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868 43rd st :: Oakland :: Longfellow Neighborhood
3 Bedrooms / 1 Bath / 1274 sqft Home / 5000 sqft Lot
Sunny and spacious with room to roam while at home in this lovely California bungalow in Longfellow. Rare combination of an inspiring home, big sunny and flat lot, detached office, attached garage and full height basement. You’ll love the elevated main level that is steeped in period charm, tall ceilings and views of the garden from the living/dining/kitchen. A superb layout with: entryway, 3 spacious bedrooms, remodeled bathroom, cozy living room, open kitchen and dining room that lead to the backyard. Outside is your own park-like setting with sunny entertainment areas, grassy fields, raised veggie beds, and your very own private office space complete with radiant floors and outdoor sitting area. The lower level is a maker’s dream with a garage, workshop, and laundry area that can all be accessed from internal stairs or street level garage door. Lots of upgrades including dual-pane windows, new roof, and all new appliances and countertops in the kitchen. Super convenient to Macarthur BART (0.5 miles) and Temescal dining and shops.
Located just north of the West Oakland area, Longfellow is nestled in between Temescal Creek to the north and 36th Street/Interstate 580 to the south. The Longfellow neighborhood features a variety of real estate architecture and floorplan options, including multi-family investment homes and standalone single family homes. Although this neighborhood is primarily residential, the easy access to highways, a BART Station and bus stations provides plenty of options to explore everything Oakland has to offer. One of the most unique landmarks of Longfellow is the Oakland Military Academy, which sits at the heart of the neighborhood. This academy provides a seven-year college preparatory program which begins at 6th grade all the way to high school graduation. Since the Oakland Military Academy is not a boarding school, parents who have a strong desire for their kids to attend this amazing charter school will love calling the Longfellow neighborhood home. North Side Supermarket is one of the few stores within the Longfellow neighborhood, but stands out as an amazing locally-owned grocery shop. Customers love the incredible selection of meat, deli selections, beer, wine, produce, and pantry items. The store also provides household items such as laundry detergent, cleaning products, and a variety of beverages. Whether hosting friends for a cookout, or just need to restock the pantry and fridge, North Side Supermarket has is within easy reach of most Longfellow residents. Commuters have plenty of reasons to love living in Longfellow. MacArthur Station sits along the eastern border of the neighborhood, and is less than a mile walk from most Longfellow homes. Downtown Oakland is just a 6-minute ride from MacArthur Station, while Google Headquarters is less than 30 minutes away. For those who need to commute north, Downtown Berkley is just a 5-minute train ride, which makes it easy to ride to/from UC Berkeley. The close proximity to Interstate 580 offers a straightforward drive to the Bay Bridge, and can also be utilized to drive to the Oakland Coliseum.