Splurge vs. Steal: Oakland, California

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Our Steal: 7432 Deerwood Avenue, Oakland, California, listed by Mark Lederer and Derrick Tyler of The Lederer Team, Red Oak Realty for $589,000.

Real estate can surprise you in unexpected ways. Such is the case in Oakland, California. Movers and shakers in the industry are suddenly seeing the Oakland housing market transform. Prices keep going up, demand continues to surge, and a nice crop of wonderfully updated older homes and new construction beauties are changing the face of Oakland as we know it. So this week, we zeroed in on two fantastic Oakland offerings for our latest Splurge vs. Steal. Why Oakland you ask? We say, why not? 

Splurge: Luxury Ridgemont Custom Home For $3.1M

Who knew you could get this much bang for your buck in Oakland? This grand 5,900-square-foothome in the Ridgemont area of Oakland has everything and then some! Built in 2006, it affords six bedrooms, six bathrooms, a formal dining room, library, butler’s pantry, and a huge open-concept family room and chef’s kitchen that’s perfect for entertaining.

It even has a home gym, home theater, four-car garage, elevator, dumbwaiter, stunning canyon views, huge yard, and a circular atrium that the agent says is “very luxe.”

You’ll also find a bevy of designer upgrades, like Brazilian hardwood floors on the entertaining level, a curved staircase leading to the upstairs bedroom level, and a phenomenal master suite you’ll want to live in for the rest of your days.

It comes complete with a sumptuous spa-like bath, an enormous walk-in closet, dedicated balcony deck.

Outside you have your choice of two large decks, both covered and uncovered when hosting a crowd.

Add in those incredible views and a fab location in the desirable Ridgemont neighborhood, and you’ve got yourself a winner! Andrea Gordon of Red Oak Realty has listed 13514 Campus Drive, Oakland, California for $3.1 million.

Steal: 1940s Charmer Remodeled To Perfection For $589K

Our steal is a looker! Check out this charming three-bedroom, two-bathroom Oakland home that was built in 1941 but has since been remodeled to perfection – and offered for a price we can get behind.

We love the light and bright interiors filled with pops of color and designer accents.

Walls of widows really make a statement in the living space which features a beautiful brick fireplace Plus it comes with sliding glass doors to a studio/den for all you creatives out there.

The designer galley kitchen offers high style and functionality with sleek white countertops, trendy blue lower cabinets, stainless appliances, and open-shelf storage.

The Oakland stunner maximizes every inch of its easy, breezy floor plan, which includes 1,388 livable square feet with an additional 340-square-foot studio. And the bedrooms are just the right size, each with its own unique feel.

Outdoors, an attached one-car garage and inviting, low-maintenance backyard with mature trees, making this one a keeper. Run, don’t walk to snag this Oakland steal if you’re in the area.

Mark Lederer and Derrick Tyler of The Lederer Team have listed 7432 Deerwood Avenue, Oakland, California for $589,000. Which Oakland home is your favorite? Be sure to let us know in the comments.