Devin Ratoosh Presents:

710 HILLSIDE AVE ALBANY, CA 94706

Offered At

$ 1,195,000

Features

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Property Description

Enormous and elegant Contemporary with endless SF Bay views. Built in 1966 with long, clean horizontal lines and huge windows, it has been beautifully remodeled and updated. Large windows, generous use of wood paneling, and ceiling beams reflect the architect's love of mid-century design. Oversized lot might have potential to be subdivided and developed into another single family house next door, buyer must verify with City of Albany.
  • Five+ bedrooms, two remodeled full bathrooms, two stories
  • Spacious, beautiful master bedroom on main floor with wall of windows, wide deck and views to bay
  • Bright, open dining/living room with gas-burning fireplace overlooks interior courtyard and bay
  • Stylishly-remodeled kitchen with charming breakfast room and deck overlooks spectacular bay views
  • Office overlooking courtyard
  • Lower level with family room, deck, four of the bedrooms, storage room, and laundry
  • Two-car garage
  • Sunny, double lot with loads of potential
  • Lot to north of property may be able to be subdivided and developed. Buyer to verify with the City of Albany.
  • Steps to Albany Hillside Park, and within walking distance to fine restaurants, shops, and movies, and just minutes to BART

710 Hillside Avenue Albany from Ratoosh Group .

 
About the owner and architect 
 
Ruth Ganong designed this house for her family in the early 1960's. She and her husband Fran built it here  because they wanted to stay in Albany, and loved the bay. When the lots next door were put on the market, they purchased them to preserve open space around the house. She lived in this home from when it was built in 1965 until she passed away in 2015.
 
Ruth decided she wanted to be an architect when she was five years old. She was the first woman to graduate from the Boston Architectural College, in 1954. When she was in her eighties, the college awarded her with an honorary doctorate, in honor of her community service and for being their first woman graduate.
 
Ruth designed an open kitchen so she could interact with family and guests while she cooked. She originally planned to have the living room on the bay side, but decided instead that she should enjoy the view while she prepared meals. Fran was a professor of physiology at UCSF, and Ruth hosted innumerable dinner parties for his colleagues in her dining room. She decorated her home with Danish Modern furniture, family antiques, and her own oil paintings.
 
Ruth planned the atrium as a sheltered space away from the bay winds. She made bedrooms downstairs for her four children, to create their own separate spaces. She and Fran always enjoyed the sweeping bay view from their master bedroom.
 
Ruth was very involved in local activities and politics. She was a founding member of the Albany Bay Committee, which successfully stopped landfill from being dumped into the Albany Bay. She served on the Albany School Board, Albany City Council, and AC Transit Board. She was also Mayor of Albany.
 
Ruth & Fran's house was the location of many community meetings, parties, and events. It was always the center of special family occasions and holidays, and easily accommodated her four children, their spouses, and twelve grandchildren.
 

Features

710 HILLSIDE AVE ALBANY, CA 94706

  • Price: $1,195,000
  • Property Status: Active
  • Date of Listing: 9/20/2016
  • MLS Number: 40757942
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Property Specs

  • Property Type: Single Family Residence
  • Year Built: 1966
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Parking: Double Garage Parking
  • Interior Size: 2636 sq. ft.
  • Lot: 10201 sq. ft.

Property Features

  • Additional Equipment : Water Heater Gas
  • Area : Albany
  • Exterior : Wood Siding
  • Fireplace Description : Free Standing
  • Floors : Hardwood Floors
  • Floors : Linoleum
  • Foundation : Partial Basement
  • Has Fireplace : Yes
  • Has View : Yes
  • Heating : Gas
  • Home Owners Association : N
  • Kitchen Description : Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Description : Eat In Kitchen
  • Kitchen Description : Gas Range/Cooktop
  • Kitchen Description : Range/Oven Free Standing
  • Kitchen Description : Updated Kitchen
  • Laundry : Dryer
  • Laundry : In Laundry Room
  • Laundry : Washer
  • Lot Description : Down Slope
  • Neighborhood : ALBANY
  • Number of Fireplaces : 1
  • Other Bathrooms Description : Stall Shower
  • Other Bathrooms Description : Tile
  • Other Bathrooms Description : Updated Baths
  • Parking Description : Carport - 2 Or More
  • Parking Description : Covered Parking
  • Parking Description : Off Street Parking
  • Parking Description : Parking Spaces
  • Possession : COE
  • Possession : Immediate
  • Roof : Other
  • Rooms : Atrium
  • Rooms : Dining Area
  • Rooms : Family Room
  • Rooms : Kitchen/Family Combo
  • Style : Contemporary
  • View Description : Bay
  • View Description : Bay Bridge
  • View Description : City Lights
  • View Description : Downtown
  • View Description : Golden Gate Bridge
  • View Description : Marina
  • View Description : Panoramic
  • View Description : San Francisco
  • Water / Sewer : Sewer System - Public
  • Water / Sewer : Water - Public
  • Yard : Back Yard
  • Yard : Deck(s)
  • Yard : Patio Enclosed
  • Zoning : 1001

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Open House for 710 HILLSIDE AVE: 09/25 &10/02 2-4 PM. Call Devin at 510.919.5499
Showings by Appointment: Contact Devin Ratoosh

devin@ratooshgroup.com

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About Me

Devin Ratoosh

Ratoosh Group is lead by father and son team, David & Devin Ratoosh.

David began selling real estate in 1985 at the age of 28. He quickly became known for representing and successfully closing the toughest transactions in the East Bay. Over the years David has closed hundreds of single family homes, condominiums and multi-family apartments. When working with The Ratoosh Group you benefit from David’s comprehensive real estate experience, local market knowledge, and his ability to work through the difficult scenarios that can arise during a real estate transaction.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Devin got his real estate license at 18. After studying economics at San Francisco State and University of Southern California, Devin joined Marvin Gardens at the age of 22. The average real estate agent is 57 years old, when you start at 22, you need to find a way to stand out. From a young age, Devin was obsessed with computers. Because of his obsession he was perfectly positioned to put his skills to work providing the most effective marketing for their clients and utilizing the online tools that have revolutionized the real estate process.

Our combination of skills provide our clients the most effective marketing solution when selling a property. We focus on maximum exposure for your home to help you achieve the greatest return, all while providing an easy and seamless experience.

We are proud to work for Marvin Gardens. A respected brokerage known for experience, honesty, and delivering great results for clients. With over 70 active agents, Marvin Gardens has become a dominant force in East Bay real estate.

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Enormous and elegant Contemporary with endless SF Bay views. Built in 1966 with long, clean horizontal lines and huge windows, it has been beautifully remodeled and updated. Large windows, generous use of wood paneling, and ceiling beams reflect the architect's love of mid-century design. Oversized lot might have potential to be subdivided and developed into another single family house next door, buyer must verify with City of Albany.
  • Five+ bedrooms, two remodeled full bathrooms, two stories
  • Spacious, beautiful master bedroom on main floor with wall of windows, wide deck and views to bay
  • Bright, open dining/living room with gas-burning fireplace overlooks interior courtyard and bay
  • Stylishly-remodeled kitchen with charming breakfast room and deck overlooks spectacular bay views
  • Office overlooking courtyard
  • Lower level with family room, deck, four of the bedrooms, storage room, and laundry
  • Two-car garage
  • Sunny, double lot with loads of potential
  • Lot to north of property may be able to be subdivided and developed. Buyer to verify with the City of Albany.
  • Steps to Albany Hillside Park, and within walking distance to fine restaurants, shops, and movies, and just minutes to BART

710 Hillside Avenue Albany from Ratoosh Group .

 
About the owner and architect 
 
Ruth Ganong designed this house for her family in the early 1960's. She and her husband Fran built it here  because they wanted to stay in Albany, and loved the bay. When the lots next door were put on the market, they purchased them to preserve open space around the house. She lived in this home from when it was built in 1965 until she passed away in 2015.
 
Ruth decided she wanted to be an architect when she was five years old. She was the first woman to graduate from the Boston Architectural College, in 1954. When she was in her eighties, the college awarded her with an honorary doctorate, in honor of her community service and for being their first woman graduate.
 
Ruth designed an open kitchen so she could interact with family and guests while she cooked. She originally planned to have the living room on the bay side, but decided instead that she should enjoy the view while she prepared meals. Fran was a professor of physiology at UCSF, and Ruth hosted innumerable dinner parties for his colleagues in her dining room. She decorated her home with Danish Modern furniture, family antiques, and her own oil paintings.
 
Ruth planned the atrium as a sheltered space away from the bay winds. She made bedrooms downstairs for her four children, to create their own separate spaces. She and Fran always enjoyed the sweeping bay view from their master bedroom.
 
Ruth was very involved in local activities and politics. She was a founding member of the Albany Bay Committee, which successfully stopped landfill from being dumped into the Albany Bay. She served on the Albany School Board, Albany City Council, and AC Transit Board. She was also Mayor of Albany.
 
Ruth & Fran's house was the location of many community meetings, parties, and events. It was always the center of special family occasions and holidays, and easily accommodated her four children, their spouses, and twelve grandchildren.