Extensively Enhanced Crocker Home & Property

697 Santa Ray Avenue

Crocker Highlands

Oakland, CA

$ 1,789,000






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697 Santa Ray Avenue

Embracing its 1925 character-rich framework, this tri-level Crocker Highlands home fuses restoration and renovation. Expansive, the interior abounds with original architectural allure and seamlessly integrates superbly transformed dine-in kitchen and bathrooms, two full plus a powder room; its floorplan boasts formal living, dining, family rooms, and five bedrooms, one on the main floor that doubles nicely as an office. The interior opens on two levels to elevated decks, beyond which the back property presents an especially stylized and spacious promenade and terrace with areas delineated for dining and fire-pit lounging and a separate, also large and level, sports playing field.

A location with an abundance to appreciate, it grants wonderful walkability and bikability throughout Crocker Highlands and beyond. Leave multiple cars in the attached garage and explore neighborhood highlights including celebrated schools, farmers markets, unique shops and cafes, Lake Merritt and parks for recreation, and convenient public transit.

An arched entry porch and Craftsman-style divided-light door lead to the polished interior. The foyer reveals hardwood floors and moldings restored to gleaming; original architectural facets like Bay windows and the dining room’s built-in hutch mingle with full-scale renovations in the island-centric kitchen and bathrooms. Within the sizable living and dining rooms, updates like a mosaic-tiled fireplace and statement lighting integrate amid period woodwork.

Luminous spaces, the living room features a Bay window and the dining room’s glass doors connect to a deck well suited for grilling. Another Bay window illuminates the kitchen, outlining the bright breakfast alcove. Laid out around a central island, the kitchen features quartz and subway tile intermixed with a focal-point apron sink and stainless appliances. The island offers a spot for gathering plus wine refrigeration and on-hand storage; a bevy of pantries adds to the storage bounty.

Bathrooms on each level, all reimagined, mesh classic and contemporary characteristics. On the main floor, the powder room combines wainscoting, marble, and mossy-hued ceramic tile. The second-floor bathroom echoes gray-veined marble, carrying it from floor to ceiling; its rectilinear motif correlates to the long stretch of vanity incorporating a pair of rectangular sinks. Two bedrooms on this level contain walk-in closets and offer leafy outlooks, one from a broad Bay window. Another two bedrooms, also endowed with walk-in closets, bookend the family room on the lower level. Reiterating gray marble, the bathroom reflects up-to-date heirloom style.

From the family room, step out to a covered deck, connecting visually and physically to the multi-attraction hardscaped grounds. The glass-door connection promotes indoor-outdoor livability and, as a separate entry, adds options.

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Robert Jones, Buyer's Agent
Robert Jones

Sotheby’s International Realty
CalDRE# 01889386
(510) 917-2895
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