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This classic home has been gracefully updated while retaining its original charm.
The front porch entry of this bungalow leads to a lovely two-bedroom, 2-bath house with an open floor plan. The living room and kitchen are perfectly connected and open onto a sun-filled room, currently being used for dining, through beautiful French doors. There is a fireplace in the living room, hardwood floors throughout, and a classic layout that provides comfort, functionality and appeal. Two bedrooms and an additional updated bath make for a relaxing and attractive environment. The second bathroom incorporates the laundry, a washer and dryer.
The delightfully remodeled kitchen has stone counters and breakfast bar, and a surprise view of a peak in the Bay. The flexibility to transform the adjacent sunroom into an office is an added benefit, with windows that face outward to the water in the distance. The landing to the backyard has a similar vantage point.
A few steps up from outdoors, this home offers desirable one-level living. There is a garage and a driveway for additional parking. The garage opens to a cozy addition, with a window and sliding door to the yard. This bonus space can function as extra storage or perhaps a Zoom room. An enchanting location midway between the vibrant districts of Dimond and Laurel, there are wonderful local restaurants, shops and easy access to transportation.
Dimond & Laurel District
Access to Dimond and Laurel distracts and being positioned between both provides many wonderful restaurants, shops and easy access to transportation. Oakland’s Laurel District and Dimond District are flourishing areas and full of vibrant energy. There are many local eateries and beautiful places to bike, run and people watch. The Dimond District library on Fruitvale Avenue is a wonderful small branch. The Dimond Park is lovely and you can find squirrels enjoying their park too. The Food Mill for organic groceries is a wonderful place to shop.A small neighborhood approximately 15 minutes east of Downtown Oakland, the Laurel District is teeming with culture and diversity. As you walk through this diverse neighborhood, it’s easy to gain a sense of what makes Laurel such an amazing place to live.
Featuring older Bungalow-style homes, many of which have been fully upgraded from the inside-out, the Laurel District combines the quaint feel of 1940s California with a modern assortment of restaurants, shops, and annual festivals. Laurel hosts an annual, dog-friendly Street Fair. Held every August, the street fair features an incredible lineup of musicians, plus food, drinks and good from a variety of reputable artisan vendors.
Residents of Laurel can walk to a wide variety of restaurants and try several different cuisines any day of the week. Notable restaurants in the neighborhood include:
Sequoia Diner: Offering a delectable menu of breakfast and lunch staples, everything at Sequoia Diner is made from scratch. A fantastic option for breakfast with friends and family.
Miliki Restaurant: Savor the flavors of West Africa in this popular dining establishment. Add in a small stage for live music and a DJ, and transport yourself into a different-yet-fun culture without leaving town.
The Laurel District is conveniently located next to I-580, and is less than 15 miles from the heart of San Francisco. If you prefer utilizing public transit, residents of Laurel can easily access the BART System via Route 54 with a short walk down MacArthur Boulevard to 35th Avenue. Furthermore, college students and faculty who live in Laurel are just a half mile away from Mills College. Commutes to the Financial District and the Mission District take less than an hour, allowing you to relax on the way to and from work.
If you are looking for a quaint, charming neighborhood in the Bay Area with great food, shopping, and easy access to highways and public transit, the Laurel District could be the perfect fit for you!