5256 James Avenue
Life is sweet . . .
. . . at 5256 James Avenue in the sought-after Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. One look, and it’s easy to imagine rising on a typical morning, chatting with your neighbors, and walking over to College or Telegraph Avenue for coffee and a treat before heading off to a day of work or play.
This Craftsman home provides charm and light in every one of its crisp, tidy rooms. The welcoming, fire-lit, living room, with its big picture window, is an equally fine setting for entertaining and for private evenings at home. Warm dinners unfold in the large dining room with its original built-ins.
Everyone loves to hang in the kitchen, and this one’s perfect: freshly redone with new counters, ceramic tile backsplashes, new gas range and fridge, it’s a good cook’s dream. And the kitchen gives direct access to a tranquil back garden that provides a refuge from the beat of urban life. Here you’ll find mature, low-water, low-maintenance landscaping, a sunny deck, a single garage/party room, and a hot tub set to the rear for privacy: take a deep breath and relax.
The airy bathroom and the two roomy bedrooms have been beautifully updated for modern living, and there’s a big, sunlit bedroom upstairs that might also become a great family room or office. By day, the room’s large windows make you feel as if you’re outdoors; by night, you can drift among the stars.
The location could hardly be better. Rockridge is famous for its great coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and parks, and James Avenue has that lovely, friendly feel for which Rockridge neighborhoods are so well known. Another key to the location: BART, the casual carpool, and the beautifully designed Rockridge Public Library are nearby. Freeway access is easy, too. Come and see!
Want commute and entertainment options from this home? Check out the Walkscore.com link: https://www.walkscore.com/score/5256-james-ave-oakland-ca-94618
BART info/schedules: https://www.bart.gov/stations/rock