2430 E. 28th St.
2 BR, 1 BA Oakland Home for Sale 1,214 Sq. Ft.
Spanish Revival Bungalow in Reservoir Hills
Address: 2430 East 28th Street
Bedrooms: 2 BR
Bathrooms: 1 BA
Square Feet: 1,214
Sold On: 03-Apr-2017
Built in 1937, this charming 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Spanish Revival bungalow is nestled on a tranquil cul-de-sac in Oakland’s Reservoir Hills neighborhood and just one block from the Central Reservoir’s park and recreation area. Close to restaurants and shopping in both the Fruitvale and Dimond districts, this vintage jewel features a formal living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, finished basement, expansive rear deck, and spectacular backyard.
Situated near the top of a gently sloping street, the home has wonderful curb appeal with a traditional stucco facade, a Spanish terra cotta tile roof, and a prominent bay window. A striking archway opens to the covered front porch and is mirrored by a large arched picture window that faces the street. The sweet front yard includes blooming jasmine next to the front porch, lavender, and various ornamental grasses. A long driveway to the right of the house offers gated access to the rear garden and plenty of off-street parking.
Inside, guests are welcomed into a formal foyer that features hardwood floors, a window, and a coat closet. The spacious formal living room offers many original details that include a beautiful oak floor with variegated board widths, handcrafted plaster walls, and a soaring cathedral ceiling. The handsome wood-burning fireplace is the focal point of the room and is framed by tall windows. An arched fixed-pane window has decorative mullions and is a beautiful addition to the room, bringing in plenty of natural light and a view of the front yard and the street.
The large updated kitchen adds a touch of the contemporary to this vintage home, and is open to the dining room. The newer space features classic white cabinets; a ceramic tile floor; Corian counters; new pendant lights over the breakfast bar; and a closet pantry. Multiple dual-pane casement windows offer natural light and ventilation. Appliances include a GE gas range with a stainless steel chimney vent, an LG refrigerator, and a Bosch dishwasher. A handsomely tiled finished basement/family room can be reached down a set of stairs from the kitchen and provides hookups for a washer and dryer.
The master bedroom is situated up a half flight of stairs, which is a typical bungalow design element for this period. The room has the beautiful hardwood flooring and plaster walls and ceiling found in the rest of the house and also features a glass-paneled door that opens directly to a fabulous rear deck that acts as an outdoor extension of the bedroom. The deck on this level is canopied, offering protection from all but the worst weather, and stairs lead down to another full finished deck that can also be accessed from the main part of the house.
A special feature of the property is the fantastic backyard oasis that is truly a delight for the senses. A wall of massive trees and flora form a hedge of green around the large multi-level yard that includes a lawn, a patio, and flower and vegetable beds. The adjacent properties also have large-growth trees and vegetation, so the yard gives a sense of absolute tranquillity in the middle of the city.
2430 East 28th Street provides the opportunity to own a vintage home in a peaceful Oakland residential neighborhood that offers easy access to highways 580, 880, and 13. Close to parks, shopping, and the restaurants of Fruitvale and Dimond, this home is a jewel.
• 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
• 1,214 sq. ft. per tax records
• Built in 1937
• Formal living room
• Formal dining room
• Updated eat-in kitchen
• Finished basement/family room
• Multiple composite decks
• Large landscaped backyard oasis
• Many period details
• Original hardwood floors
• Plaster walls and ceilings
• Nest thermostat
• In-ground irrigation
• Laundry hookups in unit
• Off-street driveway parking for multiple cars
• Located in Oakland’s Reservoir Hills neighborhood