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Distinctive Residential Compound

Amazing location! Situated 2 blocks off Piedmont Ave. along a row of 100+ year old residences, 4374 was one of the first homes built on the block, circa 1909. The current owners purchased this cottage from the original owner, and in 2021 built a separate modern dwelling unit in the rear. Additionally, there is a detached and finished garage studio, plus a full basement under the original cottage. Unique property compounds such as this are rare yet coveted.

Vintage elements are throughout the original house. Wrap around porch with a custom hand crafted front door welcome you in, with warm rustic fir wood floors throughout. High ceilings give the feeling of extra spaciousness and natural light. Sweet living room overlooks the professionally landscaped, drought tolerant front gardens, while the focal point in the dining room is the decorative coal burning fireplace adjacent to the charming built-ins with a butler pass-through to the kitchen. Retro farm style kitchen is ripe with potential and features the original utilitarian sink room with nickel catches and bin pulls on the cabinetry. Two bedrooms are separated by the wash room, and the quarter bath is off the kitchen. There’s an enclosed sun porch bonus room at the back of the house, insulated and sheetrocked, with a door to access a lovely deck with wrap around built-in seating benches for cozy conversations and access to the backyard and basement, which is seismically retrofitted with tons of storage.

At the rear of the parcel is 4376, a newly constructed accessory dwelling unit, with every modern feature one could wish for. Soaring ceilings offer skylights and clerestory windows, and the layout is open yet efficient. Notice the beautiful wood pulls on the kitchen and bedroom cabinetry, they were custom crafted by hand by the owner himself, a professional carpenter, as were the floating shelves adjacent to the sleek range hood. The structure is well insulated and comfortable throughout the day, with a split HVAC system. The bedroom has ample closet space, the bathroom boasts an oversized shower, gorgeous finishes, plus a skylight. A stack washer and dryer are in the laundry closet off the kitchen, and just outside the front door is a private stone patio surrounded by mature landscaping. Around the corner from the patio is a picnic area, fruiting lemon trees, and an avocado tree.

The third structure is the converted detached single garage which functions as a studio, with a repoured concrete slab, newer electrical, insulated and sheet rocked walls, open beamed rustic wood ceilings, a skylight, and modern double paned window overlooking the peaceful gardens. This bonus studio is ideal for remote work, home gym, hobbies, or whatever you need the extra space for. 

Idyllic lifestyle, just 2 blocks away from numerous cafes and culinary establishments, a delight for even the most discerning foodies. As if Piedmont Ave. doesn’t offer enough, the property is centrally located to the boutiques and upscale restaurants of Rockridge and Temescal. Improvements include tankless on-demand water heaters in both residences, forced air heat in the front house, seismic retrofitting, upgraded main electric panels and gas meters, insulated attic and floors, sustainable roof water collection system, and more. Getting to San Francisco and downtown Oakland is a breeze. Once in a lifetime opportunity to own a one of a kind property.

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4374-4376 Montgomery Ave.

Piedmont Avenue is a lively shopping district destination in Oakland. Stores on Piedmont Avenue range from the trendy to the traditional.

Cafes, restaurants with sidewalk dining, and boutiques. Neighborhood stalwart Fentons Creamery & Restaurant has been doing business on Piedmont Avenue for more than 50 years, offering its famous ice cream, burgers, and other savory treats . Bay Area institution Bay Wolf calls Piedmont Avenue its home, as does Dopo, Addesso, and Michelin-starred Commis. The Piedmont Theatre, the oldest movie house operating in Oakland, offers first-run and independent films.