Crisp and Compact in Oakland’s Dogtown, $950KAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Where: 3204 Helen Street, Dogtown/Oakland
What: A new, 3-level, 3-bed, 2.5-bath home in a crisp minimalist style, clad in concrete panels with bands of double-paned aluminum windows in one of Oakland’s most unconventional neighborhoods. Built on a small lot, this private urban enclave is accessed by a path from the street and set in a walled garden.
The mural is by Oakland artist Mike Morales.
What We Love: The house channels the simple California Modernism of Mid-Century architects like Richard Neutra and Gregory Ain in a dense, urban context– using materials and systems they would have been delighted to work with.
Hot Property: One of two houses in this urban infill project, the adjacent 3200 Helen Street went on the market at $925,000 and sold two weeks ago for $1,050,000.
More: Go to the agent’s dedicated site for additional information, images and a video. Represented by Claudia Mills at McGuire Real Estate. The top floor master suite opens to a private roof deck, an ideal urban oasis any time of day or night.