• Crocker Highlands Craftsman

    625 Walvista Avenue, Oakland

    3++ Bedrooms - 2.5 Baths


    Offered at $1,950,000

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    The family friendly streets of Crocker Highlands boast magnificent period homes and lovely gardens, set within a tranquil, uber-walkable neighborhood. With easy access to transportation and shopping, award-winning schools and blue ribbon restaurants — it’s no wonder this community is a favorite of home buyers searching for charm, character and convenience.


    On this walker paradise street, 625 Walavista Ave. is ready to greet its newest residents. The three plus, plus bedroom, two and a half-bathroom home feels warm and welcoming, with gorgeous floors throughout the main two levels. Abundant natural light shines through sparkling windows, adding an airy feel to the generously sized rooms. The living room boasts a fireplace and gorgeous box beamed ceilings, with plenty of space for both family and more formal gatherings. The dining room offers space and convenience, thoughtful built-ins.The eat-in kitchen provides a place for family and friends to hang out, and is large enough for multiple cooks — with easy access to the backyard, taking full advantage of the covetable California indoor-outdoor lifestyle, Completing the first floor is a full bathroom overlooking the expansive back yard, and laundry.


    Up a gracious stairway are three additional bedrooms and plus rooms and another full bath and a ½ bath. The front bedroom is spacious and includes a separate sunroom (potential place for an office or master bathroom?). The 2nd bedroom to the front is abundant in space and natural light. The third storybook bedroom has a charming, cozy nooks for a library or workspace. There is also an additional space for a nursery or guest space.


    A youthful spirit fills the 2742 sq ft 1914 two-story Craftsman — laid-back warmth amidst old-world beauty and utility, with spacious rooms and immaculate finishes. Smart design carves multiple zones and functions out of recently landscaped backyard. Deck space and grassy areas beckon, with plenty of room for entertaining, gardening and play. A large basement offers storage space galore.


    Living in Crocker Highlands hits the sweet spots urban dwellers search for: easy commute, off-the-charts walkability, a warm and sunny microclimate, friendly neighbors, and proximity to some of Oakland’s best eats and treats. Lakeshore and Grand Avenues boast a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and entertainment, as well as a year-round Saturday Farmer’s Market and the historic Grand Lake Theater. A neighborhood with an ideal mix of city amenities and quiet ease, and a home that puts out the welcome mat of comfort and character.


    Passing the Torch: Five Things We Love About Our Neighborhood

    • Friendly neighbors! Our street is a community and a village, in all the best ways, and the wonderful people made it the neighborhood of our dreams.
    • Lake Merritt. Sweet spot for a run or walk, people watching or boating, Fairyland and Lake Chalet … so much to do and see, so close to home.
    • Amazing restaurants — we are partial to Proposition Chicken (fried chicken salad!) and Shakewell),
    • Crocker Highlands Playground. Of course, the school is one of the best in Oakland, but we love hanging out on the playground on evenings or weekends with all the other parents while our kids play or learn to ride bikes… feels like the Good Old Days.
    • Walk to the movies at the Grand Lake Theatre or the Saturdays Farmers Market.

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  • Carla Higgins

    calBRE# 01281540

    My Philosophy - I love real estate and it shows. There is a quote from Confucius that I love: “Choose a job that you love and you will never work a day in your life”….


    There is nothing more satisfying than helping people find a home that they love. In this market, it is critical to work with an experienced agent aligned with a successful and well-established local company. My approach is to take the time to identify each client’s unique needs and then design a custom plan of action to achieve those goals. I focus on helping my clients navigate through the details, the documents, and the process while adding humor, warmth, and fun along the way. My clients have come to trust that I will provide attentive guidance, which ensures a successful close of escrow. By making this important professional commitment, I anticipate that our relationship will continue long after the transaction is complete.


    As a consistent top producer since 2000, I offer experience in the luxury market, social media networking, and extensive knowledge of the local neighborhoods and their intricacies. I conduct my business with and maintain strict confidence regarding your personal and financial matters. I also cater to a sophisticated clientele and provide truly boutique service.


    I look forward to assisting you.

  • Contact Carla

    calBRE# 01281540

    Carla Higgins
    The Grubb Company
    1960 Mountain Boulevard
    Oakland, CA 94611
  • 53 years of real estate excellence