Sold $1,457,000 SOLD (List: 995K) - Single Family Home
Beautifully situated between the chic Piedmont Avenue and trendy Temescal neighborhoods, 4294 Montgomery is a rare and ultra-charming 5 bedroom, 3 bath historic home thoughtfully designed and full of heart. Built in 1910, this Craftsman-era home marries architectural riches with modern convenience, while delighting the senses with many wonderful surprises like hidden passageways, skylights, rain showerheads, a craft nook, ample storage, built-ins, and an outdoor barbeque. With plenty of shopping and dining options nearby, you can enjoy a taste of Oakland at Fenton’s Creamery, stroll to an art film at the Piedmont Theatre, or satisfy your caffeine craving at Blue Bottle Coffee – the Best of Oakland is all around you.
Highlights at a Glance:
• 5 bedroom, 3 bath Craftsman home located in the Piedmont Avenue neighborhood of North Oakland
• Built in 1910
• 2,519 square feet
• Hardwood floors
• Ornamental fireplace
• Kitchen features stylish retro dual oven, kitchen island, stainless steel French door refrigerator and dishwasher, and a bonus instant hot water sink for brewing tea or coffee
• Master suite
• Walk-in closets/hidden passageways
• Rainfall showerhead and skylights in bathroom
• BBQ in backyard
• Tandem parking and detached garage
• Upstairs balcony with view of the Oakland Hills
• Washer and dryer on the second floor
• Built-in storage throughout
• Basement with storage space
At 2,519 square feet, 4294 Montgomery is a classic Bay Area wood shingle home with lovely touches throughout. Lush trees shade the entrance and help keep the home cool in the summertime. The front door opens into an entryway and living room. Gorgeous hardwood floors fill the space, and vintage-style windows illuminate the room. This room leads into a dining area with built-in cabinets and an ornamental fireplace.
The kitchen is spacious and well designed featuring black quartz countertops, a retro Occidental Automatic dual oven, and a second sink that dispenses instant hot water for brewing tea or coffee. Also included are stainless steel appliances (a French door refrigerator and dishwasher), along with a kitchen island. The kitchen island is perfect for hosting a casual breakfast on a weekday morning before work. Additional kitchen features include an attached craft, homework, or breakfast nook and a stairway down to the partial basement.
Off the kitchen, a full bathroom awaits conveniently between a bedroom and an office. The bathroom features pearly white honeycomb tiling and a built-in medicine cabinet.
Upstairs, skylights bathe the second floor in natural light through open-beam rafters. It’s a warm and inviting landing leading to the bedrooms beyond.
Two of the four upstairs bedrooms are connected by a whimsical walk-in closet/hidden passageway. One of these bedrooms is a bright, sunny space with a closet that leads to a petite Alice in Wonderland style door with a hidden play space behind it. The bedroom connected through this passageway is the warm and wonderful master bedroom suite with a balcony overlooking the back patio and a full bathroom. This master bathroom includes beautiful turquoise tiling, skylights, bathtub, and a walk-in shower with rainfall showerhead.
A corner bedroom includes a spacious loft space with a nook outside the window that is perfect for storing potted plants. The room also features a tucked away washer and dryer, along with a small-scale walk-in closet.
The final bedroom also channels a loft-like atmosphere, and it includes a miniature door that leads to a storage space. A full bath lies across the hall from this bedroom. It features Jack and Jill sinks, navy blue tiling, and a skylight above the bathtub/shower with wide showerhead.
4294 Montgomery is simultaneously chic, accommodating, and centrally located for an easy commute. Enjoy a wide array of food and nightlife options, including Mama’s Royal Café and Cato’s Ale House. This gorgeous Craftsman-era home is a front row seat to the finest amenities of the East Bay. We invite you to experience for yourself all that this home has to offer.
See more at: 4294-montgomery