Sold $1,490,000 (List Price: 1,095,000) - Duplex
737-739 59th is a rare, vacant 5BD/2.5BA, 2500 sq ft Victorian duplex in the vibrant NOBE district. Unique and beautifully remodeled, the home includes a street-level 2BD/1BA and a 3BD/1.5BA main home above. The property enjoys Victorian charm including high ceilings, sunny bay windows, and vintage style chandeliers that blend easily with the comfort and convenience of stylish modern upgrades. Both units feature formal dining rooms, spacious eat-in kitchens, modern baths, and convenient stacking washer and dryer units. The shared backyard includes an expansive deck and covered patio, and at the rear of the property, a detached structure with electricity might serve as a workshop or playroom.
The upper 3BD/1.5 BA home offers 1275 square feet of living space and has been remodeled with elegant tray ceilings and soft recessed lights, hardwood floors, a modern full bath and sleek powder room, and – a rare luxury in the East Bay – central air conditioning. The welcoming living room rests in the curve of a tall bay window, and natural light pours through the double-hung windows in the formal dining. The spacious modern kitchen will be a delight for any home chef with its wide breakfast bar, expansive stone countertops, abundant cabinets, and 4-burner gas range with griddle. At one end of the kitchen, tall pantry cabinets and a separate countertop serve as a modern butler’s pantry, and a nearby door opens onto stairs leading to the large deck – convenient for ferrying drinks and canapes out to hungry guests.
On the street level, the 2BD/1BA home features a similar floor plan with tall windows and natural light. The stylishly remodeled kitchen includes a checkerboard patterned tile floor, stone countertops with decorative tile backsplash, a series of wide windows, and abundant cabinets. At one end of the kitchen are a convenient stacking washer/dryer and a door out to the enclosed backyard.
Situated in the centrally located NOBE neighborhood, the home enjoys easy access to Temescal and Rockridge, Downtown Oakland and Berkeley, and many parks and open spaces. For commuters, transportation options include the Transbay bus, BART, the Emery-Go-Round, and buses to Downtown Oakland and Downtown Berkeley.
Updated electrical and plumbing
Tankless water heaters
Expansive attic space for storage or development as owner’s suite