4111 Kuhnle Avenue
- Three bedrooms & one bathroom on the upper level
- Bonus room and half bathroom on the lower level
- Hardwood floors
- Updated kitchen
- Eat-in kitchen
- Close proximity to hiking and highways
- Square footage 1472*
- Lot square footage 5,080*
- Built in 1940*
- Sewer lateral compliant
- Attached two car tandem parking
- Ample storage
Dear future homeowner,
We felt lucky because we weren’t really in “house-buying” mode, just looking around. We were returning from living abroad for six years and planning on conducting a long housing search while renting for while. Then we saw this house and fell in love. It was exactly what we wanted. The large, sunlit living room connected to the open kitchen which kept going to what captured our hearts, the backyard. As a family who loves to cook, eat, and host, it was nothing but perfect.
The backyard was our quick escape. It was here our daughter ran around with her friends or played baseball with dad and uncle. We often picked up food to grill and spent the evening or weekend day in the backyard hanging out and eating. It was easily our preferred method of relaxation after long days at work. The outdoor space seamlessly flows into the kitchen. We held many parties where adults could stay inside to enjoy the feastings from the grill while the kids could run from inside to the outdoors without worry. There was space for them to run, draw with chalk and play hide-and-seek.
While some might point to the location as being convenient for travel (13 and 580 right there), the real steal is the proximity to an “escape from the city” type of atmosphere and the dynamic neighborhoods. We easily ventured to Leona Canyon, a hidden treasures, for a hike or to Robert’s Park, our daughter’s favorite play area, in a few minutes. The beauty of the Oakland Redwoods were in our backyard. We went for runs in the hills or just took a walk for a much needed break, especially the French and Stream trail in Robert’s Regional, a great family outing.
And beyond the gorgeous outdoors, the location enabled us to be up the street from the Laurel District where we could have coffee and empanadas at Cafe Santana or a proper breakfast at Sequoia Diner. We were also just another exit from the Dimond District which gifted us with Dimond Park where our daughter held her last birthday. We could run to get pizza at Dimond Slice or a delicious morning bun at La Farine. Many of our friends lived within these neighborhoods making it easy to connect with so many people.
While we might be leaving this house, we will continue to be involved in the area. Our daughter was lucky enough to get into Melrose Leadership Academy, one of OUSD’s dual-immersion schools and a jewel of a school that is just a short drive away. She will continue there next year in 1st Grade. It will be bittersweet when we inevitably pass by our old house as we enter/exit the freeway but we know that another family will love and enjoy it as much as we did.
Y and S
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