Sold $735,000 SOLD (List: 649K) - Single Family Home
Bright terracotta tiles and airy archways greet you at picturesque 3655 Calafia Avenue. Built in 1930, this 2141 sq. ft. Spanish Colonial Revival style home exemplifies classic California architecture with a modern twist.
The solid wood front door with wrought iron handles opens to reveal a spacious living room with 1” white oak plank floors and archways guiding you from one space to the next. At the center of the room lies a grand stone tiled fireplace. Vaulted ceilings and broad windows open the space up to natural light, while iron filigree fixtures and candle sconce style lights add beautifully unique accents to the environment.
The kitchen sits immediately right of the entryway and contains ample built-in storage—cupboards, shelves, and drawers. Above the sink lies a wide window framed by chic miniature shelves and a scalloped wall detailing. Additional details include a sunny breakfast nook (perfect for enjoying a morning coffee) and pull-down ironing board, which is built directly into the wall. A partial bath is adjacent to the kitchen, along with a separate dining room. The dining area boasts a chandelier, an antique stenciled box beamed ceiling, and windows that overlook the backyard.
Follow the hallway to a versatile cylindrical room, which can either serve as an office or a meditation room. The leaded glass window within casts an attractive light reflection through its panels and the room’s structure boasts excellent acoustics.
Further down the hallway is the first bedroom, which features a pewter doorknob, sturdy coat rack on the solid wood door, and a closet with a top shelf. The second bedroom across the hall features a closet with hanging rods and new ceiling lights.
As you continue down the hallway, you’ll encounter a full bath with diamond-checkered tile and granite sink top. Towels and washcloths can be stored in the linen closet beside the shower/bathtub. An opaque window adds an element of privacy, and a built-in laundry chute allows you to conveniently drop clothes into the downstairs laundry room. Outside the bathroom is a spacious closet for additional storage.
Follow the stairs up to the third bedroom, which contains two closets with coat racks and another closet directly adjacent to the room.
Downstairs is the laundry room, complete with dual soaking sinks and storage racks on the walls.
The backyard features a deck, basketball court, and large raised garden bed. The space is perfect for summer barbeques, with plenty of nearby trees to offer shade. Succulents and lavender adorn the property, and there are numerous places where a gardener can grow fruit trees or start a vegetable patch.
With abundant storage throughout, 3655 Calafia is a thoughtfully designed home. None of the bedrooms share walls with one another, which is a unique feature that offers privacy. Special details enhance the house, such as vintage hanging lamps and small display nooks for picture frames and candles. At 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, this comfortable home is a convenient commuter location and enjoys close proximity to the Oakland Zoo and the Sequoyah Country Club
Build your dream life in the charming Oakland neighborhood of Sequoyah.