Polished Tudor Revival
1065 Hubert Road
The story of 1065 Hubert Road
Period allure underpins befitting rejuvenation of this four-bedroom Traditional. Elegance all around, updates to kitchen and bathrooms correspond to the home’s original framework and mesh in a unified composition. Its layout dedicates the second floor to all four bedrooms, including the primary suite, and celebrates main-floor public spaces with architectural embellishment and gracious dimensions, such as a library extending from the living room. Four French-door openings merge the interior with exterior features; a widespread back deck offers lounging and dining with outlooks of picturesque leafy panoramas and the elaborate property, comprising large-and-level back lawn outlined by graceful blooming and hardscaped borders.
As it arcs, Hubert’s single elongated block showcases some of Crocker’s most enchanting preserved architecture. The setting feels tucked away yet lies close, even walkable, to beloved neighborhood schools, cafes, shopping, Farmers Markets. Enjoy easy access to highways and everyday attractions in Lakeshore, Park Boulevard, and Montclair hubs.
In a nod to Tudor Revival architecture, the façade’s asymmetrical form spotlights groupings of tall multipaned windows and an arched wood-paneled door with iron hardware. Enter to a seamless fusion of preservation and renovation. Hardwood flooring meets walls adorned with shadow-box molding as the foyer fans out to public spaces lavish with natural light and refinement. From the formal dining room, divided-light French doors open to a brick front terrace. Within the living room, two sets of French doors amplify the airiness, opening the room broadly and extending its indoor-outdoor footprint. Windows, similar in scale, harmonize with doors and flank a regal fireplace distinguished by art tile silhouetting knights on horseback. Separate but connected, the library is equal in polish and practicality as a sitting room or office with inset shelving.
Ultra-current, designed with classic character, the kitchen integrates a box-beam ceiling, luxe surfaces, high-caliber appliances, and an island-centric dine-in layout. Quartz counters pair with gray-veined marble subway-tile backsplashes; custom cabinetry displays vintage-effect pulls that tie visually to stainless appliances, including gas range and dishwasher by Thermador. An inviting gathering place, the island offers seating, multifaceted storage, and a perfect prep and serving expanse. Beyond it lies the dining alcove, edged by pantries, windows, and a broad opening uniting with the deck.
New components, timeless in tone, appoint the kitchen-adjacent powder room and second-floor bathrooms. Natural-stone flooring and rectangular motifs stylistically connect powder room and hall bathroom, where a soaking tub augments the stone-accented shower. A marble tile scheme sets apart the primary-suite bathroom.
Upstairs, a laundry room adds well-placed utility, and storage is plentiful in the attached garage plus windowed basement space.
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Crocker Highlands Then & Now
A fascinating history launched the neighborhood that teems with enchantment today. Like Oakland’s symbolic oak tree, Crocker Highlands brandishes roots that delve deep and a vigor that endures. Owned in the 1880’s by Peder Sather, (whose name remains familiar for Cal’s iconic Sather Gate) the land was initially developed as Sather Park. An electric double-decker trolley ferried picnickers to the hilly dale, traversing a wooden trestle bridge that reached a glen marking entry to the park. The origin of the neighborhood’s illustrious Trestle Glen Road is revealed! Rail transportation prevailed, and the original East Bay Railways lines evolved into the Key System, carrying passengers between Oakland and San Francisco, increasing accessibility to this natural wonderland.
A cast of luminaries in their fields played influential roles in transforming the area.
Enter the Olmsted Brothers. Their father had designed New York’s Central Park. Next-generation Olmsteds ultimately created blueprints for noteworthy landscapes and parks across North America. Here, they laid out Oakland’s Mountain View Cemetery and Crocker Highlands ‘residential park’, delineating gracefully winding streets that hug the curves of the landscape with park areas sprinkled throughout. A crown atop the new garden suburb, its majestic entryway was fashioned by the architects of San Francisco’s City Hall, Bakewell & Brown.
Architects of note including Julia Morgan, Frederick Reimers, Maybeck & White also shaped Crocker Highlands, designing exalted homes that were erected mostly in the 1920’s. Grandly fashioned, these Tudor, Mediterranean, Italian Renaissance, Colonial, French Provincial homes bejewel the landscape along tree-lined streets interspersed with vintage streetlamps. With foresight to the future, Lakeshore Homes Association was established in 1917 to protect and preserve the neighborhood. Their oversight, coupled with owners who keep their period homes polished, has ensured that the dynamic assortment of architecture retains its original glory.
Today, homes remain ensconced in serene park-like surroundings, which sit on the verge of vitality.
Residents relish scenic walking and biking throughout the residential streets, green spaces, and adjacent attractions: beloved, highly rated Crocker Highlands Elementary; Lakeshore’s hub of unique café culture and independent boutiques; Trader Joe’s and the Farmer’s Market at Splash Pad Park, which features far more than produce and is an every-Saturday outing for many; historic Grand Lake Theater, the art deco movie palace; Lake Merritt’s rowing and boating, three-mile shoreline perimeter for walking and jogging, public gardens, Children’s Fairyland. A sparkling scene by day and night, the lake is encircled by a necklace of lights suspended from lamp posts, originally put up in 1925, now energy efficient and designated a landmark.
The historic Key System was recast in 1960 as AC Transit, which provides local and Transbay bus service to and from stops throughout the neighborhood. A swift 10-mile ride to downtown San Francisco makes an easy commute with Wi-Fi aboard. Convenient highway access, as well as BART, add to the ease of roaming the Bay Area.