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Lovingly Remodeled home in the perfect Rockridge location

5806 Lawton Avenue may qualify as one of the perfect Rockridge homes. This nearly 2,900 square foot four bedroom, three bath home is in the best location Rockridge has to offer.

Lovingly remodeled by its owners, this now stunning single family home features quality workmanship and upgraded systems.  The capacious living room has box beams, floor to ceiling book shelves and a decorative hearth all which flows to the adjacent office that overlooks the tree-lined street.

Its formal dining room is full of light from the west facing windows and easily leads to the expansive kitchen with its large island, delightful butler’s pantry, beautifully detailed cabinets and top grade appliances. Completing the lower level is the first of the four bedrooms which boast large closets and an adjacent bath.

Unique to this home is both its front formal stair and rear staircase.  Up the rear stair, you find the master suite, with vaulted ceiling, large walk-in closet and private verdant balcony. Its bath is designed with period detailing, including a soaking tub, all in keeping with the tone and style of the home. Cleverly designed for flexibility it connects to the adjacent upstairs second bath which features a large glass shower. Finally there is the laundry center cabinet and the last two large bedrooms each with large closets.

The rear garden with its quaint storage shed and brick patio, perfect for a summer dinner party, is fully fenced and completes the home. 
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. 5806 is this perfect home and is just two blocks from College Avenue and its shops, restaurants, BART, and freeway access. It really makes it easy to enjoy.

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Property Feature List

Key Features:
Walls taken down to the studs reworking the floorpan and adding square footage during 2013 -2014 remodel. 
Large kitchen including high end appliances, custom cabinets, center island,  stone countertops and punee daybed
Walk-in pantry with window and under stair storage
Butler's pantry with second dishwasher and recessed lighting and custom cabinets
Period remodeled bathrooms with pedestal sinks, and wainscoting heated floors in the upstairs bathrooms
Mostly new double-pane windows
Refinished existing floors and added matching oak flooring with decorative border
Two stairways with storage beneath. The back stairway was built to accommodate a chair lift.
Built-in bookcases in living and dining rooms
Decorative beams in living room
Utility closets upstairs and downstairs
Laundry closet with stacked washer and dryer
Attic storage area with pull-down ladder
New roof with asphalt roofing 2013-2014
Large balcony off master bedroom with glass door and windows
Large custom front door with hammered door knocker

Key System Features:
Insulation (weatherproofing/sound proofing) in all exterior and interior walls, ceilings and floors
Construction complies with 2013-2014 Oakland green building requirements
Energy-conserving LED recessed ceiling fixtures with energy-conserving dimmers
New interior plumbing (water and sewer pipes and fixtures)
Cast iron sewer pipes in ceiling and walls of lower floor to minimize noise
New high-efficiency on-demand water heater for upstairs
New electrical system (wiring and fixtures)
Lath and plaster removed and replaced with textured sheetrock
New central heating system (two zones) with high efficiency furnace
Quiet bathroom ventilators; whole house exhaust fan in the upstairs hall
New footings, steel beams in walls and ceilings, and shear walls designed by structural engineer
Existing wood interior doors repaired, repainted and reused; all with new hardware
All improvements inspected by City of Oakland building inspectors

Additional Features:
Tile on decorative hearth in living room
Brick patio in backyard
Easy to maintain landscaping in front and back yards
Automatic watering systems for front and back yards and deck
Roof drainage directed to pipe to street
Yard drainage directed either into pipe or down driveway to street
Fence on north and west sides of backyard constructed in 2012
Garage replaced with new back-yard shed constructed in 2012