Remodeled Craftsman Bungalow in Temescal Near Restaurants + Cafes
Sold for $1,155,000
1,242 Sq Ft
3,800 Sq Ft
555 44th Street
Located just one block to dozens of cafes/restaurants on Telegraph Ave in Oakland’s vibrant Temescal neighborhood, seven blocks to BART and only six blocks to the new Whole Foods on 51st St, this classic single-level Craftsman home was built in 1914 and underwent a recent refresh. Loaded with preserved Craftsman details and architectural features, this charming home features two bedrooms, one bathroom, formal living and dining rooms, a spacious, eat-in kitchen and an expansive backyard with a redwood deck, patio and large raised vegetable/flower planter beds.
The traditional Craftsman exterior is loaded with curb appeal, from the sweet front sitting porch to the round Craftsman columns. Inside, a welcoming transitional entrance hall leads into the spacious formal living and dining rooms that are separated by recessed panel doors. Both elegant rooms have beautiful vintage oak floors, 9-foot coved ceilings, and beautifully preserved architectural details. In addition, the living room has large bay windows and chair and picture rail mouldings, while the dining room is adorned with high wainscot paneling topped with plate rails. The newly remodeled kitchen is behind the dining room and opens to a breakfast room that’s separated from the kitchen by a breakfast bar. The sunny open kitchen looks out to the backyard, and features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a white tile backsplash and ample kitchen cabinet storage. A back door opens to a spacious backyard that includes a large redwood deck, a patio set with pavers, and enough raised planter beds to grow fruits and vegetables for a crowd!
Like most traditional single-level Craftsman bungalow floor plans, this home’s bedrooms and bathrooms are situated on a dedicated hallway off of the home’s public rooms. The larger primary bedroom is at the rear of the house, and the front bedroom looks over the sweet front porch and garden. Both rooms have lots of natural light, high coved ceilings, picture rails, airing closets, new light fixtures and beautiful Douglas fir floors. The bathroom sits between the bedrooms, and has been remodeled to include a vanity topped with quartz and a large walk-in shower with a custom glass enclosure.
One of Oakland’s oldest neighborhoods and once the terminus for Oakland’s streetcar line and a thriving Italian-American village, Temescal today has been designated Oakland’s “Gourmet Ghetto” with an incredible restaurant scene that offers Burmese, Japanese, Cuban, Eritrean and Mexican food. Temescal’s Farmers’ Market is an East Bay foodie destination, and people come from all over the Bay Area for the annual Temescal Street Fair. Temescal is also renowned for its Craftsman homes, and 555 44th St stands out as a fine example of the vintage Craftsman design so sought after in this popular East Bay neighborhood. Add the close proximity to BART, freeways, and easy access to San Francisco, this beautifully updated home is a precious Oakland jewel!