Sold $1,020,000 SOLD (List: $849K) - Single Family Home
Nestled on a quiet street in the Oakland Hills and conveniently located near Highway 13 and Joaquin Miller Park, 3625 Brunell is a delightful 3+BD/2BA home with stunning views and expansive terraced gardens, ideal for creative gardeners. As you approach this 1,599 square foot home, you wend your way by brick path through raised beds planted with vegetables — just a hint of what is to come.
The moment you enter 3625 Brunell, you catch a glimpse of a dramatic view. A few short steps leads you to the home’s common area, which has a fireplace, while the room’s large picture window reveals a sweeping bay view. Step from the common area onto the expansive deck and take in the breadth of the view, which stretches from the San Mateo Bridge to the Marin Headlands and includes San Francisco and both the Bay and Golden Gate bridges.
From the deck, a glance below you reveals the hallmark of this lovely home: its extensive rear gardens, an urban paradise with rich soil and graced with citrus trees, roses, and jasmine. (See an extensive list of plant species at 3625 Brunell below.) With bay views, multiple terraces, a greenhouse, and a covered patio, the gardens are both beautiful and versatile.
3625 Brunell’s delightful fruit and vegetable gardens are accessible from the eat-in kitchen, which includes the best of modern conveniences and vintage details, given its gleaming stainless steel appliances and Wedgewood gas range.
The home’s main level includes three bedrooms on the main level as well as a shared hallway bath with a tub and separate shower. The spacious rear bedroom features access to the deck as well as its own sweeping bay views that stretch from San Francisco to the San Mateo Bridge.
By way of a flight of stairs from the hallway, you find the lower level of 3625 Brunell, which has a versatile space that could easily be configured as a guest suite or home office. It includes a spacious common room with bay views and fireplace as well as a bath with shower. On the lower level you also find a laundry room, access to the garage, and bonus storage room as well as additional access to the home’s lovely gardens.
3625 Brunell is located moments from public parks ideal for hiking, Montclair Village, and Woodminster Theater.
Highlights at a Glance:
* Charming 3+/2BA home in the Oakland Hills
* 1,599 square feet
* Expansive terraced gardens with mature plantings, covered patio, and greenhouse
* Ideal for creative gardeners
* Sweeping bay, bridge and San Francisco views
* Large deck
* Moments from Highway 13, public parks, Montclair Village, and Woodminster Theater
* Eat-in kitchen with both upgraded appliances and vintage details
* Versatile lower-level guest suite
* Hardwood floors
* Two fireplaces
* Bonus storage area
* Garage with internal access
* Laundry room
* Built in 1954
The gardens of 3625 Brunell Drive are planted with:
Mix of ever-blooming perennial and
Loofah sponge vines
Chinese giant pepper
California wonder pepper
Patty pan squash
Yellow crookneck squash
Yellow straightneck squash
Cherokee purple tomato
Chocolate cherry tomato
Japanese Trifele black tomato
Pink Berkeley Tie-Dye tomato
Burbank lifter tomato
Wild lettuce mix