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.”

Recent press: 

Walk through Spanish style defines Oakland

SFGate real estate article





Cross Alcatraz Avenue, which divides Oakland and Berkeley, and you’ll find yourself in Rockridge, one of Oakland's most desirable, charming, and convenient neighborhoods. Housing in Rockridge is a combination of charming bungalows, cottages, classic Arts and Crafts dwellings, and large brown-shingle houses. Its leafy streets are mainly residential. 
Rockridge offers an easy commute into San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, as well as access to the University of California, Berkeley Campus. The 100-year-old, four-acre campus of the California College of Art and Crafts is nearby. Food-and-drink purveyors in Rockridge provide the best from around the world and local farms. Rockridge Market Hall, which takes its cue from the French Marché, offers numerous individual food and flower shops open to the sidewalk. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques line bustling College Avenue, Rockridge's main drag.    

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