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Features

This light-filled mid-century home’s original charm and integrated modern upgrades showcase seamless indoor/outdoor living at its best. 

Just a few doors down from Peralta Creek, you can retreat indoors to a spacious, open floor plan with large windows. The generously-sized bedrooms have great storage and gleaming hardwood floors. A glorious kitchen makes cooking and hosting fun and easy. Two large, flexible bonus spaces provide for almost endless creative uses.

Step out of the kitchen directly into the garden. This lush and tranquil oasis is full of an exciting mix of drought tolerant plantings and mature fruit trees offering a year round harvest! Pick your spot to sit in the sun or the shade and relax.

 “2 bedrooms, 1 bath" is not enough to tell the story of this custom home located in Oakland’s coveted, family friendly Laurel neighborhood. Walk to Farmer Joe's for milk and the Sequoia Diner for brunch. Regional parks and trails are minutes away. There are many nearby public transit options between BARTWi-Fi enabled commuter buses and Casual Carpool.

  • Internationally renowned landscape designer helped develop and implement site-level landscape and hardscape plan that epitomizes modern California living
  • Edible plantings include: Fuji Apple, 3 varieties of BlueberriesMeyer LemonLoquatFeijoa (Pineapple Guava), FigApricotAvocadoGrapes
  • Large master bedroom with built in, sit down vanity
  • Two separate closets in second bedroom (for two kids?)
  • Detached office/workshop/yoga studio/she shed/man cave
  • Two car garage used by the homeowner as a Cabaña
  • Tankless Takagi instant hot water heater
  • Through "Upgrade California" home improvement programs, blown in insulation in attic and upgraded to forced air heating system and ducts.
  • Livingroom picture window replaced with tempered glass
  • Upgraded electrical service
  • Walk Score® of 83 "VERY WALKABLE"

Neighborhood


LAUREL & DIMOND

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

At the turn of the 19th century, what is now called the Laurel District was merely a handful of homesteads surrounded by vegetable gardens, lush hillsides, family dairies and grazing livestock. After the Great Earthquake of 1906, refugees from San Francisco flocked to the area, and by 1910 The Laurel (named for the area's first school) boasted sidewalks and streetlights. By 1920, the Key Route Rail-car system connected the area to downtown and established Hopkins Street (now MacArthur Blvd.) as a bustling thoroughfare.

As Oakland's industries grew, so did the need for housing, and spectacular incentives were offered to stimulate home building. The district continued to grow through the Depression, and by the time the country was at war there were two new movie theatres, Laurel and The Hopkins, where locals could see the latest news reels. While the businesses and organizations operating within its walls have changed over the years, the facade of The Hopkins Theatre building (3525 MacArthur) is still recognizable today

The post-war period brought another housing boom to the Laurel, and area businesses flourished. Many of the storefronts lining MacArthur Blvd. were built in the 40s and 50s, evidenced by their simple lines and lack of architectural embellishments. 

In 2006, Golden Associates created the Laurel District Gateway to define the "Laurel Commercial District". Components include signs bridging MacArthur Boulevard proclaiming "Laurel" in the Arts and Crafts style and a laurel leaf motif. Other components that carry the theme into the district include grates, fencing for small trees, and trash barrels.

In 2011, the East Bay Express included the Laurel District in their Best of the East Bay picks, naming it the “Best Completely Re-Imagined Neighborhood” and citing the local shops, dining options, weekly farmers' market, and annual street fair as highlights.

Today, the Laurel is a bright neighborhood with a vibrant and diverse population. A mini-melting pot, the people of the Laurel are proud to be a part of this distinct section of Oakland, confirmed by all the warm greetings found at the small local farmer's market, the original Farmer Joe's with a larger store in the adjacent Dimond district, and in the wide range of inexpensive ethnic restaurants along MacArthur Boulevard.

EVENTS

RESTAURANTS

ADDITIONAL BUSINESSES

NEARBY PARKS & HIKING

  • Avenue Terrace Playground (17min Hiking free icon, 2min Front car free icon) -Know to many in the neighborhood as "Jordan Park", is geared toward younger children.
  • Dimond Park (24min Hiking free icon, 5min Front car free icon) - Multiple playgrounds, swimingpool, basketball court, tennis courts, open fields, follows the creek.
  • Dimond Canyon Park (30min Hiking free icon, 7min Front car free icon) - Lush trail that follows Sausel Creek. Connects to Joaquin Miller Park via the Palos Calorados Trail.
  • Joaquin Miller Park (42min Hiking free icon, 8min Front car free icon) - Trails, creek, redwoods, open fields, dog parks, stunning views of The Bay.
  • Redwood Regional Park (10min Front car free icon to main entrance, 7min drive to Skyline entrance at the Serpentine Prairie) - Beautiful Redwood groves, streams, trails, paved flat path, camping.
  • Leona Hights Park (39min Hiking free icon, 4min Front car free icon)- Lush, steep trail that follows the creek.
  • Roberts Regional Recreation Center (10min Front car free icon) - Trails through redwoods, swimming pool, large playground, ball field, volleyball court.


3D Virtual Tour

Schedule

Open Houses:

Saturday 9/15 - 2:00 to 4:30pm

Sunday   9/16 - 2:00 to 4:30pm

Sunday   9/23 - 2:00 to 4:30pm

 

Brokers Tour:

Monday 9/10 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

Monday 9/13 - 10:00am to 1:30pm

 

Additional Showings By Appointment:

Contact the listing agent, DANA BROOK

510-384-5591     danabrook@redoakrealty.com

Contact

Dana Brook

Dana Brook

RealtorYour Laurel & Dimond ExpertRed Oak RealtycalDRE# 01964082510.384.5591 directhttp://www.your510home.com

MLS: 40837816