725 43rd street Oakland CA
725 43rd street Oakland CA

House (Sold)

Built circa 1922, Lauren Wolf and Patrick Dunaway’s house had plenty of inherent California Craftsman charm, well hidden beneath successive layers of 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s excess. This talented couple, who own the popular shop Esqueleto in nearby Temescal Alley (www.shopesqueleto.com) and who are both designer and artists, worked to modernize and gently reconfigure the home, improving the flow to better connect the living area to the kitchen and dining area, and and to open the home to the spectacular succulent garden. The result is a welcoming, classic home full of original period details, that functions as a thoroughly modern space.
One of the most exciting and areas of North Oakland, the Longfellow neighborhood is an extremely convenient location both for commuters and for enjoying the shops and restaurants of neighboring Temescal, Rockridge, and NOBE, not to mention the burgeoning Uptown and Grand Lake areas. From the front door, BART is approximately 6 minutes on foot, and with excellent freeway access, SOMA and the Financial district, are about 15 minutes by car.

Upgrades and improvements include:

  • All new copper plumbing
  • New tankless demand water heater
  • Upgraded gas for dryer
  • All new kitchen
  • New bathroom
  • New central heating installed
  • New front window and all new shutters
  • New front and back door
  • Upgraded electrical, new outlets and partial update of knob and tube
  • New concrete driveway ramp
New appliances, dishwasher, oven/stove & exhaust hood
  • Fence, gate, & carport
  • Fantastic succulent garden with deck, fire pit, and more
  • Carport with charming corrugated roof
  • Drainage system
  • Much more