Sold $942,000 SOLD (List Price: $799,000) - Single Family Home
Situated on a large corner lot in the beautiful Mills Gardens neighborhood, 2900 57th Avenue is a charming, historic 3BD/1.5BA 1825 sq ft split-level Storybook home with cross-gable roof and front porch featuring period arch and cutouts. Beautifully landscaped, this light-filled home boasts vintage architectural details including gleaming hardwood floors with decorative mahogany inlays, high ceilings and crown molding, wood-trimmed windows, bay and double-hung windows, and even a vintage milk door in the kitchen–a reminder of a bygone era. The recently remodeled baths and updated eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook provide modern comfort and convenience. Additional features include a finished basement, detached garage, and an inviting enclosed backyard. Near Mills College, Concordia Park, restaurants, shops, and convenient commuter options.
The spacious entryway opens onto the inviting living room where a wide bay window overlooks the quiet street. The elegant coved ceiling, crown molding, and variegated hardwood floors with mahogany inlay create a gracious aesthetic, and the period corner fireplace provides a warm glow on winter evenings.
From the living room, beautiful wood-trimmed multi-pane French doors open onto the formal dining room. Natural light pours in through a wall of multi-pane windows, giving the hardwood floors a warm glow. Large enough for celebration dinners with extended family and friends, this is a room gracious enough for intimate candle-lit dinners as well.
The updated eat-in kitchen features stone countertops and backsplash, a gas range with convection oven, ample cabinets, and two double-hung windows over the dual sink. The adjoining breakfast nook basks in the sunlight streaming through multi-pane casement windows on two sides. Open shelves offer space for pantry items, serving pieces, cookbooks, or kitchen collectibles, and a side door leads out to the detached garage.
Across the hall is a generous bedroom with large windows. Also on this level, a full bath features a tile floor with decorative accents, a walk-in shower with glass door, an extra-long tub for luxurious soaks, and a stone-topped vanity for storage. In the hallway, a conveniently located linen closet provides additional space for towels and bath supplies.
Up a short flight of stairs are two additional light-filled bedrooms, one with a walk-in closet, the other with vintage built-in drawers and shelves. The hallway includes a second linen closet for bedding and a quirky vintage laundry chute ending in the basement.
From the main level, a second short staircase leads to the high-ceilinged finished basement with a half bath and laundry area housing a washer and dryer as well as a double utility sink. The remaining bonus space could easily be configured as a rumpus room or office.
The enclosed backyard is a private retreat with its flagstone patio surrounded by roses, gardenias, plum and Meyer lemon trees, and a variety of flowering shrubs–an ideal spot for morning coffee, quiet contemplation, or al fresco dining.
Automatic sprinkler system
Newer water heater
Newer heating system
Updated copper piping
Newer roof (2018)