Jul 112014

“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!

2225 13th Avenue, Oakland

Let’s cut right to some specs here: Dwelling is a 5 bedroom, 2 bath Victorian with 2346 square feet built in 1875. Lot is a very spacious and fully usable 7500 square feet with a long driveway and multi-car parking behind the home, plus a big garden space in back with three huge, mature palm trees. Main level has 3 bedrooms, modern full bath, sitting room and an updated kitchen. Upper level has 2 bedrooms, a study (or sixth bedroom), a sitting room, updated kitchen and bath, and also a large back deck off of the kitchen with separate stairway to the back parking area and garden. Period details are preserved in every way except in kitchens and baths. Exterior ornamentation is gorgeous Victorian with “painted lady” style. Distant views to the east bay hills and towards the bay are seen from the upper level bedrooms. Wonderful setting on a large lot with room to spread out, and a fully fenced and gated perimeter for privacy and security.

This home is a wonderful vintage gem that has huge potential by virtue of its configuration as either a single family home or as a 2-unit property. Inside the foyer is the stairway with a door that offers the option where separating or connecting the two levels of the home is available. Both levels are very spacious, approximately 1200sf each, with great period charm including high ceilings, Victorian trim and oversized windows. Aside from the excellent Victorian style the home is just so interesting because of the option of its configuration where the owner could easily rent out the other half and probably recoup close to half the monthly cost of owning the home. Or, as a single family home it’s quite spacious and generously setup for entertaining inside and out! Centrally located just minutes from so many of Oakland’s fun destinations such as Lake Merritt, Downtown, Uptown, Grand Lake and Jack London you’ll find it great for commuters and cyclists alike, as it’s got easy access to everything Oakland. Roomy inside and set on a lot that gives you space to spread out this home just seems to be a spectacular deal at this price currently listed under $575k. Open this Sunday from 2-4:30, this is definitely one to check out!

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