5230 Camden St.
2 BR, 1 BA Oakland Home for Sale 989 Sq. Ft.
Corner House with Stunning Bay Views in Charming Maxwell Park
Address: 5230 Camden Street
Neighborhood: Maxwell Park
Bedrooms: 2 BR
Bathrooms: 1 BA
Square Feet: 989
Listed At: $599,000
Stunning Bay Area views: check; sun-filled living spaces: check; close-knit community feel to neighborhood: check; wood-burning fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, 2-car garage, and central location: check, check, check, and check. Describing this Maxwell Park 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house feels more like writing a dream-home wishlist than a property listing.
5230 Camden Street is situated on the corner of a tranquil block in the beautiful, residential Maxwell Park neighborhood of Oakland. Somewhat of a hidden gem, this hillside neighborhood is known for its sunny streets, charming bungalow-style houses, and peaceful, friendly community where meandering walks are a part of many residents’ daily routines. Still, the culture and convenience of the Bay is all around you; with Highway 580 just a few blocks away, it’s only fifteen minutes to downtown Oakland or 25 minutes into downtown San Francisco.
Enter the front of the house up a pleasant brick stoop between manicured shrubbery to the front porch. The entryway opens into the living room. Inundated with natural light from the bay-facing double window as well as from two additional south-facing windows on either side of the fireplace, the living room will become your family’s favorite spot to spend time together. Whether it be curling up to an evening movie, reading in the morning, or rehashing the day, the airy atmosphere and Bay views make for a serene setting perfect for unwinding.
The living room flows through an archway into the dining room, which boasts a double window of its own and the same elegant hardwood floors as the living room. Being the home’s central space and also filled with light, the dining room is extremely versatile; besides hosting family dinners, it’s the perfect place to start craft projects or work from home for the day.
The spacious kitchen is at the back of the house, accessed through a doorway off of the dining room. Surrounded by windows on its exterior walls and with plenty of cabinetry storage, counter space, and room to maneuver, the kitchen is a pleasant and, most importantly, functional space. It even has a large closet with hookups for a washer and dryer.
Another doorway off the dining room leads to the hallway which houses a tall linen closet as well as the updated bathroom with a newly tiled floor and shower over a tub. It also separates the two bedrooms. Both bedrooms feature beautiful hardwood floors like the rest of the house. The master bedroom faces the back of the property for seclusion and features an oversized sliding mirrored closet. Across the hallway is the second bedroom, which is itself quite sizeable and boasts a Bay view as well as its own mirrored closet. With these features, it could effortlessly serve as a pleasant study, nice home office, or quaint reading room.
At the back of the house is an intimate wood patio space perfect for grilling or eating lunch al fresco. It is accessible either from the back door in the kitchen or from a brick path that connects to the 2-car garage. Around the house there are narrow but charming spaces for planting flowers, vegetables, herbs, or succulents.
5230 Camden Street has so much to offer both inside and out, from its Bay views, sunny rooms, and charming hardwood floors to its central location in one of Oakland’s best family neighborhoods. The only thing missing from this house is a family to call it home.
• 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom
• 989 sq. ft. (per public records)
• Built in 1947
• Single-level floor plan with closed layout
• Bay views
• Living room features wood-burning fireplace
• Eat-in kitchen
• Updated bathroom
• Hardwood floors
• Central heating
• Washer/dryer hookups
• Back patio
• Front porch
• Attached 2-car garage
• Desirable Maxwell Park location
• Close to Mills College
• Near buses 57, 638, 657, 680, 805, NX3, NXC
• Easy access to highways 580, 880