6441 Harwood Avenue
Rarely does a home come along that so perfectly melds elegance with comfort. Built in 1931, the Harwood House displays lovely architectural features in the Spanish style, including beautiful wrought iron, a tiled fireplace, dramatic wood beams, and an exquisite formal dining room overlooking the lush backyard.
This is a home where large families have thrived, with four bedrooms (one with en-suite bath) and several additional spaces including wonderful upstairs sun room, downstairs in-law studio, and spacious south-facing deck. On a coveted Rockridge block close to College Avenue shops and restaurants, BART and convenient freeway access, this is a great place to call home for many years to come.
The Harwood House is located in an area officially labeled Pagoda Hill when it was settled by J. Ross Browne, who had spent time in China, in the late 1800s. His compound between Harwood and Chabot no longer exists, but his choice of Rockridge for his home still feels complimentary. As the 1886 Centennial Yearbook of Alameda County said, “Oaklanders will ever refer to Browne with pride and pleasure, for after traveling all lands, looking out for an Eden of his own, he selected this spot as the one most in conformity with his ideal.”