All the Things
Sampling fresh strawberries at Lake Merritt Farmer’s Market, listening to live music while walking around First Fridays in Oakland, the Bay Bridge at night, Karl the Fog rolling through the Golden Gate in the morning, watching fireworks from Grizzly Peak, Dub Nation victory parades, summer street fairs, late night carnitas tacos at Tacos Sinaloa…What does Bay Area love mean to you? It usually starts with a sense of community and a feeling of home.
Welcome to your new community in the <3 of the East Bay; on one of the most loved streets in NOBE (North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville). Be a house hacker, investor with strong financial history in the books, or experience multi generational/compound living. This design heavy renovated 2032 SF duplex is located on a 2,450 sf lot in one of Oakland’s hottest neighborhoods and is ready for you to move in and create community. The next owner will benefit from all the stylish upgrades and conveniences like fingerprint resistant carbon stainless steel appliances, modern lighting and fixtures, W/D in both units, en suite bedrooms in both units, and cheeky wallpaper in the entrance that celebrates Bay Area greats and landmarks like E40, Alice Waters, and BART, commissioned by Berkeley’s own - The Lonely Island! (The only thing more Bay Area than this wallpaper is 884-886 Arlington!)
This duplex was built in 1911 and is the epitome of Bay Area living, located in the heart of an amazing neighborhood, near excellent dining districts in any direction, and conveniently located near Ashby BART, Hwy 24 and I-580, lots of bike lanes, and many of the East Bays Hospitals/Industries.
The upstairs unit (884 Arlington) has 3 sun soaked bedrooms and 2 baths. It features an open floor plan with a palette of neutrals which contrast with the carbon appliances, large stainless steel sink, updated matte black finishes, and fresh white cabinets. A custom walnut beam along the ceiling and hardwood floors throughout bring warmth to the fresh decor. Entertain your family and friends in the large kitchen with white quartz countertops and peninsula waterfall counter overlooking the dining and living room. The primary bath boasts a full bath with tiled walls. The second bathroom has a shower and stylish floating sink.
The downstairs unit (886 Arlington) has also been updated, and has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. The kitchen shines with modern penny tile and clean white cabinets. A sun soaked large front bedroom, and a second en suite bedroom make this a floor plan like a single family home. Additional features in both units include canned lighting with dimming feature, washer/dryer, NEST smart thermostat, double paned windows.
The yard - while compact - is mighty in lushness and useability. There is a private, well maintained backyard with a drip system and patio. Both units can access the backyard via a back deck and stairs for the upper unit and back door for the lower. The patio is laced with cafe lights reminiscent of the necklace around Lake Merritt. Enjoy a glass of wine on the patio and dine al fresco in your urban oasis. It doesnt stop there with a detached garage, and a side room/bonus space that is freshly painted that could be an artist studio, zoom room, or spare room for guests, as well as a utility room to maximize storage! You also have a long driveway which could park 3 cars tandem - a huge value for any Bay Area neighborhood! Lastly, the property is separately metered for PG&E and water, has a very low pest report; and is sewer lateral compliant!
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 a short 10 minute ride away. If you prefer to drive, the CA Highway 24 provides a seamless avenue to Interstate 80 and the Bay Bridge.
Saturday 9/10 2-4pm
Saunday 9/11 2-4pm
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Thurs 9/15 10-1
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Contact Annie Tegner
Broker AssociateResidential and Income Properties Specialist East BayCompassDRE# 01883687510-396-1377 officewww.annietegner.com