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This lovely Queen Anne Victorian has an old soul with thoroughly modern charms. Built in 1895, its solid street presence is enhanced by its historical architecture. Set on the corner lot and surrounded with a fence and gate, the gingerbread trim, brackets and balustrade peak through the tree-studded front yard. A large porch is perfect for taking in the quiet surroundings, and a transom window over the front door with the street numbers in stained-glass sets the tone for what’s inside.

Highlighted with the high ceilings and original wood trim that’s found throughout, the foyer leads directly into a handsome parlor/living room with a gorgeous marble fireplace topped by a beautiful mirror. Arched doorways, ceiling medallions, intricate plasterwork details and warm wood floors are nicely offset by a clean, modern and open layout. Oversized double-hung windows frame pleasing tree-filled outlooks.

Through a graceful arch, the formal dining room leads directly to the kitchen - featuring a farmhouse sink, subway tile backsplash and, through a beautiful stained-glass door, access to a fantastic back garden. A deck off the kitchen is ideal for morning coffee, and a paved/gravel dining patio is up a few steps for summer parties under the trees. Lush and lovely, the garden is dramatically landscaped with fruit trees, a massive bird of paradise, datura, jasmine, succulents, palms and a majestic redwood. 

The two bedrooms both have en suite bathrooms, and each has a spacious feel from the high ceilings and tall windows. The primary bedroom in the front has another spectacular marble fireplace, and has a beamed and vaulted ceiling with skylights. The bay windows boast a pretty night view of lights on the hill. The back bedroom has a cast-iron clawfoot bathtub and pedestal sink, with wood wainscoting. 

As a fabulous bonus, the lower level includes a home office, a good-sized laundry room and extra storage. 

This superb home is a rare find: it is full of the comforts of today’s style of living, while still retaining its classic appeal. 



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 01875052CompassBrian Cheek Homes510.325.4451

Jennifer Telfeyan

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

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