Craftsman Architecture

Reimagined 4 Bed Rockridge Craftsman! OPEN Sat/Sun 2-4

5701 Keith Ave., Oakland CA 94618

4 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 1978 SF | Garage

Offered for $1,495,000


Sat 3/17 & Sun 3/18 | 2-4pm 

Welcome to 5701 Keith, A quintessential reimagined 2 Story Craftsman home, blending modern elegance and traditional detail in the heart of Rockridge. Beautiful home design with a "modicum of charm" and recent remodel. 

What we LOVE:

The spacious size of ALL of the rooms, 4 bedrooms on the upper level, great for a family. The larger than normal Craftsman footprint with beautiful and updated original architectural details. And...recent designer updates and revamped systems. The flat and fabulous yard perfect for entertaining, 2 car garage and long driveway for plenty of guest parking! 

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Listed by PATTY ROGERS | The Grubb Company | Broker Associate Lic #00669968

Summer Memories #TBT SOLD - Alameda Craftsman


Summer Memories #TBT Off-Market Alameda Craftsman with huge lot on a tree lined street. 3 Bed, 2.5 bath home featured hardwood flooring, moldings and cabinetry with all of the charm intrinsic to the California Craftsman. Expansive yard with back deck, patio and enclosed front porch. A gardener's dream home. SOLD AT $1,080,000.

Agent Note: Seller's refinished the wood floors and painted for the buyers; a rare treat! Best SOLD off-market. Represented Buyer.

I preview properties all the time! When I come upon a home with a "Modicum of Charm", I always get the same feeling, that wow factor that makes it of special value.

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PATTY ROGERS | The Grubb Co. Realtors | Broker Associate BRE#00669968

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JUST SOLD! Berkeley Craftsman Charmer!


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1925 Craftsman Charmer


Just what you would expect from a 2 Bed, 1.5 Bath Craftsman Bungalow built in 1925, all of the charm and original architectural details of period built-ins, gleaming wood floors, large formal living and dining room and the updated eat-in kitchen. The attached garage also features a finished basement wine cellar, laundry room and work-shop. Remodeled with new Anderson double paned-windows, french doors to the spacious garden. Enjoy indoor/outdoor living on the deck and gather round the gas fireplace. Close to biking lanes, BART and walking distance to dining, shops with the SF Transbay bus stop on the corner. 

Agent Remarks: Represented Buyer. 12 Offers.


  • 2 Bed | 1.5 Bath
  • Craftsman Style Home
  • Hardwood Floors Throughout
  • Updated, Eat-in Kitchen
  • Gas burning fireplace, living room
  • Single Level
  • 1290SF, As per public record
  • Built in 1925
  • Fenced Yard, Side Yard & Deck(s)
  • Garage, laundry, wineroom, workshop in finished basement

For 35+ years, Patty Rogers, Broker Associate, BRE#00669968 with Abio Properties, has been previewing and matching stylish homes to satisfied Bay Area homebuyers and breaking sales records with her listings. She is known for finding and selling unique homes with a "Modicum of Charm" and is a shrewd negotiator who understands how to successfully orchestrate deals.

Craftsman Architecture Exposed

In the early 20th Century Californians began to value hand crafts over machine-made, stained rather than painted wood and the ideal that "nothing is beautiful that is also not functional". Likely born of the larger Arts & Crafts movement (with English roots), the Craftsman style simplified house forms and ornamentation considerably from their ornate Victorian predecessors with the idea to "modernize" architecture. 

With the advent of the Sears do-it-yourself home building kits, this ideal was epitomized in the Craftsman bungalow, typically a one to two story home with gently pitched broad gables with one large gable covering the main home and a second lower gable covering a wide and often deep front porch with wide staircase approach and tapering porch pillars. Notably, exposed rafters peak out from under the roof, large, false braces are under the roof line making these homes look like they are 'squatting'. Natural looking materials and earthy colors, stonework and rough-hewn wood & stucco surfaces emphasize an earthy look.

The interior space of these homes eliminated hallways to create open floor plans with dark stained natural grained woodwork throughout. Often furniture in a Craftsman home was closely tied to the "mission" style. Interior pillared bookshelves and vertically slatted windows emphasized the lines of interior rooms to compliment rough hewn wood beamed ceilings. Wood room dividers with shelving, cabinetry and pillars often divided living and dining rooms promoting the open concept. The Craftsman often integrated the home with its natural surroundings due to California's mild climate and abundance of natural building materials.

Bernard Maybeck  Photo Credit

Bernard Maybeck Photo Credit

Considered the father of the Craftsman, Bernard Maybeck, an Eastern architect arrived in San Francisco in the 1890's and by 1894 was practicing privately in Berkeley and teaching at the University of California in Berkeley. His work drew upon stylistic and regional inspirations using shingles and stained wood. He was a mentor to our nation's first prominent female architect, Julia Morgan - whose Craftsman homes dot the Bay area.

Julia Morgan   Photo Credit

Julia Morgan Photo Credit

Over her 46 year career, Morgan designed nearly 800 homes, schools, churches, women's clubs and other small institutional buildings throughout California and the West, but primarily in the San Francisco Bay area. She is credited for building what remains a quintessential California Bay area style idea of building with the landscape, using wood for both interior and exterior finishes, incorporating numerous windows, courtyards, porches and large spaces for an open, natural, informal feel.

Charles and Henry Greene  Photo Credit

Charles and Henry Greene Photo Credit

While Maybeck is considered the father of Craftsman architecture, it is 2 architects, brothers Charles and Henry Green who designed dozens of landmark Craftsman homes from 1900-1910. Their Craftsman designs spread all over the US and beyond in magazines and plan books spreading the design style. While predominately middle-class homes, they ranged from high-style masterpieces to small working class bungalows. Bungalows were not however necessarily a small house. Most were average size and smaller than the huge Queen Anne Victorians that were falling out of vogue after the 1906 earthquake; and they were affordable - supplying the growing demand of the rapidly-growing middle class.

You will find many original and tastefully updated Craftsman homes dotting the communities of the East Bay. Patty Rogers is known for finding and selling unique homes in the East Bay that have a "Modicum of Charm". For next level real estate leadership, connect with Patty for your home listing or purchase.