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This handsome brown-shingled home is classic outside and simple and smart inside. Built in 1912, it has been thoroughly updated to create a home of charm and style. Maple, jasmine and succulents grace the newly-landscaped front yard, adding to its curb appeal.

Upon entering, architectural details such as arched windows, coved ceilings, stained glass and pocket doors are some of the original features. A big dining room connects to the kitchen, creating an open, inviting space for easy entertaining. Off the kitchen is a convenient pantry/mudroom that leads outside to the back yard.

A nice-sized bedroom in the back has a large window that captures the afternoon light, and overlooks the garden. Up a step and through French doors is another light-filled bedroom, which could also be purposed as an office or nursery. Down the hall is the master suite, bright and airy, with a graceful bay window and an en-suite bathroom. 

The expansive back yard is a blank canvas waiting for inspiration! Deep and sunny, it has so much potential - as an urban oasis, a grassy lawn, or planted with rows of cutting flowers to fill vases inside. Trees around the perimeter bring lots of privacy, and a bricked patio is a sweet spot to savor the quiet and enjoy the greenery. A laundry space and a roomy basement offer lots of storage.

The location is another plus: Clinton is an exciting and emerging Eastlake neighborhood - close to everything, quiet at night and genuinely a mixture of all lifestyles and architecture - with turn of the century Victorian homes nestled among Craftsman and modern houses. Sunny all the time, it is a quick trip to Lake Merritt, the Farmers' Market and the excellent shopping at Lakeshore, is near to the delights of Park Boulevard, and is home to several excellent restaurants. Easy freeway access and ready public transportation makes commuting a breeze.

This engaging home has all you need: a great street presence; a good location; a big, lovely yard, and lots of charm to share with friends and family.


Type: SingleFamily          Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2                    Floor size: 1450 sqft

Lot: 5500 sqft                   Year Built: 1912

Room count: 6




The Clinton neighborhood is one of Oakland's best kept secrets - close to everything, quiet at night and genuinely a mixture of all lifestyles. It is also home to several excellent neighborhood restaurants: Michelin recommended Champa Garden (Thai/Laotian) and Philomena (Pizza). Portal Restaurant and some of Oakland's best taco trucks are also nearby.  Sunny all the time, it is a quick trip to Lake Merritt, the farmers' market and the excellent shopping at Lakeshore, and is near to the Glenview neighborhood, with the delights of Park Sushi, Bellanico and Park Burger.

The roots of Clinton can be traced back to the 1850s, when lumbering mills were established here to handle lumber from the San Antonio Redwoods. The finished lumber was shipped to San Francisco. In 1853, an early settler named Thomas Eager proposed forming Brooklyn Township. Officially incorporated in 1870, the township was annexed to Oakland in 1872. The nearby Brooklyn Basin project, which has begun construction, will completely revitalize the Oakland Estuary, into a vibrant, waterfront community.

The neighborhood has a rich history. Several mansions were built in this area, including Arbor Villa, the estate of Francis M. “Borax” Smith, along Park Boulevard between East 28th Street and East 22nd Street. The mansion stood here until the Great Depression when it was demolished and the property sold off in parcels to build more modest homes. The line of tall palms down 9th Avenue which ran along the eastern border of the property, is all that remains today of the fantastic estate. The Ellen Kenna House, an 8,000+ square foot Victorian masterpiece designed by Augustus Laver, still stands on East 21st Street near 12th Avenue. Across East 21st Street and behind a row of more recent homes, stands Cedar Croft, once the home of John J. Valentine, a gun slinging stage coach driver who rose to become president of Wells Fargo Bank. It is rumored that Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and Black Bart were among the guests at Cedar Croft.


Showings by Appointment Only:

Contact Jennifer Telfeyan
(510) 239-3336
[email protected]

Contact Brian Cheek
(510) 325-4451
[email protected]



Brian Cheek

Broker Associate | DRE 01875052Keller Williams Realty | DRE 02029039Brian Cheek Homes(510) 325-4451

Jennifer Telfeyan

REALTORⓇ | DRE 02064329Keller Williams Realty | DRE 02029039Brian Cheek Homes510.239.3336

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