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Stunning 1885 Oakland Victorian asks $2.8M

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The de Rome House comes with two contemporary live-work lofts

Photos by Christan Klugmann, courtesy of Red Oak Realty

Built in 1885, this exquisite and expansive Victorian, nicknamed the de Rome House, hits the market for $2.8 million.

Once owned by Louis de Rome, a pioneer bronze manufacturer who owned the de Rome Foundry in San Francisco, this house has benefitted from a somewhat recent renovation, which managed to keep its original integrity intact.

Among the still-visible details: over 80 arch-topped windows, embossed wallpaper, crown moldings, four wood-burning fireplaces, pocket doors, and those skinny bathrooms (water closets, if you will) that reek of charm. And don’t miss the ancient oak tree that frames the home’s entrance.

Featuring seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an ample 5,356 square feet, 1076 59th Street also comes with an attic room, sun-filled kitchen, and a billiards room. In addition to the its historic assets, two contemporary live-work units (645 and 1060 square feet apiece) can be found outside.

It’s listed through Kathleen Wilson of Red Oak Realty.