1046 Ordway Street
This 1920’s classic bungalow that has been in the same family for over half a century has been lovingly updated with exquisite taste and modern conveniences. You are invited into the foyer of the home through a spanish style arched porch entry. A spacious living room greets you with a stone fireplace adorned with a slate hearth and full length wood mantel. The traditional layout flows to an adjacent formal dining room with an artistic brass sculpted chandelier. A newly remodeled eat in kitchen features white quartz countertops and tile backsplash, ample cabinetry with hidden soft hinge solid wood frame doors, stainless steel appliances and a sweet breakfast nook. 3 bedrooms and a tastefully redesigned full bath complete the main level where the updates include a tile surround shower over tub, a contemporary vanity accented by a polished metal faucet and brass hardware and new hex tile floors. A full basement offers lots of useable 'non living' space, including a finished bonus room, office, work bench, 2nd full bath, storage space and a garage with interior access. The sunny low maintenance level yard is perfect for entertaining, lounging or barbeques in the covered open cabana. Take comfort with having a newly upgraded electrical subpanel, copper plumbing, new water heater and a high efficiency central forced air heating system. Benefit from the acclaimed Albany schools, an ideal location mid block on a neighborly street just north of the Berkeley border and just blocks from Jewel Terrace Park, between the thriving Solano Ave shopping district and the Westbrae shops, restaurants, nursery, market and beer garden. It's only minutes to the North Berkelery BART station with access to downtown Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco.
This formerly working-class neighborhood once housed the pipe fitters, welders, and shipbuilders that worked for Henry Kaiser during World War II. Today, Albany is home to a diverse group of professionals who support the local schools with a passion. Solano Avenue, with its incredible array of restaurants, independent cinema, and shopping, is proof that there's more to Albany than its stellar school system. And because Albany is small, flat, and sunny, it's a walkable neighborhood, with Solano Avenue as its east-west axis. Bakeries, boutiques, and bistros thrive on Solano. The annual Solano Avenue Stroll, which takes place the second Sunday in September, shows off all 26 blocks -- from the Landmark Theaters Albany Twin theater, which shows an eclectic mix of first-run blockbusters to small, independent features, to the family-run Sunny Side Up cafe -- and is the perfect place to start your exploration of Albany. To the south is the quaint Westbrae neighborhood with a well regarded nursery, fun outdoor beer garden eatery and a local market. Head west to the San Pablo Avenue corridor where amenities are endless. Walkscore rates Ordway as 'very walkable'.