3457 Guido St
This dreamy Spanish Mediterranean on Redwood Height's cozy "Lane in Spain," features original detail rich in charm. Arched openings, steel-framed windows and classic metalwork set the tone. The warmth of refinished hardwood floors casts a gentle glow.
A unique brick fireplace is the rustic centerpiece in the living room. Multi-pane windows look out to the newly landscaped front yard. The formal dining room sits astride the eat-in kitchen, host to all-new appliances.
The home was improved once-upon-a-time to include a master suite and deck upstairs, with splendid views toward the Oakland hills.
On the main level and a split-level above are two bedrooms and a bathroom.
A split-level below the kitchen and with a view to the back garden is a bonus room, fine as guest room or office. A small partially-finished basement sits below, where the furnace and water heater are housed.
At the end of the Guido cul-de-sac, this lot is extra wide, with a big grassy area under shade trees along the left. The driveway runs alongside to a garage set at the rear of the property. At the back is a large, leafy brick patio with stucco accents.
A delightful neighborhood, just blocks to schools, a quick zip to Laurel & Dimond Districts, and so easy to Highways 580 and 13.
Redwood Heights takes its name from a former logging road that winds into the Oakland Hills. Homes range in style and include Mediterranean, Tudor, Craftsman, and French Normandy, with many homes built in the 1920s-40's, and some well into the 1960's.
The Redwood Heights Neighborhood Association is dedicated to preserving a sense of community through events such as block parties and barbecues.
The Redwood Heights Recreation Center is used by locals of all ages for weekend gatherings and classes including dance, cooking, and karate.
Peralta Creek's 9 acres of creekside have been designated as wildlife corridor. A neighborhood nonprofit Native Environment Watershed Transformation (NEWT) orchestrated the Peralta Creek restoration and leads creek field trips for local school groups.
Redwood Regional Park offers nearly 40 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails through 1,380 acres of redwood, evergreen, and chaparral forests and open space.
Neighborhood services include Lincoln Square shopping center, with Safeway, CVS, Peet's, and Hunan Restaurant, among others. Also close by in the Laurel District are the original Farmer Joe's and Sequoia Diner, among others constantly popping up. It's a short ride to the similarly popular Dimond District, and an easy jaunt to commutes along highways 580 or 13.