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A Neighborhood for Every Lifestyle
Nestled in the heart of Rockridge just blocks from a bounty of boutiques, delectable cafes, Market Hall and BART this home is ideally located with an abundance of 1920s charm. Slightly raised from the street and on a corner parcel, visitors to the home are greeted by a welcoming front porch. Inside the home are high ceilings, original wood wainscoting, wood floors and period-details throughout. The entry large foyer leads to a comfortable living room and formal dining room with a built-in shelving and an elegant credenza. The large light-filled kitchen has a built-in eating area, ample storage, and enough counter space to please any culinarian. French doors from the kitchen lead to a dreamy back yard with grape vines, brick walls and a vegetable garden. There is a fabulous detached garage and basement storage too. 5220 Desmond Street is truly a gem not to be missed!
Cross Alcatraz Avenue, which divides Oakland and Berkeley, and you’ll find yourself in Rockridge, one of Oakland's most desirable, charming, and convenient neighborhoods.
Housing in Rockridge is a combination of charming bungalows, cottages, classic Arts and Crafts dwellings, and large brown-shingle houses. Its leafy streets are mainly residential.
Rockridge offers an easy commute into San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, as well as access to the University of California, Berkeley Campus. The 100-year-old, four-acre campus of the California College of Art and Crafts is nearby.
Food-and-drink purveyors in Rockridge provide the best from around the world and local farms. Rockridge Market Hall, which takes its cue from the French Marché, offers numerous individual food and flower shops open to the sidewalk. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques line bustling College Avenue, Rockridge's main drag.