This exceptional Prairie Style home boasts pride of ownership throughout!  Built in 1915 with impressive Craftsman details which include original gumwood features, handsome tray ceilings, integrated pocket doors and elegant stained-glass accents, The generous entry foyer opens to formal rooms with pristine hardwood floors, extraordinary original built-ins and contemporary upgrades.  A spacious four bedroom, two-plus bath floor plan offers beautiful formal rooms with unspoiled period built-ins and an impressive eat-in chefs’ kitchen that leads to a dining deck and excellent outdoor space.  The professionally remodeled kitchen offers the highest quality in appliances and culinary amenities.  A well-appointed breakfast room opens to a sunny outdoor dining deck.  Chic remodeled baths include a stunning custom en suite.  Expansive Bay outlooks and thoughtfully landscaped grounds.  Prime Glenview location with access to convenient shops, popular dining and transportation.

Seller Improvements

The following is a list of improvements that we’ve made to our home within the last thirty years.  - Mark & Kelly Burns


Complete remodel of kitchen in 2005, with permits:

·       Architectural plans completed to reconfigure kitchen and build stairs into the basement

·       Old kitchen gutted, wall widened between kitchen and breakfast nook.

·       New drywall, paint, and trim

·       Installation of Thermador Stove and Oven – serviced October 2020

·       Installation of GE Profile Refrigerator – serviced September 2021

·       Installation of Fisher-Paykel two drawer dishwasher

·       Custom cabinetry

·       Classic white subway tile backsplash

·       Green/Black Granite countertops

·       Under-cabinet lighting and overhead recessed lighting

·       New range hood and venting.

·       Installed double-pane low E windows

·       Hardwood flooring

·       All new plumbing fixtures including in-sink disposal and Kohler fixtures

·       New dual-pane windows

·       Basement stairs re-routed

Kitchen Nook

Complete remodel of kitchen nook in 2005, with permits:

·       Widened entry way wall

·       Installed 8ft solid wood sliding doors

·       Installed double-pane low E windows

·       Custom seating bench


Downstairs ½ Bathroom

Complete renovation of bathroom in 2005, with permits:

·       Installed new sink

·       Installed new toilet

·       New drywall

·       Upgraded plumbing

·       New light fixture

Upper Deck

Added balcony deck off of the kitchen nook in 2005, with permits:

·       Redwood deck outside of sliding door

·       Installed stairs to lower deck and backyard


Lower Deck

Added redwood lower deck in 1998:

·       Periodic maintenance and resealing over life of deck

·       Restored/refinished (Cal Deck Restoration and Maintenance in 2020)

Upstairs Hallway

Removed wood paneling in hallway and added drywall, 2005


Ensuite Bathroom

Complete remodel of upstairs ensuite bathroom in 2009, with permits:

·       New drywall, paint, and trim

·       Custom made solid-wood cherry vanity and cabinetry with limestone counter

·       Replacement of old light fixtures

·       Large custom mirror and trim

·       Expanded and installed new tile shower

·       All new upgraded plumbing and fixtures

·       New dual-pane energy efficient window

Upstairs Hall Bathroom

Complete remodel of hallway bathroom in 2009, with permits:

·       Installed ceramic tile wainscoting

·       Installed new shower stall

·       Installed new Carrara marble floors

·       All new plumbing and fixtures

·       Original tub with upgraded plumbing and fixtures

North Bedroom

Remodeled bedroom 2013

·       Expanded room by removing alcove walls on west side

·       Installed recessed lights

·       Upgraded electrical

·       Custom shelving in closet

·       Installed new windows

Electrical & Wiring

Replacement of electrical system in 2005, with permits in new construction areas - kitchen, nook, upstairs bathrooms, bedroom.

·       New Main Panel

·       Removal of original knob-and-tube wiring in new construction

·       Addition of new subpanel in kitchen hallway with dedicated breakers and all new circuits per code

·       Updated wiring to upstairs bathrooms with dedicated breakers

·       Installation of new grounded wires and switches

·       Installation of new grounded GFCI outlets



Modernization of plumbing system in 2005, with permits in new construction areas when remodeling kitchen – most of the upstairs plumbing runs through the kitchen walls and ceiling, so replaced when kitchen was remodeled.  


Replaced original furnace with forced air energy efficient heater, 2007:

·       Removed original cast iron furnace and asbestos ducting in basement (with permits/certs.)

·       Installed Bryant energy efficient, forced air, gas heater

·       Air ducts sealed to address leaks

·       Rerouted air intake



Work performed by licensed contractors throughout ownership period:

·       Painted interior of home including walls, ceilings, trim, doors and built-ins

·       Painted exterior porch, stairs, and trim

·       Refinished front door



·       Marvin Energy Star rated dual-pane wood double-hung windows throughout the house: Kitchen, Dining Room, Upstairs Bath, Bedrooms, Master Suite – most in 2005, others ~2012

Retained original windows in entryway and living room, along with original stained glass.


Driveway and Landscaping




·       Widened and leveled driveway entry in 2000

·       Exterior landscaping including rock wall and addition of draught resistant native plants -2014

·       Replaced back fence -2014, side fence-2021

·       Installed gates on both sides of house-2014

·       Upper and lower decks restored/refinished (Cal Deck Restoration and Maintenance in 2020).


Glenview at a Glance

Situated in the Oakland foothills, Glenview is a small residential neighborhood full of single family bungalows and traditionally styled dwellings dating back to the 1920s and 30s.  Located in the heart of the city, its arterial road, Park Boulevard, connects Highways 13 and 580. Park Blvd. marks the path that fallen redwoods took to the lumberyards over a century ago, and along which ranchers drove their carts before the first crop of tract bungalows sprung up in the early 1900s.

In 2021, a century after the area went from wilderness to subdivision, the Glenview business district thrives. Most of the businesses in Glenview are mom-and-pop shops and include a market and several salons.  Fine restaurants, retail services, parks and friendly residents make this community a great place to call home.  Diablo Magazine called it Oakland’s Gourmet Ghetto, given the unlikely find of several great restaurants in one suburban block.  Bellanico, Marzano, Sushi Park and Paulista often cater to standing room crowds.

Glenview is highly desirable for the walk-ability to shops, dining and coffee; it’s proximity to both 580 and Highway 13 and casual car-pool to San Francisco. The V line bus that stops on Park Blvd and zips you non-stop to SF! The V line is comfortable and is equipped with wifi. 

The profile of residents in Glenview is diverse.  Senior homeowners, professional singles, couples, young families, and San Francisco transplants. Buyers who seek homes with a yard, but who don’t want to give up the “walk to” aspect find the perfect mix in this neighborhood.  

Glenview’s ideal proximity in the Oakland Hills affords its residents optimal East Bay weather conditions with lots of sunshine and little fog.  Those who are downsizing from a larger home are taking advantage of the benefit of a ‘walking neighborhood’ without the Rockridge price points. There is a binding sense of community and pride of place in Glenview, demonstrated by a strong neighborhood association and annual block parties.

Glenview has several churches and a synagogue. Glenview Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle School are highly rated and boast top scores in the Oakland Unified School District.  Glenview Elementary has undergone a complete renovation and reopened earlier this year. Twelve-acre Dimond Park runs along Glenview's eastern side, with oak and redwood trees populating the green space. Amenities include picnic areas, playgrounds, and a swimming pool.



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Sundays - October 10th & 17th  2-4:30 PM

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Contact Christian Downer
(510) 599-2000
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Christian Downer

Realtor | Top ProducerGlenview Specialist Since 2001CompassDRE# 01323308(510) 338-1340 office(510) 599-2000

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