The homes on Picardy Drive were built in the 1920’s by a Hollywood developer R. C. Hillen. Hillen bought the 10 acres, and along with a prominent architect Walter Dixon, created a medieval French village of seventy-one English Tudor and French Normandy homes. Their inspired decision to wire the houses to allow lights to be strung between them turned Picardy Drive into what Oaklanders refer to as Christmas Tree Lane. The tree in the center of the island is over 100 years old and this neighborhood is treasured by generations of East Bay residents.
This Tudor-style three-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom home boasts 1,530 square feet of comfortable living space with timeless period accents. Step inside to discover a thoughtfully designed interior that effortlessly combines style and functionality. The old-world charm and layout create an inviting atmosphere, perfect for quality time at home. With one bedroom on the upper floor, there is ample room for everyone to have their own personal retreat. The first floor features the living and dining areas, two bedrooms, and a full bath. The kitchen is open and leads to the laundry room.
Enjoy the raised beds and fruit-bearing peach, apple, lemon, and mandarin in the level yard. Imagine summer barbecues, year-round gardening, and memorable gatherings spent under the open sky. Convert the detached garage and create a home office, workshop, or artist studio.
This is more than just a house. It is a place where lasting memories are crafted and cherished surrounded by wonderful neighbors.
Don't miss out on the chance to make this wonderful property your next home. Contact us today to schedule a viewing and embark on a journey to a life filled with comfort, community, and cherished moments.