I know, I know. We hear it a lot, don’t we? “Charm of Yesteryear with Modern Conveniences!” “Historic Details with the Comforts of Today!” Usually, I’m a purist. Most of us here are. The best details have to go through an “uncool” phase to come back big, right? Those Mid Century console sinks with the thin chrome legs?? I’m obsessed with those sinks! That look is so fresh now, somehow. Thank you to everyone who did not rip those out. What a service. But I digress.
Point is, for me, the juxtaposition of history and hip styling can work if the architectural details are intact and really impactful. That’s happening here big time. We’ve got pocket doors. There are EIGHTY arched windows throughout. Gorgeous arched doors with moulding and corinthian columns add a double dose of sophistication and classic, brass Victorian lighting hanging from beautiful ceiling medallions bring it home. All of that really luxurious detailing can stand up to contemporary art pieces and furniture with acrylic details no problem! It can even make them shine.
1076 59th Street, Oakland, CA 94608
7 beds/5 baths, 5,356 sq.ft.
Asking Price: $2,800,000
Once-in-a-generation, magical 2-building, 3-unit compound on a huge, flat lot is dominated by the 1885 “de Rome House” mansion with 5356 sq ft,* 7 bedrooms, billiard room, Parisian attic atelier, & an artfully updated, sun-filled kitchen. A dramatic live Oak frames the entry and is artfully lit up at night. This iconic Victorian wonderland showcases many architectural details including over 80 arch-topped windows, embossed wallpaper, 4 fireplaces, pocket doors & Corinthian columns. This home is both historic and hip, grand and playful, stunning and welcoming. The separate 2003 duplex houses 2 Dwell-style live work lofts, 645 & 1060 sq ft, * with high ceilings, polished concrete floors, sleek kitchens, & private gardens. In thriving Paradise Park/NOBE, convenient to Pixar. This rare compound offers endless potential for the creative type who needs space and inspiration to turn their dreams into reality.
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AUTHOR ALIX ADAMS
Alix is CIRCA’s Properties Manager. She relishes working directly with homeowners and real estate agents to track down new stewards for homes with secrets to keep and stories to tell! On a lifetime mission to visit every great flea market in the world, she’s probably going to need a bigger old house soon.