Six years ago, Stan was searching for a home to plant roots in his beloved Oakland. This three-time Local Hero Award recipient, San Francisco Bay Area Jefferson Award recipient, Operations Manager of La Farine Bakeries, Executive Director of Oakland Trails, and documentary short filmmaker, felt he had found his forever home when he purchased 3303 Oak Knoll. The mid-century jewel was a homey space for him and the oversized master bedroom was a relaxing retreat at the end of his long days. Not long after the ink dried on his closing papers, Stan set out to make lasting improvements. The old worn roof was ripped off and a light and efficient foam roof was installed, and the oversized driveway was replaced with beautiful paver stones. The property has upgrades with every improvement made was selected for longevity. Stan's home is a reflection of his character and pride.
With an opportunity to assist his aging father in the Sierra Foothills, this forever home is now on the market, baked with all of the love, heart, and soul of Stan's care. He never thought he would sell this place, but it is his hope that it will be passed on to someone who will care and love this beauty as he has.
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Sequoyah - Oak Knoll
High above downtown Oakland sits Sequoyah/Chabot, a small residential community tucked in the rolling hills amongst redwoods and oak forests. Many of the Spanish-, contemporary-, and traditional-style homes here sit on large lots of one acre or more, bordering the East Bay Regional Park and the Lake Chabot Golf Course. The neighborhood offers a semirural feel but is just minutes from everything a big city has to offer.
The neighborhood is all about access to open space: the views, parks, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Knowland Park is home of the 100-acre Oakland Zoo featuring more than 660 native and exotic animals, including a rainforest and an African savannah. The zoo also has a ride area that features a train that circles the park and hosts events year-round, including overnight-stay educational programs, the Clorox Wildlife Theater, and ZooLights during the holidays.
Dunsmuir House is a 37-room Neoclassical Revival mansion built in 1889 by Alexander Dunsmuir that offers historical tours and rentals for weddings and special events. The 50-acre grounds are open year-round, free of charge for picnicking and hiking. Friends of Knowland Park is actively engaged in protecting the preserve's spectacular scenery, including panoramic views of the bay and the San Francisco skyline.
Saturday, February 23rd, 2-4 pm
Sunday, February 24th, 2-4 pm
Monday, February 18th, 10:30 am - 1 pm
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Contact Deidre Joyner
Realtor® AssociateRed Oak RealtycalDRE# 01451749(510) 693-4253 mobile(510) 693-4253 directwww.TheOaklandBerkeleyJournal.com