This light-filled romantic Craftsman Bungalow is a classic Rockridge gem featuring an extensive list of beautiful, modern updates while preserving the lovely period detailing of this classic 1919-era home. Featuring 3+ bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms across 1656+/- square feet of interior living space, this unique home’s highlights include a newly updated kitchen, renovated bathrooms, living room with fireplace, formal dining room with charming wood paneling & rosettes, a bonus space perfect for a home office or bedroom, and a media room space. Step through the French doors from the kitchen into the enchanting, private garden oasis and enjoy the gorgeous colors of the backyard in spring. The back bedroom with its casement windows is a true retreat -- in the morning they open to birds singing in the backyard.
Extensively updated, this home has been lovingly modernized over the last 5 years while enhancing and embracing its classic features. Updates include a new front foundation, French drains on the rear and left sides of the home, new driveway, upgraded kitchen including a refurbished classic Wedgewood gas stove along with French doors and new windows both with low-E glass, upgraded electrical, new copper piping, new interior and exterior paint, and an EV hookup for electric car charging.
As charming as the home itself, 5308 Manila Ave boasts a premium location on a lovely tree-lined street just one block from the heart of Rockridge’s College Ave and some of the East Bay’s best restaurants, gourmet eateries, cafes, and shopping. Take a stroll, grab a coffee, lunch, or drinks, catch a train with BART just blocks away, work from home, or hop on a nearby freeway in whatever direction calls you.
This Rockridge home is truly a rare find. A gorgeous, classic home coupled with modern updates and a location that cannot be beat. Come home to 530 Manila Ave and start living the good life!
Highlights of this home at a glance:
Listed Price $1,495,000
Built in 1919
Extensively updated while maintaining classic period details
3+ bedrooms plus 2 full baths
1656+/- square feet of interior space
Bonus room perfect for office or bedroom
Media room space
Newly updated chef’s kitchen complete that opens through French doors to an enchanting back yard garden oasis
Separate dining room and living room with fireplace
Gleaming hardwood flooring throughout
Classic, old-growth redwood siding
EV hookup for electric car charging
Central Rockridge location provides easy access to fabulous restaurants, shopping and transportation that make this neighborhood so special