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Better than Rome

ADDRESS|209 Florence Avenue
LOCALE|Upper Rockridge
OPEN|By appointment only
OFFERS|Contact agent for details

3D Tour

Interior Features

  • 3+BR/2.5BA
  • primary suite
  • den with its own entrance
  • many special original architectural details
  • 2,342 square feet * (from public records)
  • freshly painted
  • newly refinished hardwood floors throughout
  • new dishwasher and refrigerator

* square footage derived from public records or other sources and is not verified by Seller or Broker. Buyer to satisfy themselves.

Exterior Features

  • 6,655 square foot lot * (from public records)
  • sunny corner lot
  • freshly painted
  • 2-car attached garage with interior access

* square footage derived from public records or other sources and is not verified by Seller or Broker. Buyer to satisfy themselves.

Floor Plan


DETAILS | 209 Florence Avenue has had a renaissance right here in sunny Oakland, California. Built in 1936 and newly refreshed, there are plenty of period details to remind you of the history here. This is a house that sings. The terracotta tiled foyer and stairs set a beautiful tone right from the start. The geometric wrought iron railings are in perfect harmony, a splendid detail that repeats throughout the home. What a lovely refrain! Stunning living room with dramatic exposed beams and king-post trusses in the cathedral ceiling and a fireplace flanked by two gorgeous Deco sconces. Dining room and breakfast nook. Bright kitchen overlooks the yard. The fabulous den is a relaxed space with bookshelves lining the walls and its own level-in entrance that opens onto a sweet flagstone patio. What a great, flexible space perfect for home office. Gleaming hardwood floors flow throughout.

Upstairs you’ll find the bedrooms – the perfect floor plan offering privacy from the rhythms of life downstairs. The generous primary suite strikes a distinctive note with the most stylish and unexpected lavender tub and matching pair of lavender sinks, of course. Two more bedrooms share a bathroom, a well-preserved original with peachy pink tub and sink. A second story full of light plus a balcony overlooking the yard. Lovely vistas abound at 209 Florence Avenue, including a peek of the Bay.

Set back on its corner lot, there is a serene privacy here. Blooming camellias. Mature apple trees. Citrus trees laden with fruit. There is plenty of space for all your favorite outdoor activities. A slice of the Mediterranean set in the heart of Upper Rockridge. Getting where you want to go is easy – half mile to Village Market, 2 miles to Rockridge BART and College Avenue shopping, a mile and a half to Montclair Village shopping, 2 miles to the Claremont Club & Spa, and a half mile to Lake Temescal.

With so much to offer, 209 Florence Avenue is that classic tune you won’t forget.