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Welcome to 4739 Fair Avenue - a mid-summer night’s dream in Oakland’s Upper Laurel district. This three-bedroom/two bath, 1,527 SF home with bonus room and ADU potential is both spacious and cozy all at once. Located in between Hwy 13 and 580, this neighborhood is all charm without compromising freeway access, making a quick getaway easy.
Built in 1938, this classic California traditional style home sits on a 4,928 SF lot with drought resistant landscaping. Both the front and back yard offers ample space for these sheltering in place times and make the entertaining opportunities endless for the new owner’s family or pod. There is a custom-built gas fire pit in the backyard and a nook with a swing to relax and watch the sunset. The enclosed backyard is a secluded haven of serenity, with delicious Pink Lady apple and fig trees. A pergola in the front yard could be transformed into an inviting wisteria covered dining area, or a more practical covered parking slip.
4739 Fair Ave was expanded several years ago and made into an open concept, so when you walk in there is much more than meets the eye from the outside. The open floor plan of the dining, living and kitchen areas create a bright airy feel, and (nearly) floor to ceiling original windows overlooking the street only add to the appeal of the home. The chef’s kitchen is the heart of the home and it’s no surprise since the seller is a chef! If you love to cook or be cooked for, then you will love the large island which lends itself to large gatherings or intimate dinner parties; with quartz stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, 5-burner gas stove, and storage space for all of your gourmet ingredients.
But theres more! The bonus den has built in shelving and a cozy window seat perfect for reading a book; this could be an office, playroom, yoga/zen room – there are many options with this plus space! Additionally, the bathrooms were redone in July 2020 and tastefully tie in the modern yet timeless style of the home.
This property has ADU potential – with a large bonus room off the back, that has its own separate entrance to the front and access to the yard. The home is sewer and sidewalk compliant, has a tankless water heater, and updated plumbing. There is plenty of storage space under the home.
The Upper Laurel consists of a community of families who wish to be close to nature but who also want quick access to city life. Take an evening stroll and say hi to all the neighborhood doggies. Hiking and adventures abound just minutes away in Leona Heights and Redwood Regional Parks. Head down to Macarthur Blvd/Laurel District where you can join local boutique gyms and enjoy lovely local spots like Sequoia Diner, Fist of Flour Pizza, Degrees Plato Brewery, Phnom Penh and Peters Kettle Corn. Safeway and Sparky’s Giant Burgers, Redboy Pizza and Peets coffee are just short drive up the road.