The story of 1048 Clarendon Crescent
Original to 1924, this Crocker Highlands Traditional intermixes period character and befitting updates, including an open kitchen-family room. Luminously light, the interior opens via French doors from living, breakfast, and family rooms to a balcony and dining terrace adjoining level lawn with treed surround. The Bay-viewing second floor sets apart three bedrooms, including master suite, and two of the three updated bathrooms.
Clarendon Crescent combines Crocker’s enticing ideals. Its picturesque setting grants an elevated perspective of scenic surroundings plus long-range cityscape and Bay views. Convenient to everyday everything, the location encourages leaving the car in the detached garage and strolling, biking, or accessing public transportation. Beloved, highly rated Crocker Highlands Elementary sits within a block, and nearby, Lakeshore, Park Boulevard, and Montclair hubs offer abundant shopping and recreation, including bustling Farmer’s Markets. Yet right on the property, a veritable orchard supplies a home-grown bounty from mature trees including Meyer lemon, fig, persimmon, apricot, cherry, Asian pear, apple, and grape vines.
Architectural symmetry brings visually alluring order to the home’s façade; a focal-point entry centers amid distinct pairs of casement, arched, and picture windows. Enter to a center-hall layout with public spaces laid out in a circular flow. Preservation and renovation blend smoothly throughout the interior: honey-hued hardwood flooring dovetails with the kitchen’s natural stone flooring; well-preserved casement windows, plus new versions that harmonize with the originals, frame enchanting outlooks; the living room fireplace, adorned with original and historic Batchelder art tile, contains a gas insert for instant, eco-friendly warmth.
With vintage appeal, the formal dining room integrates corner hutches offering elegant storage and display. Adjacent, the gathering-place kitchen presents more casual dining options: a long stretch of peninsula supplies bar seating as well as prep and serving space, and a windowed breakfast and family-room area overlooks the leafy, private garden. Over-scaled divided-light windows and glass doors create a radiant environment with indoor-outdoor ease for entertaining and everyday enjoyment. The open kitchen features stainless appliances by Viking and Jenn-Air, including a six-burner gas cooktop, and its stone flooring carries to the adjacent powder room.
Bedrooms embrace natural light, vibrant outlooks, and broad dimensions, and both the master and hall bathroom reflect stone tile schemes in subtle neutrals.
On the lower level, a bit of extra living space with a quarter bathroom is well suited for exercise or office purposes. It features laundry and storage as well, while the garage offers additional storage capacity.