2535 Frances Street
Oakland CA 94601

$879,000 | Sold $975,000

2535 Frances Street, Oakland CA 94601

3 BD

2 BA

1,609 SF


5,396 SF Lot

About 2535 Frances Street

Garden Retreat with Views & Bonus Living Space!

In the ever-evolving real estate market, two features have emerged as highly desirable: a sprawling garden and a versatile flex space. Combine that with a staple in real estate desirability (awe-inspiring views) and you’ll get 2535 Frances.

This rare find is the perfect fusion of indoor/outdoor living, bonus space, and stunning views of Oakland.

Upon entry, you'll be welcomed by abundant natural light, views through every window, a charming fireplace, and timeless hardwood flooring.

On this level, you'll discover a thoughtfully designed space featuring two generously sized bedrooms, a well-appointed bathroom, charming kitchen with Oakland views, dedicated laundry room, and a brand-new redwood deck where you can unwind and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings.

Downstairs is a bonus flex space with its own private entry, spacious kitchen, full bathroom, and large deck. The versatile living area can serve as a work-from-home space, family room, generational living space, a guest suite, or even a potential income-generating opportunity.

Nature enthusiasts will find their sanctuary in the expansive backyard. Adorned with mature plants, a dedicated gardening area, majestic trees, and an abundance of space to host delightful garden parties, this backyard is a true haven for outdoor lovers.

This home offers an exquisite retreat for those who appreciate the harmonious blend of indoor comfort and outdoor beauty.

Located between the Maxwell park and Fairfax neighborhoods of Oakland, you will have the opportunity to become part of a thriving community that cherishes its roots while embracing the future.

2535 Frances is the home you have envisioned, featuring abundant living areas, a generous backyard, versatile bonus space, and picturesque views—all qualities that today's discerning homebuyers seek.

Status: Sold

Open House: :

Features & Updates

  • New front porch and concrete walkway
  • New exterior lights in front, side, and rear of property
  • Double decks – one of them is a brand new redwood deck
  • Large yard – mature plants & trees, gardening area, hammock, entertaining space
  • New exterior door leading to outdoor deck upstairs
  • New landscaping including garden boxes, mulch, pea pebbles, plants
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Roof has been well maintained – half was replaced in 2016, the other half was replaced in 2023
  • Two bedrooms
  • Two full refreshed bathrooms
  • Refinished hardwood floors
  • Downstairs bonus area – guest space, family room, office, potential income producing space, or anything else you can imagine! (seller and seller agent do not guarantee this space is warranted)
  • Two fireplaces
  • New tile surround on upstairs fireplace
  • West Elm light fixtures in living room and dining room
  • New light fixtures throughout
  • Freshly painted kitchen cabinets in both kitchens
  • New flooring upstairs bathroom
  • New flooring upstairs kitchen
  • New hardware for both kitchen cabinets
  • New faucet for both kitchens
  • New carpet on staircase
  • Freshly painted interior
  • Abundant light throughout

Take a Tour of 2535 Frances Street

Location Details

Nestled in the heart of Oakland, California, the Maxwell Park and Fairfax neighborhoods offer a hidden oasis for those seeking a harmonious blend of community charm and natural beauty. 2535 Frances is located between both of these desirable neighborhoods. Located in the southeastern part of the city, this area captures the essence of Oakland’s vibrant spirit.

Maxwell Park, known for its tree-lined streets and picturesque homes, exudes a tranquil ambiance that draws residents and visitors alike. This residential neighborhood has an array of architectural styles, from cozy bungalows to spacious Mediterranean-inspired residences. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere as you stroll along the sidewalks, taking in the well-maintained gardens and friendly smiles of neighbors.

Nature enthusiasts will find solace not only in 2535 Frances, but also in Maxwell Park’s namesake, an enchanting green space that offers a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Lush trees provide ample shade for picnics, while the park’s trails invite you to explore and connect with nature. The park also features playgrounds, sports facilities, and picnic areas, providing opportunities for recreation and community gatherings.

Adjacent to Maxwell Park lies the Fairfax neighborhood, a close-knit community with its own unique character. Fairfax showcases an eclectic mix of architectural styles, including Craftsman, Tudor, and mid-century modern homes. Wandering through the neighborhood’s charming streets, you’ll be captivated by the well-preserved residences and the pride of homeownership evident in each property. Fairfax is known for its sense of community, where neighbors come together for events and celebrations.

Explore the diverse culinary scene, with a myriad of local eateries and cafes nearby. Immerse yourself in Oakland’s rich arts and cultural scene, attending performances at the nearby theaters or visiting the galleries and studios in the surrounding areas.

Experience the transformation of Oakland’s Courtland Creek as it undergoes a remarkable restoration project aimed at enhancing its natural beauty and ecological integrity. This project will enhance the community’s access and enjoyment of this natural gem. Thoughtfully designed walking paths, accessible seating, gathering places, and scenic overlooks will be integrated, inviting residents and visitors to explore and appreciate the renewed beauty of the creek. Through the revitalization of Courtland Creek, Oakland’s residents will have an opportunity to reconnect with nature and embrace the serenity that flows through the heart of their city.

With its tranquil ambiance, beautiful homes, community-driven spirit, and soon-to-be-revitalized Courtland Creek, the Maxwell Park and Fairfax neighborhoods offer a unique opportunity to experience the true essence of Oakland. Embrace the charm and warmth that emanate from these hidden gems and become part of a thriving community that cherishes its roots while embracing the future.

  • Satisfy your sweet cravings at Donut Savant just 3 minutes away from the property
  • Surrounded by nearby parks like Maxwell park, Brookdale Park, Courtland Creek Park
  • Enjoy flavorful beers and casual atmosphere at Ghost Town Brewing with friends. (1.3 miles 5 mins drive)
  • Laurel Ace Hardware is your one-stop-shop for all your hardware needs. (1 mile | 4 mins drive)
  • Dine in at Sequoia Diner for your American style food cravings (1.2 miles | 4 mins drive)
  • Indulge in a variety of flavorful Caribbean dishes at Cocobreeze Caribbean Restaurant with welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff just minutes away from the property. (0.3 miles) 
  • Looking for a sweet treat? Visit Green House Bakery offers variety of baked goodies such as macarons, cookies and cupcakes. (0.6 mile | 2 mins drive)
  • Take your fitness to the next level and visit Compound strength + Conditioning to reach your fitness goals. 
  • Interested in developing your skills in singing, dancing, and acting? Consider enrolling at Kids N’ Dance to hone your talents. (1.1 miles | 4 min drive)
  • Bike over to Laurel Cyclery, your one-stop shop for all things bicycle – (1.2 miles | 8 min bike ride)
  • Courtland Creek is undergoing a remarkable restoration project. Thoughtfully designed walking paths, accessible seating, gathering places, and scenic overlooks will be integrated, inviting residents and visitors to explore and appreciate the renewed beauty of the creek.