a luxury property presented by josh dickinson
1075 underhills road, oakland sold for $2,350,000


Beds: 5
Baths: 4.5
Year Built: 1922
Square Feet: 3156
Lot Square Footage: 6016

Stately 5BR/4.5BA home in the prestigious Crocker Highlands neighborhood. While maintaining its classic curb appeal, the home has been completely renovated with a modern open floor plan and features the epitome of California indoor/outdoor living. The centerpiece of the home is the spacious chef’s kitchen with all new appliances, large island, walk-in pantry and custom cabinetry. The layout is perfect for cooking and entertaining, with seamless flow from the kitchen into the dining room, living room and large outdoor deck. The main level is completed by two generous bedrooms and a shared bathroom. 
The upstairs features a light-filled yet private owner’s suite with a large walk-in closet, and a wonderfully calming ensuite bathroom with heated floors and skylights. This level also includes an additional bedroom, ideal for a nursery or home office, along with a separate hall bathroom. The home’s lower level provides another area for relaxation with its large family room, featuring a wet bar and direct access to the lower deck. Also included on this level are another full bathroom, laundry area, and a bedroom with private entrance suited to accommodate an au pair, guests or in-laws. Step out from the family room onto the 500 SF deck, which fully integrates the living areas with the spectacular, creekside backyard. Grow your own vegetables in your raised beds, play on the grass, or relax by the firepit.  
The house has been completely transformed, including the following renovations: new wide-plank hardwood flooring, windows, luxury tiles in baths and kitchen and sophisticated architectural light fixtures. Structurally, the house has been modernized with a new foundation and seismic retrofit, electrical, plumbing, a dual-zone high-efficiency furnace, and parking pad for off-street parking. 


Floor Plan


Part of the prestigious Lakeshore Homes Association, the description of Crocker Highlands hasn’t changed much in nearly 100 years: “…a veritable fairyland of rolling hills and wooded dales right in the heart of Oakland near famous Lake Merritt and its flower-filled parks.” Gracious homes of varying architecture follow the natural contours of the topography, providing easy access to Grand Lake, Lake Merritt and Park Boulevard for coffee shops, fine restaurants, entertainment, retail, and public transportation. The property is zoned for nearby Crocker Highlands Elementary School, recently given the 2020 California Distinguished School award.  

If you haven't been to Oakland recently, then you don't know Oakland! Rated the #5 place to visit in 2012 by the New York Times, Oakland's food and art renaissance has been nothing short of amazing. Incorporated in 1852, Oakland grew quickly because of fertile soil for agriculture and its location. The city was selected as a terminus for the Transcontinental Railroad and was at the receiving end of the first cross-country airmail flight thanks to Captain Eddie Rickenbacker of WWI fame. Today Oakland is the busiest port in Northern California and a major trade center for the West.  

The city was a hotbed for unrest in the 1960s and 1970s, as the home to the Black Panther Party and Hell's Angels, as well as skyrocketing violence. However, leaders like Mayor Jerry Brown helped Oakland to reverse its fortunes and become the city it is today. With championship sports teams, tourist attractions like Jack London Square, numerous open spaces, worldclass healthcare and education, and the highest concentration of artists in the country, Oakland is truly a cosmopolitan city...an amazing place to live and work! 

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