This contemporary duplex in the heart of Oakland boasts 2 renovated units as well as a spacious landscaped backyard. The top unit is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom; the ground-floor unit is a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom with a large storage cellar. Throughout both units, you’ll find open living spaces, modern kitchens with quartz counters and top-of-the-line appliances, refinished hardwood floors, bay windows, fresh paint, elegant details, contemporary lighting, and classic moulding and trim. The backyard features a large patio for grilling, a no-maintenance turf lawn, and a separate garden laid with river rock. This duplex is perfect for those looking to supplement income by renting out a unit, or for a family that’s looking to keep semi-independent relatives closeby.
862 56th Street sits on a tree-lined street in the heart of Oakland’s Santa Fe neighborhood. Situated between Emeryville and Temescal, it offers the best of everyday convenience and boutique charm. Just blocks away are lauded local restaurants like Burma Superstar, Pizzaiolo, Cholita Linda, Marufuku Ramen, Temescal Brewing, and Blue Bottle Coffee; in the other direction, big chains like Trader Joe’s, Home Depot, Nordstrom, and West Elm are just 1 mile away. Also in the neighborhood are various schools, fitness and yoga studios, and parks. Commuters will enjoy easy access to the Grove Shafter Freeway on-ramp; the proximity to the MacArthur BART; and the convenience of nearby buses 12, 18, 88, F.
While the top unit is accessed via a serpentine set of brick steps––a garden-lined path leads through an arched iron fence to the front door of the bottom unit. Both entryways open directly into the living room. In the top unit, the open living room and dining are truly stunning. While being flowing and airy, both feel like distinct spaces: they each boast a huge bay window that floods the space with light, and they’re divided by a set of decorative buttresses. The dining room is also centered by a dramatic contemporary light fixture.
In both units, the kitchens look out on the dining room over a quartz topped breakfast bar. Renovated just like the rest of the home, they feature brand new stainless steel appliances, beautiful quartz countertops, a full-height subway tile backsplash, and mission-style white wood cabinetry.
The upper-level unit houses 3 bedrooms. They all feature the same hardwood floors as the rest of the home, and large windows for all day sunshine. The master suite boasts a long mirrored closet for an even brighter feel; elegant bedside sconces; direct access to the balcony via a set of french doors; and an ensuite bathroom with a quartz his-and-her sink vanity as well as a walk-in rain shower with a tasteful gold honeycomb design in the tile.
The ground-level unit’s master suite also features access to the backyard via a set of french doors. Its ensuite bathroom is nearly identical to that of the upper unit, but in place of a walk-in shower, it has a shower-tub. The second bedroom also boasts its own ensuite bathroom, which has a glass door shower-tub and a modern black/grey/white color scheme. This unit also has an additional half bathroom for guests.
The backyard is a spacious, sun-drenched, and versatile space. It has a large concrete patio––perfect for grilling––as well as a turf lawn that allows plenty of space for relaxation, entertaining, and play without any of the upkeep or costs of a traditional lawn. Additionally, there is a fenced off area with rustic raised garden planters.
862 56th Street
Built in 1906
2750 SqFt (per appraisal)
Central Oakland location
3 Bedrooms (Top Unit)
2 Bathrooms (Top Unit)
2 Bedrooms (Ground Floor Unit)
2.5 Bathrooms (Ground Floor Unit)
Quartz Kitchen counters
Stainless Steel Appliances
No Upkeep Turf lawn
Close to Buses 12, 18, 88, F
Easy access to Grove Shafter Fwy