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36 years ago Leslie purchased this 2-bedroom home and has spent more than three decades enhancing the property making lasting improvements that complement the period construction. Lush views of malachite, celadon and forest greenery enjoyed from every window provide the feeling you are above it all and on top of the globe.
In 2004, a downstairs addition was designed to create a seamless connection from the main living space while adding 506 additional square feet. The pièce de résistance is the flow and vibe of an open living and dining room, adjacent to a modernized eat-in kitchen studded with handsome beams and a sliding door opening onto an oversized patio, enveloped by lavender and land to garden.
Remarkable care was taken to bring this property to the open market – the oak floors were refinished; the exterior painted; the bathroom gutted and subway tiles, marble and porcelain were added; the kitchen was updated with eco-friendly Marmoleum flooring, quartz counters, subway counters, new cabinet drawers with roll-out shelves and cabinetry doors, lustrous new sink and faucet were all carefully curated to meet Leslie's high standards.  Her home is more to her than her shelter, it is her beloved and she is passing the torch with integrity and honor.  

Downstairs den has a closet and can be a master bedroom suite, storage galore!

features and improvements

  • 3 rain barrels who's overflow drains directly into the perimeter drain and then to the sewer.
  • Drip irrigation for most of garden (needs to be manually connected to garden hose.)

  • Marmoleum kitchen floor. Green, natural linseed product, no petroleum.

  • Dimmers and timers throughout the house.

  • Dual pane, low E glass on all windows and doors except bathroom.

  • 2013 Tankless water heater

  • Energy Star rated Dishwasher, washer (HE) and dryer

  • 3 Solatubes in kitchen letting in natural daylight with the addition of florescent lights for night.

  • House already wired for two phone lines, and Ethernet ports in kitchen, 2nd upstairs BR, and downstairs.

  • DSL ready

  • DISH installed and wired in both BRs and downstairs

  • Comcast cables wired in both BRs and downstairs

  • Surround sound rear speaker wires in wall . Audiophile quality MIT cable

  • Cedar floors in both BR closets, and cedar full closet downstairs

  • Custom designed hall closet to make maximum use of space.

  • California Closets layout in 2nd BR

  • Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb shades with up/down in LR

  • Mature Fig Tree, Artichoke plant and dwarf Meyer Lemon.

  • Solar attic fan


    R-19 Insulation in Walls and attic


    Post earthquake Garage and steps


    Anderson French door in rear Bedroom


    Install Milgard patio door, Low E double pane


    New furnace & ducts


    New copper plumbing, hot & cold, and new water heater


    Re-wire entire house, add breakers w/125 amp service & whole house surge protector


    Waterproof garage roof


    New roof, new vents, install 3 solatubes in Kitchen & solar attic fan


    Replace entire foundation including helical piers and drainage; complete earthquake stabilization; add automatic gas shutoff


    Install 9 new Marvin Low E dbl pane windows, LR/DR/Kit/BR


    New ceiling lights in LR/DR/Hall


    Basement remodel adding 506 sq ft & 2nd bathroom


    New 1 inch water service from house to meter

    2005  Install 2 new Marvin Low E dbl pane windows, 2nd BR

    Gutted upstairs bathroom, all new, except toilet

    Updated kitchen

    Painted the exterior

    Painted many rooms in the interior


    Hardwood floor refinishing



Open Houses:
Sunday, June 19th, 2-4 pm

Brokers Tour:
Monday, June 13th, 2-4pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
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Deidre Joyner
Realtor® Associate
Red Oak Realty
CalBRE# 01451749
510.693.4253 mobile


3844 Whittle Avenue