901 Paramount Road, Oakland, CA • $2,100,000
Height of Style in Crocker Highlands
In Crocker Highlands • Oakland's Most Historic Neighborhood
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The story of 901 Paramount Road
A tall, steeply pitched roof signals the French Eclectic heritage of this rejuvenated 1926 Crocker Highlands home. Its high-style architecture sets a tone equally formal and enchanting, and an idyllic layout elevates contemporary living amid time-honored style. On the main floor, fireplace-endowed living and dining rooms join a reimagined open kitchen-family room connected to private bluestone terrace; three second-floor bedrooms include an expansive master suite featuring a third fireplace. Two full bathrooms plus powder room, all updated, befit the home’s period sensibility.
Nestled in Crocker Highlands, Paramount Road expresses a less-traveled quietude, yet sits in convenient, even walkable, proximity to everyday enjoyment. Within scenic walkability or bikability, highly rated schools, vibrant shopping, café culture, and recreation characterize the neighborhood experience. Cosmopolitan well-preserved architecture lines the street’s single elongated block, number 901 a paramount example.
On the façade, stone quoins embroider corners and tabbed masonry adds flair over windows and around the arched entry. Arch and stone artistry carries to the interior, where arches spread over doorways inset with wood-paneled doors and a massive diamond-pane leaded-glass window. Hardwood flooring gleams, and public rooms spark intimate grandeur. Within the living room, the fireplace reiterates quoin-like stone edging, and casement windows grace three sides of the room, ushering in natural light. Tall shadow-box trim outlines the dining room, and an arch crowns its fireplace.
A connection to the kitchen presents a butler’s pantry with finishes that correspond to the kitchen’s stone counters, hunter green with alabaster veining, and white cabinetry with retro-flavor hardware. Stainless appliances include range and refrigerator by Viking. A consummate daily gathering space that rises to the entertaining occasion, the kitchen is open to family room with media cabinetry and breakfast alcove with banquette. This broad, bright space enjoys sightlines of the level terrace with leafy garden surround and opens to it via French doors. Accessible from the terrace, a detached studio makes an ideal home office or gym.
Above a wide multi-windowed staircase, bedrooms overlook the garden and stand out as generous in dimensions, featuring walk-in closets. A fireplace with dentil molding brings regal architectural detail to the master suite; custom built-ins optimize its closet, and gray-veined marble adorns its bathroom. The hall bathroom dovetails with marble counter atop a furniture-effect vanity.
Offstreet parking is available in the gated driveway. Enhancements inside and out include owned-outright solar panels.
Shown By Appointment Only
Shown By Appointment Only
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