Newly Updated Bushrod Craftsman Close to Shopping, Cafes, BART + Freeways
Sold for $1,258,000
1,613 Sq Ft
5,200 Sq Ft
767 55th Street
Built in 1914, this charming Craftsman has wonderful curb appeal and offers a classic example of Craftsman architectural style. Located in Oakland’s vibrant Bushrod neighborhood, the home offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, a newly remodeled kitchen, a loft bonus room, and a large backyard with a garden and patio. Situated just a few blocks to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and only one mile to both Ashby and MacArthur BART stations, this gracious home offers the perfect location from which to take full advantage of all that Oakland has to offer.
The picture-perfect Craftsman exterior offers simple, clean-cut lines, a sweet front porch with pediments topped with inverted columns, horizontal clapboard siding, and a broad, overhanging roof supported by decorative brackets. New, drought-resistant landscaping consists of sculptural succulents, rosemary, and colorful purple salvia, and a deep driveway to the right provides off-street tandem parking.
The interior offers a perfect blend of vintage features and new updates conducive with today’s contemporary lifestyle. Once inside, a formal foyer is large enough to double as a sitting area, and opens to the spacious living and dining rooms that both feature nine-foot ceilings and the original oak floors that have been beautifully refinished. The living room has crown moulding, wide decorative baseboards, a vintage decorative fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases, and a wall of windows that overlook the front garden. The dining room is large enough for holiday gatherings yet intimate enough for small family dinners. This pretty room has tall wainscoting, multiple windows, a beamed ceiling and a vintage built-in sideboard hutch.
The kitchen has been tastefully remodeled while keeping the home’s vintage origins in mind. Plenty of bright white traditional Shaker-style cabinets are complemented by new stainless steel appliances and Calacatta quartz counters that sit beneath beautiful gray/blue subway tiles. A full bedroom behind the kitchen looks out to the backyard and includes a carpeted loft that makes a perfect playroom or home office, while a full bathroom and concealed laundry area are conveniently located next to the bedroom.
Like most traditional vintage Craftsman homes, the two remaining bedrooms and bathroom are situated on a dedicated hallway adjacent to the kitchen and dining room. This popular architectural design enabled the home’s private rooms to be closed off from the more formal, and public, living and dining rooms. The sunlit primary bedroom has crown moulding, a Douglas fir floor, a new light fixture, a large closet and views of the pretty backyard. A second bedroom also offers new light fixtures and a beautiful douglas fir floor, and has a charming airing closet. A bathroom sits between the bedrooms, and has a white hex-tile floor, beadboard wainscoting and a fabulously refurbished clawfoot tub/shower! All of the rooms, including the bedrooms, have newer dual pane windows that are not only energy efficient but help to reduce urban sounds.The newer energy efficient roof was updated in 2016 with owned solar panels.
767 55th St. offers the opportunity to own a turnkey vintage Oakland home that offers the very best of Craftsman aesthetics with modern upgrades. With close proximity to Rockridge, Elmwood, Temescal and many Berkeley neighborhoods, and easy access to freeways and public transportation, this home is a true vintage Oakland gem!