Property Details

18 Veteran Way, Oakland

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Sold $871,000 SOLD - Single Family Home
1287 Square Feet2 Bedrooms1.5 Bathrooms1 Car Garage Print this page
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Enchanting, historic 2+BD/1.5BA Storybook home with a whimsical turret and gabled roofs is located on a quiet cul de sac — a community of similar homes — in Lower Glenview/Dimond. Stylish updated kitchen and baths blend stylishly with charming period architectural details such as hardwood floors, vaulted beam ceilings, arched doorways, built-in cabinetry, leaded and stained glass windows, wood trims and intricate hardware. Level-out to a magical garden with patio and mature landscaping. Conveniently located near Sausal Creek, Dimond Park (and the newly remodeled Lions Pool), Farmer Joe’s Marketplace, shops, as well as commuter access, BART, and AC Transit bus lines.

The planked front door is set into the traditional Storybook turret and opens onto a spacious entryway.

On one side, a glorious wall of windows with stained glass panels fill the living room with sunlight. Parquet floors, a dramatic planked wood vaulted ceiling, and a stone fireplace flanked by built-in period cabinetry and sconces add warmth and distinction. A playful wallpaper border near the ceiling at each end of the room is reminiscent of an Elizabethan fresco.

On the other side of the home, through an arched doorway, is the charming breakfast room with vaulted wood beamed ceiling, built-in cabinetry, and windows on two sides. The adjacent updated kitchen features stone countertops, subway tile backsplash, 5-burner gas range, recessed lights, modern cabinets and shelves, and a high window over the sink to catch the afternoon sun. Off the kitchen is a powder room and door to a wood deck where a stone path leads to the lovely backyard.

The spacious dining room features a wall alcove typical of the architectural style and an exquisite built-in hutch of gleaming wood. Perfect for displaying heirloom china, artisan glassware, or any favorite collection. Multi-paned French doors light up the room and open onto the enchanting backyard.

At the top of the stairs is a delightful turret nook with a vintage diamond-paned window and a built-in linen closet. Another fun feature is a finished attic with overhead lights and a peaked ceiling following the lines of the gabled roof–ideal for a children’s playroom.

Continuing the theme of splendid wood details, the two large bedrooms feature hardwood floors and original wood doors. Both have generous windows, one with built-in cabinets with shelves and multi-pane frosted glass doors.

The two bedrooms share an updated bath with a large, wood-framed window, single sink vanity with stone countertop, oversized tub, and tile step-in shower. In another nod to the Storybook style, the ceiling over the tub descends along the roofline.

The enclosed backyard is in keeping with the fairy tale style of the home, suggestive of a secret garden. Mature trees provide shade and privacy, and raised brick planting beds await a green thumb. A wood deck is an ideal place for relaxing with a morning cup of coffee, and the stone patio is large enough to invite friends and family for a barbecue.

A detached 1-car garage has a skylight, workshop, washer/dryer, utility sink, and storage.