4140 39th Avenue
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A classic example of the Mid-century modern aesthetic, 4140 39th Avenue is a stylish and sophisticated two-level, 4 bedroom, 4 bath, solar-powered retreat. This extensively upgraded home features an open floor plan, sweeping 3-bridge views, a lush and level garden, a master suite with a luxuriously renovated bath, renovated kitchen, fireplaces in each of the two living rooms, a private tiki garden, a hot tub patio with views of Mt. Tamalpais and an attached bonus space with its own entrance, kitchen and bathroom*, all on just over a half-acre of land.
Located up a private drive in the Redwood Heights neighborhood of Oakland, this inviting, spacious and centrally located home is just the sanctuary you need to help let go of the day and enjoy the moment.
In the heart of the home is the living and dining space, with its quintessential Mid-century variegated sandstone walls and fireplace, warm hardwood floors and bank of windows that show off the dramatic Bay views.
The master suite also features incredible Bay views through one window and a large beautiful oak tree out the other. The face-to-face vanities and walk-in shower with a river rock floor off the master bath encourage you to pamper yourself every day. If you need even more relaxation simply walk out the side door to the hot tub patio.
Opposite the master suite are two additional bedrooms with an isolated full bath and side-by-side closets separating them. The second bedroom also has access to the hot tub patio. The third bedroom has garden views and is currently configured as a home office with built-in bookcase and cabinet storage.
The beautifully updated eat-in kitchen is off the dining area and features solid stone counters, ample cabinetry, a clean and stylish backsplash, under cabinet lighting, large tile floors, convenient access to the laundry area and an entrance closer to the driveway.
Downstairs you will find the very large 4th bedroom with French doors facing the views and leading to a stone patio where you can enjoy your morning coffee. The downstairs also features an updated full bath and second living room with a beautiful stone fireplace that matches the one upstairs.
There is much more to say about this extraordinary property but some things you just need to see for yourself.
Popular with young families and stable, long-term property owners, Oakland's scenic neighborhood of Redwood Heights brings together the best aspects of a suburban bedroom community with the convenience and variety of a major metropolitan area.
Redwood Heights emanates a strong sense of community and family. Many families move in and stay for generations. Another anchor is the Redwood Heights Elementary School, a top-performing school that has been educating the area's youth since 1949.
Redwood Heights' real estate mostly consists of small but stylish 2-3 bedroom residences distinguished by their diverse architectural appeal. While the styles vary from contemporary to classic, the one feature many of the homes share is stunning day and nighttime views of the sparkling San Francisco Bay.
The community loves the Redwood Heights Recreation Center because it offers a great range of programs for tots, teens, and kids in-between, including gymnastics, guitar, karate, ballet, beading and cake decorating. Classes for adults include aerobics, ballet stretch, Tai Chi, yoga, karate, folk dance, and music. Avenue Terrace (AKA Jordan) Park is another popular recreation spot that offers swings, basketball hoops and a play structure.
At the turn of the 19th century, what is now called Redwood Heights was merely a handful of homesteads surrounded by vegetable gardens, lush hillsides, family dairies, and grazing livestock. After the Great Earthquake of 1906, refugees from San Francisco flocked to the area, and by 1910 Redwood Heights and The Laurel (down the hill) boasted sidewalks and streetlights. By 1920, the Key Route Rail-car system connected the area to downtown and established Hopkins Street (now MacArthur Blvd.) as a bustling thoroughfare.
As Oakland's industries grew, so did the need for housing, and spectacular incentives were offered to stimulate home building. The district continued to grow through the Depression, and by the time the country was at war, there were two new movie theatres, Laurel and The Hopkins, where locals could see the latest newsreels. While the businesses and organizations operating within its walls have changed over the years, the facade of The Hopkins Theatre building (3525 MacArthur) is still recognizable today
The post-war period brought another housing boom to the neighborhood, and area businesses flourished. Many of the storefronts lining MacArthur Blvd. were built in the 40s and 50s, evidenced by their simple lines and lack of architectural embellishments.
In 2006, Golden Associates created the Laurel District Gateway to define the "Laurel Commercial District". Components include signs bridging MacArthur Boulevard proclaiming "Laurel" in the Arts and Crafts style and a laurel leaf motif. Other components that carry the theme into the district include grates, fencing for small trees, and trash barrels.
In 2011, the East Bay Express included the Laurel District in their Best of the East Bay picks, naming it the “Best Completely Re-Imagined Neighborhood” and citing the local shops, dining options, weekly farmers' market, and annual street fair as highlights.
Bart stop: Fruitvale Station is the closest stop, however, you’ll have to take another bus to reach the neighborhood (see actransit.org)
Bus lines: 54, 14, 805, NL, NX, NX2, NXC, 57 (AC-Transit)
Casual Carpool: ridenow.org/carpool
High St and MacArthur, On the west side of MacArthur north of High St. – in front of 4247 MacArthur.
Fruitvale & Montana, Just north of Park and Ride lot on Montana by Flagg.
*All times based on a Google Maps search 10/30/19 at 12:00 pm.
11/2 from 2:00-4:30
11/3 from 2:00-4:30
11/10 from 2:00-4:30
10/31 from 10:00-1:30
11/4 from 10:00-1:30
Additional Showings by Appointment: