5 Beds      5 Baths      Duplex      Additional Bonus Spaces, Off Street Parking      $1,198,000

1470 12th St. Oakland CA 94607

“The Blue House” – Eastlake Style Victorian, originally built in 1885

This vibrant Victorian shines like a gem, popping with blue hues, decorative woodwork and bay windows for optimal light infusion.  Perfect for an owner’s unit + income unit or multigenerational living, with the only challenge being to decide which unit to live in!

Walking into the upper unit, you will be immediately captivated by the high ceilings and light flooding in, seemingly illuminating the gorgeous bamboo floors throughout.  Passing through the foyer, the expansive open concept living is highlighted, with a generous living room and sensational chef’s kitchen.  Blue cabinets with brass accents, honed marble countertops, farmhouse sink and a 12 ft. walnut butcher block island is the perfect setting for preparing five star meals.

To the right of the living room, kitchen, and dining area is an office with a modern spiral staircase leading to a unique and very cool loft area.  This upper level has a full bathroom, bedroom with walk in closet, living area and bonus entertainment room. Skylights in the loft continue to provide a bright and airy feel.  Off the kitchen area and next to the office, is a stunning full bath with luminous subway tile, lovely window and washer/dryer.  Just on the other side of the full bath is the substantial primary bedroom with en-suite bath featuring the elegant subway tile accents and splendid double vanity.

At the back of the kitchen are doors opening to the deck with access down to the well-appointed yard, where your urban garden dreams can become a reality.  Planter boxes with bamboo abound and plenty of space to put your green thumbs to work!

Lower Unit

Upon entrance into the lower-level unit you’ll be taken aback by the spacious, comfortable, and calm environment. Brilliantly designed, with features like cool gray tile floors that run the length of the unit, an encompassing feeling of relaxation is present throughout.  Enjoy quiet time in the living room, or put your chef hat on to whip up a fantastic meal in the beautiful kitchen that carries the stylish subway tile and gleaming quartz counters.

Strolling down the hallway you will pass a large bedroom, followed by a marvelous bathroom that continues the overall aesthetic and incorporates subway tile accents and white quartz counters, creating a clean modern addition to the Victorian period charm.  A superb second bedroom is just down the hall, as well as the unit’s extraordinary primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom.  Similar to the unit upstairs, you can enter your garden of solitude from the interior doors at the hallways end, and unwind after a long day’s work.

1470 12th St. features off street parking for 2 cars (tandem),  a mere 8 min. stroll to the West Oakland Bart & just a 6 min. Bart ride to San Francisco.  West Oakland is home to a burgeoning foodie scene with Horn Barbecue, 10th & Wood, Ghost Town Brewing, June’s Pizza, Soba Ichi and Magnolia Market.  Jack London Square’s waterfront board walk and restaurant scene is less than a mile away also. If you are looking for a home with architectural prowess and period charm, plus income generating opportunity, then 12th Street is the property for you!


  • Exterior painted 2015
  • Drought tolerant landscaping in front yard
  • Redwood deck for outdoor entertaining, cleaned and sealed every 2 years
  • Mature living bamboo privacy screen in the backyard with automatic irrigation
  • All cement, driveway and stone pavers installed in 2016
  • New Roof installed in 2015
  • Redwood fence installed in 2015, cleaned and sealed every 3 years
  • Security cameras installed on exterior of house
  • Full house water draining drainage system including roof gutters and ground level piping.
  • Automatic LED outdoor lighting
  • California oak street frontage


Upper Unit - gut job renovation in 2015

  • Plumbing and electrical newly installed
  • Floors replaced with 100-year bamboo on both levels
  • Cork sound insulation installed under main level bamboo floors.
  • All new double-paned windows by Milgard
  • 11 ft. ceilings on main level
  • Chef’s Gourmet kitchen to accommodate three cooks
    • 12-foot walnut butcher block island with electric sockets
    • 5-burner Induction cooktop
    • Ventahood 2-barrel fan range hood
    • 36” farmer’s sink
    • Island prep sink
    • 2 convection ovens
    • Hand Painted Shaker cabinets
    • Glass French doors opening on to redwood deck
    • 48” stainless steel hanging chef’s pot rack
    • Honed marble countertops
    • Under cabinet dimming LED lighting
    • Hidden trash and recycling bins
    • Bosch dishwasher
  • Salter American made custom spiral staircase with oak steps
  • Velux skylights
  • Vintage restored and hand painted wood panel interior doors throughout
  • Level 5 drywall (smooth)
  • High efficiency In-unit washer and dryer
  • Radiant floor heat in the master suite bathroom
  • 6-foot tall main floor windows.
  • Sun bathed living room alcove

Lower Unit - Renovation in 2015

  • New kitchen
  • New bathrooms
  • New ceramic flooring
  • New double-paned windows by Milgard
  • New water heater 2017
  • Double paned self-close windows
  • In-unit washer and dryer

National Geographic already named Oakland among the “world’s most exciting destinations.” (Nat Geo Best trips 2019). Living in West Oakland provides an opportunity to be a part of and connect with the people investing in the nationally recognized evolution of Oakland into a destination city for travelers around the world. 

Oakland is the cultural center of the East Bay renaissance.  West Oakland is the most convenient and accessible neighborhood to the business innovation and commerce within San Francisco, the maturing food and art scene in Oakland, the outdoor recreation on the coast, and the intellectual and cultural draws of Berkeley.  

The home on 12th St. is a mere 8 min. walk to the West Oakland Bart, just a 6 min. Bart ride to San Francisco.  West Oakland is home to a burgeoning foodie scene with Horn Barbecue, June’s Pizza, Soba Ichi and Magnolia Market.  Jack London Square’s waterfront board walk and restaurant scene is less than a mile away.  Big box retailers like Target, Best Buy and Home Depot are also within minutes.  Coming is Pacific Pipe, the largest indoor rock climbing facility in North America.  The West Oakland Specific Plan unfolding over the next 5 years includes major real estate development around the Bart station for retail and cultural arts space. 

This house provides a distinctive, dramatic and warm hosting space for friends and family to gather over long meals, holidays and personal celebrations. The 19th century architecture lends a specialness to the space that supports gatherings within.


Anthony E. Cassel

Global Real Estate Advisor

2070 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94611


Rebecca Burns

RebeccaBurnsRealty.com | My Bio

15 Railroad Avenue
Danville, CA 94526

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