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397 51st is the ultimate lifestyle bungalow surrounded by all the best of Temescal and Rockridge. This classic craftsman greets you with a bike rack and marigold colored front door with 3 panes to allow light in. The scrumptious entry with built-in bench and staggered made-to-order ceiling light that mirrors the front door is a cozy place to sit and or read a book or put shoes on. The formal living room that is open to the formal dining room with built-in China cabinet, is enhanced with inlaid hardwood floors and a cast stone fireplace with a motif of trees and architecture - adding a touch of whimsy from the 1912 construction. 

The oversized kitchen has a wall of cabinetry freshly painted Great Barrington Green at the base that compliments the rustic terracotta floors, stainless steel counters, Thermador range and large open space ready for a farm table. You can imagine a holiday gathering in the kitchen with ample room to slice, simmer and bake with room to enjoy the experience of making memorable meals.

The room size in this home is generous, light filters in through the 3 skylights, the layout is dreamy with the kitchen adjacent to the private fenced in backyard. The backyard has 3 raised beds for vegetables and herbs and the detached garage provides extra space.

Beatriz purchased this home to eventually retire in, so meaningful improvements were made under her stewardship (all work done since 2012) such as a replaced foundation and seismic retrofit, replaced water main line, installed gas shut off valve, interior and exterior painting, replaced washer and gas dryer, replaced exhaust hood, refinished floors, new designer light fixtures (2020), landscape improvements and new perennial plants and fresh herbs and veggies. With a Walk Score® and Bike Score of 91 this home provides you with access to some of the best of Oakland.

  • Built in 1912
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • 1,268 square feet interior (approx. per public record) 
  • 3,876 square foot lot (approx. per public record)
  • Refinished hardwood floors
  • Some dual-paned windows
  • Light-filled bathroom with claw-foot tub and wainscotting
  • 12 new made-to-order in the USA light fixtures (2020)
  • Vintage wood-burning fireplace
  • Fenced in backyard with large magnolia tree
  • Sewer lateral compliant
  • Replaced foundation and seismically retrofitted from 2012-2013 by Alameda Structural
  • Walk Score® and Bike Score = 91
  • Vintage door knobs lots of charm!



Known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in North Oakland, Temescal is filled with plenty of rich history, and is a fun place to call home. Temescal features a variety of real estate options, from cozy condos to spacious two-story homes, and everything in between. Most of the single family homes in the neighborhood were built during the 1910s and 1920s, with all of the charm of the early 20th-century, but with fully renovated interiors and exteriors. If you have been in the market for a North Oakland neighborhood with a vibrant commercial district, recreation centers, and convenient access to public transportation and highways, Temescal is a great place to search. Two of Temescal’s most popular public facilities are located near the intersection of Shafter Avenue and 45th Street; the most notable of these facilities is the Studio One Arts Center. In addition to its annual array of Art Camps, Studio One Arts Center also provides a variety of classes in the Performing Arts, hands-on crafts, painting, and so much more. Adjacent to the Arts Center is the Temescal Pool, which is a great place for adults and kids who want to swim laps, or simply cool off during the summer months. When Temescal residents need to shop, run errands or enjoy a meal with friends and family, they usually head to Telegraph Avenue, which serves as the main commercial district of the neighborhood. The restaurants along Telegraph Avenue feature several different ethnic cuisines, as well as a tasty option for any time of day. Some of the notable restaurants include: The CRO Cafe: Located just east of Telegraph Avenue, along 49th Street, this small cafe offers big flavor via their hand-crafted espresso drinks, pastries, and granola. Their outdoor seating provides the perfect atmosphere for enjoying a morning pick-me-up. Bird & Buffalo: The name of this popular Thai restaurant may not be what you’d expect, their menu certainly delivers for Thai cuisine enthusiasts. Whether it’s a bowl of Drunken Noodles or something hot off the grill, this is the perfect spot for a tasty lunch or dinner. Asmara: One of several Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants in Temescal, Asmara has been serving delicious North-African cuisine since 1985. In addition to their authentic Eritrean dishes, they also offer smoothies, an incredible cocktail menu, and Tej, a homemade honey wine. MacArthur BART Station is located near the southwest corner of Temescal, and provides convenient access to Downtown Oakland (south) Downtown San Francisco (west), Berkeley (north), and the Coliseum. Plus, there are numerous bus routes that service the Temescal neighborhood, making it simple to travel to nearby neighborhoods such as Bushrod, Emeryville, and Longfellow. State Route 24 hugs the western border of Temescal, which connects seamlessly with Interstates 580 and 980.


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Contact Deidre Joyner
(510) 693-4253
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Deidre Joyner

Realtor® AssociateRed Oak RealtyDRE# 01451749(510) 693-4253

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