Beautifully Updated Vintage Craftsman in Oakland's
Sold for $1,500,000
1,334 Sq Ft
4,725 Sq Ft
737 61st Street, Oakland
Vintage charm plus modern updates make this an exceptionally desirable home in Oakland’s Bushrod neighborhood just blocks from the area’s renowned restaurants, cafes and shopping! Built in 1910 and filled with historical details that blend seamlessly with contemporary updates, this delightful home offers 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen, and an attached garage. Painted a dramatic deep gray and accented by an eye-catching front door, a sweet front porch, bay windows, and colorful plum trees, the home offers wonderful curb appeal on the outside and perfection on the inside!
A formal entry hall with leaded glass windows transitions into traditional living and dining rooms on the left. Both rooms retain many original features including elegant vintage oak floors, bay windows and nine-foot coved ceilings. The dining room can be closed off from the living room with the original pocket doors, and has an antique built-in sideboard/china cabinet and a stunning gas fireplace with an ornate mantel and exceptional Craftsman tiles on the surround and hearth. The kitchen is situated behind the dining room, and has been remodeled to include granite counters and premium stainless steel appliances. The home’s two generously-sized bedrooms sit adjacent to each other, separated by a connecting bathroom with bright natural light, beadboard wainscoting and a clawfoot tub and shower. The bedrooms have beautiful Douglas fir floors, picture rails, and plenty of natural light. A versatile bedroom room at the rear of the house makes an ideal home office, guest bedroom or nursery.
The property’s mature fruit trees in the front and back yards are a special feature of this lovely home. Red and green apple trees, a lemon tree, and Mirabelle, Japanese and wild plum trees provide beautiful spring blossoms, and summer and fall fruit to enjoy and share! The lovely backyard offers a tranquil retreat, and has a spacious raised wood deck, a lawn, vegetable planters and a lush, ivy-covered fence.
737 61st St offers the best of urban living with a pretty residential location just minutes to downtown Oakland and Berkeley! And with easy access to BART, freeways and the restaurants and shopping in Temescal, Rockridge and Berkeley, this wonderful home is truly exceptional!