Tucked-Away Estate with Majestic Grounds
1 Downey Pl
Oakland, CA 94610
Total # of Rooms: 10
Interior: 3,745 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 8,568 sq. ft. (approx.)
Land: 0.20 acres (approx.)
Web #: 0089609
MLS ID: 40857974
A private lane extends from Crocker Highlands' exquisite Downey Place cul-de-sac, at its tranquil and treed end lies this renovated period estate. Idyllically secluded, the quarter-acre-plus grounds grant a retreat sensibility, with sculpted garden and outdoor-living spaces outlined by an oak grove. Extraordinary renovations preserve and polish the home’s time-honored rustic grandeur. With three levels of living space, it comprises architecturally embellished rooms including an open-to-dining-room connoisseur’s kitchen, living room tented by cathedral-beamed ceiling, fireplace-embellished family room, wine-tasting room, and more; five bedrooms include one that doubles as a library, a lower-level suite ideal as an au pair, and multi-chamber master suite.
Public rooms showcase Mediterranean flair through richly grained dark hardwood floors, arched wide entries and alcoves, iron balustrades, dark-wood beams, and oversized windows with leafy outlooks. The lofty formal living room, graced with a Juliet balcony and stacked-stone fireplace, becomes doubly airy when French doors open and disappear, seamlessly connecting a broad stretch of the room with a terra-cotta balcony. Contemporary in its capability, the kitchen features professional-caliber appliances.
Three full bathrooms plus powder room, all completely reimagined, correspond to the home’s rustic-refined aesthetic. Bedrooms are noteworthy for generous room and closet dimensions and architectural allure while the master suite presents a Bay window seat and sunroom with closet, making it well suited as a nursery or office.
Resort-like ambiance and amenities invite everyday enjoyment and elevated entertaining. The interior, endowed with cedar sauna room among its amenities, opens extensively to outdoor features: balconies, stone-terrace lounge with focal-point fireplace and inset DCS grill, manicured lawn and garden with canopied daybed, deck with hot tub, and creative studio/play cottage with climbing wall.