Welcome to 283 Perkins Street in Oakland.

This wonderful c.1910 1+ bedroom craftsman-era home includes notable period details such as wood paneling, boxed beam ceilings, incredible built-in cabinets, and stained-glass details. The home features an updated kitchen and baths while the primary bedroom is a light-filled room with a beautiful updated ensuite bath. The bonus room includes a closet, central heat, a window and is a quiet location for a home office. The kitchen is outfitted with ample counter workspace, open shelving and cabinets, a stackable washer and dryer, and access to the sunny rear deck. Additional features include hardwood floors, an on-demand water heater, and a detached garage.

According to Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey records, this home is in an architecturally distinguished area known as the “Jayne-Perkins district” represented by ~21 Craftsman or Prairie-style buildings dating from the 1900-1920’s. It was built by a builder/developer named Lange and named the “Brown House” after the first owner. Characteristics of these homes include a rectangular floor plan, hip/gable roofs with rafters and wide eaves, wide porches, stucco, ornamental window sashes, and prominent chimneys.

Just minutes from a corner grocery store and Whole Foods, convenient casual carpool, and BART. Lakeshore and Grand Avenue shopping and dining are a few blocks away.


*Do you know those French impressionist paintings from the turn of the century? Lake Merritt could be a model for a 21st-century version. It has that Saturday-by-the-lake relaxed vibe. Geese quack, joggers loop the perimeter and rowers plunk their oars into the water. Add to that some barbequing, salsa dancing and sunbathing at Lakeside Park. Lake Merritt is perfect for a picnic, a paddle, or a stroll, this is where people come to just hang out. 

Encircled by art deco buildings and 1950s flats, Lake Merritt is a saltwater and freshwater lake, fed by the estuary and bay, and is the first official wildlife refuge in the United States recognized in 1870.

Take a gondola ride with Dolce Vita Gondola around the lake, watch some salsa dancing in Lakeside Park, or stroll part of the more than three-mile path at dusk to see the Necklace of Lights — ’20s-era lampposts and thousands of cafe lights — illuminate the water’s edge.

Visiting with children? Plan a visit to Children’s Fairyland, a whimsical 10-acre magical fantasy world where young children can create, imagine, play, and learn all day long, located on the shores of Lake Merritt.

Or head to The Gardens at Lake Merritt, a hidden jewel in the heart of the city, this seven-acre collection of themed gardens features a diverse array of flora ranging from bonsai to Mediterranean and edible plants, these gardens are a perfect place for an afternoon adventure or quiet walk.

A visit to the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) should also be in your itinerary!  For lakeside dining and views, reserve a table at The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & GrillGrand Lake Kitchen, or Sidebar.

In the mood for a cold beer? Grab a pint at Portal Beer Garden, we highly recommend their garbage bread.

* Merritt


Sunday Open House:
4/28 2-4:30pm

Brokers Open:
4/29 10:30am - 12:30pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:

Jeffrey Neidleman
(510) 435-0325
[email protected]

Patricia Bennett
(510) 387-1773
[email protected]


Patricia Bennett

Broker AssociateExperience Makes The DifferenceCompassDRE# 00903396510 482 9000

Jeffrey Neidleman

Broker AssociateCompassDRE# 01309500510.435.0325 office510.435.0325

MLS: 41049419