a luxury property presented by kathie berg
442 modoc ave, oakland sold for $2,360,000


Beds: 4
Bath: 2.5
Year built: 1996
Square feet: 2664 SF
Lot size: 8994 SF 

Early Mark Becker Mediterranean full of natural sunlight and impeccably crafted details. Graceful archways, coved ceilings, custom doors and wrought iron handrails are a few of the exquisite elements of this beautifully designed and executed property.  The open living room features high ceilings, exposed wooden beams, curved built-ins, and stucco fireplace. The formal dining room overlooks the living room with a custom wrought iron railing and chandelier. The updated, eat-in kitchen blends modern convenience with architectural details and is open to the family room and backyard patio. 

The broad, curved staircase leads upstairs to the owner's suite defined by custom wooden built-ins, exposed beams, and spacious bathroom with dual sinks and an elegant clawfoot tub. Both the second and third bedrooms feature wooden beams and ample closet space. The office, or fourth bedroom, boasts high, angled ceilings and abundant light. The expansive backyard is perfect for outdoor living--you'll enjoy the lovely patio, mature fruit trees, raised garden beds, and drought-tolerant landscaping. A blend of elegant proportions, attention to detail, simple finishes, natural light and a contemporary floor plan make this home a dream come true. 

In addition to the shopping/restaurant neighborhoods of Rockridge (College Ave.) and Montclair, closer to home you can stroll down to the Terrace Cafe for a coffee, stop in at the nursery for some garden inspiration, and leave the amazing Village Market with a few choice items for your weekend lunch.  In the other direction, the Broadway Terrace entrance to Lake Temescal park is a short walk: ideal for a picnic, a loop around the lake, or wiggling toes in the shallow end. By car, head 8 minutes down the hill to the Grand Lake area for the Splashpad Saturday farmer’s market, a sip and a bite at Ordinaire or Boot & Shoe, and a movie at the iconic Grand Lake Theater.


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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