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Stylish Two-Home Compound in Trendy NOBE

Truly a rare offering, this stylish two-home compound offers creative reimagined spaces and the finest in indoor/outdoor living, all in central location. 888-890 55th Street are homes not to be missed. Fresh and newly updated this sprawling craftsman property offers a rare opportunity, with its three bedroom and one bathroom main house, a one bath studio in-law on the lower level, plus a one-bed, one-bath vintage cottage in the garden, for complete flexibility. Treat the main building as one large single family home with a snazzy home office in the cottage or use a space as a rental for passive income, it is all there for you to decide. 

The main living space of the house is designed with elegance and comfort in mind. You are greeted by a formal entry that leads to a spacious living room with bay windows, perfect for relaxing or entertaining guests. Moving further into the house is the formal dining area. Bright and airy, with original built-ins flanking a large window, it provides a wonderful atmosphere for enjoying meals with family and friends. The recently updated kitchen is equipped with modern appliances, newer quartz countertops, and plenty of storage space. Directly adjacent is the sunroom, a perfect place to unwind and chat with those cooking in the kitchen. Located in between both bedrooms, the updated bathroom which includes a glass shower, built-in vanity, and Icera bidet toilet. To the left is the primary bedroom and to the right are the connected bedrooms featuring farm doors, which can be used as office space, or dressing room.

Descending to the lower level of the house is the finished basement. Converted in 2019 into an in-law, the space offers an abundance of storage space, a kitchenette, great room area, workout room, as well as interior access to the garage. The spa-like bathroom is what truly makes this feel like a retreat. With a fully enclosed glass rain shower, free-standing soaking tub, built-in vanity with glass countertop, and large smart vanity mirror with integrated TV that is viewable from the bathtub, this is the room to enjoy. Also found here is a laundry closet with washer and dryer, making laundry day an indulgent experience.

The large garden is a true oasis, featuring a state-of-the-art hot tub, deck for patio dining, planting beds and a special storage caddy complete with covered bike storage. It's the perfect place to entertain guests or simply relax and enjoy the California sun. Here you can also access the spacious wine cellar, with enough space to host a wine tasting. On the other side of the backyard, you will find the one bedroom vintage cottage with original wainscoting, dark wood floors, and new modern lighting. The kitchen has been updated with freshly painted cabinets, new countertops, and hex floor tile. The light and bright bedroom leads the darling ensuite bathroom, featuring new floor tile, a shower-over-tub and chic vanity.

The garage and off-street parking, for an additional two cars, complete the compound. But the location of this property is truly ideal. Situated in the trendy NOBE area of Oakland, known for its vibrant arts scene, excellent restaurants, and proximity to public transportation, you’ll have easy access to everything that Oakland has to offer, while still being able to enjoy a peaceful and private retreat. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to own a piece of Oakland's vibrant history.

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Property Feature List

  • Two homes, a large bungalow newly updated with lower level in-law and a one bedroom charming cottage 
  • 2,095 living square feet plus additional non-conforming in-law
  • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in main house
  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom in cottage 
  • 5,200 square foot lot
  • Built in 1918
  • Traditional floor plan with formal entry, large living room with bay windows and fireplace, and formal dining room with original built-ins. The updated kitchen leads to the charming sunroom with access to the back stair. The recently updated bathroom is shared by two bedrooms, one with a farm door leading to office space or an additional guest bedroom.
  • Lower level features in-law studio space with lots of storage, interior access from the garage, kitchenette, spa-like bathroom, and office or Peloton bike room
  • Original built-ins and fireplace in main house
  • New interior paint (2023)
  • New exterior paint (2022)
  • Almost all new interior lighting fixtures (2023)
  • Updated electrical with Romex, and new switches and outlets in main house (2019)
  • New carpet (2023)
  • Ring doorbell
  • New Kwikset lock and handle
  • Amazon Alexa smart home lights - under cabinet and kitchen recessed lighting (2022)
  • New modern keyed mailboxes (2022)

Key Kitchen Features - renovated in 2022

  • Recently updated kitchen with shaker cabinets and chrome hardware
  • Newer quartz light stone countertops
  • Under cabinet ambient lighting
  • Samsung Family Hub smart refrigerator with video camera
  • Samsung hood 
  • Samsung 5 burner range 
  • Stainless steel sink and faucet
  • Recessed lighting

Key Bathroom Features

  • Recently updated and modernized
  • Large shower with frameless sliding glass shower door, built-in vanity with stone countertop, medicine cabinet mirror for additional storage
  • Icera smart bidet toilet with remote

Key Lower Level Non-Conforming Studio Features (renovation completed 2019)

  • Renovated basement with spa-bathroom, office/gym, kitchenette and storage. Work included partial enhanced foundation, lighting, sheetrock, tile and plumbing. 
  • Interior access to the upper level main house 
  • Kitchenette with stone countertops, Kraus stainless steel sink, Kenyon cooktop, and tile backsplash
  • Spa bathroom with fully enclosed glass shower, chrome rain shower and handheld showerhead, whimsical octopus shower drain, free-standing soaking tub, built-in vanity with glass countertop, and large smart vanity mirror with integrated TV that is viewable from the bathtub
  • Samsung washer and dryer
  • Plenty of storage

Key Cottage Features Address #888

  • Original vintage wainscoting and built-ins throughout
  • New interior paint (2023)
  • Exterior paint (2022)
  • Dark wood floors
  • New tile and majority new lighting throughout (2023)
  • Kitchen features freshly painted cabinets, new hex floor tiles, stainless steel sink, quartz countertops and hood (2023)
  • Bathroom features shower over tub, new vanity with storage, new vanity mirror, and new hex floor tile
  • Washer/dryer
  • Large front porch

Key Plumbing Features

  • Tankless water heater (main house 2022)
  • Certified Sewer Lateral

Parking and Garden 

  • Garden patio with deck dining area
  • Large orange tree (with terrific oranges)
  • Wine cellar/storage room
  • Exterior covered storage caddy for bike storage
  • Premium hot tub with automated cover (2019)
  • Garden planting area
  • Fully fenced and gated rear garden
  • One car garage with LiftMaster automatic door opener with remote and interior access (buyer to measure to ensure fit)
  • Driveway for 2 car off-street parking  - (buyer to measure)
  • Certified sidewalk
  • Located steps from cafes, shops and restaurants on Temescal, including Bake Sale Betty, Burma Superstar, DAYTRIP, Pizzaiolo, Marufuku Ramen, and so much more. Just a short trip to the local weekly farmers market. Easy access to BART and freeway access to San Francisco