This 1925 split-level bungalow is a delight in so many ways. Newly remodeled and boldly painted to highlight the Craftsman architecture, its handsome street presence stands out among many sweet houses on the block. A large maple tree shades the front lawn, which is bordered with thoughtful landscaping of succulents and grasses, and a long driveway leading to the garage offers lots of off-street parking. A roomy front porch is a lovely place to sit and savor the quiet of the neighborhood. 

Inside, original details - a beveled glass front door, built-in cabinetry, warm hardwood floors - mesh easily with modern upgrades. The living room is luminous and welcoming, and leads easily into the open layout of the dining room and kitchen. The kitchen is classic and chic, with a herringbone subway tile above the stove, quartz counters, custom cabinets, open shelving, a farmhouse sink and brass hardware and fixtures. A side door leads out to stairs that access the backyard, and there is lots of light from all sides. A bedroom on this main level is light and bright, and could work as well as a home office or media room.

On the lower level is a large laundry room, WC and a door to the garage - this is a space with lots of possibilities! It leads out to a big backyard, which has a brick patio and grass area that is surrounded with trees and plants. This yard is quiet and private, and a perfect spot to enjoy the fabulous microclimate of Maxwell Park.

On the upper level are two bedrooms and a full bathroom. The bedrooms both look out over the garden, with views of the beautiful redwood trees. Both bedrooms have nice sized closets and the larger one has a sitting area. There are two linen closets in the hallway, and a spa-like bathroom with a walk-in shower, complete with a rain-shower head and sleek marbled porcelain tiles.

The location is another bonus: Maxwell Park is located in the Oakland foothills by Mills College, in Oakland's "warm belt," offering a temperate climate year round. The convenient location between Highways 13 and 580 and nearby BART stations make it ideal for both commuting and for accessing regional parks and other local treasures. 

This is a home perfectly suited for entertaining family and friends, and for relaxing and enjoying the highlights of this desirable Oakland neighborhood.


Maxwell Park

Maxwell park is a friendly, close knit neighborhood known for its sense of community. Its rolling hills provide views for many of its residents, and many of the winding streets are tree lined and picturesque. The climate feels warmer here thanks to a  micro-climate in Oakland affectionately known as the “warm belt.”  There is often much activity in the neighborhood: people taking their dogs for walks or walking out to enjoy one of the parks in the neighborhood. 

Maxwell Park is conveniently located close to transportation, and very close to Mills College, which provides cultural activities like art shows and concerts. 

The neighborhood was named for developer John P. Maxwell; it started to grow in the 1930s and 40s. The housing stock consists of mostly modest 2- and 3-bedroom homes of Craftsman, English Tudor and Spanish styles. 


Open Houses:
Sunday, October 10th, 2:00-4:30

Sunday, October 17th, 2:00-4:30

Brokers Tour:
Monday, October 11th, 10:00-1:00

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Contact Jennifer Telfeyan
(510) 239-3336
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