3318 Revere Ave
Why this home?
Walk through the door of this large and lovely midcentury home and you are immediately greeted by the expansive Bay view. The open living/dining room leads to a huge kitchen that is great for cooking up holiday meals or intimate dinners. With only a few steps in from the attached 2-car garage, and three bedrooms on the main level, living is easy. The spacious family room downstairs, complete with fireplace and wet bar, leads to a large yard. The lower level also boasts a 4th bedroom or office, large laundry room with lots of storage, study nook, and a full bathroom. Outdoor entertaining is a breeze with an expansive deck to take in the view, an open patio, veggie boxes and terraced planting beds.
From the space, to the views, to the light, to the clean midcentury lines, this home offers an amazing value and a truly lovely place live.
A LETTER FROM THE SELLER
Welcome to 3318 Revere Avenue… Our home for the past twelve years!
I loved this house from the moment I saw it. The stunning views from both levels have brought me much joy, and a sense of calm, no matter the season. It is quite thrilling to see the many species of birds flying right in front of the windows, or over the canyon. The feeling of sanctuary is improved by the design of the house, creating a sense of privacy. Only one window looks toward the street; however, even that view of the hills is lovely.
For me having a good kitchen, and flexible space for entertaining is really important. The kitchen is large and well laid out, with lots of counter space, a large sink and plenty of storage. Sometimes I would have three or four people working in the kitchen at the same time, doing prep work and cooking. The design of the dining and living room areas can be configured to create an intimate setting, or a sit down feast for twenty-four. I have also used the plentiful kitchen counters to serve buffet style.
Of course having the family room and deck downstairs is great for parties too. Many birthday barbecues and Super Bowl parties were enjoyed over the years!
Having the family room downstairs has been great. A place to be together, or in those sometimes needed times, to be separate. The kids enjoying their games in the family room, while the grown–ups have a quiet moment upstairs. This space has also served the vital need of elder care. When my father broke his hip, and living in the family home was no longer an option, my parents were able to live in the downstairs level with their own bedroom, bathroom and living space, until they could find a new house that would better suit there senior years. It meant so much to be able to provide that for my folks, who have done so much for me.
Also on the lower level is the laundry room. When I first saw the laundry room I was sold! It’s spacious, has a spotting sink, sewing area, and a laundry shoot from the upstairs bathroom! Having the door to the back yard right there, one can come in from gardening (or making mud pies) and go straight in the shower and/or drop the dirty clothes in the wash, without tracking dirt through the whole house.
We have a nice neighborhood community in Sheffield Village. We have much enjoyed having the park right down the hill, a tennis court in the neighborhood, and the trails up the street above Cranford. The Oakland Zoo, Chabot Park and Lake Chabot Park are close by too. Right down the hill is a great burger place, Boulevard Burger; they have big salads, chicken, salmon and a lot of specials as well. Our favorite place for a fancy lunch or dinner, Paradiso, was featured on Check Please Bay Area, and is so close, on Bancroft off Dutton. At MacArthur and Estudillo is a lovely little market, Estudillo Produce. They have a deli, specialty foods and an organic section. Rite-Aid is a few doors down. I love the tiny packed to the rafters, Ace Hardware on Dutton, with family run, attentive service.
Being in this central location of the bay area provides great commuting convenience. We have easy access to highway 580, which connects with highways 13, 80, 238/880, and 680. A transbay bus stops at the bottom of the hill, and my son commuted on BART (only three miles away) for many years.
There are so many things I love about this house, and living in Sheffield Village, I could go on and on. It is time to downsize, however, and I hope to pass this special place on to those who will enjoy its many advantages, and fill it with new memories.