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Oakland Streamline Moderne asks $929K

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Loads of 1930s charm here

Photos courtesy of Donna Conroy, Pacific Union International

Punctuated by curved walls and port hole windows, this circa-1938 homes in Oakland’s Redwood Heights neighborhood blends new and old. While the exterior has been carefully updated to keep its period integrity intact, the interior features contemporary touches that, while failing to fall into the antiseptic renovation trap, could surprise some purists.

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,006 square feet, 8 El Carmello Circle includes wraparound windows, glass tile entry, original sculpted fireplace with oversized mirror. Newer additions, like the kitchen and bathrooms, add a modern touch. The tiled ceiling in the master bedroom is certainly eye catching.

Mercifully, one of the bathrooms has been kept as-is, replete with yellow tile and a closet shower. Always a treat to see these old bathrooms, many of which are, cruelly, obliterated during renovations.

But the Streamline Moderne style, whose curving forms and long horizontal lines are meant to evoke the industrial designs of the 1930s, including ocean liners, remains throughout the home.

Asking is $929,000.