649 61st Street
Oakland, CA 94609
$895,000 | Sold $1,350,000
649 61st Street, Oakland, CA 94609
4,160 SF Lot
About 649 61st Street
Dear Future Owners of 649 61st Street,
Welcome home! We wanted to write a letter to the prospective buyers of this unique home because it feels so meaningful for us to pass on the legacy and to share a piece of its history with you. We are so excited for you to add your story to the rich tapestry that is this home and this incredible neighborhood. The house was built in 1908 and has been deeply loved and well cared for over the years by a total of 4 owners, including our family. When we walked through the front doors a little over 14 years ago, we instantly fell in love with its original craftsman charm featuring redwood framing and baseboards, functional built-ins, warm wood floors, a generous layout and ingenious use of space, and its unique doorways that are every size imaginable as they were all built by hand on site over a hundred years ago. We took our time to make changes over the years and with every change we made, we always worked to honor and preserve its original charm.
This home and community have been an incredible place to raise our children. We have always felt so grateful to live in a neighborhood where our children could walk and bike to their local school and visit friends in the community. Living at 649 61st Street not only gives you access to amazing OUSD schools (Peralta Elementary/Sankofa Elementary Schools, Claremont Middle School, and Oakland Tech HS), but also situates you close to AC public transit up the street on Shattuck, Ashby Bart only a 7 minute walk away, easy freeway access, local shopping in Temescal/Rockridge/Elmwood, and an incredibly vibrant community of neighbors and friends who beautifully reflect the rich diversity of Oakland. We’ve raised our children here from birth to their current ages of 9 and 12. As we have grown with this home over the years, our love for our community has only deepened, which has made it close to impossible to leave.
With a Walk Score of 91 and a Bike Score of 99 you have plenty of amenities at your fingertips! Here are a few worth mentioning…
- Bushrod Park: .2 miles, Dover Park: .5 miles
- Berkeley Bowl: .9 miles
- Temescal is .8 miles away where you can find some of Oakland’s top restaurants such as Pizzaiolo, Bakesale Betty, Homeroom, Burma Super Star and Cholita Linda
- Rockridge’s College Avenue is just minutes away with even more boutique shopping and highly acclaimed restaurants such as Wood Tavern, Southie, Ramen Shop, Zachary’s Chicago Pizza, A16, À Côté, and Cactus Taqueria
- Ashby BART: .9 miles
- Downtown SF: 11.7 miles