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Beautifully Renovated Condo In the Heart of Temescal

From the top-floor of this quaint 1924 condo building, you would never guess you’re just a block from one of the most bustling and hip spots in Oakland. 453 51st Street is the perfect Temescal retreat beautifully renovated for those looking for modern conveniences combined with charms only found in period construction. With two bedrooms and one bath the open floor plan is ideal for entertaining and is the perfect sun filled oasis all in a fantastic centrally located spot.

You enter via the private entry stairs with coded electronic lock for an extra layer of security. Upstairs, you’ll find dark hardwood floors and a warm brass fixture illuminating the main hall. An open floor plan awaits with glass door built-ins anchoring the living space. A farmhouse style kitchen sits fully open to the rest of the home with vintage shaker style cabinetry, butcher block countertops, and a stainless steel suite of appliances including a gas range. With plenty of room to add a center island, or dining table this is easily the heart of the home.

Glass french doors open to reveal the primary bedroom, with dual wardrobes and windows overlooking Temescal greenery, it is a lovely place to unwind at the end of the day. The second bedroom is perfectly sized as a kids room or office. The shared bath has been completely remodeled with an elegant eye for design. A walnut vanity and additional built-in storage is accompanied by floor-to-ceiling subway tile, brass hardware, and designer lighting accents for a high-end experience. Dark radiant heat floor tiles, and accent paint color add to the luxurious ambiance.

A utility room is just off the kitchen, housing a space-saving combination washer & dryer machine and easy access to the detached bonus room, private studio space, and patio area. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee outdoors before completing a workout in what can easily become your at-home gym, or office space. With desirable off-street parking plus the original garage now perfect as studio space, this home has everything you need right in the thick of Temescal. Perfectly located moments to freeway access, the shopping and restaurants on Telegraph Ave., Whole Foods, Rockridge, and College Avenue, this is a rare property not to be missed.

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Property Feature List

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom
  • 870 square feet
  • Off-street parking for one car (buyer to measure)
  • Detached office space and studio space with exclusive use outdoor garden sitting area
  • Craftsman style condo built in 1924, with many modern upgrades throughout
  • Certified sewer
  • Top-floor condo with private interior access staircase
  • Front entrance with Yale electronic keypad lock
  • Open concept living with period wood banister
  • Back entrance with August smart lock and easy rear access to detached garage, office space and patio area
  • Dark stained hardwood floors throughout
  • Period molding throughout and French glass doors in living room
  • Crystal style door knobs
  • Open living space with built-in media shelf and glass-door cabinets
  • Utility room with LG combination washer & dryer
  • Primary bedroom with dual wardrobes
  • Some original and some newer dual-pane windows
  • Emerson thermostat
  • Some new interior paint (2021)
  • Stylish ceiling fans
  • Recessed lighting throughout
  • Smart app/voice controlled Lutron lighting throughout
  • New West Elm designer lighting throughout most of the home (2018)

Key Kitchen Features

  • Farmhouse-style kitchen featuring white shaker style cabinetry with matte black hardware, butcher block countertops, stylish exposed shelving, and farmhouse pendant light
  • Stainless steel appliances including: Zline 6-burner gas range (2021) with Thermador hood, Zline dishwasher(2021), Amana refrigerator, and Oster microwave
  • White porcelain farmhouse-style sink with KitchenAid garbage disposal

Key Bathroom Features

  • Renovated in 2017
  • Dark floor tile, floating walnut vanity with white quartz countertop, floor to ceiling FireClay subway tile, Rejuvenation brand brass hardware and accents, shower-over-tub with shampoo niche, and built-in walnut wall storage cabinet
  • Large wood-framed mirror
  • Nuheat radiant heated floor
  • Kohler sink, shower, and showerhead  
  • Geberit tankless toilet

Key Electrical Features

  • New designer lighting throughout most of the home (2018)
  • Lutron dimmable lighting system

Key Plumbing Features

  • Certified Sewer
  • New Tankless water heater  (2021)

Garden & Parking

  • Semi-finished detached studio space (originally a garage)
  • one car off-street driveway parking (buyer to measure)  
  • Outlet ready for EV car charger (previous owner had Tesla charger)
  • Exclusive use patio garden area adjacent to private office
  • Exterior office with full glass door,  laminate flooring and electricity


  • Super convenient Temescal location next to Whole Foods
  • One block from Telegraph Avenue’s highly-regarded restaurants, breweries, treats, and more
  • Close to MacArthur BART + freeways
  • Easy access to San Francisco, Emeryville, Downtown Oakland + more!