483 Chetwood Street
This well-preserved 1940 home, opening to level lawn, garden and terrace, nestles amid the enjoyably vibrant and consummately convenient Grand Lake neighborhood. Infused with architectural flair, the home’s original elements blend with updates for character-rich polish throughout. Laid out with an ideal flow among public rooms and separation of bedrooms, it includes two bedrooms, one bathroom featuring a vintage deco tile scheme, an updated kitchen, and separate living and dining rooms.
With wonderful proximity to everyday everything, the location gives dwellers a world of options. Convenient highway access offers quick acceleration. Or, stow the cars in the attached two-car garage, and enjoy walkability to Grand Lake’s shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation destinations: the Saturday farmer’s market bustles at Splash Pad Park, features abound at the Grand Lake Theater, Grand and Lakeshore Avenues brim with restaurants, both fine and casual, a variety of services, Oakland’s largest independent bookstore, and more. Thriving outdoor entertainment options include the Morcom Rose Garden, a seven-acre bed of roses tended by volunteers, Lake Merritt for year-round strolling, jogging and gondola cruising and Lakeside Park, playground, and Nature Center.
Outdoor enjoyment is also a highlight at home. An enclosed lawn and garden provides a large and level space for recreating outlined by a perennial border and mature trees, including fruit-bearing citrus. A broad brick terrace presents a perfect al fresco dining spot, and an adjacent outdoor den forms a protected space for entertaining, play, or storage.
The home’s interior shines with newly lustrous hardwood flooring. Imparting elegance, original casement windows and fireplace with natural-stone surround embellish the living room. An arched opening gracefully bridges the living and formal dining rooms. The kitchen also radiates with original allure; a pristine period tile composition forms a focal-point countertop and backsplash. Spacious and sunny, it forms an upbeat space for concocting.
Harmonizing with the kitchen, the bathroom embraces an equally pristine and delightfully deco tile composition. Its period fixtures, also meticulously preserved, include separate tub and shower. Bedrooms bookend the hallway, the rear facing poised a half-flight above. Both are distinguished by abundant natural light and generous closet space.
Second Sunday Open Sept. 17th, 2-4:30PM
Monday Sept. 11th, 10:30AM-1:00PM
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