4657 Park Blvd, Oakland CA
3 Beds • 2.5 Baths • 2337 SF • $1,395,000
Choose Your Community & Love Where You Live
Never has home and community felt more important. This spacious duplex offers the rare opportunity to create community and live in concert with your neighbor. With two vacant units, you get to choose to house hack this spacious duplex by living in one unit while renting out the other, or go in with friends or family to buy the property together and live in harmony. 4657 Park Boulevard offers options for your sanctuary.
The lower unit with its high ceilings, moulding and baseboard details could be considered the owner’s unit. The living room’s large wood framed window overlooks the Hollywood Triangle Park, a nice bit of green commonly featuring great games of fetch or catch and where Glenview’s annual Ice Cream Social is held. The gracious living room is sun soaked all day, making it a space to truly live in. When the sun sets the unit’s first of two fireplaces becomes the focal point for relaxation. Pocket doors separate the living room from the adjacent bonus room, perfect for a den, play space, or even a second bedroom. Period style wainscoting stretches high offering a picture rail to display arts made or collected. With built in drawers and cabinets all the accessories used to enjoy the space can be tucked away.
The lower unit’s updated kitchen can be accessed either through the bonus room or the hallway connecting the living space to the master bedroom and bath. Lovingly appointed, the bright kitchen’s warm wood cabinets play off the wood trimmed windows, hardwood floor, and vintage brass cabinet pulls. The sumptuous backyard and private deck is accessed through the property’s shared laundry room just off the kitchen, allowing backyard bar-be-ques to become a regular occurrence.
Through the building’s shared entry way and up the steps is the second unit featuring two bedrooms, an updated kitchen, dining room, and bay views from almost every window. This large unit offers room to spread out with a spacious living room that brings the outside in through its generous picture window. The dining room features a convenient pass-through to the kitchen, making it simple to serve a feast.
The updated kitchen appears modest at first glance, but upon closer inspection it has been thoughtfully updated to maximize its space with abundant cabinet and counter space, as well as stylish open shelving to display cookbooks or curated knickknacks. Like its lower counterpart, backyard access is found easily through the kitchen. The upper unit’s master bedroom features a wall of closets as well as a walk-in space large enough for a wardrobe or a workspace.
As much as this home glistens, its real jewel is found out back. The large, level grassy yard is a private oasis. Relaxing, playing, or just feeling the cool grass underfoot on a warm day, this is the only place you’ll care to be. The finished detached garage offers flex space and could host a low maintenance overnight guest, a home office, home gym, or art studio. The laundry room off the lower level does double duty as a mud room and features a quarter bath, perfect for uninterrupted time outside. Rounding up the bonus spaces is the basement which runs the length of the property; home projects have a home of their own in this workshop ready space.
The prime location of this property is a secret to none. Oakland’s Glenview district is one of the city’s most coveted neighborhoods. Longtime favorite and neighborhood staple, Rocky’s Market is where the locals shop for the odds and ends, forgotten items, or check off their whole grocery list. With Two Local Girls providing prepared foods and foods to go as well as specialty coffee, you’ll hardly need the plethora of grocery stores also nearby. A few minutes down Park is the heart of Glenview with local restaurants, a market, cafe, and a host of shops to help you keep it local. Lakeshore is less than two miles away and hosts an evening’s activities with many bars and restaurants to choose from, not to mention one of Oakland’s best Farmers Markets on Saturday at Splash Pad Park. If life keeps you busy on Saturday and you miss that farmers market, you can make the five minute drive to Montclair and catch theirs on Sundays. Glenview is the kind of place where neighborhood walks are commonplace and bring the community together whether through sidewalk chalk drawings or neighborly conversations about a beautiful front garden. Still, when nature calls, the east bay regional trail system is never far. With miles of hiking and biking trails, you could find yourself in Castro Valley or Moraga in no time. For a more refined hike, Dimond Canyon trail is about a half mile away. When it’s time to make a trip into the office, commute routes wherever you need to go are not far from home. Two public transportation stops are mere steps away from the front door, the 33 bus stop will whisk you to the 12th street BART or the SF Trans-bay bus, avoiding car travel with ease. For those who prefer the comfort of their car, highways 13 and 580 are equal distance away, about a three minute drive.
- 1+ bedroom unit, VACANT
- 2 bedroom unit, owner occupied and delivered vacant
- Bay views from upper unit
- Detached garage
- Large storage area in basement
- Lovely rear yard