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A Neighborhood for Every Lifestyle
Turn of century charm meets modern flexibility in this luxurious, sophisticated Victorian home!
Enter the cheerful front door with original hardware and dentil molding, and let the Victorian details within enfold and enchant you. Step back in time to an era of ease, collecting butterfy and exotic plant specimens, creating, exploring and welcoming the evening with cheer and culinary delights from your own modernized kitchen.
The main floor has a classic foyer with an ornate vintage light fixture and sweeping stairs up with a beautiful heavy wood bannister and railing. To the right of the foyer, a bright living room is filled with light from the tall bay windows, trimmed with detailed carved wood. An ornate mirror and wood surround fireplace are on the opposite side of the living room, and for a touch of modern drama, the oversized RH light fixture hanging from the high ceiling centers the room. Gleaming, recently refreshed and refinished Douglas fir floors in a natural stain carry throughout the home, and compliments the high ceilings and spacious proportions of each of the spaces. Move through the double passageway into the open plan dining + kitchen outfitted with a full suite of stainless steel appliances, where you can cook up a feast on the generous new quartz countertops or enjoy morning coffee at the peninsula. The new recessed and detail lighting in the kitchen and statement lighting fixture in the dining room guarantee entertaining evenings gathered around the dining table with family and friends can carry on through the night. Swing open the wide french doors to the main floor bedroom and use it as a casual den or ad hoc guest quarters with adjoining full bath. Upstairs, the front bedroom features bay windows and is adjacent to a convenient, flexible use home office. The third bedroom is next to the classic bathroom with freestanding clawfoot tub and double vanity. The hallway closet contains the laundry and completes this floor.
When you need a dose of daily oxygen and vitamin D, imagine movie nights under the stars, outdoor cookouts, and nurturing your very own garden in the magical, all-level backyard. The standup height basement below the house has easy access and is perfect for exploring hobbies, a side hustle, storage, or even future development options.
West Oakland is the small, northwestern pocket of Oakland situated north of Alameda and south of Emeryville. It has a population of approximately 32,000 and is home mainly to working-class families, artists, and activists.
West Oakland was the terminus of The Transcontinental Railroad, which was completed toward the end of the 1800s. As a result, the area became home to many Black Americans who were employed by the Pullman Palace Car Company, and others who were now able to move with the help of the newly-completed railroad. In the early 1900s, Latinos (mainly Mexicans, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans) began moving to West Oakland while fleeing the Mexican Revolution.
The Black Panther Party set up their headquarters in West Oakland in the 60s at 7th and Peralta. For the better part of two decades, the group helped provide free breakfast and lunch for local children, free health clinics, and even sickle cell anemia testing. Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, T-Bone Walker, Big Mama Thornton, and Al Green all performed along the strip on 7th Street. The exploding Blues scene helped the neighborhood earn the nickname "Harlem of the West." Music, art, and grassroots activism all have a strong hold in the area, even to this day.
Popular restaurants in the area include 10th and Wood (comfort food with a modern twist), Soba Ichi (Japanese cuisine featuring incredible soba noodles) and the 7th West bar. For the thrill-seekers, The Crucible offers industrial art classes including blacksmithing, glassblowing, ceramics, and more. The Kinetic Arts Center fitness & circus arts community for those who want to stay fit with a little more excitement than normal gyms can typically offer.
In addition to the rich history found in West Oakland, one of the best parts of living in the neighborhood are the incredible views of downtown San Francisco and the San Francisco Bay. Residents are also privy to excellent transportation choices including BART, the Bay Bridge, and convenient freeway access (880, 980, 580, and 80) which makes commuting a breeze.