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This 1900 Victorian gem evokes the grace and beauty of another era, but has also been thoughtfully updated with modern comforts. On a corner lot in a neighborhood dotted with historical houses (nearby landmarked residences include the Ellen Kenna House across the street and the Valentine Mansion down the street), it is set high off the street and at the top of a grand set of steps. The front yard is handsomely landscaped with native plants, a pretty palm and a stately redwood tree. The striking color palette smartly highlights the decorative trim work and architectural details at the entrance.

Inside the foyer, hardwood floors, soaring high ceilings, crown moldings and the original ceiling medallions imbue a sense of elegance and grace. The tall windows in the living room frame the view of the garden and bring in lots of light. Pocket doors separate this room from a spacious dining room, with an ornate marble fireplace and grand windows. Two bedrooms downstairs share a beautiful vintage-style bathroom, with an original stained glass window. The large bedrooms have pretty outlooks through the oversized windows.

A family room at the back of the house works perfectly as a comfortable media space. The big and bright kitchen has been recently updated and is sure to delight all types of cooks: a stainless steel farmhouse sink and stainless appliances, a quartz-topped island with a second sink, hanging schoolhouse lights and French doors leading to the back deck make this kitchen the heart of this home. The deck accesses the lush, grassy back yard, which is a quiet and private space ideal for entertaining and general play.

Upstairs is another surprise - under angled ceilings with multiple skylights is an inviting suite that includes two bedrooms, a lovely classic-style full bathroom and an open, light-filled sitting room. The master bedroom has two enormous walk-in closets. The bonus bedroom could easily be used as a guest room, nursery or home office.

The basement level is huge, and has laundry hookups and lots of room for storage or a workshop.

The location is just right; 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 neighborhood restaurants. Easy freeway access and ready public transportation makes commuting a breeze.

This home carries the elegance of another time into modern day living with style and grace.

Type: SingleFamily
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Floor size: 2994 sqft
Lot: 5000 sqft
Year Built: 1900
Room count: 9



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.


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

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


Brian Cheek

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

Jennifer Telfeyan

REALTORⓇ | DRE 02064329Brian Cheek Homes(510) 239-3336