level. The custom curated finishes were primarily made in the United States by local artisans.


Updated On: January, 16 2019
 
CONTACT
 
Andy Read

Andy Read
510.594.2400 x222
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The house opens to the prized rear yard that was terraced using recycled concrete and planted by hand. As you meander up the path to the rear of the yard, you will find tranquility in the hammock by the babbling waterfall and koi pond, in the custom made jetted cedar soaking tub and amongst the dozens of mature tropical and sub-tropical plant species (showcased in the East Bay Secret Garden Tour and awarded “most unique tropical garden”).

The property is ideally located in Crocker Highlands, just .2 miles from the shops and eateries of Lakeshore Avenue (“Walk Score” of 86 out of 100), less than 2 miles from 19th Street BART, and just 11 miles from San Francisco. The local elementary school, Crocker Highlands Elementary, has a “GreatSchools Rating” of 10 out of 10.

Interior features include:

• Living room with built-in bookshelves, transom windows, French doors and gas fireplace insert
• Modern kitchen with Heath tile surround, Caeserstone quartz countertops, new cabinetry, custom lighting, GE Café 5-burner gas range/oven with hood, KitchenAid refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher and built-in Jenn-Air microwave
• Open dining room with folding glass wall of windows to rear patio and garden
• Solid oak hardwood flooring throughout living area and bedrooms; tile in bathrooms
• Period crown moldings and baseboard
• Open dining room with accordion wall of windows that completely opens to rear patio
• Steam washer and dryer in custom kitchen pantry
• Two large bedrooms each with gracious natural light and custom closet systems
• Updated lower bathroom with tile and the fixtures from Ann Sacks and vanity crafted in Oakland by artisan Stacy Southwick
• Upper bathroom with dual vanities, medicine cabinets and original cast iron bathtub

Exterior features include:

• Brazilian Ipe deck with steel fire pit forged in Tennessee with direct gas line and industrial space heater
• Terraced rear garden with koi pond & waterfall, custom made jetted cedar soaking tub and meditating Buddha on Corten steel fabricated by Oakland artisan Stacy Southwick
• The tropical and sub-tropical plantings include date palms, tillandias, a pineapple guava tree, begonias, an herb garden, a red tea tree and a large imperial bromeliad from the Amazon rain forest!
• Attached 1-car garage with carriage doors, w/d hook-ups and recently outfitted with sheetrock and insulation so that it can be used as a studio
• Sewer lateral replaced in 2014, EBMUD compliant