If you have been searching for a home in the central part of town, you may be a little frustrated. The close-in downtown areas may be the most convenient section of town, but the houses are old and dated. Go through almost any of the houses currently on the market...you walk out—and with your best sarcastic tone—you say to your sweetie...“Well, the roof is shot...the kitchen is dark...and the bathroom is tiny...but at least the price is sky high!” At last, here is a show-stopper-of-a-home.
From the new driveway and the new walkway, the moment you walk in the front door, you notice this homes modern functionality and open design. Newer homes are restricted to smaller windows, a claustrophobe’s nightmare. This home, as a combination of older with a newer open design which presents a unique opportunity allowing for bigger windows, resulting in a very pleasing, light-filled home.
Next, your eyes are drawn to the bigger windows and glass door leading to a picturesque organic garden area and a lawn for the kids, providing the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor living. A natural gathering place for entertaining friends and family, or a simple setting to relax and unwind. The perimeter stone brick wall and greenery create the feel of privacy with security that is atypical for a home of this vintage.
From the entryway forward, you step on beautiful refurbished oak floors—hardwood that runs continuously from the main living area...and all the way into open hallway and into the bedrooms.
And what a difference it makes to see a home that has a brand new kitchen equipped with gas. This one will cause you to swoon if you enjoy cooking. All counters are covered in heavy slab granite. There are enough perfectly placed cabinets and drawers to swallow every cooking gadget you own. And “yes” the kitchen has a walk-in style pantry closet.
The breakfast nook or family room, is just off the kitchen with a glass door to a flagstone style covered patio area. Protected from sun or fowl weather, a perfect spot to hang out anytime of day with friends while you are preparing your next gourmet meal.
You may decide to buy before you make it any farther . . . but then there are the three bedrooms. The back bedroom is noticeably large with good closet space. The windows serve up a nice view of the exceptionally private and secure backyard.
The size and configuration of the front bedroom with mirrored closet doors, top-notch closet organizers, and the energy efficient windows in the front bedroom is amazing.
It is big...bright...and flowing with what “new agers” refer to as “good energy”. The remodeled bath is totally pleasing—roomy with a large double vanity, the most popular wood grain tile floor, and a beautiful crystal style radiused glass shower and tub door.
Don’t forget what it means to live in this part of town. You could get by at this location without needing a car for weeks at a time. Downtown Castro Valley is within blocks, with grocery stores, numerous well-regarded restaurants, and the ever popular farmer’s market. And, don’t forget, you are only a short walk to the BART Station.
Head north just a few minutes, and you are at the very scenic Lake Chabot area with hike-and-bike trails, barbecue, boating, golf course and many other outdoor activities.
Think about this for just a moment. Imagine what you will do when friends come to town to visit you. Almost every fun, cool thing to do is nearby.
Top rated Castro Valley schools: Castro Valley Elementary School, Creekside Middle School, Castro Valley High School.
How to see this home . . . .
Dear reader, please do not call unless a couple of key conditions are lining up just right. Are you okay with this price? The $799,000 price is not a casual starting point.
Please skip this one if you are still in the “looking” phase of your home-buying search. Cranky sellers? Not at all, but they had to jump through hoops to get the house ready to show, so they want serious buyers only. So, if you are a ready-to-act buyer, call the sellers’ agent to set up a time: Stacy Adams at 510-359-4300 extension 0
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