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5845 Ayala Ave

Oakland, CA 94609


  • Detached
  • Sold
  • 4 Beds
  • 2,240 SqFt
  • MLS# 40815360

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5845 AYALA AVENUE is one of those timeless Rockridge classics that never goes out of style. A sophisticated four bedroom, one and one half bath, beautifully maintained home, 5845 has all the lifestyle elements that speak to modern families. It begins with a large porch and transitions through the wide front door to a generous entry hall. To the left is the impressively sized living room complete with lofty tiered ceilings. Enormous windows fill this room with filtered light all day. The handsomely crafted fireplace centers the room between two period built-ins.
You then pass through antique French doors into the formal dining room. This room is perfect to host any sized gathering and features a hundred year old built-in sideboard. The adjacent kitchen has been newly updated with quartz counters and fresh stainless steel appliances. Heading out the rear door from the kitchen and sunporch takes you to the large back deck and sweet paths in the precious manicured garden.
Upstairs we find the four bedrooms of the home. A wide, graceful stairway leads to an expansive formal landing that awaits at the top. Each bedroom is comfortably sized, has large windows and all have great closet space. The central bath has been updated with dual vanity sinks and a large bath with shower. The thought of adding a master bath on this level could be an exciting project in the future. Here is a classic Rockridge home that is waiting to embrace its new owners for the next century.
But almost as important as the home itself is its location and 5845 Ayala is dead center in the coveted Rockridge sweet spot. Two blocks to BART, Market Hall, and all the shops and eateries that line College Avenue. The seemingly endless list of desirable amenities is what makes Rockridge the neighborhood that everyone is in love with. Superbly maintained throughout its venerable history, here is a chance for someone to find themselves in a splendid home in the perfect Rockridge location. It rarely gets better than this.


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Prior to the mid-1800s, Oakland was largely a wild and undeveloped area. Much of what later would become known as Rockridge was also vacant land until the 1860s. That’s when a number of families from the east coast settled in the area. Among them was the Livermores, a New England family that had relocated west some two decades earlier and made their fortune developing lumber mills and dams around Folsom. With their wealth, the family scooped up large tracts of land in Rockridge, eventually establishing this area as a separate subdivision from Oakland.

Who gave the city its name? That credit goes to Horatio P. Livermore’s wife who, in a nod to an immense rock the family affectionately referred to as, ‘Big Rock,’ decided the area should be called Rockridge.

By the way, although most of Mrs. Livermore’s beloved Big Rock has been blasted away, you can still find portions of it near Glenbrook and Bowling Drives.

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Living Here

Considered by many to be the model of transportation integration, the centrally located Rockridge BART station blends retail, commercial, and residential interests into one seamless, workable neighborhood. What’s more, with trains traveling from Rockridge to Montgomery Station in San Francisco roughly every twenty minutes, living here and working in the City makes for an easy commute.


Home to over 80 restaurants, cafes, retail stores, and Market Hall’s assortment of gourmet food vendors is College Avenue, Rockridge’s eclectic thoroughfare.

Why Rockridge?

In a word, variety. While some areas of Rockridge consist of large homes that were built between the 1920s and the 1950s, others feature smaller bungalows and cottages. All of which means that, no matter your preference, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here.

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