Welcome to the historical, popular Bella Vista neighborhood. Step into this appealing Arts & Crafts era home, fully fenced, through the front garden with its feathery Maple tree and easy maintenance succulents and flowers. The front porch has a lovely vintage arch detail, and bay windows enhance the visual appeal, with custom colors on siding and trim to pop the details. Enter the spacious interior that has been delightfully streamlined with flexible spaces ideal for today’s lifestyle. Hardwood floors flow from the foyer to the enormous living room, up the traditional staircase, and throughout the bedrooms. Having a main floor Primary bedroom & bath is so convenient. Recent remodeling included the kitchen with Samsung SS appliances, wine cooler, imported Italian tiles, granite countertops, cabinets with soft-close drawers. The open floorplan dining room bridges the kitchen and living room. There is both the main floor nook and a separate room for an office. Work-from-home people will have many possibilities for areas to be productive. All three bathrooms were remodeled utilizing Italian tile, Toto, and Grohe components. Updates include many LED lights and sconces. Upstairs the additional three bedrooms have matchstick wood floors and generous closet spaces. But wait, there’s more! The multifunctional skylit backroom holds two cars, with room for a workshop/art studio. A spectacular professionally landscaped garden is replete with fruit trees & flowers, including Meyer lemon, orange, fig, persimmon, guava, plum, jujube, and tangerine, plus a planting bed for tomatoes & herbs. The swooping pathway and lawn provide an ideal area for entertaining and daily respite. The roof was installed in 2019. The private sewer lateral has a Compliance Certificate. 1 block over on 11th Avenue is the recently renovated Bella Vista Park with playground & skateboard ramps, and bike areas. What a fabulous community asset it is. Learn more at www.BellaVistaPark.org. Learn some of the histories of the late 19th century famous citizens who lived nearby, entrepreneur F. M. “Borax” Smith and writer Gertrude Stein. Do you wonder about the collonade of tall palm trees that line nearby 9th Avenue? They once formed the border of Borax Smith’s grand estate named Arbor Villa. The location provides easy commute access, with AC Transit line 62 on the corner that whisks you to the Lake Merritt BART station, Chinatown, Offices, Uptown Oakland, all with delicious destination restaurants. Route 580 to the Bay Bridge is a few blocks away, and it is a quick drive to the Grand Lake shopping & dining.