3 BR, 1.5 BA Oakland Home for Sale: $590,000
Built in 1923, this lovely California bungalow in Oakland’s Mills Garden neighborhood has the charm of an earlier era but has been lovingly updated for today’s modern needs. Located in a tranquil neighborhood with many houses from the same era, this vintage 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home features a formal living room, a formal dining room, a remodeled kitchen, a detached office/study, and a detached garage.
The home’s exterior is a combination of stone, stucco walls, and vertical bead board over a front bay window. Painted cement stairs lead to a modest porch and solid front door that are protected by an awning, and the original wrought-iron railing provides a lovely period detail. New architecturally appropriate sconces are on either side of the sturdy, raised-panel front door with sidelights, and a white picket fence adds an inviting touch and frames the beautiful mature apple, lemon, fig, loquat, kumquat, and grapefruit trees in the front yard.
Once inside, a cozy foyer with wood paneling and a granite tile floor welcome you to the home. To the left is a broad arched opening to a living room with many original features that include plaster walls, crown molding, and a beautiful Arts and Crafts stone and brick fireplace. The fireplace has a wide but plain decorative wood mantel that is typical of the period and a granite tile hearth. A small built-in book/display case is to the right of the fireplace, and a double-hung window on the other side of the fireplace offers additional light and ventilation. A large picture window overlooks the fruit trees in the front garden and brings in plenty of natural light.
The spacious formal dining room is adjacent to the living room and is large enough for family gatherings. The room opens to the kitchen and features crown molding, period baseboards, an alcove, and plenty of light from a trio of large windows.
The beautifully remodeled kitchen is a cook’s delight with quartz counters; a mosaic-pattern translucent glass backsplash; a divided stainless steel sink with new hardware; and recessed ceiling lights. New stainless steel appliances include an LG French door refrigerator, a Samsung five-burner gas range, a Samsung dishwasher, and a built-in Samsung microwave. The elegant Shaker-style cherry cabinets and drawers are soft-close and offer plenty of kitchen storage. The ceramic tile floor makes cleaning up a breeze, and sliding windows over the sink and counter bring bright light into the room.
A hallway to the left of the dining room leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms, and vintage picture rails run the length of the hall. The roomy, bright master bedroom has an en-suite half bathroom, a generous closet, a picture rail, wide baseboards, and a large sliding window. A second large bedroom is down the hall and has three double-hung windows that flood the room with light. This bedroom also has a vintage picture rail and generous closet. The home’s full bathroom is located at the end of the hall and has a wood vanity with a Corian top and sink; a granite tile floor; a new sconce over the vanity; and a shower/tub combination. A sliding window brings in light and offers ventilation. The home’s third bedroom is conveniently located at the rear of the house next to the kitchen and has a closet, recessed ceiling lights, a closet, a picture rail, and a south-facing window. This bedroom features direct to the backyard patio.
A special feature of this home is the detached office located on the patio at the rear of the property. The finished room is wired for both cable and electricity, and a large window brings in plenty of light. This is a perfect home office or relaxation space.
5630 Fleming Avenue combines the charm of a vintage home with thoughtful, contemporary upgrades, all in a vibrant Oakland neighborhood. Close to Mills College, Highways 13 and 580, the home is a short drive to downtown Oakland, BART, Redwood Regional Park, and the shops and restaurants of Oakland’s Laurel District. This is a truly special home in every way.
• 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
• 1,340 sq. ft. per public records
• Built in 1923 with many vintage features
• Formal living room with Arts and Crafts fireplace
• Formal dining room
• Remodeled kitchen
• Newer laminate floors
• Recent interior and exterior paint
• Detached office
• Backyard patio
• Front yard with mature apple, lemon, fig, loquat, kumquat, and grapefruit trees
• Detached garage with washer/dryer hookups
• Close to Mills College, Laurel District, Merritt College, Hwys 13 and 580, BART
Sold On: Jan 13 2017
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