Vintage charm abounds in every room of this inviting bungalow. The period details of the front porch welcome you to the sunny spaces within. The open living/dining room is adorned with a lovely fireplace and two walls of divided lite windows, making it a delightful place to relax or entertain.  The three bedrooms are spacious and all on the same level with a renovated bath right at the end of the hall. The crisp, updated kitchen offers quartz counters, newer appliances and a nice flow to the other living spaces. Downstairs is the real surprise! A huge family room awaits your movie nights, play time or out of town guests. The glass door off of the family room takes you out to a large deck and garden: perfect for a BBQ or dining alfresco. Include figs or citrus from the mature trees in the All in all, this is a great place to call home! 

  • Roof replaced in 2014
  • Electrical updated in 2014
  • Sewer lateral replaced in 2014
  • Deck substantially rebuilt in 2017
  • Interior painted in 2018
  • Family room carpet replaced in 2018
  • Stucco painted in 2018
  • Hardwood floors refinished in 2018
  • Bus line to Fruitvale BART runs along Monticello Avenue
  • Close to area schools and Mills College
  • Minutes to shopping and dining in the Laurel District

 

A LETTER FROM THE SELLERS

 

Dear Prospective Buyer,

If I can leave you with any impression it’s that this house is filled with a multitude of warm memories. My husband and I will remember this home as our first home that we purchased newly married and where we grew our family from just the two of us to a family of four. We also heard countless stories of the previous owners, Gus and Helen, who lived here for at least 50 years before us.  Gus was known as the unofficial "mayor" of Maxwell Park.  He and his wife would walk around the neighborhood hand-in-hand and planted many of the neighborhood’s succulents. As you walk around Maxwell Park, you'll notice a lot of yucca trees, as is planted in our front yard. Those trees are Gus’s legacy to this neighborhood. We were told he also hosted the children of Melrose Academy in the front yard and helped them plant small succulents as mother’s day gifts. Gus and Helen were active members of the community and we were excited to hopefully continue their legacy and integrate our family in this wonderful community.  

2912 Monticello is the perfect space to host, we’ve celebrated many holidays and events with family and friends. The dining room is wonderful for formal dinners or impromptu game nights, and our son and daughter enjoyed playing downstairs in what we used as a game room with neighborhood friends. 

Our favorite part of the house has been the backyard. We truly enjoyed being back there anytime of the year.  The weather was always perfect for us. We were sheltered from the wind and able to soak up the sun.  At the end of the day, we would sit on the deck with a glass of wine and listen to the rustle of the leaves while recounting the day or week’s events.  It was truly our hidden paradise. Whether alone with a good book or entertaining friends and family it’s the perfect space. There is room for play and space for a friendly game of corn hole. The deck is perfect to have a romantic dinner or host a BBQ or celebratory meal. We've successfully planted and harvested: tomatoes, kale, chard, lettuce, cucumbers, and zucchini, and have made plum and fig jam from the mature fruit trees.

If we were not playing in the backyard you could find the kids and myself sitting on the front porch blowing bubbles, playing with chalk, or working on the front garden, chit chatting with neighbors out for a walk or coming home from work. 

Ultimately we had to move because of a job opportunity in a different state. So we leave this house to you to make it into your home as we did 4 years ago.  We hope that you enjoy great memories and joyful experiences here!

 

 

 

Oakland

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.

Open Houses:

Sunday, September 30th  2:00-4:30

Sunday, October 7th  2:00-4:30

Brokers Tour:

Monday, October 1st  10:00-1:00

 

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Anna Bahnson
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Compass
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510.338.1324 office
510.459.7673 direct
anna.bahnson@compass.com

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