This Tudor-style cottage built in 1940 is for sale in the hills of Oakmore, California. It may be fairly small, with only 2 bedrooms and 1,269 square feet, but it’s got plenty of charm, starting with the lush cottage garden that fills the front yard.
It has been updated while maintaining original 1940s character with features like the hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and arched doorways.
Take a look!
A Tudor Cottage For Sale
The exterior is kind of quirky with the yellow door hidden from the street.
The living room has a brick fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and
long windows on both walls that let in the light and views of the gardens.
A few steps up from the living room, with curvy wrought-iron handrails, is the dining area.
The dining area has a wall of windows and French doors overlooking the backyard:
The listing says:
Sitting on a hill, just a short distance to the nearest trailhead at Dimond Park and Joaquin Miller Park in the bucolic Oakmore District of Oakland, sits this sweet English Tudor home with the quintessential English cottage garden.
When you enter 1833 Carter Street, the garden stays with you. Lovely architectural curves and embellishments are accentuated by nature, framed like art by multi-pane-glass windows.
There are lines of views to the garden that run from the front of this home to the back. The owners even added a window in the garage; a nice space for an office/art studio.
Carefully curated lights, knobs, and finishes are like jewelry for this home. There are fun visual surprises around every corner.
What you don’t as readily see, is the care that’s been taken with a complete engineered seismic retrofit, drainage system, and compliant sewer lateral.
The house has 2 bedrooms + 1 bathroom
The Cottage Kitchen:
The kitchen has an induction cooktop, a Heath Tile backsplash, and a quiet Bosch dishwasher.
The dining area off the kitchen provides access to the brick patio in the backyard.
The agent says, “The garden has been thoughtfully designed to bloom during every season. It attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees. Great care has been taken to not use pesticides during the owners’ tenure. The soil is rich and has been amended over time with organic compost.”
The listing says:
This 1940 Tudor house, also known as a “castle hidden in the hills,” is a 1,269 square-foot, two-bedroom masterpiece.
Located in the hills of Oakmore, this property is the perfect escape from the city. Featuring a variety of plants and flowers, this home removes you from the fast paced stress of the city and makes you feel one with nature.
The newly remodeled home boasts hardwood floors with a vibrant kitchen and sunlight from all directions. The French doors, brick patio and manicured neighborhood make this home feel more like a sanctuary.
Sitting on a 5,000 sq. ft. lot, this property features a brick patio and an elevated sitting area making it a perfect place to come back to after a day of work, or the perfect place to work from home.
Thanks to Kobe for telling me about the house. Listing and photos courtesy of Red Oak Realty, taken by Peter Lyons. If you have a listing you think my readers would like to see, send it to me!
For more information about 1833 Carter Street,
check the Red Oak Realty listing held by Kristi Roberts.
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