948 Stannage Avenue
Built in 1928, this thoughtfully updated split-level Albany home has location and charm to spare! Just one block to Solano Ave., Marin Ave. and super close to most of Albany's highly ranked schools, this vintage gem has a spacious living room, an open dining & kitchen layout, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and bonus space.
Situated in an established neighborhood filled with sweet vintage homes, this lovely home has wonderful curb appeal and fits right in. Inside, the house has been transformed into a home that perfectly blends a 21st century ethos with the original 1920s character of the house. The front door opens into a sunlit foyer that leads to a spacious living room, and while the elegant fireplace and handsome oak floor are welcome features of the past, a soaring vaulted ceiling with skylights creates a sunny, contemporary room that belongs firmly in the present.
The recently updated kitchen space encompasses a large dining area, and a new full lite glass door that opens to the backyard. Kitchen updates include new stainless steel appliances, creamy quartz counters, new faucet, and plenty of cabinets that provide enough kitchen storage for even the most ardent cook. And doing laundry is convenient and easy with a stacking washer/dryer hidden behind a stylish sliding barn door on an iron track.
The stunning master bedroom suite has a view of the backyard, and is a fabulous combination of old and new. The vintage hardwood floor is offset by an 11-foot cathedral ceiling with both skylights and clerestory windows that bring natural light streaming into this impressive room. The ensuite bathroom has a dramatic vaulted ceiling, a floating dual vanity, a weathered wood porcelain tile floor, and a contemporary walk-in shower surrounded with brilliant white subway tiles.
The home offers two additional bedrooms; a front bedroom situated next to the living room at the top of split-level stairs, and a third bedroom next to the kitchen has a large skylight and sits next to a full bathroom.
The original garage has been converted into bonus space that was used as an art studio by the present owner, and would make a great play room or home office.
The backyard has a large patio surrounded by mature landscaping, raised garden beds, and a wonderful, hand painted mural on a back wall that was commissioned with a local artist. Completely fenced for privacy, this is a lovely place to enjoy that morning cup of coffee or simply enjoy being outdoors. And, as a means of reducing a carbon footprint through renewable energy sources, the present home owner has installed solar panels.
948 Stannage Ave. is an exceptional property in an equally exceptional location. Stroll/bike to many of Albany's top performing schools and to the Albany Twin for a movie. Or eat at one of the dozens of family-run restaurants and cafes that call Solano Ave. & San Pablo Ave. home. Close to many parks and greenbelts, the location offers easy access to BART, Casual Carpool, I-580. A truly coveted location and a fabulous house--this property has it all!
This formerly working-class neighborhood once housed the pipe fitters, welders, and shipbuilders that worked for Henry Kaiser during World War II. Today, Albany is home to a diverse group of professionals who support the local schools with a passion. Solano Avenue, with its incredible array of restaurants, independent cinema, and shopping, is proof that there's more to Albany than its stellar school system. And because Albany is small, flat, and sunny, it's a walkable neighborhood, with Solano Avenue as its east-west axis. Bakeries, boutiques, and bistros thrive on Solano.
The annual Solano Avenue Stroll, which takes place the second Sunday in September, shows off all 26 blocks -- from the Landmark Theaters Albany Twin theater, which shows an eclectic mix of first-run blockbusters to small, independent features, to the family-run Sunny Side Up cafe -- and is the perfect place to start your exploration of Albany.
Thursday, October 17th, from 9:30am till noon
Saturday, Occtober 19th, & Sunday, October 20th, from 2pm till 4:30pm
Sunday, October 27th, from 2pm till 4:30pm
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