Simon Motley
Emma Hopkins

640 Fairmount Ave

$2,100,000 640 Fairmount Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Built in the late 1890's this gorgeous Charles M. MacGregor style period home retains nearly all of its original charm, from wainscotting to ceiling beams, built-in glass cupboards, and wood flooring with inlaid patterns. The windows are dreamy, and you can see most of Oakland through them from the lot's high perch. And this is a special street; the homes are historic and wonderful, and residents don't really leave, creating a strong community. Both Piedmont Ave. and Grand Ave. are minutes away allowing for quick access to fantastic shops, cafes, and markets. A grand set of steps leads to the front porch and wide door with sidelights. Along the way you will pass trellised passion fruit vines, Fuyu and Hachiya persimmon trees, roses, pomegranates, guava, and avocados. The backyard is even more abundant with grapes, apples, apricot, and asian pear bordering the brick patio--no need to hit the farmers market. And inside this airy home, the high ceilings, fresh white paint, remodeled open kitchen with French casement windows, and sunlight in every room will awe you. It feels special, magic even, like the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe-- anything is possible in a house like this.
  • Sold
  • 4
  • 6
  • 1899
    Year Built
  • 2,882 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,882 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 8,745 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: 41040377
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1899
  • Architecture Styles: MacGregor
  • View Description: Hills, City


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Total Bathrooms: 6
  • Full Bathrooms: 6
  • Laundry Room: Dryer, Laundry Room, Washer
  • Flooring: Hardwood, Linoleum, Tile
  • Fireplace: Family Room, Living Room, Wood Burning, Gas Piped
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Double Oven, Gas Range, Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer, Gas Water Heater
  • Other Interior Features: Den, Family Room, Rec/Rumpus Room, Workshop, Breakfast Bar, Stone Counters, Eat-in Kitchen

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 2
  • Garage Space: 1.0
  • Water Source: Public
  • Pool: None
  • Roof: Composition Shingles
  • Lot Features: Premium Lot, Landscape Misc
  • Parking: Detached, Garage Door Opener
  • Heat Type: Forced Air, Fireplace Insert
  • Air Conditioning: None
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Concrete Perimeter
  • Other Exterior Features: Back Yard, Front Yard, Garden/Play, Sprinklers Automatic, Storage


  • Sales Price: $2,100,000
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