What's Makes It Special..

  • Built in 1919
  • 3010 square feet, per graphic artist
  • Zoned "duplex two units any combination"
  • Owned by same family for over 60 years
  • Two blocks to Lakeshore Avenue


This fabulous fixer awaits clever reinvention! Endlessly promising with layers both hidden and revealed, on the surface this grand property suggests single family home. The past history is not clear, but at some point a second kitchen was created upstairs for family to co-share the space. Whether the duplex designation happened before or after this is also unknown.

One could conceive of creating three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry room on the upper floor. On the main level, some careful rearranging of the floor plan could reveal the same generous living and dining spaces, with a reconfigured kitchen and office/guest room and full bathroom. Four fireplaces (maybe five!) and a hidden staircase add to the puzzle-solving.

Crafting access to a wide back deck, with steps down to the grassy yard or eventual orchard seems a fruitful endeavor.

The basement and single-car garage also offer tremendous opportunity. With a few more inches of clearance could this evolve into the "second" unit someday?

Ideally situated just a two-block hop to Lakeshore Avenue, amble up the road for a coffee or cocktail while the renovation reveals itself.

Floor Plans


Crocker Highlands, once known for reliance on the Key Line of electric trains, offers elegant examples of Tudor, Spanish, Arts and Crafts, Beaux Arts, and Art Deco period homes dating back to the 1920s. Notable homes were designed by architects Julia Morgan and Bernard Maybeck. Tree-lined streets and authentic street lamps from the 1920s are laid out along the rolling hills and frame spacious, manicured lawns in a neighborhood reminiscent of English garden suburbs. 

Residents can access parks, shops, and restaurants in the nearby Lakeshore/Grand Lake and Piedmont Avenue neighborhoods.

Crocker Highlands is conveniently located near Interstate 580, and AC Transit bus lines serve the neighborhood. 


Open Houses:
Sunday, April 24, from 1:00-3:00pm

Brokers Tour:
Monday, April 25, from 10:00am-12:00pm

Offer Date:
Thursday, April 28, at 12:00pm

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Martha Hill

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