850 Paramount Road - $1,575,000

Exquisite Setting with Architecture to Match

In Crocker Highlands – Oakland’s Most Historic Neighborhood


850 Paramount Road

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The story of 850 Paramount Road

Tucked in Crocker Highlands, Paramount Road comprises one select block of esteemed architecture. Number 850 is well placed along the arc of Paramount’s bulbous turning circle, and its property, backed by a green belt, gains leafy privacy. Abounding with indoor-outdoor connections, the home opens seamlessly to a garden courtyard, back deck plus level lawn, and roof deck. Throughout the interior, updates in the right places, kitchen and bathrooms, meld with an elegant original framework. In a welcoming layout that flows ideally, majestic public rooms include a family room, while three bedrooms and two full bathrooms, including a master suite, span the second floor.

French Eclectic architectural influences strike a balance between formality and enchantment. The chic facade entices with arched through-the-cornice dormers, an ornamental balcony, Bay window beneath a flared hood, and arch-inset front entry. In the foreground, a courtyard, partially encased by the home, creates a secret-garden front entrance and vibrantly landscaped extension of it. French doors from living and family rooms to the brick-laced enclosure make it more than an alluring first impression, also a glorious-for-entertaining outdoor room.

From a gracious and grand foyer, public rooms emanate, establishing a linked, hall-free flow. Generously proportioned and exalted with original architectural cachet, they feature hardwood floors and casement windows. In the living room, a wood-plank-and-beam cathedral ceiling adds high drama, an original fireplace trimmed with dental molding anchors one wall, while two others generate natural radiance from a Bay window and two sets of French doors. Built-in library shelves grace the family room, which opens outdoors front and back, and the formal dining room offers evergreen outlooks and access via French doors to a newly constructed deck. Without rear neighbors, the deck and adjacent lawn are outlined by a wooded expanse.

The dine-in kitchen shimmers with new surfaces corresponding to the home’s character: gray-veined marble counters, subway-tile backsplashes. They integrate amid high-caliber stainless appliances including a Thermador gas range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. A Bay-windowed banquette offers a seat with a verdant view. Powder room and laundry room are placed nearby.

Bedrooms, time-honored yet sparkling, are distinguished by sloped ceilings, hardwood floors, and casement windows. They offer views of treed neighborhood vistas, while the master suite, endowed with three closets, opens to a private deck. Bathrooms, freshly updated and stylistically unified, blend large-scale hexagonal floor tile and marble.

Multipurpose bonus spaces with backyard access include a lower-level room ideal as craft studio or office plus the garage at the base of the private driveway, with one side dedicated to deck-adjacent sliding glass doors, which doubles as a garden room suited for entertaining or exercise.

Picturesque, serene surroundings belie the location’s close proximity to neighborhood schools, recreation, public transportation, cosmopolitan shopping and dining.


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Anthony Riggins, Realtor
Anthony Riggins

Realtor® Associate
Sotheby’s International Realty
CalDRE# 01372885
(510) 693-7931
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