EASTERN SHINGLE COTTAGE
1,050,000 – Sold
4146 Terrace St.
Oakland, Ca 94611
4146 Terrace Street is an “Eastern Shingle Cottage”, so named because of the “A” frame shape, the shingle surfaces and for being reminiscent of an east coast style. The details, however, are in the tradition of the Colonial Revival style, with a raised first story, a recessed front porch with classic columns and a bay window on the one side. It has a gigantic gable, pierced by 3 windows in this case and dormer-like projections with windows on each side. The windows throughout are all double hung.
Built in 1906, this super charming house retains much of its original charm, while at the same time having modern day upgrades. Most of the foundation has recently been replaced and the bathrooms and kitchen have been remodeled. The living room, which is separated from the hallway entrance by beautiful glass doors, is open to the dining room with its decorative fireplace and built-in drawers. The beautiful windows in the bay are repeated upstairs in the front bedroom. A ledge outside the upper bedroom allows a place for flowers or other decorations. Numerous windows on all sides of the house allows for exceptional light.
The lovely oak floors throughout the house have just been refinished, most of the light fixtures are new, the plumbing and electrical have been upgraded and new shingling has replaced old and broken shingles on a substantial portion of the exterior.
The generous eat-in kitchen has new cabinetry and appliances as well as a pantry and original built-ins. A full bathroom with laundry sits at the rear of the house and a door leads off this area to a serene garden. The upstairs bathroom has been completely remodeled.
Sewer compliant, it has storage in the basement for bicycles and other items.
In the heart of Oakland, it sits in one of the most sought after neighborhoods, close to the amenities of Piedmont Avenue, Broadway and the new Ridge Shopping Center. It is near MacArthur BART and the AC Express bus stop to San Francisco. Some nearby parks are Mosswood and Lake temescal. It is of course close to Kaiser Hospital and the beautiful historic Mountain View Cemetry.