Rare, Expansive Albany Charmer!  Four bedrooms, two and a ahlf bathrooms and 2124 square feet.  Ideally situated between vibrant Solano Avenue and charming Northbrae, this classic home is the best of so many worlds. Replete with period details yet updated and convenient. Prime Albany location and uniquely spacious. Quintessential craftsman with deep covered porch and swing, built-ins, wainscoting, plate rail, inlaid oak floors, hewn stone fireplace, double tray ceilings and a rich redwood staircase with cutout detail. Clean modern updates in all the right places.

The welcoming ground floor begins with a large, stately living room, graceful dining room and powder room. Toward the rear is an inviting kitchen and family nook, leading outdoors to a deck that functions as an extension of the kitchen, perfect for entertaining.

Upstairs, four ample bedrooms make up the sleeping area. The en-suite primary bedroom with remodeled bathroom, vaulted ceiling and two large closets is drenched in morning light. Another bedroom large enough for two, also welcomes the morning sun, while a third offers privacy and sunsets. A fourth south-facing bedroom might just become an office/guest room.

Don't miss the storage! A large attic is accessible by drop-down ladder, as is a nook off the convenient laundry room. Additional storage can be found in the shed.

Walk score is 91--walker's paradise!  And the bike score is 78--very bikeable.  Newly revamped Marin Elementary is just a few blocks away with no major roads to cross

So many reasons to settle right in and make walkable Albany your home!


Albany lives like a city but feels like the close-knit small town it truly is. Coveted for its stellar schools, its good weather and prime commuter location, it can't be beat. 

Public transit is abundant. BART stations at El Cerrito Plaza and North Berkeley make for an easy commute. Or hop on the cushy Transbay Express Bus to San Francisco and plug in as you ride. The immediate access to freeways make for quick trips to Marin, Napa and beyond. And for walkers and bikers, the Ohlone Greenway provides a carless connection through to Berkeley.  

Wildcat Canyon and Tilden Park are right up the hill with hiking, biking, open space, picnic tables and even camping, with views of the Bay and City. Point Isabel is a must-experience green space and dog park just ten minutes away, right on the Bay. The Albany Bulb is even closer and was recently renovated to offer sandy beach access and a walking path.  You can hug the Bay while walking or biking on the adjacent San Francisco Bay Trail.  Numerous parks such as Terrace Park and Veteran’s Memorial Park offer scenic fields, playgrounds and picnics areas.  Memorial Park is the city’s magnet for gatherings, especially on the Fourth of July, and for community-wide events such as Summer Music In The Park.

Solano Avenue has everything! From Little Star Pizza to renowned Zaytoon, it is home to dozens of adorable cafés, restaurants, pubs and boutiques all within a stroll of one another.  And morning coffee at Flowerland or Peet's is a must! 

A little further south the beloved Biergarden is being reborn.  Ocean View Brew Works, Fieldwork Brewing Company or Gilman Brewery also offer great evening hang-outs. Whole Foods is right around the corner.

To the north the El Cerrito Plaza is convenient for groceries and more with Trader Joe's, Barnes & Noble, Starbucks and, of course, BART. 

Albany is a place where people truly care for, and take pride in, the community where they live, evidenced by some of the most fun events around: 

The Albany FilmFest is a juried film festival that takes place each year, dedicated to building community. It's a place to see movies not readily available elsewhere.

Music in the Park is a yearly September tradition.  Bring a picnic, a blanket, the family and friends to enjoy an array of musical guests. 

Although there are several fun events on the Albany Event Calendar, the marquee festival is the Solano Avenue Stroll. Held on the 2nd Sunday of September, this festival features an annual theme color, a plethora of local/regional artisans, fantastic food vendors, a slew of entertainers, all tied into one eventful parade. Since 1974, the Solano Avenue Stroll has been a premier Bay Area parade, and something Albany residents can enjoy every year.

Solano Stroll 

Pride of place is everywhere in Albany. You will see the Blue Glove Team out every morning picking up litter and chatting with friends. Public works employees head out early to line up rental bikes and ensure that the sidewalks are clean and accessible. The people of Albany are genuinely invested in the place they call home.


Open Houses:
Saturday and Sunday April 20th and 21st 2:00-4:30

Saturday and Sunday April 27th and 28th 2:00-4:30

Brokers Tour:
Thursday April 18th 9:30-12:00

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Contact Romney O'Connell
(510) 599-6911
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