Seated on the newly landscaped corner lot knoll, 3324 Kempton has been transformed impeccably into a stunning masterpiece, consisting of a spacious two-story home with a finished attic and a separate lower level unit. The mature tree lined street stimulates a feeling of neighborhood, this is a place with history, a place with stories to tell. Stepping up the front path and onto the wrap-around porch, it is clear that this home is one of substance, ready to support the life you’ve always dreamed of living.
Persisting through the home’s extensive renovation, traditional details from it’s 1907 origin whisper of bygone eras. Gracious formal rooms hint at past parties and future fêtes. Wainscotting stretches high to almost reach the box beam ceiling in the family room. Generous windows allow an abundance of natural light to flood every room. Modern touches seamlessly prevail, elevating the property to current day comforts. New oak hardwood floors stretch uninterrupted, relenting only for the three full bathrooms on the second floor. The half bath on the main level remains in perfect harmony with its surrounding rooms. Recessed lighting graces every room, supplementing the more traditional sconce, chandelier, and pendant fixtures.
The commodious kitchen offers all the amenities today’s home chef dreams of including ample Carrara marble countertops, storage for all the gear and gadgets in copious cabinets and plentiful pantries, a seamlessly built-in refrigerator and dishwasher, and the enviable Bertazzoni gas range with six burners and a griddle, as well as two ovens with glass doors for eyes both big and small to watch the progress within.
Indoor outdoor flow is effortless through the sliding glass door to the deck off the kitchen. Year round grilling calls in Oakland’s optimal climate. The spacious deck offers the ideal view of the large and level, grassy backyard, secured within the new redwood fence.
The second floor hosts four generous bedrooms, offering options for a home office or nursery. Three of the bedrooms are served by two full bathrooms, one with a deep soaking tub and both with tile-lined shower walls, frameless glass shower enclosures, and marble-topped vanities. Beginning and ending the day in the sumptuous master retreat is sure to be the fruition of goals made long ago. From the cavernous walk-in closet to the spacious and spa-like bathroom with floor to ceiling marble tiles, free standing soaking tub and extra large double shower, it may take great effort to leave this space. Gentle, morning light filters through the windows, gracing the private balcony which awaits a moment of solitude while admiring the beautiful Oakland hills.
Tucked away, but available at the literal push of a button, the attic access ladder descends electronically revealing approximately 500 square feet of finished space. This flexible space could be a playroom, exercise space, yoga studio, or maybe even a home theater. How does your imagination fill this bonus room?
More than an exquisite home, this property is a legal duplex with its unobtrusive second unit on the lowest level. With over 1,400 square feet of living space featuring two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, ample storage, and private in-unit laundry, as well as private outdoor space beneath the upper home’s kitchen deck, this brand new unit will support additional income or offer privacy when guests visit -- though with this incredible space, they may never want to leave. Replete with durable wood grain style laminate floors, a breakfast bar, gas stove, Quartz countertops in the kitchen, and thoughtfully placed windows to let the light in, this second unit is the cherry on top of this phenomenal property.
Centrally located between Oakland’s Piedmont Ave, Uptown, and Lake Merritt neighborhoods, and with a WalkScore of 86, no matter the direction you choose to go when you leave the house, you’ll find wonderful things to do and places to dine. Dinner and a movie could occur in the same place at the New Parkway, or separately at Piedmont Ave’s historic theater and any number of nearby restaurants including Fenton’s for a crab sandwich and a sundae, Doña, sushi heaven with Shimizu or new comer RnR, or for a more intimate and upscale evening Michelin Star Commis will seat you with a reservation, while Homestead, or The Wolf is waiting to please. On the days when it’s all about pizza or a burger and a beer, that’s when Cato’s, Barneys, or Slicer. If the evening got away from you and the next morning finds you dragging a bit, no need to worry, there are a plethora of places to get caffeinated from Peets and Blue Bottle to Caffe Chiave, Timeless, and newbie to the block, Snow White. When we can again gather, Oakland’s festive First Fridays is mere blocks away, along with eateries known and new. Hovering around a mile away you’ll find yourself at Lake Merritt, rich in local history and foodie heaven at the fabulous farmer’s market on Saturdays. Gather your produce there and supplement your bounty at nearby Trader Joes, Piedmont Grocery, Whole Foods, or Safeway, or dine out at wonderful restaurants like Shakewell or Grand Lake Kitchen. Everything you desire is near when living at 3324 Kempton.
Main house #3324 highlights include:
4 bedrooms / 3.5 baths
2929 s.f., plus approximately 500 s.f. finished attic space *
Built in 1907
5500 s.f lot, plus 1189 s.f. pie shaped lot included in sale
Built-in security system with cameras
On-demand water heater
All new systems, including but not limited to, electrical, plumbing, heating, roof, and foundation