Sold $2,680,000 (List Price: $1,995,000) - Single Family Home
Located on a coveted block in Upper Rockridge, 5887 Margarido is a 5BD/3BA, 3403 square foot Traditional with spacious rooms, an expansive deck with bay views, and a rare, separate 2BD/1BA full service in-law/guest quarters. The home strikes a balance between distinctive original details such as hardwood floors, crown molding, chair rails, and period built-ins with stylish modern upgrades and features a gracious living room, formal dining room, modern chef’s kitchen, remodeled baths, a private front courtyard with expansive patio with firepit and fountain – perfect for al fresco gatherings. An attached 2-car garage includes additional storage. The home can be purchased separately or in tandem with the adjacent 6250 square foot lot (with approved plans) to create a rare compound. Beautifully situated, the home is moments from Rockridge BART, College Avenue shops and restaurants, coveted schools, the beloved Village Market, the Claremont Country Club, Lake Temescal, and Montclair Village.
A private, sun-washed courtyard at the front of the home is a hidden retreat with an expansive patio area hardscaped with seating and brick-trimmed planting beds with roses and shrubs. A firepit and peaceful fountain make this an ideal spot for lively parties or quiet contemplation beneath the evening stars.
Inside, a beautiful brick fireplace graces one wall of the spacious, light-filled living room. A sunny picture window overlooking the front courtyard is flanked by period built-in shelves and cabinets for books or for displaying your favorite collectibles. On the other side of the room, corner windows offer a peaceful tree top view.
The modern eat-in kitchen with breakfast nook is a home chef’s delight with stone countertops and subway tile backsplash, abundant cabinets, large pantry, and a Dynasty 6-burner gas range. The adjacent formal dining room is filled with natural light and enjoys distinctive period details such as chair rails, crown molding, and built-in shelves. Wide sliding glass doors open onto an expansive deck with bay views – a perfect place for drinks and hors d’oeuvres before dinner, or for evening coffee watching stunning sunsets over the bay.
Up a half flight of stairs are a sunny bedroom with corner windows and a generous bath with a walk-in shower and pedestal sink. Separate from the common living area and other bedrooms, this would make a great guest suite.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom enjoys windows on three sides that fill the room with light. A cedar lined walk-in closet provides ample storage, and a multipane glass door opens onto an expansive sunporch with treetop views. A second generous bedroom includes a walk-in closet and access to the sunporch. Also on this level, the spacious shared bath features hexagonal floor tiles with decorative accents, a walk-in shower, and dual pedestal sinks beneath a wide mirror.
On the lower level of the home is a spacious 2BD/1BA full service in-law/guest quarters with a private entrance and modern kitchen and bath.
An entertainer’s dream, the home’s back yard is perfect for neighborhood gatherings with spacious multiple patios and play areas shaded by mature trees and abundant space for the ultimate summer party.
5887 Margarido can be purchased separately or in tandem with the adjacent 6250 square foot lot (with approved plans) to create a rare compound.