866 Paloma Ave. Oakland CA 94610
Let the Love Affair Begin…
SOLD: Majestic Prairie Style Craftsman located in the heart of Crocker Highlands. Prominently positioned, this gracious jewel offers enchanting views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge as well as serene neighborhood vistas. Upon approach, you are greeted by mature palms, meandering paths, garden statues, and a sizable covered porch with vintage tile floor and leaded glass door and windows, ideal for evenings of conversation.
Stepping through the door, the grand foyer sets both the tone and prominence of this stunning property. Walls of glass surround all sides of the home and cast warm natural light throughout, while the floor plan offers a circular flow from one room to another. Large formal spaces include a spacious living room, a sun-drenched dining area, and a stunning sunroom leading out to the courtyard. The dazzling kitchen offers an oversized center island with granite counters, dual sinks, abundant storage and designer appliances including a Wolf Range and luxe, oversized Thermador Refrigerator.
The alluring sunroom with elegant transom windows evokes the imagination and opportunity to relax, while original french doors made of vintage glass lead you out to the private, tropical gardens, courtyards and outdoor dining areas surrounding the home. The outdoor kitchen with Viking BBQ is sited just off the dining area and is perfect for days and evenings of entertainment.
Traversing the home's generous staircase to the upper level, one is again drenched in natural light from a vaulted ceiling skylight offering additional warmth to the space. The primary suite is anchored by a beautiful fireplace and features a sleek bathroom, walk-in closet, and separate study with its own private rooftop balcony and San Francisco views. An updated hall bathroom, two more generously sized bedrooms including an en-suite, a third spacious sunroom as well a laundry closet also grace the upper level of this elegant home. An attic with an additional 1,000 sq ft (approx.) of storage is accessed via a drop-down ladder and currently houses one of the home's two furnace systems.
The lower level of the home offers a lavish, metropolitan vibe one-bedroom apartment*. Accessible from the home's internal staircase or via its own exterior door, this refined space offers a full kitchen with living space, office/flex area, full bathroom with laundry, and ample storage. The exterior door leads out to its own private lower-level courtyard, while a garden staircase leads to the street below as well as the home's detached one-car garage.
Updates include designer lighting, three-zone heating, Tesla Solar Panels, two Tesla backup batteries, an advanced Lutron lighting system that allows you to control the home lighting from your smartphone, or preset the lights to go on and off at pre-set times, and a full security system including exterior video surveillance.
This venerable property is ideally located just blocks from the wonderful shops and restaurants of both Lakeshore Blvd and Grand Ave, as well as Lake Merritt the award-winning Crocker Highlands Elementary School. Minutes from the Bay Bridge to San Francisco its location in truly ideal.
*One Bedroom Apartment described above is not located on the public records and may be unwarranted. Listing agents and sellers encourage buyers to do their own due diligence and investigations with regard to this space as well as the house and grounds.
- TypeSingle Family
- sq. ft7,950
- Year Built1914
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