3304 Morcom Ave. Oakland
Offered at 749,000
A Delightful Serene Retreat for lover’s of Nature, Simplicity and Charm galore!
Embrace that old-home soul. A mix of vintage and modern updates lends this special 2 bedroom one bath an immediate sense of history and personality. The setting is amazing, perched on a coveted large corner lot amongst majestic Liquid Amber trees, Heritage fruit trees and gorgeous, lush landscaping. The charming interior of this magical sun-filled country cottage plays off that spectacular setting.
Once you enter thru the white picket fence front gate you will soak in the natural beauty all around you. With ONE-LEVEL ENTRY thru the front door you will be welcomed to a light-filled living room with built-in bookshelves, a classic fireplace , FIR floors, and the ‘Sweet Spot’, a charming window seat overlooking the shady Amber trees. An ideal spot to carve out your personal space for relaxation and contemplation.
The Sunny Formal Dining Room showcases the expansive vista views of the Oakland Hills and those evening sunsets. From the large picture windows you overlook your secluded garden oasis. With lush plantings including many beautiful perennials, 15 or more fruit trees some being HERITAGE trees, aluminum non-rot trellises, slate walk-ways and meandering pathways. You will find many delightful secret sitting areas, mediation spots, a dedicated spot for a hot tub, gazebo and more! You can enjoy your large redwood deck for relaxing in the sun or entertaining. Need to socially distance? There is plenty of room in this lovely setting.
The bright and cheery country kitchen equipped with a newer gas 5 burner Stove with convection oven and Stainless Steel Refrigerator. All recently painted and ready for all of you in-home Chefs. Adjacent to this adorable kitchen is an Alcove currently being used as an in-home office.
2 Bedrooms complete with cedar lined closets, hardwood floors and plenty of hall-way linen closets. Between both bedrooms you will love your very HIGH-END, Remodeled Bath with impeccable finishes including a wall-hung toilet equipped for a Bidet, Commercial grade Tile floor, Grohe fixtures, Custom Tile Split Shower and Bathtub, Berkeley lighting, Solar-Panel Wi-fi-controlled Skylights, custom cabinets and vanity, granite counters and Marvin wood-wrapped window. When the remodel took place an addition of 30 sq.ft. was added.
Downstairs houses the individual ample size laundry room with washer and dryer.
2 other good size basement spaces that can be used for storage, wine cellar, climate controlled art cabinet space, or for that handy person that wants to work and or play! The gas furance and hot water heater is stored here. Shelving units stay in place making it easy for any added storage items.
A HUGE BONUS Located on the lower portion of this exceptional over-sized lot is a DETACHED NON-CONFORMING STUDIO APARTMENT. With a full kitchen and bath this practical, approximate 420 Sq. Ft. Detached dwelling can serve as an independent dwelling for rental income, home office, art studio, guest quarters or extended family living. Comes complete with it’s own entrance and TREX Deck nestled amongst lush landscaping and pretty Vista Views.
Disclaimer: This is not a legal ADU. The possibility of becoming one would have to be investigated by buyers in regards to all legality and building code/permit purposes.
Secluded and framed by artful pieces, custom-built exquisite fences, hedges, arbors, container garden boxes, numerous Medicinal Herb bushes, Edible plants and numerous FRUIT Trees the Broad back and side yards invite an URBAN GARDEN experience your whole family can enjoy!
Reminding you of an “English Garden” with fruit bearing bushes and over 2 dozen Fruit Trees, some being HERITAGE trees. Such as: but not limited to:
* Asian Pear.
* 2 White Peach Trees
* 40 year old Heritage Quince Tree in front.
* Avocado Tree in front.
* Mendocino Lemon tree
* Strawberry Guava Tree
* Fig tree, 8 trunks with 4 varietals woven and pruned into a single trunk.
* Apple tree producing the sweetest, tart and juicy green apples.
* Strawberry plants and bushes all around.
* 2 Cherimoya Fruit trees.
* Japanese Perfumed Elephant Heart plum tree.
* Table grape and Cabernet Sauvignon grape vines.
* Passion fruit vines.
* 2 Blueberry bushes
Off- street Parking pad just recently built to engineered standards. With GO cloth-dirt-rock grid allowing for perfect draining. Equipped for two cars. Located on the left side of the property. State of the art, Custom-built, one-of- a- kind fencing and gate completes this area. Making easy access to your fabulous backyard.
Other important projects completed just to name a few.
- Sewer lateral complaint to city main.
- Seismic and structural work engineered with out permits.
- New framing and post work to Redwood Deck.
- Copper plumbing around 8 years ago.
- Gas lines replaced.
- 2 irrigation water zones, one solar powered.
- Security system
- Exteriors of both dwellings were recently professionally painted.
- $50,000 remodeled Bath
- New retaining walls, terraces, stairs, walkways and landscaping.
- Brand new engineered PARKING PAD for two cars.
- Redwood fencing water sealed to prevent rot.
- Upgrades to electric including electric plugs.
Contact Listing Agent for complete list of your Improvements totaling around $230,000. For the contractors and handy persons the quality and craftsmanship that have been put into many of the remolding projects is exceptional and in some cases very one-of a kind.
In Oaklands vibrant Maxwell Park neighborhood. Conveniently near Mills College, Laurel shopping district, city parks and easy access to 13/580/80 freeways. BART and Express Bus nearby making this a "Commuters Dream." This exceptional property is perched on a tree-lined street considered a coveted spot. One of the prettiest tree-lined streets in all of Maxwell Park. Want to get to know your neighbors then join in on Friday mornings in front of the home when the Mobile Coffee Cart arrives serving delicious coffee and pastries.
During these sometimes challenging times I have come to the realization that “Home is a
Feeling” It isn’t just a place, it’s a feeling and this really rings true in this special place.
To arrange a private showing please contact your agent. If you are not working with an agent please reach out to me to make arrangements for a viewing.