5528 Dover Street
Oakland, CA 94609


5528 Dover Street, Oakland, CA 94609

5 BD

2 BA

2,620 SF


5,610 SF Lot

About 5528 Dover Street

Vintage Farmhouse Charm with Stylish Modern Updates

Searching for an elegant & spacious home where you can create family memories for years to come? Dreams really DO come true! 5528 Dover Street is a classic farmhouse home that has been stylishly updated with attention to retaining an authentic vintage feel.

This two story charmer is generously proportioned at 2620 sq. ft. and offers 5 bedrooms, plus TWO additional office/bonus rooms, 2 full baths, a large living room, and a formal dining room. With 3 ample bedrooms upstairs and 2 bedrooms downstairs, plus the 2 bonus rooms, the floor plan provides flexibility for extended family visits, gatherings, and/or work-from-home spaces, while providing great separation of space. The large sunny living room with built in window bench and dining room with vintage fireplaces honors the architectural history of the home, and will be the setting for many get-togethers in years to come. Ample windows flood the home with light and provide inviting views of the lush greenery for a complete feeling of living in a garden oasis. The large lot includes many beautiful mature trees and gardening options, including apple, citrus, and pear trees and raised planting beds. All this PLUS a detached garage that includes a nicely finished add-on space perfect for an art studio, media room, or play space.

Situated on a friendly street in the heart of Oakland’s coveted Bushrod-North Oakland district – you are just steps from the very best Temescal, Rockridge, & Berkeley amenities. You’ll find a true sense of community here with amiable neighbors who actively participate in an annual block party and a neighborhood watch/EQ preparedness group. Dogs and their owners walk by daily on their way to two different nearby (unofficial) dog parks, along with parents and baby strollers headed to the children’s play park just a half block away. Commuting options abound, with convenient access to 3 BART stations, nearby freeway access, and one block in either direction to major bus lines.

This special home also sports a rare (and coveted) East Coast style covered front porch, where you can sit and play guitar, give out Halloween candy, or just lounge and read a book in the shade. The interior offers the right kind of flow for hosting parties and holidays, with rooms for gatherings to move about graciously. The inviting private and fenced back yard awaits your green thumb, kids, dogs, and the BBQ grill. Whether you need room for roommates, guests, hosting, or work from home, there is room to spare in this lovely storybook home. Too many amenities to describe, so bring your imagination and get thee to the open houses. This is the home where dreams come true!

Status: Pending

Features & Updates

  • Updated electrical and plumbing
  • Updated kitchen, w/laminate counters & marmoleum floors
  • Updated baths
  • Updated lighting, including new LR and DR chandeliers
  • Gleaming wood floors downstairs
  • Carpeting upstairs provides sound insulation
  • Covered east-coast-style front porch – big enough for outdoor seating
  • Mature landscaping front and back
  • Mature trees include: 3 espaliered apple (different varieties), pear tree, mandarin tree, plus red-leaf Japanese maple, pink Dogwood, and more
  • Raised planting beds – 3
  • Large, fenced, private back yard
  • Off-street parking behind fence, plenty of on-street parking
  • Laundry/systems room off kitchen
  • Detached garage with large finished workspace
  • Garage wired for electrical/water

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Location Details

Location is convenient to the best Oakland & Berkeley amenities: Temescal shops & restaurants are just a 2 short block stroll away. And, you’ll be central to great food shopping, including all the best East Bay grocery stores. Rockridge and Berkeley and Emeryville are a short drive.

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Tomi Thomas


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