Located just two blocks from Solano Avenue’s shopping, coffee shops and restaurant district. Close to Marin school, Monterey Market shopping district and Terrace Park.
This Traditional Craftsman Brown Shingle was originally built in 1917. A second story was added by the present owners soon after they bought it.
Noted architect Glenn Jarvis remodeled the kitchen and breakfast room in 2006.
1613 Sonoma Avenue is one of the rare Sun-filled Brown Shingle Craftsman Homes in Albany.
This home has been meticulously maintained combining classic craftsman style with the newest updates. As soon as you as you enter the house you are struck by the hand crafted detailing, refinished hardwood floors with original inlays, rustic stone fireplace and numerous built-ins including custom desk and bookcase. The dining room features a Craftsman built-in sideboard and rich wood wainscoting.
The charm continues in the remodeled kitchen with adjoining breakfast room. The chef’s dream kitchen includes a 6 burner Viking range, separate wall oven, convection microwave, warming drawer, Viking refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher. There is plenty of storage in the beautiful Maple cabinets and large granite top/work island with seating. The light filled breakfast room features a Craftsman style built-in media cabinet and large window seat with a view out to garden.
Elegant French doors lead from the kitchen-breakfast room out to the, secluded back yard where there stands a Coastal Oak tree.
On the first floor you will find a large sunny bedroom with a peek of the Golden Gate and it’s own full bathroom. There is a separate powder room as well
Upstairs there are three additional additional bedrooms including a huge master,with vaulted ceilings and two enormous walk-in closets. Conceptual Architectural renderings for an en suite master bath available.
The two west-facing bedrooms and the sunny bathroom all have lovely Golden Gate and sunset views.
The Low maintenance backyard is centered around the Majestic Coastal Oak tree with plenty of room for outdoor dining and entertaining, including a gas hookup for a grill. The side yard has a private sunny seating area and enough room for a garden or dog run. The front garden patio which completes the oasis-like grounds, is ready for a vegetable or flower garden.
There is an impressive amount of storage space both in the large basement and detached garage.
For homebuyers seeking quintessential small town qualities with the vitality of a major city, Albany has it all. This community-oriented city boasts manicured homes, friendly neighbors, grassy parks and playgrounds, a charming main street, a host of services, family-friendly programs, and excellent schools.
Albany schools consistently place in the 90th percentile, and year after year the school district produces some of the highest academic test scores throughout the Bay Area and California. Many attribute this to the large number of children here who are offspring of the many UC Berkeley grad students residing in Albany.
A fiercely contended bit of wildness, the Albany Bulb is a strip of shoreline that rewards the hardy souls who venture on it for a walk. Art installations and spectacular views of the bay transport visitors to faraway lands of the imagination. The Albany Bulb is just north of the Golden Gate Fields' north parking lot near the Bay Trail that runs out to the Richmond Marina in one direction and out and around the tip of Emeryville in the other.
Albany real estate is made up primarily of 2- to 3-bedroom single-family homes ranging from charming California and Craftsman bungalows, to Mediterranean-style residences, to many of the area's unique MacGregor homes with their touches of story-book whimsy. The homes here go for top dollar due to the excellent schools.
A haven for people-watching, Albany's Solano Avenue is a pedestrian-oriented street dotted with gourmet and specialty grocers, florists, charming boutiques, antique shops, cafes and inexpensive ethnic restaurants. This quaint street was recently discovered by residents of the wider Bay Area and is fast becoming a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, especially during the Solano Stroll, an annual street fair that runs over 25 blocks.
Situated between North Berkeley, El Cerrito and Richmond, Albany is close to major freeways as well as BART and other public transportation. Oakland is about 15 minutes away and San Francisco can be as close as 20 minutes in light traffic.
1613 Sonoma Ave, Albany CA
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