Built to premium quality standards in 1939, this handsome home encompasses just over 1700 square feet and is sited on a lot of just under 5000 square feet in the East Bay hills. Old growth timber, cut to old tim...
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Built to premium quality standards in 1939, this handsome home encompasses just over 1700 square feet and is sited on a lot of just under 5000 square feet in the East Bay hills. Old growth timber, cut to old time dimensions provides massive strength. For instance, the floor joists measure 7.5 x 2 inches and rest on a center spine over 41 feet long that measures 5.5 x 4 inches, which in turn is supported by posts a full 4 inches square. The seismic upgrade, done by Earthquake Safety Inc. in 2006, brings the infrastructure up to 21st Century standards. The full basement and attached garage provide vast storage and stay bone dry year round.
The property was purchased in Sept. 2004 and thoroughly rehabilitated, including the following:
10/04 New roof & decking with 25 year shingles, new gutters & downspouts
12/04 New electrical service panel, new outlets & switches in kitchen, both bathrooms, one dedicated circuit (for computers) in all three bedrooms & hardwired smoke detectors.
Over the course of 2005, the following items were installed:
New 93% efficient furnace
New water heater
New kitchen cabinets & appliances
New tile & fixtures in both bathrooms
New dual pane windows at all four corners (Milgard brand with fiberglass frames & vertical grain Douglas Fir interior trim)
New skylight in master bath & three other solar tubes
Slate tiles were installed on the patio
7/07 Arbor, gates & fencing constructed
5/08 Pergola over patio rebuilt, new glass installed & mini pergola â€œechoâ€ over garage door constructed
9/09 Sewer lateral renewed and drainpipe for downspouts installed under new walkway on west side
1/10 Wine cellar added
4/10 Window at front porch replaced
11/10 Eighteen solar electric panels added with total output of 3.87 KW
5/11 Charging station installed in garage for electric auto