Beautiful, architecturally significant Arts and Crafts house. Located in North Oakland, not far from the Berkeley border.
The Walter Upward house has been 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 & admirers of their contemporaries, Green & Greene. Mr. Upward's headstone may be found at the beautiful Mountain View Cemetery, 5 blocks away. Mountain View cemetery is like our local 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 tub, found in upscale homes and mansions of the early 20th century. It also possesses two pedestal 'lavatories' (sinks), a round-tank toilet, and a foot bath. The 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 smaller, but has its own private half-bath and beautiful French doors.
Piedmont Avenue 2.5 blocks away, has a movie theater w/ 3 screens, wonderful restaurants (the best of them 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. Kaiser hospital is a 10 minute walk.
But most importantly: FENTONS Creamery is 3 blocks away!!!!
In the other direction, north, is a shopping center with Safeway, a pet store, a hamburger joint, coffee shops, cleaners, AAA, a Chase bank, and other eateries.
The house has a walk score of 98! It is a walker and bicycling paradise.
UC Berkeley is 2.2 miles away. School of the Arts, and Kaiser hospital, Oakland is a 10-minute walk away. Trans Bay and downtown Oakland bus stops are 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, unlike Berkeley, which can be foggy in the summer.
Internet/wifi is included in the price, however bookings over 30 nights need to pay pg&e separately.
Keywords: Beautiful 3bd/2.5ba Arts & Crafts house in excellent neighborhood