3838 La Cresta Avenue
Embracing simplicity and natural materials, Craftsman homes are a defining architectural element of many Oakland neighborhoods — and, as such, are in great demand. Thoughtfully renovated with a long list of high-quality upgrades, this 1916-built Glenview home is completely move-in ready! With the character and charm of a period home, along with seamlessly integrated modern details, this Craftsman treasure is just waiting for you to make it your own. Featuring three bedrooms — including a master suite created in 2011 — and two baths, this sun-splashed bungalow offers comfortable family living with as much room to be apart as there is to be together.
The inviting front porch — a Craftsman signature — welcomes you to 3838 La Cresta in the heart of Glenview. Warm wood floors amplify the light that streams through bay windows in the living room, where updated elements include the corner gas fireplace, tiled in era-appropriate form and delivering heat with modern function. The dual-paned Marvin bay window is repeated in the sunny dining room, where a charming original built-in fashions a beautiful display case. In the kitchen, a skylight keeps the space bright and helps make the room a light and welcoming gathering place for family and friends. Tile floors, a farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances (including a professional range & hood) create a chef-ready kitchen while maintaining heart-and-soul warmth of the original eat-in plan. The full kitchen remodel in 2011 also included a new door out to a recently rebuilt deck, connecting interior and exterior living and dining spaces and offering a roomy place to eat and entertain, just steps away from the spacious back yard.
The first level also contains two well-proportioned bedrooms and a bathroom set off the center hallway. Simple, clean lines and unassuming hardware lend understated style to the shared bath, while the big skylight ensures a sunny space. Each airy and serene bedroom boasts a generous closet and plenty of room to retreat and recharge.
When the lower level of the home was transformed into a new master suite, the goal was to create a private retreat with a laid-back style. The expansive space includes built-in shelves, a fireplace, and sitting area, recessed lighting, and fresh paint and new carpeting. Why settle for a simple closet when you can have a well-appointed dressing room complete with custom shelving and storage? In addition to the walk-in closet, there is a second storage closet — and ample deep storage space. The en suite bath features simple design and an easy neutral palette. With direct access to the outdoors and secluded garden space, the luxuriously livable room ensures sweet dreams.
Outdoor living — this back yard is a welcoming extension of the house, calling you to enjoy the comfortable California seasons. With plenty of room for relaxing, entertaining, gardening and play, the mature trees and fresh landscaping feature a full sprinkler & drip system on timers.
The family filled, tree-lined neighborhood includes the Glenview village — just blocks away — with restaurants, coffee shops, and a local market. Twenty minutes from San Francisco, the house is close to the 580 highway, the commuter express bus to San Francisco and AC transit, and casual carpool — juxtaposed with redwood forest hikes nearby. An oasis in the center of vibrant Oakland, it’s no wonder so many want to call Glenview ‘home’!
The Glenview neighborhood is a mix of quiet comfort and urban amenities, and despite being a part of the big city, Glenview feels like a small town. A stroll away, Park Boulevard is home to a vibrant mix of restaurants and shops; Dimond Park has a pool, a playground, a creek and the oldest oak tree in Oakland. If you need to hit the road, there is convenient access to casual carpool, AC Transit, and freeways. Pretty streets, interesting architecture, a strong community, and easy walkability make Glenview a neighborhood residents are glad to call home.
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