5222 Shafter Avenue $995,000

Exalted Rockridge Craftsman

In Rockridge – "The East Bay's Most Appealing Urban Village"

SOLD FOR $1,500,000 AFTER ONLY 3 HOURS ON THE MLS!

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With an optimal blend of preservation and renovation, this polished Craftsman revels in Rockridge, just a few blocks from a world of cosmopolitan convenience. Reflecting a full-scale renovation, its gathering-place epicurean kitchen flows to a dining and lounging deck plus garden-outlined stone terrace. Renovations throughout its two-bedroom composition also enhance the full and half bathroom and infrastructure extensively.

The location presents vitality within walkability. Tucked in a residential pocket of period bungalows, it lies within a short stroll of Rockridge and Temescal hubs featuring unique eateries and services, boutiques, gourmet marketplace, plus access to everywhere via BART.

Character rich, original 1914 architectural aspects set a Craftsman tone, informal yet especially cultured. Decorative rafter tails accentuate extended eaves overhanging a welcoming front porch, while sidelights visually extend the entry. The interior, with an advantageous single-story layout, reveals hardwood floors, stepped ceiling moldings, an iconic fireplace embellished with stone and brick, and built-in dining-room sideboard. Period artistry stylishly, seamlessly commingles with current upgrades, such as a wood-burning fireplace insert, recessed lighting scheme, plus kitchen and bathroom transformations.

A magnetic place to congregate and create, the kitchen circulates around an outstretched central island. It’s exotic-wood countertop with overhang for seating provides a lustrous expanse for dining, prep with a second sink, and buffet service beneath a trio of pendant lights evoking clouds. Counter-height windows and double glass doors usher in bright ambiance, adding gleam to stone counters in veiny greens and grays. They dovetail with backsplashes of muted tile with a correlating accent strip. Well-equipped and usefully laid out, a six-burner BlueStar range backs up to a dining-room pass-through window, a broad opening for platter delivery and interaction between chef and diners. Integrated amid extensive cabinetry, appliances also include French-door plus wine refrigerators.

Seamlessly connected from the kitchen as well as the master bedroom, the deck and terrace present extension-of-the-home spaces for year-round enjoyment. As the long, gated driveway meets the detached garage, it offers an additional cordoned-off area for recreating.

At its double-door connection to the deck, the master retreat is endowed with a sitting-and-dressing alcove with garden sightlines. The master’s half bathroom with heated natural-stone flooring sits behind a pocket door that disappears without interrupting the room’s flow. Within the hall bathroom, heated natural-stone flooring in large-scale basketweave design and a claw-foot tub set a timeless tone.

Augmenting the garage, expansive, windowed under-home space offers storage plus workshop potential.

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Anthony Riggins, Realtor
Anthony Riggins

Realtor® Associate
Sotheby’s International Realty
CalDRE# 01372885
(510) 693-7931
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