“Slow down and grow something.” There is a book on the coffee table suggesting such, and an ample yard outback to make it happen. “Slow down” in the Bay Area is always a challenge. Is it a tiny house? Nah, you want a full-size house that provides income potential to pay half the mortgage. Welcome to this rare Duplex in a desirable neighborhood of single-family homes. Many things make this offering remarkable. It is located in a prime, top-of-the-hill location. It has an unusual combination of both spectacular views and an enviable flat backyard. Each unit benefits from two separate full garages. Original charm and a fireplace in each living room keep them cozy. There is also onsite laundry and plenty of storage in the basement. The large yard presents an infinite potential for plantings or perhaps even expanding the backyard studio into an ADU. Oh, and that tiny house? Experience your tiny house dreams in the 90 square foot outbuilding. Its sleeping loft even has a view of the Bay.
Buy it for you: Its special features make it a great candidate for an owner-occupied unit. There is even a separate studio with a sleeping loft, crafting more space for an owner to spread out.
Buy it to rent: With the ability to charge Bay Area market rent, there is great income potential here.
Buy it as an investment in your family’s future: Buy it now and bank on it later for your kids’ college or your own retirement income.
Buy it to begin again: Sometimes downsizing is a result of a life change. This duplex can represent a chance to start over and stay local. If you haven’t heard, this Richmond Annex location is also within the El Cerrito school system.