336 Forest Street
3 BR | 2.5 BA | ~ 2,085 sq ft. |
This beautiful and impeccably preserved craftsman home features a breathtaking, warm and natural wood aesthetic with a tastefully updated kitchen that seamlessly merges with the home’s original character. Enter through a fenced private garden yard with verdant surrounding, great for lounging or outdoor dining and past the classic full width sitting porch. Immediately from the entry foyer your eyes are drawn to the oak hardwood floors, gorgeous fir wainscoting, trim, stairs and picture rail. The spacious living room greets you with its high ceilings, custom glass wall sconces, stone surround fireplace and wood framed glass pocket doors opening to the adjacent large formal dining room, complete with box beams and built-ins. A bonus room works perfectly for an office, library and informal reading retreat. A well designed kitchen is appointed with stainless steel appliances including a built in refrigerator, 6 burner gas range and dishwasher, ample cabinetry and two handy pantry closets. Completing the main level is a convenient half bath. The upper sleeping level has three nicely sized bedrooms including a master retreat with a sunny south facing wall of windows, two walk-in closets and master bath. The two sweet junior bedrooms enjoy skylights, and a shared full bath with tub, all connected through a spacious hall with built-in storage cabinets and laundry closet. Additional features include tankless hot water, central heating and fenced side yard great for a dog run. This highly desirable location is a ½ block from the vibrant College Avenue shops, acclaimed restaurants, Market Hall and the Rockridge BART station's 20 min ride to SF.
Cross Alcatraz Avenue, which divides Oakland and Berkeley, and you’ll find yourself in Rockridge, one of Oakland's most desirable, charming, and convenient neighborhoods. Housing in Rockridge is a combination of charming bungalows, cottages, classic Arts and Crafts dwellings, and large brown-shingle houses. Its leafy streets are mainly residential. Rockridge offers an easy commute into San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, as well as access to the University of California, Berkeley Campus. The 100-year-old, four-acre campus of the California College of Art and Crafts is nearby. Food-and-drink purveyors in Rockridge provide the best from around the world and local farms. Rockridge Market Hall, which takes its cue from the French Marché, offers numerous individual food and flower shops open to the sidewalk. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques line bustling College Avenue, Rockridge's main drag. Parks, libraries, farmer's market, casual carpools, exceptional elementary school and bus transit are just some of the local offerings that attract distinguishing buyers from all over the country.