Storybook Oakland house with a pool asks $2.4 million

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English refinement in the East Bay? Oh hell yeah.

On the market for the first time since 1957, this 1940s Tudor-style estate surrounded by 17,820 square feet of rolling green lawns, mature redwoods and maples, brick patios, and countless beautiful sitting areas is straight out of a fairytale—it even has a heart(ish)-shaped pool.


From the inside, you can still capture magical views of the gardens, the city, and the bay through endless windows, but the interiors are just as lovely. With hardwood floors, exposed beams, and plenty period touches, the space is expansive while still feeling cozy.

In the living area, two sets of sweeping windows flood the area with light while a stone fireplace warms up the room. The adjacent dining room opens up to an outdoor sitting area overlooking the lush landscape; and the kitchen, with three skylights, has a fireplace in the breakfast nook and its own access to the garden. Yet another brick fireplace in the family room makes for the perfect place to watch movies and relax with the fam. Maintaining the indoor-outdoor living vibe, a large patio sits outside sliding glass doors.

Upstairs, three light-filled bedrooms are immersed in the treetops; three bathrooms each have their own soaking tub. The most quaint of all the spaces sits above the garage—a one bed, one bath A-frame studio with wooden walls and built-in shelving. Reminiscent of an intimate cabin setting, it will feel like a little home away from home.

Location: 5885 Estates Dr. (Oakland)

Size: 3,430 sq. ft.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4

Asking price: $2,395,000

// For more information, visit pacificunion.com

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