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Features

There's something homey about a Mid-Century house, one that hasn’t been stripped of all its charm, but rather embraces you as you enter.

The Kaiser family purchased 14 Drake Lane from the builder and have been the only owners ever since. If these walls could talk they may echo the laughter of 3 sisters playing and the occasional, "I'm telling mom.” The intermittent sound of Hot Wheels cars racing down the hallway or the whisper of the Lawrence Welk show. Memories of Mom's meatloaf with her special sauce or of Dad sitting on the deck, gazing at the heavenly stars over Shepherd Canyon as day turns to dusk.

Fast forward to 2018, when the Kaiser home had fresh life poured into its soul. The family added custom details to enhance the property while preserving its quintessential modernism.

FEATURES INCLUDE (WITH 2018 UPGRADES):

• Eat-in kitchen with Sub-Zero built-in fridge, new 2018 Bosch dishwasher, and new 2018 Whirlpool wall oven

• Freshly painted interior and exterior (2018)

• Carefully sanded finished red oak floors plus matching, new kitchen floor (2018)

• Solid original wood original kitchen cabinetry updated with new paint,  pulls, quartz counters, and penny-round porcelain tiles. Oversized Elkay stainless sink and Grohe faucet – almost makes you want to wash dishes! (2018)

• Refreshed colors on the brick fireplace, interior planter, dining room cabinet back, stairs, risers, handrail, and landing wall

• Special attention to new lighting (2018): 8 handmade globe lights, handmade Five-Arm Pinwheel Sputnik Midcentury chandelier added to the kitchen for fun, mod dining chandelier sparkles with Edison-style light bulbs

• New Berber carpet and new pad (2018)

• Explore possibilities of adding a 1/2 bathroom downstairs

• The fenced-in front yard has newly installed lawn with new sprinklers (2018)

• Old-school brick exterior planter out front with delicious succulents

• Oversized deck with views of the South Bay, Mormon Temple and hills over Shepherd Canyon

• Great indoor-outdoor flow with fabulous light

STATS:

• Built in 1957

• 2,270 square foot interior*

• 6,655 square foot lot* extending all the way to Zinn Drive

• 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms on the same level

• Bonus room and rumpus room downstairs

• Cul-de-sac street

*per public record

 

Neighborhood


Montclair

Tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the city.
The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, megamalls, and big-box stores. Residents can find everything they need, from dry cleaning and groceries to restaurants. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Flipper’s Gourmet Burgers, and Crogan’s Montclair Restaurant. Gourmet specialty items are available at Le Bonbon, and Farmstead Wine and Cheese. A farmers market on Sundays provides fresh local produce and baked goods. Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene. 



Schedule

Open Houses:
Sunday, 7/15 from 2pm-4pm

Sunday, 7/22 from 2pm-4pm

Brokers Tour:
Monday, 7/16 from 10:30am-1:00pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Deidre Joyner
510.693.4253
deidre@redoakrealty.com

Contact

Deidre Joyner

Deidre Joyner

Realtor® AssociateRed Oak RealtycalDRE# 01451749510.693.4253 mobilewww.TheOaklandBerkeleyJournal.com