Sep 122014

“Pick of the Week” is a home I’ve recently toured in person which I believe makes for a great buy based on its status as a Great Home Design in a Great Location for a Great Price!

Hello Friends,

I’ve definitely received numerous inquiries about West Oakland, so here is one that I think those of you who want to see the future of West Oakland now can check out. Located on 21st Street between Myrtle and Filbert, this 1895 four bedroom, two bath home has undergone a major renovation that includes upgrades to the foundation, plumbing, electrical, windows, sewer lateral and more. Coming in with just over 1900 square feet of living space the home has beautiful period details, a modern kitchen and baths, a 2-car tandem garage plus lots of additional basement space at the street level— and a very pleasant back yard with mature trees and grass, too! You’ll love the four large bedrooms upstairs, one of which is connected by a pocket door that enables it to morph into one very large room if desired. Ceilings are tall, probably about 10 feet or so, and the Victorian details are very nicely preserved. Overall it’s a super nice home with lots of space spanning three floors when you include the garage/basement area. And it’s located on a block where if you just take a walk or drive around you’ll see one Victorian after another, several of which are in the process of major renovations right now on this very block. So this home, especially at this wonderful price, is in that range where the newest batch of West Oakland pioneers will want to take a second and maybe a third look. These West Oakland neighborhood are changing almost weekly. You can see a vast variety of homes and circumstances in the residences that range from what appears to be the newest almost flashy and glamorous “painted lady” homes to the most recent history of working class folks intermixed with the artistic set and what you may describe as the far from mainstream folks. So it’s quite a microcosm of the bay area in general. It’s almost like everybody is represented in these West Oakland neighborhoods. And perhaps as it continues to develop, that spirit of inclusiveness just might become the hallmark of the NEW West Oakland. I hope so. This is a really neat home in one of the bay area’s most interesting and convenient locations, and it’s priced RIGHT! Check it out this Saturday and Sunday at the open houses, or contact me for a private showing.

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