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Features


This remarkable Glenview bungalow was built in 1923 and offers a spacious, two-plus bedroom floor plan with wonderful details throughout!  A charming entry foyer opens to formal rooms with gleaming hardwood floors, handsome accents and lush outlooks.  The bright updated kitchen blends a thoughtful mix of vintage details and modern appliances.  Chic studio space provides the ideal guest quarters or home office retreat with a separate bathroom and kitchenette.  A beautifully curated landscape offers a stunning array of rose beds and thoughtful plantings.  Excellent outdoor space for relaxation and entertaining.  Stroll to Dimond Park, Sausal Creek trails and popular dining spots in Glenview! 

Seller Improvements

1991
• New electrical wiring on top floor 
• New french doors added to dining room, kitchen, exterior laundry room
• New washer/dryer installed


1992
• Front retaining wall replaced; new landscaping in front yard
• Bedroom, linen closets updated


1993
• Garage roof resurfaced
• Patio retaining wall repaired
• Back yard landscaped 


1994
• Patio irrigation drain added; patio resurfaced
• Existing garden fences replaced
• Double exterior doors added to master bedroom 


1995
• New windows installed in master bedroom, bathroom, kitchen
• Kitchen, laundry room updated (new tile floors, plumbing, hood fan, lighting, appliances) 
• New electrical wiring in kitchen, laundry, dining room
• Interior of house and studio painted


1996
• Studio bathroom updated; closet and bedroom alcove added
• Structural foundation reinforcement to master bedroom 
• Structural reinforcement in studio
• New carpet and tile floors added to studio


1997
• Irrigation drains added to both sides of house; tied into patio drains and gutters 
• Exterior house, garage lighting added 1998
• New studio windows, lighting added
• New house gutters added


1999
• Storage area in studio enlarged
• Irrigation installed in back garden


2000
• New water heater installed
• Garage rebuilt; wiring updated, new roof, garage door added 


2001
• Patio widened; retaining wall and stairs rebuilt


2002
• New kitchen appliances, countertops updated
• Living room windows replaced


2003
• Front patio, exterior stairs resurfaced and sealed
• Garage rebuilt; wiring updated, new roof, garage door added


2004
• House and garage exterior re stuccoed and painted 
• Furnace; duct work updated


2005
• New gas fireplace installed 
• Fireplace tile and mantle updated


2006
• New exterior gas shutoff valve installed
• New main electrical panel installed


2007
• House, studio interiors repainted
• Bathroom plumbing, fixtures updated 2010
• House and garage roof resurfaced


2011
• Living, dining room ceilings repaired and resurfaced


2013
• Areas of house foundation reinforced


2014
• Updated studio kitchen, bath plumbing; added new appliances, fixtures
• House interiors painted


2015
• House roof resurfaced
• House drains updated


2016
• New water heater installed


2017
• New patio fence installed
• New washer/dryer, dishwasher installed
• New furnace, duct work, thermostat installed
• Studio lighting updated
• Pest abatement in storage area


2018
• Replaced windows in second bedroom
• New lighting fixtures in dining room, kitchen
• New studio carpet installed
• Studio repainted


2019
• New sections of back yard fence installed
• New back patio installed
• New landscaping for front, back gardens and patio


2020
• New refrigerator installed in kitchen
• New kitchen range hood installed 2021
• Hardwood floors refinished
• Property exterior repainted
• Property interior repainted
• New interior light fixtures
• New appliances in studio kitchen
• New carpet in studio
• New landscaping in front and back gardens, patio
• New exterior light fixtures
• New exterior laundry room door



Glenview!


Glenview at a Glance

Situated in the Oakland foothills, Glenview is a small residential neighborhood full of single family bungalows and traditionally styled dwellings dating back to the 1920s and 30s.  Located in the heart of the city, its arterial road, Park Boulevard, connects Highways 13 and 580. Park Blvd. marks the path that fallen redwoods took to the lumberyards over a century ago, and along which ranchers drove their carts before the first crop of tract bungalows sprung up in the early 1900s.

In 2021, a century after the area went from wilderness to subdivision, the Glenview business district thrives. Most of the businesses in Glenview are mom-and-pop shops and include a market and several salons.  Fine restaurants, retail services, parks and friendly residents make this community a great place to call home.  Diablo Magazine called it Oakland’s Gourmet Ghetto, given the unlikely find of several great restaurants in one suburban block.  Bellanico, Marzano, Sushi Park and Paulista often cater to standing room crowds.

Glenview is highly desirable for the walk-ability to shops, dining and coffee; it’s proximity to both 580 and Highway 13 and casual car-pool to San Francisco. The V line bus that stops on Park Blvd and zips you non-stop to SF! The V line is comfortable and is equipped with wifi. 

The profile of residents in Glenview is diverse.  Senior homeowners, professional singles, couples, young families, and San Francisco transplants. Buyers who seek homes with a yard, but who don’t want to give up the “walk to” aspect find the perfect mix in this neighborhood.  

Glenview’s ideal proximity in the Oakland Hills affords its residents optimal East Bay weather conditions with lots of sunshine and little fog.  Those who are downsizing from a larger home are taking advantage of the benefit of a ‘walking neighborhood’ without the Rockridge price points. There is a binding sense of community and pride of place in Glenview, demonstrated by a strong neighborhood association, popular Yahoo group (Glenfriends) and annual block parties.

Glenview has several churches and a synagogue. Glenview Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle School are highly rated and boast top scores in the Oakland Unified School District.  Glenview Elementary has undergone a complete renovation and reopened earlier this year. Twelve-acre Dimond Park runs along Glenview's eastern side, with oak and redwood trees populating the green space. Amenities include picnic areas, playgrounds, and a swimming pool.

Schedule

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(510) 599-2000
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Christian Downer

Realtor | Top ProducerGlenview Specialist Since 2001CompassDRE# 01323308(510) 338-1340 office(510) 599-2000 mobileChristianDowner.com

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