Built in 1914, 5274 MANILA AVENUE
is one of those wonderful Rockridge homes that represents the perfect blend of old and new stylings. With two bedrooms and one bath it has been updated and remodeled while still upholding its vintage charm. The striking living room, with its large uniquely shaped bay window, showcases period built-in cabinetry which flanks the new modern marble hearth and fireplace. The adjacent large formal dining room has handsome box beam ceilings and is light filled via its large west facing windows. With period built-ins, which have been cleverly transformed to become pass-throughs to the kitchen, the room feels open and bright.
However, the kitchen is where the new truly trumps the traditional with finishes and appliances reflecting modern life. It has been remodeled into a chef’s dream kitchen and features quartz counters and an easy open design. New French doors lead out to a sumptuous deck and the garden beyond which feels as if the outdoor space is connected to the indoors. The charming garden boasts a newly built free standing modern office/casita and plenty of patio and lawn space for entertaining and play. With two bedrooms that share an updated and stylish bath, the master features a large walk-in closet.
While the charm of this home is undeniable, the location is simply sublime. Rockridge has become the East Bay’s most sought after neighborhood and 5274 MANILA AVENUE
is one block from College Avenue which is Rockridge’s primary heartbeat. Rockridge has become the mecca of those who want to live close to the good things in life and there is little one cannot find within a few of blocks.