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5739 Picardy Drive Storybook Tudor$589,000
5739 Picardy Drive
Welcome to 5739 Picardy Drive - the street which famously lights up at Christmas time and is known locally as "Christmas Tree Lane"!
The Storybook Tudor home is filled with the romantic detailing found in this community known as Normandy Village. One of the "modest mansions" built in the 1920s by architect Walter Dixon this 2++ Bedroom 2 Bath home with its dramatic sunken living room, beamed vaulted ceiling, large windows, built-ins and fireplace is a classic example of the street’s vernacular styling.
The kitchen has been tastefully remodeled and opened up to give access to a formal dining room and charming breakfast turret. The master bedroom suite has a beautifully remodeled bathroom, and the second bedroom has a bonus sunroom, perfect for a workroom or playroom. Additional rooms are the delightful den with its rounded hearth and second fireplace and a large laundry and utility room.
The 2 car garage was extensively rebuilt by the current owners into a dream of a workshop and garage space. A gated driveway with pavers and large enclosed patio as well as plenty of room for planting beds offers generous back yard space. The front garden has been landscaped with many drought tolerant plants and drip irrigation. There are rainwater storage features in the back yard. This home is close to Mills College with its community and sporting facilities and there are easy direct commute options.
Huge attic for storage.
Newer roof and gutters
Sewer lateral compliant
New forced air furnace
Some new windows
New electrical service from Street
New wiring and copper plumbing
New back and side decks
Earthquake retrofit to the house
New foundation, earthquake retrofit and electrical to the garage
New solid wood front door
Custom designed built-in at dining room
Refinished floors throughout
New hardwood floors in the kitchen to match original floors
The Maxwell Park area has lots of lovely older homes and a very active neighborhood community. The charm and quality construction of these homes will always be desirable to those looking for a quality home, pretty streets and a diverse community. The Beautiful campus of Mills College is so close and welcoming to the public. You can swim, listen to concerts and visit art galleries there - or just walk around its verdant grounds.
The Laurel district is the nearby shopping and dining area; MacArthur Boulevard with mom-and-pop businesses and eateries serving as its main artery. Comunite Table is the new fashionable approach to dining either at the restaurant or to go. Gerardo’s Restaurant serves up authentic Mexican dishes, Phnom Penh House provides Cambodian and Asian fusion entrees and Full House Cafe is a busy breakfast and brunch restaurant. The local Ace Hardware store and Farmer Joe's are great resources and places to bump into friends. Residents demonstrate neighborhood pride at the annual Laurel Street Fair, which celebrates local food and music.