Beautiful, architecturally significant Arts and Crafts house. Located in North Oakland, not far from the Berkeley border.
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