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Nestled on a serene Crocker Highlands cul-de-sac is this sublime English Tudor that has been updated for contemporary living while retaining the charm and grandeur of its era. If you’ve been waiting for a special home that has a sought-after location, seamless indoor/outdoor living, an exceptional floorplan for everyday life and entertaining, expansive fully landscaped grounds, elegant period finishes and light-filled spacious rooms for all of your pursuits, 12 Van Sicklen Place is a rare find.
The setting is magical, where neighboring properties offer a glimpse into the elegance of a bygone era and this special place is no exception. Guests are greeted in a gracious foyer, only one-step up from the front walkway. Your eye is drawn to the grand living room bathed in light from the windows flanking the fireplace that showcase the stunning camellias, bursting at the seams with blossoms. The adjoining dining room offers the perfect setting for entertaining in any season with French doors to an impressive terrace, large enough for a special evening for family and friends under the stars.
A swinging door opens to the kitchen which is the nerve center of the main level. Equipped with professional level appliances including a Viking four-burner gas range with griddle and 36” Bosch French door refrigerator, the updated kitchen is a chef’s dream. Effortlessly unload your groceries directly from the driveway through a side door directly to the kitchen and pantry. Counter seating offers the perfect vantage point for guests to share a glass of wine with the chef while others can relax with a book or watch TV in the spacious adjoining family room. From this wing is a second door to the terrace where you can join anyone who may have made their way there from the dining room. A powder room for guests completes the main level.
Upstairs are four spacious bedrooms and two baths including a private primary suite. Each bedroom enjoys a walk-in closet and picturesque outlooks from windows that bathe the spaces in natural light.
Downstairs is a second family room equipped with an entertainment center that can serve as the perfect place for sleepover parties, a home gym, study room or media center. An adjacent bathroom makes this a comfortable space for guests. Completing the lower level is a workshop with built-in cabinetry, wine cellar with custom racking, storage cabinets and access to the rear yard.
The manicured and expansive grounds can be reached from the upper terrace or lower family room and are replete with lemons, oranges, herb gardens, lawn, granite pathways and a tiled patio. If you want to catch up with the neighbors, head out your front door for a quick chat or a pick-up game of basketball in the sleepy street.
A one-car attached garage with level-in interior access and an off-street parking spot provide a space for your vehicles. If you want to leave your car at home, it’s just a few blocks to AC transit to San Francisco, 1/2 mile to the wonderful dining in the Glenview district and just over a mile to the cafes and shopping on Lakeshore Avenue. A public staircase at the right of the home leads directly to Trestle Glen Road, providing many options for your destination. If you’ve been waiting for the home that checks off all your boxes, then this is the “one”.