Sundrenched Mediterranean Perfection

508 Talbot Avenue

Albany, CA 94706

  • Offered at $ 1,798,000


  • Almost new construction – substantially rebuilt in 2019, but done so well you will think it’s original
  • 4 bedroom / 3 bathroom
  • Great floorplan
    – 1 bed & 1 handicapped accessible bath downstairs
    – 3 bed & 2 bath upstairs
  • Romantic Spanish/Mediterranean details
    – Talavera fireclay tile accents throughout
    – Art deco style
    – Custom arched Moorish style windows (Marvin)
    – Matchstick red oak floors
  • Large living room with cozy gas fireplace
  • Gourmet eat-in kitchen with walk out dining deck, 48” six burner professional style gas range w/griddle and quartz counters
  • Sprinkler system throughout the house (fire safety)
  • Ample closets and cabinetry 
  • 2 car driveway parking
  • Solar panels installed in 2020
  • Rear, side and front gardens with gorgeous landscaping, including new turf lawn
  • Great location near Solano Avenue and El Cerrito Plaza for all shopping needs
  • Access to great Albany schools
  • Amazing walkscore:  90!!!
  • Year built: 1938
  • Square footage: 1,560 per tax records

Sundrenched Mediterranean Perfection

When you arrive at 508 Talbot, you might feel like you are stepping into an enchanted space.  The front gardens and flagstone paved driveway might well be filled with fairies peeking out at you as you start your own story by entering.  Originally built in 1938 in the Spanish-Mediterranean style with heavy influences from the East Bay storybook movement, this home was substantially rebuilt in 2019 with new almost everything as a MacGregor restored home.  Upon entering, the quality of everything will strike you.  Handcrafted excellence is the hallmark of this home.  From the matchstick oak floors, to the custom Marvin gothic arched windows, to the exceptional tile work, it is clear that this home was built with a passion for detail.  From the gracious entry hall you can access the living room, stairs up, the ground level bedroom and bath and the kitchen, as well as a spacious entry closet.  At the front of the home is a large living room warmed by a tiled gas fireplace.  Perfect for guests or an older family member the ground level bedroom is paired with a bright hall bathroom with accessible shower.  At the rear of the home, the gourmet kitchen with huge pantries, professional style gas range, quartz counter tops and dining room flow to the rear garden through charming French doors.  On the way to the garden you pass through a generous deck perfect for al fresco dining and grilling.  The garden itself is newly finished with high end artificial turf for convenience, water conservation and easy outdoor living.  Trees and other plantings make this an amazing place to listen to birds and enjoy the sunshine with privacy and shelter from bay breezes.  Upstairs enjoys tons of light with cathedral style ceilings in the entire space, a primary suite with step in shower and large closet, two additional bedrooms, laundry in a hall closet and a 3rdbathroom.  Throughout the home, the tile work offers a unified, period appropriate design with penny tile art deco flowers on the floors, and cheerful Talavera accents in the kitchen. 

The location is fantastic – just steps from shopping on Solano Avenue, San Pablo or El Cerrito Plaza, everything you need is within reach, including the dueling deep dish pizza icons of Zachary’s and Little Star, Highwire Coffee @ Flowerland Nursery and food options from Tibet to the Medeterranean .  It offers the perfect commute with an 11 minute walk to BART and is close to some of the East Bay’s best schools

508 Talbot Avenue, Albany, CA 94706, USA
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