Capture your sense of romance in this stunning home on Oakland's Christmas Tree Lane.  Picardy Drive in Oakland is lined with attractive story book homes located in the Normandy Gardens/Maxwell Park area.   This one block street is a world unto itself that can give visitors the impression that they've just stepped into a children's book. Every home here is the embodiment of the word "charm," with high character homes like this one.  Neighbors here feel like the luckiest people on earth, with a neighborhood unlike any other.  

This home has as much character as any, sitting at the middle of the one-way street block, with a 3572 square foot lot, extraordinary curb appeal, and 1640 square feet of living space stacked on two levels. The interior of this home has as much character as the outside.

Open the front gate and you’ll find a delightful sitting area perfect for morning coffee. Once inside, this great room with arched window greets guests and provides the main family space for daily living. Ceilings are tall, and the magnificent original brick fireplace is wood burning and amazing to look at. 

The dining room isn't large but has big character. It connects to the kitchen expanding the amount of total perceived space. The kitchen, light infused by many windows, is spectacular and modernized. It features Carrara quartz counters, white tile backsplash that ties in with the older (perhaps original) kitchen bricks that may have been a wood burning oven back in the day. Beautiful stainless-steel appliances equipped with newer wine cooler and French Door refrigerator complete the look. A designated space is made available for a built-in microwave. A convenient Washer and dryer is included in the kitchen by the back door to the wonderful back yard.

Two standard bedrooms live on the first floor with a beautiful guest bathroom. One of the guest bedrooms has fabulous corner windows. The guest bathroom has beautiful white Carrara design shower tiles, vanity with quartz counter, rain shower head and luxurious fixtures.  

The magnificent stairwell to the private owner’s suite was recently redone with refinished treads and white risers. The owner’s suite is surprisingly voluminous. Gorgeous hardwood floors were recently installed. The bedroom windows let in a generous amount of light. 

The en-suite bathroom is a sunny space with modern décor and access to the walk in closet with hardwood floor. This well-appointed bathroom has a second vanity area. It features a frameless glass shower door that accents the Carrara design on the white shower tiles Chrome bath fixtures, including a rain shower head and elegant lighting complete the look.

Behind the house is the private backyard oasis perfect for entertaining, relaxing and play. The detached one car garage with newer roof sits to one side, where it could potentially be given a sliding door to serve as a playroom opening onto this outdoor space. The driveway is long beyond the gate if you wish to park more cars or simply leave it as a side yard.  

The location of 5607 Picardy Drive adds more value to this gorgeous home.  Off 55th Avenue in Maxwell Park, this location is incredibly convenient to many amenities. Easy access to freeway from this home will take you to any destination in the Bay Area faster.  Also accessible by short and moderate distances are: BART, Oakland Airport, bus lines to SF, Tech Buses, Oakland Coliseum, Entertainment, Schools, Restaurants, and more!