Forget the modern makeover: This Oakland Craftsman asking $898K is lovingly restored


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    With original Craftsman charm, this Oakland bungalow asks $898K

    With original Craftsman charm, this Oakland bungalow asks $898K


    Photo: Liz Rusby/The Grubb Co.

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With original Craftsman charm, this Oakland bungalow asks $898K

With original Craftsman charm, this Oakland bungalow asks $898K



Photo: Liz Rusby/The Grubb Co.


So many of the original craftsman homes around the San Francisco Bay Area have been gutted and refashioned to a ubiquitous minimalist, modern aesthetic that obliterates their original charm. That’s not the case at 6532 Dana St., a charming 1914 home in Oakland’s buzzing Rockridge neighborhood listed for under $1 million.

The home

The home is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom, 1296 square-foot bungalow built in 1914.

Original details abound: Dark wood paneling begins in the foyer and carries through to the living room. The same rich wood is used in the beamed ceilings and frames the leaded glass windows.

Under foot are hardwood floors inlaid with a geometric pattern. There are built-ins everywhere, another hallmark of craftsman genius.

The formal dining room also looks largely original with wainscoting and ceiling detail. There’s a fireplace in both the living room and dining room. The kitchen and breakfast nook are both clearly updated for modern cooking but don’t clash with the vintage appeal of the home.


One of the bedrooms opens to the back deck.

Though the home has clearly maintained its original charm, there are a few updates that today’s buyers would enjoy. The first is a low-maintenance landscaped yard with raised beds and even a clever built-in dog wash station. The second is a large studio that offers many possibilities, including potential rental income.

The property

The home is situated on a 5,200 square-foot lot between College and Telegraph Avenues in lower Rockridge. This is one of Oakland most popular and convenient locations for both enjoying local amenities and commuting to those further away.

The deal

In the last 30 days, the medium list price for the 94609 zip code has been $999,000 and the median sale-to-list ratio has been 113%.

Homes have been commanding $692 per square foot. With all of that in mind, it’s easy to believe 6532 Dana St. will sell over its asking price of $898,000 — possibly for over $1 million.

Check out the complete listing here.

Anna Marie Erwert writes from both the renter and new buyer perspective, having (finally) achieved both statuses. She focuses on national real estate trends, specializing in the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest. Follow Anna on Twitter: @AnnaMarieErwert.

Article source: https://www.sfgate.com/realestate/article/6532-Dana-St-Oakland-real-estate-for-sale-14421688.php

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