Property Details

501 Kenmore Avenue, Oakland

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Sold $1,400,000 SOLD (List: $1,195,000) - Single Family Home
1778 sq ft3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Car Garage Print this page

501 Kenmore is a delightful 3+BD/2BA, 1,778 square foot Craftsman on a corner lot with an enclosed terraced yard and a separate apartment on the lower level. It is located just steps from the vibrant Grand/Lake neighborhood amenities and Piedmont Park.

A sunny entryway featuring paned windows and built-in benches opens onto the heart of the home – a spacious living room with hardwood floors, original fir paneling, crown molding, beamed ceiling, and built-in cabinetry. A large klinker brick fireplace with raised hearth graces one wall.

The home’s versatile floor plan encourages visitors to wend their way through many enchanting spaces. Glass French doors lead to a bright room with high ceilings – perfect for a sunroom, office, or third bedroom on this level. The bright spacious kitchen is accessed both from the sunroom and the dining room, and features a built-in breakfast nook, hardwood floors, natural stone countertops, a built-in Bosch five-burner gas range/oven with stainless steel backsplash, built-in pantry cabinets, and a beautiful skylight. Beautiful period windows highlight the dining room with its hardwood floors, built-in cabinetry, and glass door leading back to the living room.

Down the hallway, discover two bedrooms with hardwood floors and a shared bath. One bedroom is bathed in natural light with a lovely bay window overlooking the garden; the other features a skylight and charming built-in bookshelves.

The shared bath sports marble tile flooring, pedestal sink with tile backsplash, an inviting clawfoot bathtub, and step-in tiled stall shower. Between the bath and main bedroom is a dressing room with a walk-in cedar-lined closet.

The lower level features an apartment accessible from the interior via the kitchen and also has its own exterior access. This inviting space features hardwood floors and an eat-in kitchenette with two-burner electric cooktop. The sunken bedroom includes a spacious walk-in closet. The bath has a vintage-style tile floor and step-in shower.

The basement has a laundry area with utility sink and bonus storage area, and there is a single car garage. The beautiful enclosed yard surrounding the home is graced by enchanting terraced gardens, meandering brick walkways, stone and brick patios, a lawn, and exquisite plantings including mature fruit trees, a rose trellis, lavender, and other flowering shrubs.

Highlights at a Glance:

  • 3+BD/2BA Craftsman home

  • 1,778 square feet
  • Steps from wonderful neighborhood amenities and Piedmont Park
  • Separate apartment with private entrance on lower level

  • Versatile floor plan

  • Hardwood floors

  • Fir paneling

  • Built-in cabinetry

  • Eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook

  • Terraced gardens

  • Laundry area w/utility sink and bonus storage

  • One-car garage