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Prepare to be enchanted!
Welcome to 4212 Suter Street, where the rich history of the Allendale/Laurel neighborhood merges seamlessly with modern-day charm. Step into a home that holds a captivating tale, tracing its origins back to 1921 when this vibrant area was abuzz with movie theaters and dreams of local shops and eateries.
Prepare to be enchanted as you approach the enticing facade, adorned with meticulously manicured landscaping and an inviting front porch that beckons you inside. The moment you enter, you'll be greeted by an expansive living room, bathed in warm natural sunlight and adorned with timeless hardwood floors. The architectural splendor of the 1920s is brought to life through elegant built-in features, picture moldings, and a charming woodburning fireplace, enhancing the space with a touch of vintage elegance.
The thoughtfully designed floor plan effortlessly guides you through two cozy bedrooms and a well-appointed bathroom boasting a charming clawfoot tub and exquisite wainscoting, perfectly situated along the hall for optimal convenience and privacy. The kitchen, affectionately referred to as the "heart of the home" by the current owners, presents ample space for culinary enthusiasts to create their masterpieces. Seamlessly connected to the expansive deck and yard, this culinary haven invites you to entertain guests, indulge in gardening adventures, or simply enjoy moments of relaxation.
Immerse yourself in a natural sanctuary as you observe the playful interactions of birds and bees, teasing the vibrant blossoms that adorn the seasonal landscape. The raised beds offer an opportunity for green thumbs to cultivate their favorite herbs and vegetables, while the Persimmon fuyu, kumquat, and cherry trees stand as proud symbols of nature's abundance. Delight in the colorful tapestry of salvias, African daisies, Mexican Marigolds, and a variety of other floral treasures that grace the grounds, creating a harmonious symphony of colors and scents.
Beyond the enchanting abode, discover the true allure of the location, as it effortlessly connects you to some of Oakland's finest offerings. Indulge in the delectable fare of Sequoia Diner, savor the craft brews at Ghost Town Brewing, or explore the curated selections at Degrees Plato. Relish in the culinary delights of Vientien Cafe, Jo's Modern Thai, and the mouthwatering offerings at Everett & Jones Barbeque. And for those craving a taste of international cuisine, the culinary wonders of Phnom Penh await just moments away.
4212 Suter Street invites you to create your own chapter within its hallowed walls, embracing the timeless beauty of the past while reveling in the vibrant energy of the present. It's time to embark on a journey that intertwines history, charm, and a truly exceptional living experience.
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Welcome to 4212 Suter Street! Sau purchased this house back in 2006 and instantly fell in love with it. The open living room/dining room area, spacious kitchen, and sliding glass doors leading to the expansive deck and inviting backyard made it easy to envision hosting dinner parties and intimate gatherings. In 2011, Paul moved in, and shortly after, we tied the knot. We have hosted numerous dinner parties, backyard barbecues, and wine tastings with our cherished family and friends. The kitchen, with its ample space, has accommodated multiple cooks, assistants, and guests who simply wanted to hang out and chat. It truly has been the heart of our home, while the dining room and back deck offered options for indoor and outdoor entertainment, depending on the weather.
The backyard has seamlessly served as an extension of our living space. The garden has provided us with solace, a peaceful retreat, a place to exercise our dog, a playground for our nephews, and a setting for morning brunches and sunset dinners. Our sunny garden has yielded an abundance of fresh produce, including carrots, squash, tomatoes, lettuce, potatoes, kale, cilantro, and a variety of herbs. The persimmon tree and cherry tree are beginning to be productive. We even kept chickens! During the COVID-19 pandemic, the backyard became the perfect venue for socially distanced gatherings. We will genuinely miss this remarkable outdoor space.
However, it's the community that has truly made this house a home for us. Throughout the years, we have forged meaningful friendships with our neighbors, who have become an extension of our family. These are the individuals we rely on, share laughter with, embark on vacations together, and celebrate life's milestones.
When we're not cooking at home, we thoroughly enjoy the neighborhood eateries, all conveniently located within a short walk. From Ghost Town Brewing, Degrees Plato, Vientien Cafe, Fist of Flour, Communite Table, Jo's Modern Thai, Everett & Jones Barbeque, to Phnom Penh, a delicious meal is never far away. Donut Savant and Peter's Kettle Corn have also become fun pit stops during our dog walks.
As our family grows, it saddens us to say goodbye to 4212 Suter. However, we sincerely hope that you will discover the same love, joy, peace, and sense of community that have filled our hearts over the years.
Sau & Paul
A small neighborhood approximately 15 minutes east of Downtown Oakland, the Laurel District is teeming with culture and diversity. As you walk through this diverse neighborhood, it’s easy to gain a sense of what makes Laurel such an amazing place to live.
Featuring older Bungalow-style homes, many of which have been fully upgraded from the inside-out, the Laurel District combines the quaint feel of 1940s California with a modern assortment of restaurants, shops, and annual festivals. Laurel hosts an annual, dog-friendly Street Fair. Held every August, the street fair features an incredible lineup of musicians, plus food, drinks and good from a variety of reputable artisan vendors.
Residents of Laurel can walk to a wide variety of restaurants and try several different cuisines any day of the week. Notable restaurants in the neighborhood include:
Sequoia Diner: Offering a delectable menu of breakfast and lunch staples, everything at Sequoia Diner is made from scratch. A fantastic option for breakfast with friends and family.
Miliki Restaurant: Savor the flavors of West Africa in this popular dining establishment. Add in a small stage for live music and a DJ, and transport yourself into a different-yet-fun culture without leaving town.
The Laurel District is conveniently located next to I-580, and is less than 15 miles from the heart of San Francisco. If you prefer utilizing public transit, residents of Laurel can easily access the BART System via Route 54 with a short walk down MacArthur Boulevard to 35th Avenue. Furthermore, college students and faculty who live in Laurel are just a half mile away from Mills College. Commutes to the Financial District and the Mission District take less than an hour, allowing you to relax on the way to and from work.
If you are looking for a quaint, charming neighborhood in the Bay Area with great food, shopping, and easy access to highways and public transit, the Laurel District could be the perfect fit for you!