Sold $1,575,000 SOLD (List Price: $1,495,000) - Single Family Home
An ultra-charming, light-filled single-level 3+BD/3BA (including full-service studio ADU) Art Deco Traditional in desirable Upper Rockridge neighborhood, 4608 Jacobus Avenue has been expanded and renovated to meld original period details with modern upgrades. Level-out, with gorgeous Golden Gate and Bay Bridge views, modernized kitchen, a spacious owner’s suite with spa-like bath, lushly landscaped backyard, and a separate studio ADU make this a homeowner’s dream come true. Ideally situated between Rockridge and Montclair shopping districts, close to small shops and the Temescal Farmers Market, yet also conveniently close to the Rockridge BART station.
Tall corner windows flood the delightful living room with light, an excellent place to put your feet up and watch the sun slowly sink into the bay. Period arched doorways, brick fireplace, and hardwood floors add distinction and warmth. The updated kitchen features a gas range, stone countertops, and ample storage.
Peter Engel, published author of several Origami books, designed the owner’s suite with stylish touches including an intriguing origami-inspired barn door in the bath and swinging closet doors in the bedroom. The spacious suite boasts vaulted ceilings with transom windows, modern ceiling fan, and clever accent lighting. The spa-like bath is a modern oasis with oversized, deep jetted tub, pedestal sink, and walk-in tiled shower.
From the owner’s suite, glass doors lead out to a flagstone patio and lush landscaping reminiscent of a secret garden. Mature trees, ferns, and hydrangeas enhance the tranquil spot, perfect for a lazy morning cup of coffee.
Two additional bedrooms share an updated large bath with tile floor, wainscoting, pedestal sink, built-in shelves, and tiled walk-in shower. One bedroom has sunny corner windows; the other enjoys French doors leading to the flagstone patio in the backyard.
The original driveway has been repurposed to create a magical, paved, outdoor courtyard with a lovely arbor enclosed by custom redwood fences and gates. Surrounding the paving stones are fuji apple, fig, and persimmon trees, as well as beautiful plantings with uplights and a smart irrigation system for low maintenance and optimal low water consumption. String some lights around this spacious courtyard, and throw the ultimate summer party.
Adjacent to the lovely backyard is a recently constructed, 330 square foot detached cottage. The vaulted ceiling, recessed lighting, 4 skylights, and a stunning wall of windows create a light-filled retreat, studio, or guest suite. Built-in shelving flanks an alcove ideally suited for a desk. The corner kitchenette boasts stone countertops, and a full bath is complete with a step-in shower. Thoughtfully designed, the cottage is beautifully constructed and protected by a French drain.
Highlights at a Glance
Partial Bay and Golden Gate bridge views
Updated kitchen and bathrooms
Recently detached studio ADU
Smart Irrigation system (Irritrol Rain Dial)
Near Hillcrest school (public elementary and middle school)
Hall closet with W/D hookup for stacked W/D