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Exceptional and elegant home remodeled for today’s lifestyle, but still showcasing 1903 architectural details and charm at every turn. This is an outstanding floor plan for today’s home buyers. A fabulous chef’s kitchen/eat-in area/family room combo spans the back of the house and features seamless indoor/outdoor access to the backyard patio and lawn. This layout creates ideal spaces for entertaining. The lower floor also has grand living and dining rooms, both with fireplaces and boasting wainscotting, pocket doors, inlaid hardwood floors, and box-beam ceilings. A downstairs bedroom/office and full bath complete the first floor. An impressive main staircase and foyer leads up to 4 large bedrooms, including a luxurious primary suite with en suite bath and gas fireplace. Spectacular, central location just blocks to Lake Merritt, Grand/Lakeshore/Piedmont Avenue/Uptown amenities, Transbay bus and BART, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, farmers’ market, super convenient San Francisco commute. No car needed here!

Interior, first floor:

  • Large foyer 
    • Box beam ceilings
    • Inlaid hardwood floors
    • Grand staircase to upper level
    • Wainscotting 
  • Formal dining room
    • Pocket doors
    • Box beam ceilings
    • Wainscotting
    • Original decorative fireplace
    • Open to family room
  • Grand, oversized living room with fireplace
  • Remodeled chef’s kitchen
    • Spacious eat-in area
    • Breakfast bar
    • Second prep sink
    • Stone countertops
    • Subway tile backsplash
    • Industrial grade oven/stove
    • Stainless steel appliances
    • Pantry
    • Open to family room 
    • Easy indoor/outdoor access
  • First bedroom, used as an office, with wainscotting
  • Full updated bathroom
  • Laundry

Interior, 2nd floor:

  • 4 bedrooms total, including primary bedroom, all quite spacious
  • Two bathrooms, including primary ensuite 
  • Primary bedroom
    • Romantic gas burning fireplace
    • Two closets
    • Full of sunlight
    • Ensuite updated bathroom
  • Back bedroom is a combination of two bedrooms
  • Remodeled hall bathroom
  • Large landing area at top of the grand stairs
  • Access to a large attic
  • Classic craftsman built-in storage in the hallway

Overall sq ft per marketing floor plan: 2,907 approx. sq. ft. 


  • Iconic Craftsman: featured in Oakland’s handbook “Rehab Right”
  • Perched above the street for maximum privacy
  • Large, covered front porch entry
  • Easy indoor/outdoor access from the kitchen/eat-in area/family combo
  • Cobblestone patio with two different areas for entertaining, including dining and lounging 
  • 2022 newly landscaped front, side and backyards with 200 additional plants
  • 2022 solar exterior lights
  • Multiple fruit trees: plum, apple, asian pear, persimmon, lemon, lime, and kefir lime
  • Classic brick walkways
  • Large lawn for play
  • Plenty of borders for planting or gardening
  • Private backyard, fully fenced
  • Garden shed in backyard
  • 2021 updated irrigation system, back and front yards
  • Detached garage at street level with automatic door opener app 
  • 6,250 sq. ft. lot per public records

Historical home:

  • Trefethen family home, with multiple generations the product of Oakland public schools and University of California at Berkeley
  • The Trefehen family are founders of large Napa winery,you can purchase Trefethen riesling today at Bay Street Whole Foods (
  • Trefethen Junior was instrumental in building the Bay Bridge, Hoover Dam and development of Kaiser Permanente
  • Per Betty Marvin, Oakland’s Historic Preservation Planner, included on p. 22 of the city of Oakland’s “Rehab Right” handbook

Sources: and p. 38-42

Location Highlights: 

  • Rated “Very Walkable” and “Very Bikeable” by
  • Heart of Grand Lake District with all that Lakeshore and Grand Avenues have to offer
  • Less than a mile to another one of Oakland’s favorite streets: Piedmont Avenue. Don’t miss amazing Pomello Restaurant for the best Mediterranean food**
  • About 8 blocks to Grand Lake farmers’ market on Saturday mornings**
  • Enjoy amazing mediterranean cuisine at one of the neighborhood favorites, Bacheesos - just 5 blocks away**
  • A hot cup of joe nearby at Coffee Mill, a local favorite 
  • Local icon Arizmendi Bakery for out of this world pastries and pizza
  • Less than a mile to all that Uptown Oakland offers: drinks at Drakes Dealership, shows at the Paramount and Fox Theaters, food at Hopscotch, Duende and many more**
  • About 5 blocks to some of the best Tacos Oakland has to offer at Los Cantaros** 
  • Nine blocks to amazing tapas and happy hour drinks at Sidebar** 
  • Neighborhood favorites include Shogun Sushi, The Alley, Almond and Oak, and Sister
  • Enjoy all the perks of living blocks away from Lake Merritt: sunset gondola rides, the lakefront trail, rolling skating parties and more
  • Only a half mile away to Children’s Fairyland, a magical Oakland icon**
  • Grand Avenue favorites such as Beech’s Thai and Jong Ha House
  • Kuma Spa with amazing foot massage is close by on Grand 
  • 19th Street BART is less than a mile away**
  • Several Transbay bus lines within several blocks, including NL and NX at Grand and Lakeshore
  • Whole Foods is just 4-5 blocks away and super convenient to Trader Joes and Safeway too** 

*Buyer to verify use with the city. ** Distances approximate per Google maps


Adams Point, considered the “Jewel of Oakland, is located near the northern shore of Lake Merritt.  The neighborhood is tucked between the Uptown Oakland and Grand Lake neighborhoods and if you’re looking for gorgeous lake views from home, The Bellevue-Staten and the elaborate, Beaux Arts-styled Regillus buildings are ideal for you. You can also find a variety of single-family homes and cozy condominiums in Adams Point, making it one of the more diverse real estate areas in Oakland.

There is more to Lake Merritt than a beautiful body of water. Adams Point residents can easily access a few of the area’s popular public parks. Nearby Lakeside Park includes Children’s Fairyland, a storybook theme park that has delighted generations of kids and even served as a model for Disneyland Park. The three-mile pathway around the lake hosts hundreds of runners and walkers each day.

If you enjoy exploring a vast array of plant life, the Gardens at Lake Merritt are a must-see. Stroll through the peaceful Bonsai and Japanese Gardens, or transport yourself to a tropical paradise in the Palm Garden. 

Just south of the Gardens is where you will find the Lake Merritt Boating Center, which offers sailing classes, as well as rents kayaks canoes, and sailboats. If you have your own boat or kayak, you can use it on Lake Merritt for a small fee. 

Adams Point is a short stroll from the 19th Street Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, making it a great neighborhood for commuters. Residents from Adams Point can ride to Google Headquarters in less than 40 minutes, and to the Financial District in less than 30. Additionally, the neighborhood’s close proximity to Interstate 580 makes it easy to travel to the Oakland Zoo, or up to the Golden Gate Fields in Northwest Berkeley.

Living in Adams Point is great for people who love live entertainment, dinner & a movie, or a delicious meal. Paramount Theatre is less than one mile from Adams Point, and showcases a variety of live acts including stand-up comedy shows, concerts, and performing arts. About two blocks south, you will find the historic Fox Theater, which seats up to 2,800 people and features similar shows. 

After a great show (or any time of day), Adams Point’s Grand Avenue offers a variety of dining options. Some of the local favorites include the New American sensation Sidebar, Coach Sushi, a popular Japanese restaurant known for its bottomless sake, and Grandeur, a Midtown Oakland Staple for delicious Vegan Cuisine.


Open Houses:
Sat & Sun OH 2-4pm, April 23, 24, 30th and May 1st

Brokers Tour:
10-1pm April 25th

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Kathleen Wilson
(510) 919-1712
[email protected]


Kathleen Wilson

RealtorRed Oak RealtyDRE# 01343881(510) 919-1712

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