This inviting two story home is located at 4057 Whittle Avenue in the well located Upper Dimond neighborhood of Oakland, and offers an exceptional 5 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a comfortable 2341 sf +/- sf of living space. 

This home has been pleasantly and carefully remodeled, as will soon be seen, but immediate  evidence of this is reflected in the creation of the  exceptional front garden.  

This dramatic front entry with topped with triple crescents that match the curved steps below, is reminiscent of  Art Deco designs, while the trim of the two glass entry doors develops the theme.  

The living room is enhanced by, and draws light from, the charming bay window that looks out on the distinctive front gardens.  It is centered around the spacious brick fireplace that features an expansive surround, and a desirable mantel space that encourages displays of favorite collectibles, glassware or candles. 

A reverse perspective of the living room reveals the impressive amount of work that has been done to bring this home to its gleaming potential.  Beautifully colored hardwood floors lead guests from one portion of the home to the other.  This view reveals the stunning kitchen and pantry space to the right, and the formal dining area to the left.  

 This residence is ideally suited for entertaining.  The dramatically updated kitchen is centered between two locations, the first of which invites casual pre-dinner hor d'oeuvres and a relaxing beverage in the living room, while the other, the option of a more formal  experience in the adjacent dining room.  Both arrangements encourage pleasant conversation between guests and chef while the meal is being prepared. 

The left side of the island serves as a breakfast bar, with custom seats that tuck under the counter.  The very expansive central island serves as a preparation space, a storage space, a breakfast bar, and a serving buffet all in the same spot.

Light seems to shimmer in this room.  Overhead hanging lamps combine with the generous recessed lighting, and the gleaming whites of the cabinets and tile to create this effect. 

This kitchen should please the most demanding of chefs.  In addition to work and storage space, amenities include a freestanding range/oven and refrigerator and a dishwasher.  

Just off the kitchen is this custom built pantry that is flexible enough to hold favorite china and serving pieces, with plentiful display space for a variety of glassware and crystal.  

This warm and glowing dining room is perfect for a formal evening dinner, featuring more than enough room for a comfortably sized dining table and chairs.  It is equally flexible as a luncheon space, or for entertaining multiple guests at an afternoon tea.

There are five bedrooms in the home.  Three will be shown for your consideration and review.  The first, above, is the master bedroom that provides three generously sized windows that afford a virtually wall to ceiling neighborhood view. 

As always, in homes of this era, elements of fine construction are reflected in the outstanding quality of the wooden trim that is seen around most windows, doors, ceilings and floors.  

Immediately adjacent to the bedroom is this outstanding bathroom that contains a delightful soaking tub, desirable walk in shower, and twin sinks.  

A second bedroom offers a considerable living space that contains a large closet, and an expansive view window to the backyard and deck area.  As will be seen here, and directly below, there is a perfect spot under the window for a loveseat,or perhaps a desk or vanity.  

What a pleasure to be able to slip outside and enjoy a soothing few moments under the trees on a warm and inviting evening.  

This quiet deck retreat is ideal no matter what the time of day.  Shielded from much of the sun by well established trees, its use is as flexible as needs arise. Steps to the right lead down into the welcoming garden below.  

 A third bedroom, seen here, seems to be ideally suited for a student, if needed.  With its built in bookcase, and drop down desk format, it would be a perfect study nook.  

In addition to the many bedrooms available, the lower level provides this charming bonus space, the uses of which could be varied.  It would do well as an office, a study, a small family room, or an arts and craft room.  


As indicated above, this home is ideal for those who enjoy entertaining.  The gardens are well established, and the trees large and sheltering.  Depending on need, there are a myriad of configurations that could be created depending on the event.  The lawn is level, and there is an outdoor gas fire pit for barbeques.  

 If you would like to make this your home, I encourage you to call me promptly at (510) 517-6280.  I look forward to assisting you. The home is being offered for sale for $1,149,000. 

(Listing Courtesy Of Regina Jacobs,The Grubb Company)

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