50 Elrod Avenue
The gorgeous and stately street presence of this elegant custom Tudor seamlessly welcomes you to its more contemporary interior with coveted modern conveniences. Ideally located on a prestigious and friendly cul de sac close to Village Market, Lake Temescal Park North and the top rated Hillcrest Elementary and Middle School, this home built in 2000 by WM Florence, offers 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ bathrooms throughout its ~3019 square feet, both formal and informal living, dining and media spaces and several sweet outdoor retreats.
Enter through the artistic wrought iron gates and the mature verdant landscaping reminiscent of a well manicured English garden to the level-in entryway. You are greeted with the bright ambience of natural light which transfers throughout the open floor plan, accentuated by the soaring ceilings and window lights of the dining room.
The owner was inspired to incorporate fun design elements into the formal eating space by adding a full length built in side table housing a hidden wine fridge and a honed black stone fireplace façade, each complimented by dramatic black and brass dome pendant lighting. The formal living room contains built in surround sound speakers and flows to a sunny west facing BBQ patio.
For the aspiring or experienced chef, the updated gourmet eat in kitchen was well designed for triangular function food prep. It comes with ample custom cabinetry, high end Thermador stainless steel appliances, stainless sink with commercial goose neck faucet and deep quartz countertops, including a breakfast bar to keep company with the cook. Grab a coffee or glass of wine on the patio off the nook to enjoy the Tuscan like hillside in the mornings or colorful sunsets at twilight.
For more informal entertainment, move to the family room which feels so cozy with warm recessed lighting, box beam ceilings and multi light panel wood framed doors. An updated guest powder room completes the main level. Need more space? A second media or hobby space with its own patio is just downstairs along with 2 additional bedrooms or office space and a full bath.
Upstairs are 3 bedrooms and 2 full updated bathrooms including a master suite with stunning Bay, Bridge and San Francisco skyline views. A large walk in closet with built in shelving and a sumptuous spa like bathroom will feel like a daily treat. Double sink vanity, window front soaking tub and extra large stall shower add to the indulgence.
In addition to the front garden, BBQ area and 3 additional outdoor patios, you’ll find your own small forest of trees in back where you could expand with decks nestled in the serene woodsy environment or add more terraced yard space. The owner's family also enjoyed biking and scooters on the cul de sac, the quick path to the school playground and heading a few blocks to the vast grounds of Lake Temescal's park amenities.
Some bonus conveniences and upgrades include an extended life Presidential comp shingle roof, central heating, dual pane windows, a large 75 gallon hot water tank and a spacious 2 car garage to complete the picture for this beautiful home.
Upper Rockridge is a neighborhood of older, Mediterranean-style estates, midcentury modern homes, contemporary houses, and new, custom showplaces. Large lots, terraced gardens, stunning views of the bay and San Francisco skyline, and roads that follow the rolling hills all define this affluent Oakland community.
A local favorite grocer, the Village Market, serves the neighborhood, Lake Temescal Park is a popular attraction for play just blocks away, Hillcrest Elementary and Middle School is top rated (subject to availability). School. More extensive shopping and acclaimed dining options await on bustling College Ave in nearby Rockridge, where residents can commute to San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station or Hwy 24.