Villager Spotlight -
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Rick and Jennet Jones have been Brookfield residents since 1983. Rick heard of Sheffield in the late 1970’s through a work colleague who lived on upper Revere and described SV as “one of the best kept secrets in the Bay Area.”
Jennet’s sister was living in the Village in 1983 when she spotted a house for sale on Brookfield. Rick and Jennet were living on Durant Avenue in Oakland at the time. “We saw the house, fell in love with it (especially our not quite 3 year-old daughter, Caroline, who immediately chose her bedroom), we made an offer, and moved in in late 1983. We bought from the original owner which wasn’t unusual back then.”
Jennet was born in China and immigrated to the US when she was about 5 years old. She was raised in Oakland with her older sister and three younger brothers.