Sold $935,000 SOLD (List: 799K) - Single Family Home
Introducing 1916 East 38th Street, a stunning Prairie-style Craftsman home in Oakland’s Glenview neighborhood. Built in 1915, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath property—with its light-filled spacious interior, tasteful blending of classic and modern elements, and host of amenities—embodies every creature comfort that makes a home a home.
The foyer greets with wide-plank red oak hardwood flooring, and light pouring down the stairwell from atop the second-level landing. Adjacent is the formal living room, with original plaster crown molding and wood-burning stone fireplace. The expansive and comfortable space features front, back and side views.
Opposite is the formal dining area, conveniently adjoining with the kitchen for an open, airy feel. With front and side views through large windows, this is a bright and convivial place, perfect for gatherings.
A breakfast bar at the all-granite countertop is one of the kitchen’s two eat-in spots. A Travertine tile backsplash and abundant custom cabinetry create a palette of lovely tones throughout, while a stylish exposed beam runs overhead. All stainless steel appliances are featured, including Fisher and Paykel refrigerator, dual-fuel and convection Frigidaire gas range with warming drawer, and Bosch dishwasher. Also included is a Vinotemp 24-bottle wine cooler. Modern fixtures, a wonderful backyard view, and a breakfast nook near the back patio contribute to the kitchen’s allure.
Beadboard wainscotting lines the stairwell leading to the home’s lower level and office/flex space. New carpeting, a closet, and a full bath—with contemporary fixtures, beautifully tiled floors, and a walk-in shower—equip this area for endless possibilities. Access to the attached garage can be found here as well.
The home’s upper level landing features a large window which provides a remarkable view of the rear yard and gardens, and gorgeously illuminates the interior surroundings. On this second level, matchstick hardwood floors run throughout. The first bedroom is bright and cheerful, with large windows and views all-around, plus a windowed walk-in closet. Particularly lovely is the attached sun room, with paned French doors and broad windows overlooking the back hillside gardens. This is a peaceful and private spot ideal for rest and repose. The second bedroom is equally spacious and buoyant, with a windowed walk-in closet and additional seating area.
The upstairs bath’s granite countertop and Travertine tilework match that of the kitchen, creating subtle stylistic unity. Dual vessel sinks and modern fixtures make for a contemporary space, while radiant heat floors add comfort. The bathtub is deep and tile-bordered, while an impressive glass-paned shower features a rainshower head, a regular shower head and four additional body jets.
Outdoors, a fantastic patio spans the width of the house, offering multiple seating areas from which to gaze across the gardens and take in the flourishing hillside foliage. A burbling contemporary-styled fountain provides a soothing ambiance, and an incredible array of productive vegetation grows throughout the expansive yard—including lemon, lime, and orange trees, as well as avocado, banana, blueberries, strawberries, and flowering jasmine. A second patio area set within the yard itself provides yet another space from which to enjoy the tropical and private surroundings.
In the front, the wide porch is the perfect vantage point for watching the neighborhood go by. The mulched garden beds below include healthy jade and iris, with an ornamental pear tree as the yard’s centerpiece.
An attached, extra-deep garage has added shelving for tons of storage, Whirlpool washer and dryer in a dedicated laundry nook, and a Craftsman automatic door opener.
1916 E. 38th Street is a stone’s throw away from great recreation opportunities—Dimond Canyon Park’s extensive trails, and Sausal Creek—as well as convenient commuter access and Park Boulevard amenities. It’s a truly lovely home in a great neighborhood.