5718 BURLINGAME AVENUE
3 Beds • 2 Baths • 1410 SF • $902,000 SOLD
How Sweet It Can Be
Perfectly perched in the sought-after Richmond Annex neighborhood, 5718 Burlingame is the cherry on top of the hill, serving sweeping bay views from almost every room. Strolling beneath mature shade trees to the front porch, one is transported to the home’s original 1940s era. Charming shutters of muted blue and red featuring detailed cutouts frame the front picture window and offset the wood siding, design elements that harken to a time when architecture recalled a kind of coveted innocence and simplicity. Stepping into the main living space the windows, which from the outside hinted at a quaintness, transpose to frame expansive views of the San Francisco Bay stretching from the east bay hills to Marin, capturing all that lies between.
Newly refinished hardwood floors glisten in the abundant natural light and flow seamlessly throughout the home’s living spaces and bedrooms, uniting the functional floor plan and well-proportioned rooms. The simplicity of the open floor plan invites a togetherness; this is where time is shared and warm memories are made. The well-appointed, updated kitchen opens to the dining area for an easy flow for all your farm to table meals with a Golden Gate bridge backdrop.
The master retreat with en-suite updated bathroom is seated a split level up and features panoramic bay view with dazzling city lights and stunning sunsets to set your heart aflame with the daily reminder of the surrounding beauty we get to live in.
Take full advantage of the bounty of life afforded when living here by maximizing your time outdoors. Steps from the kitchen, the home’s low maintenance backyard is plentiful in all it offers. It’s large deck is ready for warm weather bar-be-cue parties framed by space primed for play. Will the surrounding yard host your bocce ball, cornhole, or play structure? What kind of garden could you grow?
With over 1,400 square feet of living space, this is a home ready to support a full life, wherever it grows. Richmond Annex is uniquely positioned to take full advantage of the best of life. Bridging Richmond and El Cerrito, shopping couldn’t be easier with an abundance of retail options for groceries, accessories, and homegoods to all sides, but the real richness of the area is in the smaller, local shops and restaurants. The quesabirria, the taco that’s been making headlines around the Bay, was locally introduced by Richmond pop-up, El Garage. Los Moles Beer Garden offers sun and brews to bolster their assortment of moles. Local institution, Fat Apple’s, is less than two miles away and will happily serve up comfort food favorites anytime of day. Push a bit farther south and you’ll find yourself at Tokyo Fish Market, the place to go when nothing but the best and freshest fish is called for. Filling your belly after a long day is almost as easy as accessing the places that pay your bills. The El Cerrito Plaza BART station is just over a mile away and the transbay bus line L stop is less than half a mile away, making convenient ways to stay out of the car. For a more aquatic commute, the Richmond Ferry terminal is also easily accessible. No matter where you need to go, the central location between highways 580 toward Marin and 80 in both directions means you’ll be well on your way before you know it. Getting into nature couldn’t be easier with a plethora of neighborhood parks, small and sizable, all around. Local favorite dog park, Point Isabel, offers beautiful views along the shoreline trail. Looking for a little elevation? No need to drive up to Tilden when nearby Albany Hill will do the trick. Anyway you swing it, the sweetness of life is found living at 5718 Burlingame.