Sold $1,300,000 (List Price: $849,000) - Single Family Home
Magical and Zen, tucked in on a tranquil street in the Upper Dimond District, 2527 Carmel is 2BD/1BA Craftsman-era Bungalow with the feel of an at-home spa featuring traditional details, stylish modern upgrades, artisan touches, and distinctive Japanese design accents. The home enjoys a formal dining room, modern updated kitchen, elegantly remodeled bath, laundry room, and a spacious detached structure finished for use as a studio or office, with ADU potential.* A redwood deck and deep, soaking tub/spa overlook the enchanting Japanese-inspired back garden with bubbling rock fountain.
An abundance of thoughtful details illustrates the loving care lavished on this charming home. On the traditional front porch, the Douglas fir screen door was designed and built by the owner, a talented woodworker. Inside, the mantle above the living room fireplace was cut from a local redwood tree, milled in Berkeley, and hand-finished by the owner. The stylishly updated kitchen is a delightful blend of old and new with vintage-style cabinets, bamboo floor, sleek stone countertops, and a vintage Wedgewood range. Throughout the home, cedar-framed shoji screens add style and grace, and the elegantly remodeled bath features burnished Douglas fir cabinets and a large walk-in shower with frameless glass door and textured tile walls.
A sliding glass door off the primary bedroom leads to a wood deck with a spa tub – a perfect spot for relaxing after a hectic day watching the stars emerge in the night sky. Below, the enchanting Japanese-inspired garden is framed by Alphonse Karr and Nandina Heavenly Bamboo and shaded by Redbud, Manzanita, and Japanese maple trees.
Moments from Sausal Creek, Dimond Park (and the recently remodeled Lions Pool), this welcoming home is also convenient to Farmer Joe’s Marketplace and a variety of shops, with excellent commuter access to BART and AC Transit bus lines.
Detached bonus structure with ADU potential*
Toto toilet and pedestal sink
Tankless water heater
New interior and exterior paint
*Please verify w/City of Oakland