5457 Brookdale Avenue
This Classic Maxwell Park Craftsman blends old world details with modern updates in a spacious 2 bed, 1 bath home.
The elevated front porch provides a welcoming and practical entryway into the spacious interior. Exceptionally stylish original windows grace the two large living rooms and natural light illuminates the architecturally charming built-ins and fireplace.
Enjoy a large open kitchen with upgraded countertops and cabinets and ample space for cooking or casual dining. The practical laundry room beyond provides storage and easy access to the garden.
The two bedrooms have room for decent size beds, extra deep closets and share a recently renovated bathroom.
Set back from the street at the end of a long driveway is the garage; rebuilt to serve as an artist’s studio, it is fully wired. Its elegant sliding glass doors open under the shade of a wisteria covered arbor onto a level backyard.
There is plenty of room for the creative gardener and include a sunny spot for well-established lemon tree.
Minutes to BART (accessible by commute-hour bus), downtown Oakland and the San Francisco Express V bus.
The Maxwell Park area has lots of lovely older homes and a very active neighborhood community. The charm and quality construction of these homes will always be desirable to those looking for a quality home, pretty streets and a diverse community. The Beautiful campus of Mills College is so close and welcoming to the public. You can swim, listen to concerts and visit art galleries there - or just walk around its verdant grounds.
The Laurel district is the nearby shopping and dining area; MacArthur Boulevard with mom-and-pop businesses and eateries serving as its main artery. Comunite Table is the new fashionable approach to dining either at the restaurant or to go. Gerardo’s Restaurant serves up authentic Mexican dishes, Phnom Penh House provides Cambodian and Asian fusion entrees and Full House Cafe is a busy breakfast and brunch restaurant. The local Ace Hardware store and Farmer Joe's are great resources and places to bump into friends. Residents demonstrate neighborhood pride at the annual Laurel Street Fair, which celebrates local food and music.