Sold: 755 26th Avenue

Sold: 755 26th Avenue

Offered at $1,100,000
Sold for $1,090,600

Single Family Home
Central Richmond

From the gracious old-world charm of the wood-paneled living and dining rooms to the open contemporary living space newly created at the garden level and into the uniquely landscaped world of the backyard, this classic, elegant Richmond home is full of surprises!

The classic main living level has a wood-paneled foyer, glass French doors into the gracious living room and formal dining room both with built-in cabinetry and a sun-filled breakfast room overlooking the garden. The spacious remodeled kitchen has a Wolf range and the green granite counters, backsplash and floor make this a colorful haven. Ample cabinets provide plenty of storage. An eye-popping half bathroom is impossible to miss with its fanciful, colorful walls and floor.

Upstairs is a grand master bedroom that spans the width of the house. The wall of double-paned windows lets in lots of sunlight and there is a large walk-in closet. The en-suite bath has a Jacuzzi tub, separate raised stall shower, granite floors, tiled walls and a large skylight. A perfect place to relax!

A gracious hallway leads to two additional large bedrooms both with views of the garden. The rear bedroom has its own hallway lined with closets. Hardwood floors and original moldings retain the original charm of the era. There is a second whimsically tiled bath and extra closets on this floor.

A spacious open interior staircase leads to the grandly remodeled ground level. Structurally renovated for maximum openness, this level has a colored concrete floor, deep blue painted posts and walls, sliding green glass doors on two closets and a special folding divider that creates separate living and bedroom spaces. One of the closets is large enough to house a home office.

Sliding glass doors across the rear wall of this level lead out to the garden and bring the garden in. There is a media wall with built-in bookshelves and a renovated stone bathroom. The remodel was done with all reclaimed lumber and green insulation.

Designed by landscape architect Shirley Alexandra Watts, the backyard of this home is totally unique. Its centerpiece is a contemporary deep blue Plexiglas-and-aluminum cube-like structure open to the sky with sliding doors for entry or enclosure. With a propane heater, this “room” is usable even on the foggiest and windiest of days. A path made of recycled bits of tumbled stoneware wanders through four different levels and spaces which include a water feature, a slinky chaise lounge, a hidden niche for an outdoor grill and a private space at the rear of the yard. Care was taken to use native California grasses, bamboo and other drought-resistant plants for an environmentally friendly garden.

Please visit: