You’ll love this freshly painted split-level cottage nestled in a friendly cul-de-sac.

Surrounded by beautiful drought-resistant landscaping, this charming 2 bed / 1 bath home features a sunny front patio, refinished hardwood floors, new plumbing and electrical, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, and a bonus room on the lower level with separate entry to the back yard.

  • 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom
  • Kitchen updated in 2010
  • Breakfast nook and ample cabinets
  • Craftsman fireplace
  • Refinished hardwood floors
  • New plumbing and electrical
  • Bonus room with private entry
  • Lush, drought-resistant landscaping
  • Front patio and back yard
  • Custom made front gate
  • Long driveway

Sellers letter

Lovingly known as Temple of the Bo, (after my first French Bulldog) the house was built in 1927 by the original owner of the victorian across the street.  I love this house, it has been a wonderful home and neighborhood. My daughter grew up here from middle school through high school, taking the bus and bart to go to school. The street is quiet, the neighbors friendly and usually watch out for each other. There has been no drama and neighbors usually communicate with everyone if someone is going to have a holiday party with multiple guests so there is no upset about limited parking for the night. We have spent many hours on the porch watching the raven that lives at the end of the block, chit chatting with neighbors with the smell of the trumpet tree lingering in the evening.

The deck was built in 2016 and is cedar, it should be power washed and re-stained or sealed this year. The fig tree is a huge producer and the neighbors usually share fruit from their trees; apples, lemons, oranges and grapefruits. There is an underground stream that runs behind the house so a french drain goes along the length of the back yard fence and water from the roof drains into the little rock river in the back which leads to the french drain. When I had the electrical done I upgraded in case there was a future need for charging an electric car, so if you have one it won’t cost a fortune to set that up. The owner of the Victorian knows the history of the neighborhood so is a great resource if you’re interested. He will sell eggs from his chickens if he gets to know you.

Pedro owns Eds Liquor around the corner; a really nice man, prices are high but he is convenient! Across the street from Ed’s is a not open regularly Mexican to go place with good food and the Mexican market on Fruitvale is awesome especially if you like baked Flan!

The neighbors are zealous about their parking spaces in front of their homes (especially from this house to the end of the street) but there is a long drive and street parking is usually plentiful.

Why am I leaving my oh so cute home? My daughter is off going to college and I have found a wonderful place to retire  (closer to my elderly mother) in a rural area where I can have dogs and chickens and maybe an Alpaca or two. I hope you love this house as much as I have, it definitely  has the most charm of the bungalows on the block!.  Enjoy!


This home is located in the Meadowbrook district in Oakland. This is often considered part one of the two intertwined neighborhoods, Meadow Brook and Reservoir Hills. Reservoir Hills, as the name indicates, is the hilly area on the eastern side of the neighborhood, while the pleasant sounding Meadow Brook is on the western side. The very popular neighborhood Fruitvale with its many restaurants and shops is just a hop-and-a-skip away as well.

The home is very close to the neighborhood school, Manzanita Seed School. Manzanita Seed is a dual immersion program where students are taught in both English and Spanish. Though the school does not rank fantastically on tests (the Great Schools website gives it a 7 out of 10),but it is light years ahead of many of the schools in the surrounding areas that have virtually fallen off the map in terms of student achievement scores. In addition, Manzanita offers free after school art programs taught by professional artists and musicians.

Overall, Reservoir Hills and to a lesser extent Meadow Brook, are some of the better spots to live in this area.



Open Houses:
Saturday July 20 and Sunday July 21

Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28

Brokers Tour:
Monday July 22nd

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Nicolette Sommer
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Nicolette Sommer

Wells and Bennett RealtorsDRE#

MLS: 40874669