1608 Mountain Boulevard
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Romantic 1920's Spanish Revival Located in the Fernwood District of Montclair.
Nestled in the trees and surrounded by lovely gardens this 1920's home features large clay tiles, stucco walls, and simple elegant windows and door openings, that display the beautiful Spanish Revival architecture.
The Fernwood District is rich in history with home styles that reflect the Revival Architecture period of the twenties- with Tudor, Norman, Spanish Revival and First Bay Area Traditional examples.
The historic setting remains intact with its bridges over Temescal Creek and beautiful trees making it a unique and romantic hideaway. You feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of urban living, yet within steps of Montclair Village with its many shops, restaurants, cafes, Public Library, Schools, Montclair Park, Sunday's Farmers Market and Public Transportation that includes the Transbay V bus to San Francisco. This low down Montclair location is also within minutes of Hwy 13 & 24, with easy access to College Ave, Rockridge BART and the commerce of San Francisco, and other major Bay Area cities.
This romantic 1920’s home boasts exquisite architectural details, many original light fixtures, beamed ceilings, built-ins, gleaming hardwood floors, and wrought iron details.
The gracious sunken living room has cathedral, dark beamed ceilings, a beautiful front arched window, statement fireplace and original scones. There is a floor to ceiling window to the left of the fireplace and a door on the right that opens to the side gardens. Wonderful outlooks from all the windows and various angles in the living room.
The dining room has an adjacent sitting area with built-in cabinets and is perfect for everyday casual dining, as well as a showcase for those formal dining experiences.
The dramatic family room addition was done in 1978, keeping with the style of the home with dark wood open beamed ceilings and wrought iron window grilles. A beautifully ornate door between the family room and dining room was removed for marketing (this is in the garage). Hardwood floors were also recently installed in the family room.
The kitchen was tastefully refreshed with stone counters and new stainless appliances. There is a laundry/pantry area next to the kitchen and a door that leads to the side and back gardens.
All three bedrooms are down the hall from the main living spaces and separated by a privacy door.
Two of the bedrooms are of a good size with ample closet space for a 1920's home. The third bedroom is bright and sunny and looks out to the backyard.
The original bathroom is located at the end of the hallway with the three bedrooms. The second bathroom was added when the family room addition was done, this bathroom is to the immediate right of the front door.
There is a basement storage room, measuring 336 sq ft. that is almost as large as the family room - access to this space is from the hatch door in the family room floor.
The detached 1-car garage is located at the rear of the property and has been used as a workshop over the years, because of the family room addition you are unable to drive to the garage. The location of the garage and orientation in the backyard makes this a potentially wonderful outdoor room/studio or ADU.
Some of the preparations for sale included, new interior and exterior paint, newly installed hardwood floors in the family room and refinished throughout, some new light fixtures, new appliances, counter tops, kitchen hardware, and more...
The front garden has a level grass area and is framed by majestic trees and. The peaceful and pretty rear and side gardens are a horticulturist's dream with a wonderful balance of native plants, low maintenance shrubs and flowers, spectacular cutting gardens, and flowering and majestic trees. The sunny level backyard patio is private and peaceful with lush gardens and many intimate sitting areas.
The perfect getaway without the need to get away.
Tucked away in the wooded hills and winding streets above Oakland, Montclair is a small community with an appealing central shopping district. Sizable custom homes, along with a mix of Mediterranean, Craftsman, and contemporary-style homes are situated on forested lots, offering an elegant retreat from the city. The Montclair Business District is a throwback to a simpler time before strip malls, megamalls, and big-box stores. Residents can find everything they need, from dry cleaning and groceries to restaurants. Local restaurant favorites include the Montclair Egg Shop, Flipper’s Gourmet Burgers, and Crogan’s Montclair Restaurant. Gourmet specialty items are available at Le Bonbon, and Farmstead Wine and Cheese. A farmers market on Sundays provides fresh local produce and baked goods. Montclair is home to fine-arts festivals throughout the year and a jazz festival in the late summer that enlivens the street scene.