741 McKinley, Oakland

This 3-bedroom, 3-bath home in a sunny neighborhood of Oakland was built in 1936. This house was a gem but its great bones were buried under years of deferred maintenance. Our focus on the house was always in a way sensitive to its history. The entryway was re-worked to adjoin the living room with its beautifully restored fireplace, and a stylishly updated kitchen. Access to a formal dining room was expanded and opened up with French doors, which led to a spacious deck and gorgeous views of the large and lovely garden. Upstairs an existing under-utilized deck became the focus of a newly created master suite, including a beautiful master bedroom with views and a master bath with fresh cottage style finishes and adjoining deck. The second bedroom on this level has its own sweet balcony for pretty flowers.

The spacious yard which can be viewed from throughout the house is a highlight of this home. It features a large level lawn space, and newly planted as well as mature landscaping. The sunny weather in this area is perfect for growing vegetables in the raised bed gardens at the back of the yard- and all of this is fully fenced and gated so it is ready for you and your dog to move right in.