For lovers of nature and minimalist mid-century style, this 1962 home by Napa-based architect David Reichel is a gem, located just minutes from the hikes and bike trails of East Bay Regional Parks.
In Oakland's quiet Woodminster neighborhood, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom house was Reichel's first custom home; at nearly 1,500 square feet, it has been updated by the current owners but retains many of its original characteristics.
The home consists of two structures connected by an entryway; there are hardwood floors throughout, as well as walls of glass that let in the wooded landscape.
As the heart of the home, the great room has a fireplace, double height windows, and views of the bay, making it a soothing space to chill.
The kitchen opens up to an airy dining space via a lengthy breakfast bar with pendant lights; aquamarine tiles line the backsplash behind the range.
Each of the bedrooms has sweeping windows for their own sense of indoor/outdoor living; two of them have access to the patio. In the backyard, look for an extra-large deck with wraparound bench seating. There's plenty of room to dine al fresco and a fire pit for making s'mores.
Location: 4854 Trinidad Ave. (Oakland)
Size: 1,449 sq. ft.
Asking price: $1,150,000
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