1459 East 38th Street
Set on a wide, walkable street in Oakland’s tree-lined Glenview neighborhood, this 1920 bungalow might have been a ho-hum traditional house in a coveted community … until an inspired remodel took ho-humto yes, please. With a little help, the house has been reborn as an inviting space that’s classically contemporary, the traditional bones seamlessly blended with fresh-and-updated details during the 2018 remodel.
Offering a marvelous wide-angle view — while illuminating a sun-filled living room — is the striking bay window at the front of the house. A distinctive original architectural feature, the window is the secret to the open and airy space that welcomes you through the wide foyer into the living room. Original wood floors and painted brick fireplace, along with new wainscoting, add period charm, and the open flow between living and dining rooms present a warm and inviting ambiance of modernity. Stainless appliances, quartz countertops, and classic white tile backsplash have updated the kitchen while maintaining the heart-and-soul warmth of the traditional plan.
A comfortable, sunny bedroom with a walk-in closet is next to the modernized bathroom, pairing convenience with single-level livability. White subway tile and Kohler fixtures shine in the fresh and bright hallway bath. At the rear of the house the master bedroom looks out over the newly landscaped backyard — and, a once-simple room transformed into a private sanctuary via the addition of a new master bath. Step up to the spacious bathroom, with a luxe oversized shower and vanity outfitted with double sinks and drawers for storage.
The private, flat backyard offers space for dining and entertaining, gardening and play. Shaded and protected by a gorgeous mature fig tree from the neighbor’s yard beyond, the outdoor space is an ideal urban retreat to enjoy the beautiful Glenview microclimate. Enjoy a separate laundry area, and storage shed — and plentiful off street parking — in this completely remodeled bungalow.
The Glenview neighborhood is a mix of quiet comfort and urban amenities, and despite being a part of the big city, Glenview feels like a small town. A stroll away, Park Boulevard is home to a vibrant mix of restaurants and shops; Dimond Park has a pool, a playground, a creek and the oldest oak tree in Oakland. If you need to hit the road, there is convenient access to casual carpool, AC Transit, and freeways. Pretty streets, interesting architecture, a strong community, and easy walkability make Glenview a neighborhood residents are glad to call home.
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