Sold $1,210,000 SOLD ($849,000 List Price) - Single Family Home
Located in the vibrant Grand Lake/Rose Garden neighborhood, 280 Santa Clara is a beguiling, light-filled 3+BD/1BA 1920s bungalow with 3 bedrooms on one level. Modern upgrades blend with appealing original details such as built-in cabinetry, wainscotting, crown molding, and hardwood floors. Mature landscaping and a huge backyard deck lend themselves to summer entertaining or just relaxing in the sun. In cooler weather, the delightful sunroom is an enchanting place to unwind with a cup of coffee. This splendid home is mere minutes from Lake Merrit, Splash Pad Park (for weekly farmers market), and the 7-acre Morcom Rose Garden (with its 5,000 rose bushes), as well as steps from Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Avenue Shops and restaurants. Neighborhood commute options currently include several casual carpool stops, an express bus to San Francisco, and convenient 580 freeway access.
Some of the home’s more beguiling features:
The carved wood front door opens onto a generous entryway that beckons with gleaming hardwood floors, wainscotting, crown molding, and vintage light fixture.
The spacious, light-filled living room features vaulted beamed ceiling and large windows flanking a brick fireplace. Lovely built-in shelves and cabinetry grace one wall.
On the other side of the house, the sunroom addition creates a terrace-like feel, ideal for relaxing with a little music, a laptop, and a second cup of coffee.
The graceful formal dining room features elegant wainscotting and original built-in cabinetry, and corner windows catch the light. The dining room opens onto the bright, updated kitchen, which features stone counters, gas cooktop, wall double oven, pantry, and ample cabinets for storage.
Off the kitchen is a conveniently placed laundry room with large closet, washer/dryer, oversized window, and a door opening onto the enchanting backyard.
The three bedrooms connect to one another through louvered doors. The largest of the three boasts hardwood floors and oversized multi-paned windows overlooking the sunny backyard. The connecting second bedroom has multi-paned windows facing the side yard and a deep closet with louvered doors. The third bedroom has been configured as an office with a built-in desk and shelves.
The three bedrooms share a full bath with tile shower over tub, solid surface vanity, tile floor, shuttered double door entry
Upstairs is a surprising bonus dormer room with slanting ceilings and three sunny windows. Perfect for a guest room, study, office, or just a quiet retreat.
Level-out to a glorious enclosed backyard with huge, recently rebuilt deck and mature landscaping. Host an afternoon barbeque or string some lights around this lovely space and throw the ultimate summer party.
Highlights at a Glance:
*1562 square feet