This outstanding Glenview bungalow offers a sophisticated three bedroom, two bath floor plan with distinctive period details and striking upgrades throughout. A generous entry foyer opens to formal rooms with hardwood floors, multi-light windows and original built-ins.  The beautifully remodeled chef’s kitchen offers the highest quality in appliances and culinary amenities.  Spacious outdoor dining deck.  Private primary suite and handsome bath.  Superior updates throughout.  Two-car garage, chic plus space and secluded gardens. Prime location - close to local shops, popular restaurants and convenient public transportation!

Current Seller Improvements


● New sump pump
● New hot water heater
● Sewer Lateral replacement


● New high-efficiency Rheem HVAC


● Refinished kitchen sink
● New kitchen faucet
● Replaced stove and oven gas lines
● New Samsung Refrigerator
● New Bosch Dishwasher


● New LG high efficiency washer & dryer


● New plantings, mulch & gold fine pathway
● New front yard fencing (redwood)
● New front yard landscaping, including irrigation system, hardscaping, and lighting
● New wooden trellis installed in backyard
● Installed garden planter boxes

Primary Bathroom

● New vanity and sink
● New tile surround (bathtub)
● New bathroom fixtures

Window Treatments

● New roman shades in rear bedroom
● New cafe shutters in living room
● New shutters in second bathroom
● New honeycomb shades – all three bedrooms
● New rolling solar shades – kitchen door and kitchen window, laundry room French doors


● Re-finished kitchen flooring
● New primary bedroom carpeting (including closets)
● New stairway carpeting


● New refrigerator


● New Rejuvenation fixture in front bedroom
● New Rejuvenation fixture in rear bedroom
● New outdoor lighting fixtures (deck, garage)
● New sconces in primary bedroom


● New exterior paint (main house & garage)
● New interior paint (all rooms, bathrooms), garage office/bonus space


● Wallpaper installation in rear bedroom

Previous Owner – Seller Improvements | 2008-2018

Kitchen Complete remodel of kitchen in 2009, with permits:

● Architectural plans completed to reconfigure kitchen and build stairs into the house to add the Master Suite
● Old kitchen gutted and walls moved, taken down and reconfigured.
● New drywall, paint, and trim
● Installation of Bertazonni Range with paint finish by Ferrari
● Installation of Jenn-Air Floating White Glass Door Refrigerator
● Installation of Bosch ultra-quiet dishwasher
● Custom cabinetry utilizing Blum hardware and hinges, soft-close drawers, and soft-close doors
● Classic white subway tile backsplash with green iridescent beaded designer glass detail throughout
● Mirrored back niche above stove
● Custom Tin Ceiling is the centerpiece of the kitchen
● Soapstone countertops
● Green Granite countertops on center island
● Under-cabinet LED lighting and overhead recessed LED lighting
● Custom built hood enclosure
● Hardwood flooring
● All new plumbing fixtures including in-sink disposal and Kohler fixtures
● New ventilation for stove
● New large custom window allowing light to flood the kitchen
● New dual-pane windows

Upstairs Bathroom

Complete remodel of upstairs bathroom in 2014:

● New drywall, paint, and trim
● Freestanding fiberglass tub with shower spray
● Solid-wood vanity with marble countertop
● Replacement of old light fixtures
● Large custom mirror and trim
● Honey Onyx and Marble tile floors with glass mosaic tile details
● Custom painted striped wall treatment
● All new plumbing fixtures
● Whisper quiet ventilation fan
● New dual-pane energy efficient window

Master Suite and Mud Room

Remodel of lower level in 2009, with permits:

● Addition of French doors as back entry to house
● Addition of exterior sconces
● Addition of stairway inside the house to connect the upstairs to the downstairs
● Addition of Mud Room including new Whirlpool Duet front loading washer and dryer, apron front sink and custom cabinetry
● Addition of drywall throughout lower level
● Installation of carpet throughout Master Suite
● Addition of overhead recessed LED lighting throughout lower level
● Replacement of old light fixtures throughout lower level
● Addition of Master Bedroom
● Addition of large walk in closet
● Addition of Master Bathroom including marble flooring, custom glass enclosed shower, Kohler plumbing fixtures and Waterworks Whirlpool Bathtub with In-Line Heater
● Addition of lighting in storage area accessed through new walk-in closet 
● New dual-pane Marvin windows throughout lower level

Electrical & Wiring

Replacement of electrical system in 2009, with permits in new construction areas - kitchen, master suite, dining room, upstairs bathroom:

● New Main Panel replacing “Federated” outdated panel
● Removal of original knob-and-tube wiring in new construction
● PG&E upgrade of power (main panel at exterior)
● Addition of new subpanel in Master Suite hallway with dedicated breakers and all new circuits per code
● Installation of new grounded wires and switches
● Installation of new grounded GFCI outlet
● Installation of wired smoke detectors/carbon monoxide detectors

Plumbing Modernization of plumbing system in 2009, with permits in new construction areas - kitchen, master suite, dining room, bathroom:

● New connections for dishwasher and in-sink disposal in kitchen
● New waste, water, and gas lines for relocated laundry in den area

Foundation Structural upgrades in 2009, with permits:

● Dig further under the house to create more space for Master Closet
● Addition to concrete foundation
● Retrofit and reinforcement with anchor bolts
● Replacement of damaged wood posts and footings in crawl space
● Installation of additional posts and studs in crawl space

HVAC Work performed by licensed contractors in 2009:

● Tune-up to furnace
● Air ducts sealed to address leaks

Painting Work performed by licensed contractors in 2016:

● Painted interior of home including walls, ceilings, trim, doors and built-ins
● Painted exterior of home including porch, stairs, and trim
● Refinished front door


● New Marvin Energy Star rated dual-pane aluminum clad windows throughout the house: Kitchen, Dining Room, Upstairs Bath, Bedrooms, Mud Room, Master Suite

● Retained original windows in entryway and living room only.

Driveway, Landscaping, Drainage

● Installed driveway pavers, including additional foundation under pavers. Created paver patio in back yard.
● Exterior landscaping including rock wall, addition of draught resistant native plants
● New exterior decking and hot tub. Homeowner extended electrical to that area
● Installation of French drain under the house, along house, in front of garage to protect foundation from water intrusion
● Drainage connects to neighbor’s (directly behind house) system which leads to the street
● Homeowner replaced fence on right side of house w/ redwood fencing materials in 2009
● 2-90 gallon water tanks in back of house to catch runoff and irrigate the garden


● Painted garage in 2008.
● New garage roof installed w/ permits by Ride-Out Roofing in 2008.
● Completed “unfinished” work shed attached to Garage.
● Homeowner completed drywall, electrical, lights, sunlight, fan, paint, windows, exterior sconce, HDMI and speaker wiring


● City of Oakland completed Sewer replacement (runs along the back of the house) in 2015
● Installed Elfa closet organization system in entryway closet and one of the upstairs bedrooms


Glenview at a Glance

Situated in the Oakland foothills, Glenview is a small residential neighborhood full of single family bungalows and traditionally styled dwellings dating back to the 1920s and 30s.  Located in the heart of the city, its arterial road, Park Boulevard, connects Highways 13 and 580. Park Blvd. marks the path that fallen redwoods took to the lumberyards over a century ago, and along which ranchers drove their carts before the first crop of tract bungalows sprung up in the early 1900s.

In 2021, a century after the area went from wilderness to subdivision, the Glenview business district thrives. Most of the businesses in Glenview are mom-and-pop shops and include a market and several salons.  Fine restaurants, retail services, parks and friendly residents make this community a great place to call home.  Diablo Magazine called it Oakland’s Gourmet Ghetto, given the unlikely find of several great restaurants in one suburban block.  Bellanico, Marzano, Sushi Park and Paulista often cater to standing room crowds.

Glenview is highly desirable for the walk-ability to shops, dining and coffee; it’s proximity to both 580 and Highway 13 and casual car-pool to San Francisco. The V line bus that stops on Park Blvd and zips you non-stop to SF! The V line is comfortable and is equipped with wifi. 

The profile of residents in Glenview is diverse.  Senior homeowners, professional singles, couples, young families, and San Francisco transplants. Buyers who seek homes with a yard, but who don’t want to give up the “walk to” aspect find the perfect mix in this neighborhood.  

Glenview’s ideal proximity in the Oakland Hills affords its residents optimal East Bay weather conditions with lots of sunshine and little fog.  Those who are downsizing from a larger home are taking advantage of the benefit of a ‘walking neighborhood’ without the Rockridge price points. There is a binding sense of community and pride of place in Glenview, demonstrated by a strong neighborhood association and annual block parties.

Glenview has several churches and a synagogue. Glenview Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle School are highly rated and boast top scores in the Oakland Unified School District.  Glenview Elementary has undergone a complete renovation and reopened earlier this year. Twelve-acre Dimond Park runs along Glenview's eastern side, with oak and redwood trees populating the green space. Amenities include picnic areas, playgrounds, and a swimming pool.



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Sundays - September 19th & 26th  2-4:30 PM

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Contact Christian Downer
(510) 599-2000
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Christian Downer

Realtor | Top ProducerGlenview Specialist Since 2001CompassDRE# 01323308(510) 338-1340 office(510) 599-2000

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