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Three-bedroom two-bath home upstairs, 1304 sf total.
Two-bedroom two-bath ADU downstairs, 1130 sf total.
Total measured square footage is 2434.  Lot is 4400.
 
Ideally located near transit, parks and commerce, this ground-up renovation combines the charm of the old with the efficiency of the new.  Everything about this sweet home is lofty, airy and bright.  High ceilings, ample windows and its elevation from the street make it feel as if it floats.  Gorgeous period details convey elegance, while state-of-the-art upgrades offer the utmost in modern convenience and sustainability.
 
From an ample front porch, one steps into an entry before landing in the perfectly-proportioned living room with built-ins and gas fireplace.  A bedroom/office with lovely paned doors on two sides can either be closed off for privacy or or open to the living room.
A second bedroom off the living room has a full bathroom with a deep soaking tub and beautiful tile work.  The bathroom is cleverly situated to be accessible from the entry area as well.
 
Moving towards the rear, the kitchen and dining room flow toward the leafy back yard. The farm sink ties in with the historical elements of the house, while the modern appliances including wine cooler take it up a notch.  Gorgeous countertops and cabinetry make this heart of the home both workable and a magnet for gatherings.
 
A lovely master suite graces the rear of the home.  Ample closet space and a pristine private bathroom make for a serene retreat.
 
Down the stairway to the ground level, one finds an Accessory Dwelling Unit to die for.  This area currently functions as two units but could easily be made into one.  There are two bedrooms, two baths and a kitchen on this level, divided as follows:  There is a one-bedroom one-bath apartment with it's own address.  A kitchen with every amenity, a sparkling bathroom and a hip vibe make this a dream rental.  Separately and with it's own entrance is an en-suite guest area which consists of a studio with it's own full bathroom including tub.  Internally framed doorways could be easily opened to combine the two spaces.
 
On the right side sits the power center of the home:  A spacious laundry area and full Tesla system live here.  In addition to the vehicle charger in the driveway, there is a solar system and Powerwall battery which provide incredible energy savings and back-up power.  There is also a good-sized storage room here, which could be made part of the apartment in the future if desired.
 
The yards are low maintenance yet lush, with natives, fruit trees and raised veggie beds.  An old pepper tree and playhouse feel homey while an outdoor dining area waits ready to party!

Improvements (all performed by Architect owner in 2017)

  1. 100% new foundation, concrete slab floor, and first floor walls -- all built to seismic code

  2. 100% new electrical and plumbing (water and gas), w/ automatic gas shut offs (for earthquake)

  3. 2 independent PG&E electric and gas meters (1089 and 1089B 66th Street)

  4. Independent furnaces for upstairs & downstairs, new ducting, Nest thermostats

  5. Energy efficiency: 100% new windows & doors; modern insulation in all walls and attic 

  6. 100% new exterior siding on first floor; restored redwood siding on second floor

  7. Full interior renovation: all new flooring, drywall, cabinets, appliances, plumbing fixtures, etc. 

Sustainability (all installed in 2017)

  1. Tesla electric vehicle charger (works with Models S, 3, X, or Y)

  2. Tesla solar system (2.6kW; 3,763 kWh annual): Saves a CO2 equivalent of ~4,800 miles worth of driving per year! 20 year warranty, energy performance guarantee, real-time monitoring with Tesla app, net-metering with PG&E for upstairs unit. 

  3. Tesla Powerwall battery (13.5 kWh) powers the upstairs at night and during power outages (including PG&E fire danger shutoffs). Options to optimize battery use for sustainability or low cost power. 10 year warranty.

  4. 2 smart Nest thermostats (independent control for upstairs and downstairs)

  5. Greenguard Gold Certified (low VOC) muse strand bamboo flooring by US Floors

  6. Soy-based PureBond plywood (formaldehyde free) used for base of kitchen & bath counters

  7. Zero - low VOC paint used throughout home

  8. Garden front and back is organic: no pesticides or herbicides; natural fertilizers

  9. Wifi-connected, smartphone-controlled, automatic irrigation controller by Rachio (5 zones currently operating: lawn, 3 raised beds, perimeter dripline for backyard)

  10. Urban garden includes: 2 lemon trees, 2 plum trees, 1 apple tree, 1 blackberry, 1 raspberry, 2 blueberries, 3 raised vegetable beds

Technology / Security

  1. Ring video doorbell and 2 Ring camera + floodlights (at laundry room door and back door)

  2. 9 wifi-connected, smart, Nest smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

  3. iSmartAlarm home security system (wifi based)

  4. 3-stage drinking water filter at kitchen sink

Excellent rental income.  ADU is currently divided:

     1. Downstairs unit (1 bed / 1 bath / 1 kitchen / living & dining)

     2. Downstairs ensuite (1 bed / 1 bath) with private entrance

 

Neighborhood


Welcome to hip, vibrant North Oakland, a friendly, artsy neighborhood with good walkability and proximity to transit.  Hop on the Transbay Express bus to the City and plug in as you ride.  BART and freeways are just a few minutes away.  The Emeryville Greenway connects you to the beauty of the Bay, and there are gyms, yoga studios and running trails all within reach.  Buzz-worthy restaurants such as Creekwood, and fun breweries such as Novel are within walking distance.  Parks dot the area, and whimsical shops and cafes make for a connected feeling.  For convenience, the Berkeley Bowl West can't be beat, and the Bay Street shopping center with it's food court, mall and Trader Joe's are down the street.  The bustle of downtown Oakland's restaurants, bars and music venues such as the Fox Theater are close at hand. Join the fun!



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