If ever there was a house that could be called cheerful, the Blue Bungalow at 5527 Fremont is it. For the discerning bungalow lover, the classic Craftsman architecture and clever updates come together in a luminous home will have you at hello.
In addition to the two bedrooms and full bath on the main level, the finished bonus space on the daylight lower level connects via an interior staircase. This offers so much flexibility – two bonus rooms, an additional full (unpermitted) bath, separate laundry room and a den, this level has its own entry via the side yard, aka the edible garden.
There is an abundance of storage throughout, rare in homes of this vintage. The garage with carriage doors is used as workshop and storage, and was partially converted to a bonus room.
The large, level yard has a spacious grassy area, plus a sunshine-y vegetable garden primed and ready for the urban farmer.
At this urban retreat tucked into a cozy, quiet NOBE neighborhood, you can get away from it all and have it all… all at the same time.
Proximity, Proximity, Proximity...
You can get around quickly, if you choose to leave home at all, thanks to a location that feels smack-dab in the center of everything. Roll your carry-on to the Amtrak station, tote your tech bag to numerous express-to-SF TransBay bus stops, or hop in your car for a straight shot to I-80 east or west.
You can also catch the free Emery-Go-Round to BART or to the nearby Emeryville Marina, which offers unsurpassed Bay views for jogging, stroller-ing, biking or sight-seeing. I recommend following a visit to the Marina with Dim Sum or a picnic in the grass facing the Bay and Golden Gate bridges and savoring the sea air.
There is excellent access to a multitude of surrounding amenities and activities in this exuberant Oakland/Emeryville/Berkeley corridor, from vegan donuts and craft beer to classes in yoga, pilates, technology, knitting, and cooking; from yarn and cupcake shops to an historic library and numerous schools.
Tech and Med Hub
Fast becoming an East Bay epicenter for technology, medical and bio-tech, there are countless companies and facilities within a few-block radius of the Blue Bungalow, and more sprouting up every day, it seems… Pixar, Novartis, Stanford Children’s and Imaging Services, Leapfrog, Aspera, GraceNote, Tubemogul, TechValidate, Bhava, Relola, Rocket Software, Greensmith Energy, Blackbaud, Intelligrated Systems, Innovative Interfaces, Atomic Productions, et al.
This neighborhood is at the vanguard of a smart and spirited evolution to a new tech hub.
Partial list of nearby amenities:
Sunday March 11, 2:00-4:30
Sunday March 18, 2:00-4:30
Thursday March 15, 10:00-1:30
Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Anne Culbertson
The Grubb CompanycalDRE# 01734110510-551-5508 directwww.anneculbertson.com/