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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!