18500 Center Street
This idyllic rancher built in 1957 is located in the quiet Upper Center neighborhood of Castro Valley. Its not often homes of this size come on the market in this mature, established neighborhood because it is quite beloved by its residents! Located close to great walking trails; bike trails, great elementary and middle schools, and the Cull Canyon Lagoon and Bay Trees Park with tennis courts - PLUS easy access straight down Center to 580 FWY ramps - this home has it all!
The home is set back behind a row of beautiful birch and redwood trees and an expansive front lawn; creating a private setting with plenty of garden and yard play areas! Having only two owners in the last 62 years; this home has been loved and cared for, and host to many memories – and it shows!
At 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2970 SF* – the space is perfectly laid out to be a large single family home or upper 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with rental income potential in the lower level (which has its own two bedrooms, one full bath, a living room, fireplace and kitchenette).
The main upper level features a recently remodeled kitchen with stainless steel appliances – a gas range, built in microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator which are all highlighted by under cabinet and recessed lighting and beautiful granite countertops. The kitchen opens to the dining room which is customized with beamed ceilings, wainscoting, crown molding, custom built ins plus a double sided wood burning fireplace! Off of the dining room is a beautiful deck with where you can soak up the morning sun with some coffee or enjoy an evening BBQ.
The large living room features a brick wood burning fireplace, and classic built in “secretary” as well as recessed lighting and newly refinished hardwood floors. Down the hall you have three bedrooms and two remodeled baths. The master ensuite has double closets, and a full bath that has recently been remodeled. The tile work and finishes are tasteful and zen-like!
Interior stairs lead down to the bottom level which features a large living room with brick fireplace and two large bedrooms; with sliding glass doors off of the living room and bedroom onto a private patio. There is a kitchenette and full bathroom just off a private side entrance door – so the space could be in-law, au-pair or Airbnb rental income unit!
A large two car garage, utility room, plus washer dryer both upstairs and down round out this home to be a wonderful updated home with lots of potential in the quiet, sought-after Castro Valley hills.
*SF measured by Open Homes Photography and is an estimate. Bedroom count differs from public record.