Italianate in Oakland, CA

Added to OHD on 3/6/20   -   Last OHD Update: 9/25/20   -   12 Comments
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925 E 11th St, Oakland, CA 94606

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  • $680,000
  • 2265 Sq Ft
This spacious two story house is located in the Clinton neighborhood above Interstate 880 (the Nimitz freeway). Built in 1897, this Victorian era single family home is in close proximity to an array of light industrial businesses and the nearby commercial corridor of E 14th Street. In addition, Downtown Oakland, Laney Community College, Lake Merritt and the Lake Merritt BART station are just minutes away along with convenient freeway access. There is a spacious front yard, currently being used for parking, with approximately 2, 265+ square feet (via public records) of living space, featuring 3 occupied and 1 built out addition units i.e. #1=studio, #2=2BR/1BA, #3=2BR/1BA, #4=1BR/1BA, on a large 6, 750+ square foot lot.
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Brandon Tran, Compass
(415) 738-7000
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12 Comments on Italianate in Oakland, CA

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12146 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Ouch. The street view stings the heart. Poor, poor house. Pity post.

  2. natira121natira121 says: 731 comments
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    1877 Vernacular
    Columbia River Gorge, WA

    Maybe you should have a category for that?!

  3. mountain-lionmountain-lion says: 49 comments
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    1952 Eichler

    Challenging micro location with all that light-industrial and the sea of concrete, but it is close to BART and easy freeway access makes it attractive to the right person–someone who has ties to that area of Oakland and loves old houses. (I’m hoping both that the house gets restored and that the restoration doesn’t gentrify things too, too much. There isn’t enough affordable housing there as it is.)

    Not sure what resources it needs to get into a good state. The house itself seems largely unmolested, but needing some deferred maintenance. Wish I could see the inside.

  4. RossRoss says: 2417 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Yes, ouch:

  5. JimHJimH says: 5267 comments
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    The home of attorney and land agent Robert Gardner (1841-1907) from the early 1880’s. Later owned by James H. Aydelotte, a teacher and officer of a local business college.

    Looks fairly typical for Oakland, a city with poor zoning and building regulation – the horrific Ghost Ship fire wasn’t far from there. It would be fun to fix up the place and have it stand out like a jewel. It’s not a terrible neighborhood and the view of the Queen Anne cottages across the street is pretty cool!

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7177 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      >Ghost Ship fire

    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5436 comments
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      1897 Queen Anne Colonial
      Cadiz, OH

      Thanks, Jim for the information. I thought there were too many Italianate details for this to have been from 1897. Oakland provided a more affordable alternative to posh San Francisco across the Bay even during the late Victorian era. This same house in SF today would be a couple of million more in price-as is. I agree that taking a long view approach and restoring this house properly could over time make the low end commercial surroundings go away. In time, infill housing of new townhomes could completely transform this area and the restored Victorian could catapult upwards in value.

  6. RosewaterRosewater says: 7177 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Take it apart and move it to; and restore and expand it sympathetically in, Redlands. Recycle what doesn’t belong left on site.

    Grade the Oakland lot and install adequate finish landscape; put in a beefy security barrier with good gates; set a nice new double wide in there; and sell it for a profit.

    Make good money on both ends of the deal.



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