8 El Carmello Circle
Some homes are just built. Other’s are designed with vision! Experience the flare of this unique Art Deco treasure, nestled in the Oakland hills on a quiet, community oriented cul de sac. Built in 1938, this architecturally distinct residence doesn’t fade into the background. The well considered dimension and detail represented throughout provide a serene, one of a kind oasis. This second generation home has been lovingly cared for, updated and maintained. The sleek Streamline Moderne architecture is walking distance to groceries and a new Peet’s coffee. Expansive views of the hills and trees can be seen from the numerous wrap-around windows throughout the house. Just past the glass tile entry, the living room features the original sculpted fireplace with it’s oversized mirror and limestone detail. The built-in stereo cabinet includes wiring for kitchen and living room sound. Recessed lighting, quality of materials and tasteful updates throughout lend to a fine tuned combination of contemporary living while maintaining many of the original architectural elements. A perfect combination! French doors from the sunny dining room lead to an expansive tiered patio and established lush garden perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. Details include rift cut white oak floors, Bendheim glass doors and beautiful custom walnut cabinetry. A “foodie’s” delight, the open kitchen features Walker Zanger tile, Sub Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances. Views from the kitchen overlook the professionally landscaped backyard and custom patio. Plenty of storage for food and serving pieces, including an integrated pull-out pantry and wine captain. This three bedroom home has an additional den/home office and a large customized laundry room. The generous size downstairs bedroom opens to a sunny balcony with extendable awning. The tastefully remodeled bathroom is adjacent to the home office/den, overlooking the garden. A graceful winding staircase leads to two upstairs bedrooms with a period style bath with separate tub and shower. Generous basement storage adjoins the attached garage with excellent opportunity for a possible wine cellar, shop or hobby space. Hallmarked by curved deco walls and port hole windows, you’ll love the rarity of this one of a kind home with an exceptionally hip vibe. Enjoy neighboring Joaquin Miller Park and it’s extensive trail system in this desirable Redwood Heights neighborhood. Even when surrounding areas of Oakland are thick with fog, this exceptional pocket in Redwood Heights often has sunny warm temperatures.