2709 Vallecito Place
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Remodeled Bella Vista Craftsman Bungalow blends period charm with modern open floor plan and amenities. Spring back a century to an Old Oakland side street with a charming view of the 1928 California Beaux Arts wing of historic Highland Hospital. Three short flights of steps and a walkway lead you past the level-in garage (roof deck potential) to a semi-enclosed craftsman-pillared stucco porch with window. Step into the foyer onto gorgeous hardwood floors with vintage borders that continue through the living and dining rooms. The foyer opens to a light-filled living room illuminated by multi-light picture window. The gray & white stone fireplace with tile hearth and contrast woodgrain mantle is flanked by two high windows.
Classic architectural half-wall separators to dining room with wide picture window and counter to kitchen for light-flooded open floor plan. Granite breakfast /cocktail bar with drop lights unites dining with kitchen for continuous entertainment flow.
The newly remodeled kitchen is drenched with light from the French doors and many windows augmented by recessed ceiling lights. Light gray floors shade to darker gray cabinets past black granite counters to pale walls and white ceilings. Continuing the color scheme is stainless steel cabinet handles, appliances and sink with gray glass tile splash (also behind stove and hood fan). The laundry nook has washer/dryer hook-ups.
The bleached gray floors continue from kitchen through hallway to bath and bedrooms. Both bedrooms feature wide windows and vintage molding/casings. Front bedroom has walk-in closet, back bedroom mirrored wall closet and view to backyard. Full bath features gray tiled floor and walls, glass tile border, shower over tub with sliding glass doors and rain shower head and modern sink with drawer.
Sunny, terraced, fenced back yard with planting beds for veggies/flowers and crushed rock patio offers space for outdoor entertaining with family and friends with lots of blue sky and view of the architecturally stunning historic wing of Highland Hospital – and this beautiful Craftsman Bungalow comes with up-to-date urban convenience - approx. one mile to Glenview with coffee shops, popular restaurants, grocery store, Casual Carpool, easy access to Hwy 580, AC Transit bus service, Lake Merritt BART (approx. 2.3m), Oakland city parks and miles & miles of hiking trails in East Bay Regional parks.
Situated in the Oakland foothills, Glenview is a small residential neighborhood full of are single-family bungalows and traditionally styled dwellings dating back to the 1920s and ‘30s.
Most of the businesses in Glenview are mom-and-pop shops and include a market and several salons. Highly rated restaurants such as Bellanico and Blackberry Bistro add some gourmet flair to the Park Boulevard business district, which offers great vistas of the bay. The Glenview Neighborhood Association and Glenfriends have adopted Park Boulevard, sponsoring the Park Boulevard Median Cleanup and Planting Day on the boulevard median.
Twelve-acre Dimond Park runs along Glenview's eastern side, with oak and redwood trees populating the green space. Amenities include picnic areas, playgrounds, and a swimming pool.
Oakland’s lovely hillside neighborhoods and lively shopping districts draw residents to the East Bay’s largest city - an exciting, vibrant, urban community. In the Sequoyah-Chabot neighborhood, many homeowners enjoy large lots that border the East Bay Regional Park and the Lake Chabot Golf Course. Montclair’s homes are situated on forested lots that offer a quiet retreat from the city. Temescal is an up-and-coming neighborhood along bustling Telegraph Avenue, with the feel of an urban village. In Jack London Square near the waterfront, old warehouses and former factories have been converted to loft living. Lakeshore-Upper Grand, with its mix of shopping, restaurants, antique stores, and a farmers market, is one of Oakland’s most eclectic neighborhoods. For those who live in Claremont, the Elmwood Shopping District offers a variety of old-fashioned shops and mixture of merchants. It’s easy to enjoy a wide variety of year-round outdoor activities in Oakland. Lake Merritt, located in the heart of the city, offers a 3.4-mile walking path, picnicking, sailing, and kayaking. Redwood and Joaquin Regional Parks encompass stately forests of 150-foot coast redwoods and provide miles of hiking, jogging, and horseback-riding trails. Anthony Chabot Regional Park offers golfing, an equestrian center, hiking, bicycling, and fishing. For sports fans, Oakland is home to the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, and the Golden Gate Fields racetrack Oakland residents have plenty of public transportation options, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), buses, ferries, and casual carpools. Oakland International Airport is serviced by more than 10 major airlines.