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This classic 3++ bedroom Bushrod bungalow offers a rare combination for today’s buyers: a dream layout for working at home, a backyard oasis, and an ideal location close to an array of shops, restaurants, outdoor dining, and markets.  The upstairs, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and a plus room, is an outstanding example of the Craftsman era.  Architectural details include a formal foyer, wainscotting, built-in cabinets, and a handsome gas fireplace surrounded by subway tile and custom bookcases. The remodeled kitchen is notably sunny and spacious, with convenient access to your glorious backyard. Downstairs is a separate, very versatile space with its own entrance, from either the backyard or the street. It has a full bath, third bedroom/guest room, spacious storage room, an office, and a living/dining/kitchen combo great room.* Multiple configurations are possible. Additional amenities include a 2018 roof, tranquil backyard with multiple seating areas, and a location on 59th’s slow street. 

This home is a fun location in the heart of Bushrod, with convenient access to the hot Temescal retail area and to South Berkeley amenities, plus both the Ashby and Rockridge BART stations.

Interior:

Main,upper level:

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bath
  • Plus room off primary bedroom: potential office, walk-in closet, or future primary bath suite?**
  • Formal foyer with wainscotting
  • Formal living room
    • Updated gas fireplace with remote, surrounded by subway tile
    • Built-in bookshelves flank the fireplace
    • Hardwood floors
    • Original wood trim
    • Wainscotting
  • Formal dining room
    • Built-in cabinet with ornate wood details and etched glass doors 
    • Wainscotting
    • Hardwood floors
    • Original wood trim
  • Updated kitchen
    • Spacious, with room for kitchen island
    • Stainless steel appliances
    • Notably sunny and bright
    • Convenient access to tranquil backyard and decks
    • Hardwood floors
  • Stackable laundry in kitchen
  • Primary bedroom with “sunroom” adjacent

Downstairs:

  • Office with entrance from backyard or street
  • Spacious storage room
  • Exterior entry off of 59th Street
  • Full bathroom
  • Third bedroom/guest room
  • Living/dining/kitchenette – open great room
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, and gas hook-up

2,130 app. sq. ft. (approx. per public records)

 Exterior:

  • Classic Craftsman porch and exterior trim details
  • Multiple decks in backyard
  • Private backyard with room for a garden
  • 3,632 sq. ft. lot (Approx. per public records)

Location Highlights: 

  • Located in smoking hot Bushrod neighborhood: close to Temescal’s Telegraph Ave, Rockridge’s College Ave, and South Berkeley amenities
  • Approx.1 mile to Rockridge BART or approx. 0.9 miles to Ashby BART***
  • Several Transbay bus stops close by, the F at Ashby BART, Market at Arlington or Market at 55th and the E which is direct, is at Claremont and Hudson
  • Tree-lined streets
  • “Slow street” on 59th
  • Rated “Very Walkable” and a “Biker’s Paradise” by walkscore.com®
  • Approx. 0.5 miles to either South Berkeley’s Farmers Market or Temescal Farmers Market***
  • Approx. 0.9 miles to Trader Joes or Market Hall on College, approx. 1.2 miles to either Berkeley Bowl or Whole Foods*** 
  • Shattuck Avenue/Bushrod amenities like Nomad Café and Jump’n Java for coffee
  • Rockridge favorites about 9 blocks away: Zachary’s Pizza, Smitten Ice Cream, Beer Baron, etc.
  • Get your sweet treats at Mariposa Baking Company (Gluten free!) and Sweet Adeline
  • Neighborhood favorites: Sideshow Kitchen, Easy Creole, and Lois the Pie Queen 

*Bed and bath count published differs from the public record.  Buyer to verify use of space with the city. Neither seller nor listing agent has verified the accuracy of any of these sources of information. **Buyer to verify with the city. ***According to Google Maps

Neighborhood

The heart of North Oakland is located just a few miles from Downtown Oakland, and is one of the Bay Area’s most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. The residential streets are lined with beautiful, detached single-family homes, with architectural styles ranging from Edwardian to Craftsman. With close proximity to highways, BART Station, and public transit lines, residents of North Oakland are never too far away from all of the excitement of San Francisco, Berkeley, and the entire Bay Area. Bushrod Park, a 10-acre community park, is located near the center of North Oakland. A community Recreation Center was added to the park in 2000 and features a full-size gym, playground, lighted basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, and picnic areas.The park is also home to one of Oakland’s 23 community gardens, where locals can grow their own organic fruits, herbs, and flora for a small annual fee. If you are looking for a community that truly brings its residents together, Bushrod Park is an amazing option. Some of the best restaurants in Oakland can be found less than a mile from the North Oakland area. A short trip down to Telegraph Avenue in Temescal will provide you with a seemingly endless array of dining options, including: North Light: Part cafe, part bar, and part book/record store, North Light offers coffee from open to close and a unique menu with snacks, brunch items, and tasty happy hour plates. Hawking Bird: This vibrant Thai restaurant goes the extra mile to provide incredible food from local sources. Stop in during lunch for their delicious Thai chicken and rice bowl, some crunchy wings, or a tantalizing salad. Pizzaiolo: Featuring a full breakfast menu with delicious espresso beverages, this popular Oakland pizzeria is one of the few that opens its doors at 8am. Once lunchtime is over, the restaurant closes for over 5 hours, re-opening to a dinner crowd eager to taste the evening menu offerings. Martin Luther King Jr. Way runs directly in between the Sante Fe/Bushrod neighborhoods in North Oakland, and serves as the main transit route for north/south travel. Route 18 will take commuters to the heart of North Oakland, and both Ashby and MacArthur BART Stations are just a short 10 minute ride away. If you prefer to drive, the CA Highway 24 provides a seamless avenue to Interstate 80 and the Bay Bridge.

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(510) 919-1712
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Kathleen Wilson

RealtorRed Oak RealtyDRE# 01343881(510) 919-1712 officewww.eastbayhomeguide.com

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