215 4th Ave
This Oakhurst home has all the charm you expect of a Craftsman design, tucked behind a picket fence, but confounds those expectations – an innovative porch that’s not wide but deep, for instance – and greatly expands on typical size – pushing upward to a second floor and creating a large space with a small footprint.
Redesigned by acclaimed architect Eric Rawlings and fully remodeled in 2016, the five-bedroom house exceeds expectations on the inside, too. There’s a large open-concept living room and family room, a dining space large enough to host 10 hungry guests, and an abundant kitchen that boasts granite countertops, high-end appliances, lots of cabinets for storage, and a breakfast bar. During pleasant weather, you can push the open-floorplan design even further with sliding glass doors that can fully open to connect the living area to the large screened-in porch – where you can light up the gas fireplace, sip an aperitif, and survey the adjacent patio and private back yard. Don’t forget to give the family pooch some love over in the separate dog run.
Upstairs are the 4 of the 5 bedrooms, starting with a large master suite, brightened by a wall of windows overlooking the back yard. A giant walk-in closet features custom shelving, and the master bathroom sports a double vanity, quartz counters, a large soaking tub, and a roomy, separate walk-in shower with glass walls. The floor holds three other bedrooms, all large and bright, with abundant closet space. The level has two additional full bathrooms, each with designer finishes.
The fifth bedroom is on the main floor, where there’s a full bathroom, also with high-end finishes. The bedroom features a private door that exits to that deep front porch with its views of the lovely, tree-lined street (just a few blocks from the dining, shopping, and entertainment in hip Oakhurst Village).
Throughout the home, the floors are all apportioned with gorgeous hard woods, there’s crisp, fresh paint on the walls, and designer fixtures. A combination mud room and laundry room connect the kitchen to the back patio, and the space features built-in storage, a bench to make removing mucky shoes a breeze, and a coat rack. And there’s a partial basement, pre-wired with 220-volt service, ready for a Tesla power wall. Plus a separate 2-car garage pre-plumbed for potential future living-space expansion.