A charming expanded cottage, the details evidenced in this 1924 Lincoln Heights über-livable home read like a best of list: private detached studio (with gas fireplace); expansive outdoor space (deck, lawn, patios, play house); refinished oak floors; large unfinished basement (so. much. potential.); move-in ready. Let’s go!
A pop of color at the front door adds a contemporary counterpoint to the classic 1920s architecture, and the glassed-in front porch makes an especially inviting entry. Inside, the light-flooded living/dining room has gorgeous matchstick wood floors and new French doors opening to a just-built redwood deck — a perfect spot for dining, entertaining, or lounging al fresco, easily connecting to the expansive yard. The style-forward neutral kitchen plays with varying shades of white and grey, with crisp painted cabinets, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and quartz Calacatta-look countertops. Two sunny bedrooms are private spaces to rest and unwind, with convenient access to the hall bath. The always-in-style white and black color scheme in the bathroom feels both fresh and era-appropriate with hex floor tile, pedestal sink and shower-over-tub, all coordinated in clean white hues. At the rear of the house lives the master suite, a peaceful sanctuary overlooking the backyard (added bonus: access to the outdoors, with a door leading to the backyard). The private bath in shades of white creates a serene vibe, easy and comfortable.
A full — incredibly spacious — basement houses the laundry room (washer/dryer and utility sink), and offers potential for an expansion project in the future. Outside, a private, very separate studio is a serene spot for guests or a wow-worthy workspace. The oversized space features French doors opening to the garden, loads of natural light, and a cozy corner gas fireplace. A large walk-in closet and full bath create a very functional extra space. Plenty of space for parking and storage in the detached garage. The large lot allows for al fresco bliss, and the expansive backyard provides no shortage of spots to reconnect with nature (family and friends invited, too!). The sun-dappled lawn, hardscape patio and charming playhouse are surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery, creating a private oasis for stylish entertaining and imaginative play — it’s a yard to eat, drink, relax and garden all year round.
Potomac Street is a lovely stretch of tall trees and pretty homes spanning a variety of architectural styles — the desirable Lincoln Heights neighborhood is close to city amenities yet offers quiet residential comfort. Nearby, Dimond Park has a pool, a playground, a creek and the oldest oak tree in Oakland. If you need to hit the road, there is convenient access to AC Transit and freeways. This is a ‘just right’ home in a ‘just right’ place.
Sunday, July 14th, from 2-5pm
Sunday, July 21st, from 2-4:30pm
Monday, July 15th, from 10am-1pm
Wednesday, July 24th, by 2pm
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