The Scoop

The percussion of the hustle and flow of blossoming Oakland greets you as you make your way down the steps to start your day. The January drizzle caresses your cheek and you pop open your umbrella and waltz the 4 blocks to BART. Living amongst the plethora of Oakland’s best restaurants means cooking is optional and you may decide to eat ice cream for dinner at Little Giant which is 3 blocks away!

Purchased over 30 years ago and completely restored over a 7-year span by the seller and his brother, Bob Hutchinson, who now owns Hutchcraft Construction. The exterior is original and the interior was completely gutted between 1987-1994. During this time the electrical, plumbing, foundation and systems were replaced.

Tidbits from Gail Lombardi, Researcher, Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey

"It was built in 1889 for Adam Rudolph who was a “cooper,” a barrel maker. In 1895, it was sold to Charles G. Hardy who had a book and stationery store on Broadway which flourished after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire and lasted into the 1920s. The extensive Queen Anne millwork and above-average detailing have been noted in the evaluation of the house: the angled bay with corner brackets with decorative brackets, scrollwork in the arched window, pendants, dentils, fish scale shingles in the gable, decorative bargeboard, decorative window frames… I could go on. "

Property Details:

  • Public record states built in 1895
  • Oakland historian, Gail Lombardi states it was built in 1889
  • 2,610 square feet (per floor plan sketch)
  • Both units are vacant
  • Live in a community with a Walk Score® of 97
  • The exterior is original with gingerbread detail and new exterior paint (2018)
  • Handmade double-hung windows made to replicate the original
  • 2 gas meters
  • 2 electrical main panels
  • Backyard

Lower Unit:

  • 1310 square feet (approx. per floor plan)
  • Level-in unit with access to the backyard
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a master bedroom suite
  • Updated kitchen with marble counters and new appliances (2018)
  • New engineered oak floors (2018)
  • Updated bathrooms with new porcelain tiles and new vanities (2018)
  • Some new light fixtures (2018)
  • Laundry/utility room

Upper Unit:

  • 1,310 square feet PLUS a staircase up to a 1,319 square foot attic (approx. per floor plan)
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a master bedroom suite
  • Great natural light
  • Living room with stained glass
  • Kitchen with Wedgewood stove, marble counters and new (2018) refrigerator and dishwasher
  • Bathrooms with original clawfoot tubs and marble tile floor
  • Original Douglas fir floors in the living/dining rooms
  • Formal dining room with fireplace
  • Laundry in closet
  • French doors off of the kitchen to a deck
  • Plaster light medallions were purchased by San Francisco Victoriana
  • Carpet in the bedrooms

Made by Bob Hutchinson during the renovation (1987–1994):

  • Redwood door casings and baseboard
  • Crown molding
  • Ash kitchen floor
  • Douglas fir kitchen cabinets made from one old beam
  • Solid redwood bathroom vanities made to replicate the style of the late 1800s
  • Staircase up to the oversized attic with skylights, electrical outlets, toilet and sink
  • Both the front doors and pocket doors between the living and dining rooms feature the original hardware

2,376 square feet (approx. per public record)

Map & Amenities

Floor Plans


Oakland is buzzing. It has shrugged off the stigma occasioned by the comment, in Gertrude Stein's autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, that "there's no 'there' there." Whatever might have been the case in the past, there is plenty of "there" here now. Downtown Oakland has emerged a vibrant and stylish place filled with hot spots to discover and enjoy. It is loosely separated into what is referred to by Oakland locals as Uptown Oakland and Old Oakland.

Uptown Oakland has a thriving art community that showcases its enthusiasm the first Friday of the month during Oakland Art Murmur, an open art walk where you can meet artists, listen to live music, and celebrate creativity while catching up with friends. The Oakland Museum of California also offers exhibits featuring local culture (free admission every second Sunday of the month).

Uptown comes alive when the sun goes down, so come hungry! FloradosaDrake's DealershipalaMarCalaveraAgaveDuende, and Luka's Taproom and Lounge, and all have unique ambiances with great reviews. After dinner enjoy the striking architecture while catching a live show at one of the theatres in the area, such as the Paramount and the newly refurbished Fox Theatre, or go ice skating at the Oakland Ice Center.

Old Oakland is a historic district near Jack London Square filled with Victorian buildings built up in the late 1800s. An exciting blend of old and new, this area is also home to the famous Ratto's DeliThe TrappistB Restaurant, and Tamarindo.

Right in the middle of Lakeside, Downtown, and Jack London is Oakland's vibrant and colorful Chinatown. This is not some tatty collection of cheap souvenir shops. It's a living, breathing, vital community filled with bakeries, restaurants, and sidewalks jammed with shoppers and visitors. Public festivals in the area include the annual Lunar New Year Bazaar established in 2001, and the StreetFest

Easily accessible to two BART stations, Interstates 80 and 980, as well as bus lines, this area of Oakland is a great choice for those who want to live in a modern condominium in the midst of a commercial area reflecting diverse cultural traditions.

In all, Downtown Oakland is a soulful, energetic place, and its energetic diversity is sprouting chic bistros, street festivals, lively entertainment, bustling farmers markets, and alternative charter schools.


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Deidre Joyner

Realtor® AssociateRed Oak RealtycalDRE# 01451749(510) 693-4253