Property Details

2 Veteran Way, Oakland

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Sold $1,350,000 (List Price: $895,000) - Single Family Home
1616 Square Feet2 Bedrooms1.5 Bathrooms1 Car Garage Print this page

An enchanting, historic, wildly imaginative 2++BD/1.5BA Storybook home with turret and gabled roofs, 2 Veteran Way rests on a tranquil cul-de-sac — a community of similar homes — in Lower Glenview/Dimond. The stylishly updated kitchen (with skylight!) and modern baths blend with charming period architectural details including hardwood parquet floors, vaulted beamed ceilings, arched doorways, leaded glass windows, and wood trims. The home features a formal dining room, bonus rooms, dry sauna, roof deck, and partially finished basement with laundry area. Level-out to a magical grotto with brick patio and mature landscaping. Conveniently located near Sausal Creek, Dimond Park (and the newly remodeled Lions Pool), Farmer Joe’s Marketplace and various independent shops, as well as easy access to BART and AC Transit bus lines.

Beneath a tall archway, the old-world style front door opens onto a large entryway with high ceiling and burnished parquet floor. The sunken living room is a light-filled space with a vaulted beamed ceiling and tall casement windows. Set off by a wide archway is a picturesque reading nook with a brick fireplace flanked by built-in shelves and diamond-paned windows. The adjacent bonus room with walk-in closet and large multipaned window would make an excellent home office or study, and its side door opens to reveal an enchanting private grotto. Surrounded by lush plantings, tall trees, and climbing vines, a charming arbor to a brick patio is perfect for relaxing over Sunday brunch (with or without the mimosa).

On the other side of the home, the formal dining room opens onto the beautifully updated kitchen – an eclectic blend of modern and whimsical with sleek stone countertops, vintage Magic Chef 6-burner gas range with multiple ovens, and stained glass casement windows above a wide farm sink. The adjoining breakfast nook is lit by diamond-paned casement windows – a cheerful spot for informal meals – and a convenient side door opens to a staircase leading to an expansive brick patio perfect for a barbeque or neighborhood gathering.

At the back of the home, two gracious bedrooms share a generous bath with hexagonal tiled floor, subway tile wainscoting, shower over tub, and an unexpected bonus – a dry sauna. Another unexpected bonus is the rooftop deck – a private spot for stargazing or soaking up the afternoon sun.

Downstairs, the partially finished basement includes another bonus room – currently configured as a bedroom, a ½ bath, and laundry area.

Additional Highlights:
Attached garage with interior access
New water heater
New refrigerator
New electric subpanel