Newly Updated Craftsman Close to Dimond and Lakeshore Shopping + Freeways
Offered at $849,000
1,971 Sq FT
4,200 Sq FT
1380 E 28th Street
Built in 1911, this spacious two -story Craftsman is filled with both vintage charm and thoughtful modern updates. Located close to I-580 and just minutes to both the Dimond District and Lakeshore neighborhoods with local stores, dining, Trader Joe’s and Farmer Joe’s, this sweet home offers five bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, and a large, eat-in kitchen. A redwood pergola, a citrus tree and a stunning native manzanita tree (that may have been planted when the house was first built!) frame the front yard, while a wide, welcoming sitting porch spans the entire facade and adds to the home’s iconic Craftsman curb appeal.
Inside, the main level offers large, traditional Craftsman living and dining rooms with refinished oak floors, a tiled fireplace with a wood stove insert, stylish new light fixtures and numerous windows for plenty of bright, natural light. The dining room features high wainscoting, a large built-in book/display case and a wide pass-through for an open kitchen view and facilitating serving meals. The spacious, eat-in kitchen has been beautifully updated with black granite counters offset with white, Shaker-style cabinets, LG and Bosch stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, and new pendant light fixtures over an elegant breakfast bar that separates the kitchen from a custom-built workstation. A divided bathroom with a tub/shower combination is conveniently located down a hallway, next to a laundry nook with a stacked washer/dryer.
A sunny, open staircase next to the dining room leads to the second floor bedrooms and a large bathroom, and includes a wall of built-in bookcases. Four well-sized bedrooms on this level include the spacious primary bedroom with new carpeting, a skylight, dual-pane windows and two closets. Two additional bedrooms on this level are generously sized, and a flexible fourth bedroom can be used as a home office or guest room. The home’s fifth bedroom is conveniently located on the main level, and features a view of the front porch and the wonderfully sculptural manzanita tree that provides privacy in addition to the gorgeous view.
A special feature of this home is the backyard that includes an attractive storage shed, an expansive Trex deck (accessed from the kitchen), a new horizontal redwood fence and fruit-bearing fig and apple trees. This lovely yard provides the ideal canvas for garden lovers, and offers a great space for entertaining or simply enjoying Oakland’s near-perfect weather.
1380 E 28th Street is centrally located to take full advantage of Oakland’s many attractions, all from a beautifully updated home that offers plenty of space both indoors and out. Enjoyed by one family for decades, this move-in-ready home is ready for her new owners!