Quality Features

6911 Norfolk Road, Oakland/Berkeley 94705

 

Exterior:

● Drilled-pier grade-beam foundation

● Two-by-six framing (for strength and insulation)

● Welded steel I-beam frame around garage opening (for strength)

● Clear redwood siding and trim (eaves are fir)

● Clear heartwood redwood decks (3)

● Three arched windows; most windows are low-emissivity

● Custom tall doors (2 pairs)

● Drip irrigation system

Mature trees (7 redwood, 2 ash, oak, etc.) and landscaping

 

Interior:

● High ceilings (~10´ in LR; ~9´ in DR, FR, and kitchen; 8´ elsewhere)

● Framed-in hardwood balusters and stair rails

● Slab granite kitchen counters and walls

● Slab marble master bath & powder room counters & marble tile floors

● Thick set tile (for longevity)

● Window and floor moldings throughout; crown moldings in LR, DR, FR, and MBR

● Insulation between floors and between some rooms (for quiet)

Generous attic storage, accessed via pull-down stair

Immediate hot water (recirculated)

● Closeted commode, oversized shower, and double jetted tub in master bath

● Connections for icemaker and either gas or electric dryer

● Whole-house fan

● Central alarm system and central wiring closet

● CAT-5 local area network (4 rooms, expandable to entire house); Wi-Fi system

● High-fidelity pre-wiring for loudspeakers (6 rooms)

● Cable for television (6-room home-run)

 

Built-ins:

Three electric wall ovens, gas cooktop, and gas grill with downdraft exhaust

Two fireplaces with marble surrounds & hearths and custom hardwood mantels

Two built-in hardwood china cabinets, slab granite buffet & wet bar

● Built-in bookcases (living room) and window seats (living room & landing)

● Oversized linen closet and generous medicine & laundry-room cabinets

● Custom shelves & poles, with lighting (all closets)

● Custom hardwood shelves in kitchen & powder room

 

Other facts:

● 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2492 sq ft (per architect drawings & assessor’s records)

Fully enclosed & finished double garage underneath

● Architect & engineer:  Rosemary Muller (FAIA, PE)

● General contractor (1993):  Edward Van (next-door neighbor)

● Cul-de-sac lot:  12,500 sq ft (with driveway easement, per assessor’s records)

● All appliances are included (refrigerator was new in 2007)