The beautiful home at 500 Ramona Ave. in Albany was built from the ground up in 2008. Designed by notable Berkeley architect Jason Kaldis and built by renowned builders Rutherford & Singelstad, it straddles two counties and is zoned for both Albany and West Contra Costa unified school districts. On a lovely street, it is in walking distance to Memorial Park, schools, fine dining and other amenities of Solano Avenue, and the El Cerrito Plaza BART Station.
The home has many elements of a classic early 20th century Craftsman-style home, with meticulous period detailing throughout, including the generous use of warm wood trim and built-ins. But it is ever so modern at the same time, with 12 skylights, including one in every bathroom, one in the kitchen, four in the library, and four in the garage, strand-woven bamboo flooring, a fireproof steel roof, fire sprinklers in every room, and two on-demand tankless water heaters.
More spacious than most original Craftsman homes, it has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including two elegant master suites, one upstairs and one down. There is a bright open floor plan with a living room/dining room combination, a gorgeous kitchen with soapstone countertops, island, professional range and French doors. To complete the sense of luxurious living, there is an upper-level library or family room with a wall of built-in bookshelves, and two decks, front and back. The backyard has lots of room for flowers, veggies and play.
Price: $1,598,000Open: Sunday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.Listing agent: Mark P. Choi, DRE #01433100, 510-381-1116, Marvin Gardens Real Estate.Visit: www.500Ramona.com for a 3D virtual tour.
Published at Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:00:30 +0000