When the City of Albany was developed in the early 1900’s, larger, more expensive homes were being built high up in the hills, while smaller, more affordable homes were built in the “flats.” Few would have guessed that one hundred years later, Albany would become one of the East Bay’s most desirable walkable locations, coveted for its top-ranked public schools and strongly cohesive, family-supportive community.
Albany’s historically small homes, coupled with its excellent school system, have made Albany’s real estate market among the hottest in the Bay Area. There are simply not enough large homes to accommodate the number of large families that wish to live here. More and more, Albany home buyers are forced to buy smaller homes, then go through the expense (and stress) of expanding them to meet the needs of an expanding family.
It is unusual to find a home such as 904 Ventura Avenue, which has already been expanded and virtually rebuilt from top to bottom, with state of the art seismic engineering. The “new” home, large enough for an extended family, includes 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus a basement unit with an additional kitchenette, full bath, and laundry.
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