Very Cool Historical Home in Very Desirable Location. Close to Everything!(14 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:30 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
House, 3 Bedrooms + 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) w/ modern upgrades
It was recently designated a 'Heritage Property' by the City of Oakland. It is named 'The Walter Upward House' after its first owner, who commissioned his spec house with the Strang Brother Builders. Mr. Upward's headstone may be found at the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery, 5 blocks away. (Mountain View is like a park, and it is not a surprise that it was designed by Fredrick Olmstead, the landscape architect of Central Park.)
The house, 1888 sf, on a 6029 sf lot, is two blocks off Piedmont Avenue. (The location is North Oakland, NOT Piedmont). It is on a four-block street in a wonderful neighborhood, deemed extremely desirable by local realtors, who refer to living here as 'The Piedmont Avenue Lifestyle'.
'Walter' has two full bathrooms and a half bath. The largest of the bathrooms has a center-fill, oversize, symmetrical tub, found is upscale homes and mansions of the early 20th century. It also possesses two pedestal 'lavatories' (sinks), a round-tank toilet, and a footbath. The smallest of the bedrooms has its own half bathroom and a queen sleeper sofa. The brand new, sage-colored 'American Leather' sleeper sofa in the living room, is king sized and extremely comfortable.
Two of Walter's three bedrooms are large. The third bedroom is small, but has its own private half-bath. A high end, comfortable leather king sleeper sofa is in the living room.
Piedmont Avenue has a movie theater w/ 3 screens, wonderful restaurants (the best of them recently opened by students of Alice Waters: Dopo, Adesso, Gregoire's & Cesar's), La Farine Bakery, Cafe Trieste, Peets, a Russian Deli, flower shops, beauty shops, coffee shops, gift stores and historic Piedmont Grocery with its terrific meat market. Citibank, Wells Fargo, St. Leos Catholic church are on Piedmont Avenue, and the post office is a block and a half off away.
But most importantly: FENTONS Creamery is 3 blocks away!!!!
In the other direction is a shopping center with Safeway, a CVS drug store, coffee shops, Bank of America and Chase banks are here also.
The house has a walk score of 98! It is a walkers paradise.
UC Berkeley is 2.2 miles away. School of the Arts and Kaiser Oakland are a 10-minute walk away. Trans Bay and downtown Oakland transportation is a 2 block walk.
North Oakland has plenty of parking (unlike San Francisco.) Plus at Walter Upward, you get 3 off-street parking spaces.
North Oakland has the benefit of temperate weather most all year round.
There is a filtered view of the Golden Gate bridge from the upper floor.
Keywords: Beautiful 3bd/2.5ba Arts & Crafts house in excellent neighborhood
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Member since: 2006
- 1900 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Dining Area
- Seating for 10 people
- Broadband Access
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Long Distance
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
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All year round
Jan 17 - Jul 15, 2017
30 night min stay
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $500
- Pet Fee $15
- cleaning fee $200
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Chimney are river rock & clinker brick; redwood shingles unique pattern.
Living room w/ king leather comfortable sleeper sofa on right.
Dining room, living room in background; Expandable table w/ 10 chairs available
Dining room with four art shades.
Downstairs Master bedroom w/ king bed, lots of windows and walk in closet.
Large master bedroom w/ king-sized bed
'Pill box' toilet and footbath. Kids love it!
Looking into full bath w/ shower, heated marble floor
White wisteria entertwined with roses on backyard trellis (during May)
Walter's front porch is very wide
window seats, 32' Ldtv w/ wifi, internet conn. & unltd. long distance (dometic)
lots of light in kitchen
Tall dresser. Hemp window coverings filter light but maintain privacy
Downstairs master bathroom w/ 2 sinks, and marble floor.
Double-ended bathtub w/ shower (from ceiling). Marble floor has radiant heating.
Upstairs ensuite bedroom w/ king bed, Japanese dresser ('tansu').
Big backyard with BBQ, picknick table, 2 sets of tables & chairs
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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