345 42nd Street
This spacious, four bedroom, three bath Temescal craftsman has been expanded over the years although many beautiful original details remain.
A generous foyer welcomes visitors who are then invited into the living room through wooden pillars. The focal point of the classic living room is the fireplace, flanked by sidelight windows and built-in, glass-enclosed bookshelves. There are original accents like tray ceilings and unpainted wood details including lovely wainscoting topped by a plate rail and picture molding. China and curios can be conveniently stored in a built-in dining room cabinet. Large windows in both common rooms invite light and views inside.
Immediately adjacent to the dining room there are two bedrooms that have restored wood floors. The hall connecting them contains a closet and the first bathroom, which also includes quite a bit of storage space.
The kitchen features a dishwasher, stainless steel gas stove and double sink. Through the kitchen and laundry area are two bedrooms with large closets and en suite bathrooms, one bedroom is upstairs and the other is on the main level.
While this lovely home is move-in ready, there are opportunities to customize and update it. Notably, a bonus room off of the kitchen provides a possible opportunity for expansion.
345 42nd is close to great Temescal, Rockridge and Piedmont Avenue shops and restaurants. Both Oakland Tech and the highly rated Park Day School are within blocks. Freeways are nearby as are BART and buses.