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Homestyle Condo with Period Charm & Spacious Living in Ideal Location
We are pleased to present the third of these highly desirable and newly converted Dover Street condos. Conveniently located on the ground floor of this intimate 4 unit building where you are welcomed to its beautiful stately presence with its landscaped front yard, sweet window shutters and front entry porches. Enjoy both the period architecture and comfortable living of the homestyle layout of the interior. The new owner will benefit from the many building features its long time owners have enjoyed creating and experiencing over the last 22 years! The neighborly street where bikes and pedestrians are prevalent also provides easy access to convenient commute corridors and Ashby BART.
This unit has the unique offering of having its own private first floor entry, sunny morning exposure and easy access to a beautiful outdoor garden deck in addition to its spacious front yard. A newly painted interior, many dual pane windows and gorgeous oak flooring provide a warm aesthetic.
You can eat informally at the kitchen's breakfast nook or outdoor deck, or entertain in the adjacent formal dining room with vintage corner built-in. The owner has provided new stainless steel fridge and gas range for your convenience.
The living room has a wonderful garden outlook and a newly refurbished quaint fireplace with period tile facade. It's also great if you need that second bedroom, or guest/inlaw space! The spacious main bedroom fits a king, just another feature typically enjoyed more in single family homes than condos. Just off the main bedroom is the full bath with tile surround shower over tub. You will also appreciate having in-unit laundry with the stacker washer and dryer. Escape to the common area fenced deck where BBQs and outdoor dining can be enjoyed in a verdant surrounding.
The unit blends an old period feel with its high ceilings and vintage picture rails with the comforts that come with many upgraded systems such as the newer central heating, newer roof and seismic retrofit upgrade. All this care and attention from the owners means lower maintenance and low HOA dues for you.
Your beautiful homestyle condo is located in the vibrant North Oakland community on a neighborly street with an "85 Very Bikeable score” and " 82 Very Walkable score", near bus transit lines and just blocks to Ashby BART. Fun for foodies can be had with local cafes and Berkeley Bowl shopping. Bushrod Park, bookstores and easy access to Rockridge, downtown Oakland, UC Berkeley, San Francisco and all the regional parks and trails are available most of the year in this temperate East Bay climate.
The heart of North Oakland is located just a few miles from Downtown Oakland, and is one of the Bay Area’s most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. The residential streets are lined with beautiful, detached single-family homes, with architectural styles ranging from Edwardian to Craftsman. With close proximity to highways, BART Station, and public transit lines, residents of North Oakland are never too far away from all of the excitement of San Francisco, Berkeley, and the entire Bay Area. Bushrod Park, a 10-acre community park, is located near the center of North Oakland. A community Recreation Center was added to the park in 2000 and features a full-size gym, playground, lighted basketball and tennis courts, baseball fields, and picnic areas.The park is also home to one of Oakland’s 23 community gardens, where locals can grow their own organic fruits, herbs, and flora for a small annual fee. If you are looking for a community that truly brings its residents together, Bushrod Park is an amazing option. Some of the best restaurants in Oakland can be found less than a mile from the North Oakland area. A short trip down to Telegraph Avenue in Temescal will provide you with a seemingly endless array of dining options, including: North Light: Part cafe, part bar, and part book/record store, North Light offers coffee from open to close and a unique menu with snacks, brunch items, and tasty happy hour plates. Hawking Bird: This vibrant Thai restaurant goes the extra mile to provide incredible food from local sources. Stop in during lunch for their delicious Thai chicken and rice bowl, some crunchy wings, or a tantalizing salad. Pizzaiolo: Featuring a full breakfast menu with delicious espresso beverages, this popular Oakland pizzeria is one of the few that opens its doors at 8am. Once lunchtime is over, the restaurant closes for over 5 hours, re-opening to a dinner crowd eager to taste the evening menu offerings. Martin Luther King Jr. Way runs directly in between the Sante Fe/Bushrod neighborhoods in North Oakland, and serves as the main transit route for north/south travel. Route 18 will take commuters to the heart of North Oakland, and both Ashby and MacArthur BART Stations are just minutes away. If you prefer to drive, the CA Highway 24 provides a seamless avenue to Interstate 80 and the Bay Bridge.
The greater area of North Oakland/Berkeley/Emeryville, nicknamed NOBE, is a desirable geographic area defined by the joining of many wonderful neighborhoods in North Oakland, South Berkeley and Emeryville, from 40th Street on the southern border to Berkeley's Ashby Avenue to the north. From the eastern border along the Shattuck Ave corridor to the eastshore of the Bay to the west. North Oakland and South Berkeley are home to little shops, cafes, historic buildings, parks and amenities, and Berkeley Bowl, with close connections to thriving Temescal and Rockridge, downtown Oakland and Berkeley, as well as being just minutes to the campus at UC Berkeley. Though Emeryville to the west is geographically small—just a bit more than one square mile—there’s a great deal of function and influence packed into it. Emeryville’s prime location is the hub of several major freeways and is an important transcontinental railway connection with service to Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago. Known as a dynamic arts and music community, you’ll find various works of art throughout the community in the public domain. The Art in Public Places Program, as commissioned by the city government, has attracted a growing population of artists and musicians specializing in traditional as well as high-tech mediums. The major employer is Pixar Animation Studios. Locals who enjoy Pixar’s iconic animated feature films can often spot local landmarks and references in many of those movies. Another major employer is IKEA, which anchors the well-known Bay Street shopping complex, an imaginative collection of retailers, entertainment, hospitality and residential opportunities. The destination shopper’s paradise comprises more than 382,000 square feet and draws visitors from all over the greater Bay Area.