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Two homes in the heart of Rockridge

Located on a tree-lined street, a delightfully unique Rockridge compound awaits. Artfully renovated and lovingly reimagined, this home features a two bedroom, two bathroom main residence plus a charming one bedroom, one bathroom cottage in the rear all sharing an established garden courtyard.  Ideal as a family compound, or a possible income property, this property has endless potential. With no detail too small and no expense spared, both homes are completely bespoke, artisan crafted, and cleverly designed.

As you ascend the front stairs, you will begin to notice the artisan touches incorporated into the home, starting with the unique handrail fashioned by Shawn Lovell, a local blacksmith and artist. The entry area welcomes you in, as well as providing thoughtful hidden storage solutions. The garnet-studded Meteorus granite flooring in this space is repeated in the fireplace mantel, creating a cohesive feel through to the living room. This light and bright space includes a pressed tin ceiling, and an original fireplace with flanking bookcases. On either side of the central hallway, with exposed beams and architectural iron monkey bars, is the primary bedroom and bathroom. The primary bedroom features stained glass windows and bespoke closets with customizable cabinet fronts, while the bathroom highlights stunning finishes such as Zinc shower surround and sink deck, Chicago sink faucet, and Toto heated toilet. Truly the heart of the home is the kitchen and dining area. Located towards the back of the home, this space shines with custom cabinetry, Perla Venata quartzite counters, Franke fireclay sinks, and a custom slanted open shelving system. 

Leading out from the kitchen’s sliding glass doors, you descend the stairs to the charming inner courtyard. From the lovely established garden, to the wisteria covered arbor, this space invites you to enjoy a glass of wine at dusk or an al fresco dinner party. On the lower level of the main house is a private suite with designer finishes including Scofield stained concrete floors, artisan security trellis, and Guavea Wave glass tiled shower surround in the bathroom. Across the way is the inviting cottage. With a gorgeous wood-lined vaulted ceiling and open floor plan design, the living, dining area and kitchen harmoniously combine. Off this space is the bedroom and bathroom, featuring thoughtful touches such as custom closeting in the bedroom and Fireclay tiles in the bathroom. With off-street parking and each home having its own garage, including solar powered electric car charging station plus a full level of storage or art studio or workshop space below the rear cottage this home has all the on-trend desirable features needed for comfortable living. 

Few properties in Rockridge are as perfectly situated to be so near all the wonderful amenities of the area yet have the feel of a sweet tree-lined neighborhood. Just two blocks from College Avenue and its shops, restaurants, BART, and freeway access, 5260 Lawton could not be more ideally located.

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Property Feature List

2,111 living square feet  

2 Houses

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

3,888 square foot lot

Built in 1915

Full extensive no-expense-spared remodeled on both homes by the current owners (See owner’s list for full description)

Freshly painted interior 2022

Ash wood flooring in upper level of main house

Living room features pressed tin ceiling, original fireplace, Meteoris igneous garnet granite fireplace mantel and hearth, sculptural fireplace screen designed and built by Shawn Lovell, and bookcases 

Sculptural handrail designed and built by blacksmith/artist Shawn Lovell

Stained glass windows designed by architect Sarah Deeds, fabricated by glass artist Sabina Frank

New and designer light fixtures throughout

All dual paned windows

Primary bedroom features stained glass windows, bespoke closets with customizable cabinet fronts

Downstairs suite with seating area, bonus room and full bath featuring Scofield stained concrete floors, designer security trellis across windows, barn door by Real Carriage Door Company, and walk-in closet

Key Kitchen Features

Custom cabinets by Martin Lee, Berkeley and Steve Shada, Oakland

Ashley Norton Traditional bronze drawer and door hardware

“California cooler,” the left bank of kitchen drawers open to the circulation of outdoor air from the cool north side of the building, used to store produce, nuts, butter, etc., in the cool months.  

Chicago faucets 

Franke Model fireclay apron front sink and Franke fireclay Model Cisterna prep sink 

Custom slanted open shelving system

Multipure Aquaversa inline under sink water purifier at prep sink with Chicago Faucets soda fountain spout 

Perla Venata quartzite counters

Zinc backsplash 

Bluestar 6 burner range, Bosch dishwasher (2019), Liebherr refrigerator, Bosch Axxis stacking washer and dryer  

Custom pot-hanging racks and hooks 

Key Bathroom Features and Improvements

Primary bathroom features Chicago sink faucet, Duravit sink, push-release flush-to-wall drawers under cubbies and custom cabinets, Toto heated washlet toilet seat with bidet functions,  Jado shower fixture, Zinc shower surround and sink deck, mahogany window finished with maritime wood treatment for shower, and Panasonic Whisper bathroom fan 

Lower level bathroom features Duravit bathroom sink, Jado Pyke bathroom fixtures, Guavea Wave glass tiled shower surround with bench, Aquabrass Stream shower and towel bars, floor tile Jerusalem stone, and Panasonic Whisper bathroom fan 

Key Plumbing Features

Tankless on demand water heater in cottage

Sub radiant heat upstairs and downstairs in front house

Certified sewer lateral

Sump pump installed for cottage. 

Auto gas shut off valve for both homes 

Key Electrical Features

Solar panels on main house (2017) 

Electric car charging

Nest smart thermostat and smoke alarm for front house and cottage

Sonic/AT&T fiber internet in front house

Separate utility meter for each home


Newer roof on main house replaced in 2017 

New foundation on cottage house

Voluntary seismic update and foundation work on front house 

Parking and Garden

Outdoor solar shade at kitchen door with bottom fastening

Metal and wood exterior rear stairs designed and built by Melissa MacDonald 

Locking back gate with peep-hole at dog height, by Mellisa MacDonald

Established courtyard garden

Separate garages for both front and rear home with auto remote (buyer to measure to ensure fit)

Two car driveway (buyer to measure to ensure fit)

Clipper Creek electric car charging station at driveway

Two Fort Knox keyed mailboxes


Hunter sprinkler system 

Cottage Features

Fully remodeled in 2016-2017 creating fir lined vaulted ceilings, skylights and large transom lights

Ash wood flooring

LG washer and dryer in basement (2020) 

Ashley Norton Angular design bronze exterior and interior door and drawer pulls,  flattened half-hex design

Stained glass windows designed by architect Sarah Deeds, fabricated by glass artist Sabina Frank

Forced air furnace (2017) 


Custom cabinets by Aaron Larson, Xylo Interiors, Oakland 

Perla Venata quartzite counters from Tez 

Butcher block kitchen island with Zinc and glass tile backsplash and shelf, and glass-lined cubbies and drawers

Samsung refrigerator, Bosch 5-burner range, Bosch dishwasher, under-sink kitchen water purifier 

Built in banquette with custom cushions and upholstery

Glass tile shower surround and Fireclay tile tile on bathroom floor 

Super-sealed concrete basement perfect for expansion or art or workshop space