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885 53rd Street is a perfectly reimagined and renovated home. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms this bungalow in the heart of North Oakland is a truly special home.
A lovely front garden graced with California native plants greets you upon your arrival. The unique side entrance with direct access to off street parking leads into this single level home. From a shady front porch the front door opens into a formal entry with built-in bench and coat closet. To your right find a spacious dining room featuring hardwood floors and coved ceilings. This will be a delightful gathering place for countless dinner parties and celebrations. The dining room flows effortlessly into the airy and open eat-in kitchen and living area. A modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, shaker-style cabinets, subway tile backsplash, quartz countertops and ample cabinetry provides plenty of space to whip up gourmet meals. A custom crafted island not only offers an informal place to eat, but a space for those who want to chat or relax while the chef creates a meal. The double farmhouse sink overlooks the verdant backyard making an otherwise mundane chore enjoyable!
This is true California living! French doors lead to a deck and sizeable flat south-facing yard. Imagine dining al fresco or hosting summer BBQs with ease. The colorful backyard with patio, lawn and mature landscaping is truly gorgeous and allows for gardening, play or rest. A beautiful walnut tree is located at the heart of the rear yard along with plum, cherry and olive trees. Twinkling bistro lights adorn the yard making this a magical area.
Back inside, the northern wing of the home boasts a primary suite with large windows, hardwood floors, and a walk-in closet with professional organizing systems. French doors open to a balcony; the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. Find grey and white hexagonal floor tile, shower over tub combination and pedestal sink in the en-suite bathroom. Do not miss the oversized laundry room with front loading washer and dryer and plenty of storage and shelving options. Down the hall, two additional bedrooms with ample closets and hardwood floors share a full bathroom which includes a shower over tub, tile floors and pedestal sink.
All this and just minutes to so much! Located in vibrant Santa Fe neighborhood in North Oakland and close to the Berkeley and Emeryville borders. Easy access to most highways and transportation options with MacArthur and Rockridge BART stations both less than 2 miles away. With a Bikescore of 99, this is the best of East Bay living!
Little Known Facts
Located just north of the West Oakland area, the Santa Fe area of North Oakland is nestled in between Temescal Creek to the north and 36th Street/Interstate 580 to the south. This neighborhood features a variety of real estate architecture. Favorites spots include Lois the Pie Queen, MLK Cafe, Arthur Mac's Tap and Snack and The Kebabery. Temescal’s very own gourmet ghetto is minutes away. There is something for everyone...coffee aficionados can get a quick fix at numerous establishments. Weekly farmers market, Homeroom, Burma Superstar and the forever popular Bakesale Betty's are just a few favorites. Get an early morning swim at the popular Temescal pool!
Conveniently located on the Berkeley and Emeryville borders, you will enjoy all that these cities have to offers.
As for transport, there is easy access to highways, two BART Stations, (Rockridge and MacArthur) and bus stations. Downtown Oakland is just a 6-minute ride from MacArthur Station. For those who need to commute north, Downtown Berkley is just a 5-minute train ride, which makes it easy to ride to/from UC Berkeley.