1518-1520 Myrtle St.
3 BR + 2 BR, 1.5 BA + 1.5 BA Oakland 2-Unit Building for Sale 2,303 Sq. Ft.
Elegantly Remodeled Historic Duplex in Oakland
Address: 1518-1520 Myrtle Street
Neighborhood: West Oakland
Bedrooms: 3 BR + 2 BR
Bathrooms: 1.5 BA + 1.5 BA
Square Feet: 2,303
Sold On: 08-May-2018
Whether you’re upstairs or downstairs, this extensively remodeled historic duplex is the perfect place to cozy up for your family dinner, entertain your friends before hitting the town, or catch up on the news over your morning cup of coffee.The lower unit, 1518 Myrtle, has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms and the upper unit, 1520 Myrtle, has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms. Both units boast sun-drenched living spaces and gorgeous kitchens; they also share a high front porch lined with succulents; a chic landscaped backyard; and parking in the garage or gated driveway.
1518 -1520 Myrtle is situated in the middle of a tranquil residential block in West Oakland on the border of Uptown. With grassy parks; highly-rated restaurants and bars; local farmers markets; Whole Foods; the Oakland Museum of California; Fox Theater; and Lake Merritt all nearby, this home is the ideal launch pad for enjoying the some of East Bay’s best cultural offerings. At the same time, it’s also conveniently situated near multiple highways and the 12th Street BART stop, making it a quick jaunt into the city or up the coast.
Truly unique bay windows in the southwest corners of the upstairs and downstairs living rooms flood the spaces with golden light and fresh airflow. Ample wall space, modern fixtures, and updated electrical systems provide versatility: there’s enough room for large televisions and small galleries of photos and art. Upstairs, there is also a cozy reading nook (adjacent to the stairwell) with its own two west-facing windows. Both living rooms have easy access to half bathrooms, making it easy to entertain guests while keeping your sleeping spaces to yourself.
In both units, the kitchen is the centerpiece: everything else surrounds them. Sprawling quartz counters wrap around to define the spaces from the open living rooms and make moot the phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen.” Complemented by mosaic tile backsplashes, sleek stainless steel appliances, and ample cabinetry, these contemporary kitchens are perfect for every occasion, from weeknight family suppers to weekend dinner parties.
The 3 bedrooms of the downstairs unit all feature high ceilings and large windows for ample natural light from the morning through the afternoon. At night, dimmable recessed lighting and a stylish drum-shade fixture provide a soothing ambience to unwind. While the master bedroom features two sizeable closets, the second and third bedrooms boast views of the backyard gardens.
The upstairs unit contains 2 bedrooms with similar amenities to downstairs, plus a full bathroom accessible from both bedrooms. All the bathrooms in the duplex feature elegant tile flooring; in the full bathrooms, that tilework extends to the tub showers as well. Both homes have laundry hookups for washers and dryers.
The backyard is accessible from a path beside the gated driveway. There, you’ll be able to soak up the sun on the stylish concrete patio, enjoy brunch in the shade of the palm trees, and keep warm while you share memories around the fire pit. The front yard features a succulent garden; a one-car garage with room for additional storage; and a gated driveway with enough room for two cars. The whole property is enclosed by a pleasant wood and iron fence with lattice work.
Your next dream home awaits at 1518-1520 Myrtle Street. With elegant, light-filled spaces inside, chic landscaping all around, and convenient access to Oakland, San Francisco, and the rest of the Bay, this beautifully remodeled historic property is perfect for spending a day in the neighborhood or beginning your weekend adventure.
• 2-unit building
• 2,303 sq. ft. (per public records)
• 1518 Myrtle Street: lower unit, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
• 1520 Myrtle Street: upper unit, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms
• Built in 1906, remodeled in 2018
• Open layouts with bay windows
• Kitchens with quartz counters and stainless steel appliances
• Wood flooring
• Washer/dryer hookups
• New electrical systems
• Backyard patio and garden with fire pit
• 1-car garage plus gated 2-car driveway
• Desirable location in West Oakland bordering Uptown
• Close to 12th Street and West Oakland BART stations, buses 88 and 14
• Easy access to freeways 980, 880, and 580