CLASSIC CHARACTER, MODERN LIVING
This pretty 1904 Victorian, renovated in 2016, combines the handsome details of another era with the comforts of modern updates to create a home filled with style and charm. The front patio is enclosed by an iron gate, and could be easily transformed to create a container garden, a play space, or even extra parking. A tandem garage will hold two cars and has laundry hookups and lots of storage.
Up the steps, a slate porch enters into a foyer with high ceilings and a graceful stairway with the original wood treads. The living room has bay windows that bring in lots of light. The Great Room nearby includes the dining area, a full bathroom and kitchen, and has an open layout that makes the most of the considerable volume and expansive light. The updated kitchen has an island and stainless appliances, and a door to the outside deck makes indoor/outdoor entertaining that much easier.
The backyard is layered and lovely. Down the stairs from the deck are three zones: a paved patio space for lounging, raised beds for a kitchen potager or flower garden, and a nice sunny lawn for a soft landing. Shade trees on the side offer some privacy.
The upstairs level has a full bathroom and three nice bedrooms - the front bedroom has bay windows, the side bedroom has 6’ tall windows and the master bedroom in the back has a roomy walk-in closet. The windows are all double-paned, making for a quiet, sun-filled space.
The location is just right: Set between Clinton and Ivy Hill, it is an emerging and exciting area that enjoys the restaurants and shopping of nearby Park Boulevard, the many local pleasures of East 18th Street, as well as nearby Lake Merritt for jogging or strolling. It is close to everything, quiet at night and genuinely a mixture of all lifestyles and architecture - with Victorian homes nestled among Craftsman and modern houses. Easy freeway access and two nearby BART stations make commuting a breeze.
This home is not only extremely comfortable, but bright and modern and turnkey-ready, bringing the elegance of another era into present-day Oakland.