3874 Greenwood Avenue
3874 Greenwood Avenue
The delightful entry to this 1915 Praire-style Airplane Bungalow* home is made all the more inviting with a wide front porch leading to the brilliant blue front door. Marking the entry to the home, the intention was to create a porch doubling as an exterior living space to reach out to the neighborhood, inviting friends and neighbors to a casual gathering space. That vision sets a welcoming promise of the comfort of the home’s interior.
The spacious entry features an original built-in bench, offering a stylish landing spot and ingenious, convenient storage with a compact footprint. The stepped cove ceilings and original oak floors of the main living level embody the artistry and craftsmanship of the early 20th century — in the living room large windows welcome the sunlight, while the period fireplace and built-ins create a warm focal point. Serene blue and green handcrafted Heath tiles make a chic statement on the powder room floor. A luxuriously spacious dining room and open kitchen are the heart of the home, and sure to be the hub of family dinners and celebrations with friends. The kitchen is separated from the light and airy dining room by a wide opening, so the cabinets wear a soft pebble grey that flows from neighboring neutral walls. Outfitted with Carrera marble counters, farmhouse sink, and a backsplash wall of cool blue Heath tile, the kitchen extends to an extra large mudroom/pantry/laundry room with cabinetry and a beverage fridge. The large farmhouse sink adds period sensibility, and the chef- worthy appliances contribute modern accessibility: a Blue Star stove, Bosch double oven & dishwasher, and Lieber refrigerator create a kitchen for avid cooks, seasoned hosts and busy families alike.
On the first floor, the master suite embraces the natural light from the large windows overlooking the gorgeous gardens, and provides a restful retreat. The ensuite bath ingeniously wraps around a corner, providing space for a freestanding soaking tub as well as a shower with room for two, outfitted with double shower heads and a rainfall ceiling shower head. Upstairs are two sunny bedrooms, with windows overlooking the hills, original matchstick oak floors and an open, organic style that feels calming and welcoming. The shared bath features soft neutrals from floor to ceiling, with a tub-and- shower combination.
In the Bay Area, the outdoors is as important the indoors — and when you have outdoor space you celebrate it as much as possible. The spectacular backyard was designed by Flora Grubb Gardens, and exudes an earthy yet refined aesthetic. Lush plantings, including Blenheim Apricot, Elberta Peach, and Eureka Lemon trees lend an exuberant look to the lovely drought-tolerant landscaping and help to define the various living and dining spaces: a seating area around the fireplace is a guaranteed party starter, and the pergola over the dining table provides a gathering spot near the outdoor kitchen. Olive trees surround a bubbling fountain, a native Sycamore adds privacy and the fluid connections between the house and the garden allow this Airplane Bungalow to live larger and dreamier.
*Airplane Bungalow styles date from the early 1900s, and grew out of the Arts & Crafts movement. Characterized by a ‘pop up’ second floor, resembling an airplane cockpit — at the time, airplanes often had a cockpit sitting atop the fuselage — the Airplane Bungalow was born.
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