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Rockridge Traditional Perfectly Re-imagined

Built in 1913, 5845 Colby Street is a quintessential Craftsman home in an unbeatable Rockridge location. Completely reconfiguration in 2017 with its new open-concept layout,  stylish design details, updated systems and unbeatable indoor-outdoor living, this now four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath residence is picture-perfect and ready for modern living.

Opening with a wide covered veranda that spans the front of the home it is sprinkled with period touches throughout. The formal entry and grand staircase offer an exciting first impression and view of the sunlit great room that is to come. The cozy living room, with decorative fireplace and mantle,  features built-in shelving and sits adjacent to an expansive gourmet kitchen. Designed with sleek, bright finishes, a speaker system, and high-end appliances, it is ideal for those who love to cook and entertain. The pendant studded center island has an extravagant “The Galley” brand modular sink workstation, plus plenty of storage, counter space, and bar seating. This is one with the great room, which has been taken down to the studs, leaving special features like coffered ceilings, and now powered,  built-in cabinet and stained-glass window untouched. Overlooking the garden, three glass doors can be left open nearly year-round which flow to a spacious Ipe deck and fenced yard. A charming powder room completes the main level.

Upstairs awaits a newly enhanced primary retreat, with a bonus nursery, office, or fourth bedroom. The contemporary en-suite has a wall of glass overlooking the garden, dual vanity, and subway tiled glass-door shower. Across the generous landing are two more bedrooms, one also en-suite with a trendy wooden vanity, and rain shower. A sliding barn door reveals storage shelves and an alternating-stair up to the finished attic. The space is a clean and blank canvas that can easily transform to fit your needs.

The backyard has been recently revamped with a new lawn, artistic climbing structure, deck for dining, and more. A bonus outbuilding was recently rebuilt and is fully equipped to become your home office or workout room. With off-street parking and side dog run this home is rich with added features.

Enjoy Rockridge’s friendly neighborhood atmosphere, just blocks to BART, College Avenue’s top-rated eateries, markets, and more. 5845 Colby is east bay living at its finest, recently modernized to perfection, with even more opportunities to make it your own. This home is a true stand-out, welcome home.

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Property Feature List

  • 2,444 square feet of living space
  • 4,360 square foot lot
  • 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
  • Multiple plus spaces including finished attic and outbuilding
  • Originally built in 1913
  • Extensively remodeled in 2017 with City of Oakland permits
  • Down to the studs remodel of the kitchen, baths, 4th bedroom and great room 2017
  • Great room creation via structural wall support (steel beam installed) 2017
  • Front entry porch and veranda
  • Formal entry with grand staircase
  • Open concept kitchen/dining room with walls of glass out to decks and garden
  • Living room with period brick mantle and fireplace, built-in shelving, and custom window treatments
  • Dining area with built-ins, media hook-ups for large screen monitor and original stained glass window
  • Newly refinished original oak floors with walnut inlay corner design throughout main level
  • Primary suite with sliding modern closet doors and built-ins, alcove, ensuite bathroom and connection to 4th bedroom
  • Under stair closet with vintage phone cubby, pet door, and Schlage deadbolt lock
  • Recessed lighting throughout most of the home 2017
  • Radiant heat on level 1 & 2 2017
  • Solar power system 2017
  • New roof 2017
  • New plumbing 2017
  • New electrical panel with upgraded 175 AMP service 2017
  • Klipsch speaker system throughout main living area 2017
  • CAt 6 and Cable data wiring on level 2
  • New kitchen french sliding doors 2017
  • Designer lighting  2021
  • New interior door hardware 2021
  • New interior paint 2021
  • New front metal handrails and front stairs 2021
  • Period Box-beam ceiling detail, wainscotting and extra tall baseboards
  • Some new dual-pane windows
  • Barn door to finished attic space with additional storage in eaves 2021
  • Outbuilding with french doors and dual-pane windows 2020
  • Seismic upgrades including bolting and shear panels 2017
  • Nest & Emerson thermostats
  • ADT security system

Key Kitchen Features

  • Remodeled kitchen with quartz countertops, white shaker style cabinetry, soft-close hardware, and subway tile backsplash 2017
  • Tiffany blue island with seating for five and hand-blown glass pendants  
  • Extra large trough-style stainless steel sink by The Galley -multifunction kitchen workstation
  • Touchless faucet
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • Stainless steel suite of appliances: KitchenAid french door refrigerator, GE Advantium microwave/convection oven, Miele induction cooktop, and Miele Futura Crystal dishwasher
  • New Air wine fridge
  • Access out to expansive patio

Key Bathroom Features

  • Upstairs Hall Bath: Dual vanity with drawer storage, graphic floor tile, chrome pivot mirrors, shower-over-tub with subway tile, and stackable Whirlpool washer & Samsung dryer 2017
  • Main Level Powder Room: White hexagon floor tile, white shaker style vanity and wainscot wall detail 2017
  • En-Suite Bath: patterned wall tile, on-trend wooden vanity, subway tile glass-door rain shower 2020
  • Primary Bath: marble style floor tile, dual shaker-style vanity with quartz countertops, glass-door shower with blue subway tile, wall of glass overlooking garden 2017

Key Electrical Features

  • New designer lighting  
  • Recessed LED lighting
  • Remote control LED bedroom lights

Key Plumbing Features

  • Certified Sewer  
  • Tankless water heater

Garden & Parking

  • New driveway and tandem parking for cars
  • Fully fenced rear garden
  • Large Ipe deck
  • New Lawn (2021) with Castlenets climbing rope play structure
  • Outbuilding rebuilt including foundation and electrical 2017 and new doors and windows upgraded in 2020
  • Fenced dog run with ramp and dog door to interior under stair closet
  • 2 blocks to BART and the shopping epicenter of Rockridge