3532 Kempton Way
3532 Kempton Way is a delightful, stylish 3BD/1.5BA, 1,354 square foot bungalow with bonus finished basement space, located steps from Oakland’s vibrant Piedmont Avenue, Grand Lake, and Lake Merritt neighborhoods. Beautifully upgraded and featuring an expansive rear garden, this home shines with thoughtful and tasteful touches throughout that make it charming and inviting.
As you enter 3532 Kempton, you are drawn into the spacious living area, which features a picture window, a fireplace framed by built-ins, and gleaming hardwood floors, which lend continuity as you wend your way toward the home’s centerpiece: a fabulous open concept kitchen/dining area. The dining area is graced by large picture windows with custom window coverings, while the chef’s kitchen dazzles, with a breakfast bar, a large island with additional seating, natural stone countertops, five-burner gas range, built-in refrigerated wine storage, and a breakfast nook, all creating a space ideal for entertaining. Tucked behind the kitchen is a half-bath with laundry area.
Further exploration of 3532 Kempton’s main level reveals a beautiful bedroom with exposed beams, a skylight, and the hardwood floors that are the home’s hallmark, and an additional spacious bedroom with two large closets, one of which is walk-in. An updated hallway bath, which includes a step-in shower, is lit by a skylight, making it particularly bright and stylish.
Return to the kitchen and you can pass through a third bedroom, ideal for an office or playroom, with French doors leading to the home’s lovely rear garden, which delights with a large patio perfect for barbecues, citrus trees heavy with fruit, and a border of towering bamboo which gives it a wonderfully private atmosphere.
Wend your way around the house and you will find the home’s best secret: a large partially finished, heated basement with storage closet.
Highlights at a Glance:
- Stylish 3BD/1.5BA Oakland home
- 1,354 square feet
- Finished basement/craft area with large storage area
- Steps from Piedmont Avenue, Lake Merritt, and Grand Lake
- Moments from major commuter routes
- Living room with fireplace
- Open concept dining and kitchen area
- Chef’s kitchen with island, five-burner gas range, and built-in refrigerated wine storage
- Bright updated bath plus half bath
- Hardwood floors throughout
- Expansive rear garden with large patio
- Built in 1923