5845 AYALA AVE OAKLAND A classic, PERFECTLY MAINTAINED craftsman in the IDEAL Rockridge sweet spot OFFERED AT $1,450,000
2,240 SQ. FT. MAIN
3,700 SQ. FT. LOT
A Perfectly Maintained Rockridge Classic
5845 Ayala Avenue is one of those timeless Rockridge classics that never goes out of style. A sophisticated four bedroom, one and one half bath, beautifully maintained Rockridge home, 5845 has all the lifestyle elements that still speaks to modern families. It begins with a large porch and transitions through the wide front door to a generous entry hall. To the left is the impressively sized living room complete with lofty, tiered ceilings. Enormous windows fill this room with filtered light all day. The handsomely crafted fireplace centers the room between two period built-ins. 
You then pass through antique French doors into the formal dining room. This room is perfect to host any sized gathering and features a 100 year old built-in sideboard. The adjacent kitchen has been newly updated with new Quartz counters and fresh stainless steel appliances. Heading out the back door from the kitchen takes you to the large back deck and sweet paths in the precious manicured garden. Upstairs we find the four bedrooms of the home. A wide, graceful stairway, leads to an expansive formal landing that awaits at the top. Each bedroom is comfortably sized, has large windows and all have great closet space. The central bath has been updated with dual vanity sinks and a large bath with shower. The thought of adding a master bath on this level could be an exciting project in the future.
An Easy Place to Call Home
Here is classic Rockridge home that is waiting to embrace its new owners for the next century. But almost as important as the home itself, is where it is located and 5845 Ayala is dead center in the coveted Rockridge sweet spot. Two blocks to BART, Market Hall, and all the shops and eateries that line College Avenue. The seemingly endless list of desirable amenities is what makes Rockridge the neighborhood that everyone is in love with.
Superbly maintained throughout its venerable history, here is a chance for someone to find themselves in a splendid home in the perfect Rockridge location. It rarely gets better than this.
SELLER'S IMPROVEMENT NOTES • Made the house safer in earthquakes with sheer walls and bolting (Alameda Structural) • Upgraded all the electrical (Austin Electric) • Opened the back of the kitchen to the back yard with windows, increased light, and easy access (Inside/Out Design) • Built a deck that highlights the cedar tree and the neighbor’s redwood trees • Planted all new vegetation with a timed sprinkler system • Replaced the garage with a pleasant utility shed (Shed Shop) • Had double pane glass windows placed in most of the rooms to improve energy efficiency (Save Energy Co) • Redesigned the upstairs bath with higher sinks, tiled floors, and modern lighting (Liberty Builders) • Put in a new water line from meter to house (Harry Clark) • Painted the exterior twice and replaced the roof • Had a professional landscape designer redo the front yard for drought tolerance and good habitat for bees and butterflies (Katrina Berringer) • Regularly thinned and trimmed the exterior trees – 2 maples in the back, the podocarpus on the side, the beautiful buckeye also on the side (Traversa Tree) • Replaced the old furnace for the first-floor heat and installed heat on the second floor with separate controls (Walter Mork) • Had all the hardwood floors refinished, the upstairs floors exposed and refinished, repainted the entire house, and upgraded the kitchen with new floor, appliances, and counter tops in preparation for sale FLOOR PLANS
Broker's Open : Thursday March 29th, 10:00am -1:30 pm Thursday April 5th, 11:00am -1:00 pm Open House : Saturday March 31st, 2:00pm - 4:30pm Sunday April 1st, 2:00pm - 4:30pm