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Once in awhile, something truly unique comes along. Welcome to 5355 Manila Ave, a total Rockridge transformation fondly known as the 'Thrilla on Manila'. This is the product of two longtime collaborators, one an architect, one a designer/realtor, finally having carte blanche to create their own shared vision. The original cramped cottage was torn down to make room for lofty ceilings, long sightlines, open volumes, windows and skylights bathing the interior with light, and a modern lifestyle that celebrates simplicity and urban convenience. With rare features like an attached garage with interior access, large sliding glass doors opening to a level-out flat yard, and upper level family room offering dual zone entertaining, this is the home that lets you focus on living rather than renovating!



  • All new construction
  • Level-in entrance
  • Attached / insulated garage with room for extra storage
  • 9'8' ceilings first level,  soaring vaulted celiings second level
  • 8' tall doors in many locations
  • 12 skylights
  • Hidden light well washes Dining Room wall with natural light
  • Storage/Tool niche on South-west side
  • Sierra Pacific wooden windows with exterior alumnum cladding - never needs painting



  • Open plan layout with 80 sq foot wall of glass sliding doors
  • Private rear facing master suite with split bath
  • Interior access garage with connecting mudroom
  • Upper level family room for dual-zone entertaining
  • Upper level laundry - close to bedrooms
  • Level-out access to backyard for indoor/outdoor flow
  • 10'-6" island with seating for four


FEATURES / Systems

  • 200 amp solar-ready electrical panel
  • Panel will support EV charger in garage
  • Tankless water heater
  • Super-insulated shell with Qii (Quality insulation inspecion) certification
  • HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Rated and Green Point Rated
  • 95% efficient gas heating


FEATURES / Kitchen & Appliances

  • 36" Blue Star Range with 6 burners
  • 30-bottle wine fridge
  • 36" DCS fully-integrated Fridge with Bottom Freezer Drawer and custom exterior panel
  • Bosch Dishwasher with custom integral panel
  • Custom cabinetry with soft-close and white marble pulls
  • 10'-6" island with seating for four
  • Samsung Washer with self-cleaning, allergen reduction and steam cycles
  • Samsung Steam dryer
  • 5-year appliance warranty from the distributer


FEATURES / Accessories & Finishes

  • Heath Tile backsplash
  • Cle Tile glazed brick at entry
  • Nest Smart Thermostats
  • Nest Smoke/CO detectors
  • In-ceiling Pyle speakers
  • Handrail with custom down-lighting
  • Security system with 2 keypads
  • Toto dual flush toilets
  • European Oak hardwood wide plank floors with natural matte finish
  • custom designed old orchard walnut cabinetry
  • Floating walnut shelves
  • Cedar-clad garage door
  • Integral color stucco exterior
  • Durable quartz countertops with "velvet" finish for a more natural look and handfeel


FEATURES / Landscape

  • Gas Fire Pit
  • Custom tinted concrete pavers
  • Raised beds for edibles
  • Irrigation system


Floor Plans



Cross Alcatraz Avenue, which divides Oakland and Berkeley, and you’ll find yourself in Rockridge, one of Oakland's most desirable, charming, and convenient neighborhoods. Housing in Rockridge is a combination of charming bungalows, cottages, classic Arts and Crafts dwellings, and large brown-shingle houses. Its leafy streets are mainly residential. 
Rockridge offers an easy commute into San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, as well as access to the University of California, Berkeley Campus. The 100-year-old, four-acre campus of the California College of Art and Crafts is nearby. Food-and-drink purveyors in Rockridge provide the best from around the world and local farms. Rockridge Market Hall, which takes its cue from the French Marché, offers numerous individual food and flower shops open to the sidewalk. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques line bustling College Avenue, Rockridge's main drag.    


Open Houses:
SAT 5/19 1-5pm
SUN 5/20 1-5pm

SAT 5/26 1-5pm
SUN 5/27 1-5pm

Brokers Tour:
THURS 5/17 10-1pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
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Maxi Lilley

Realtor®Red Oak RealtycalDRE#

MLS: 40822127