Bewitching Oakland Victorian asks $3.4M

The refrain “Rhiannon rings like a bell through the night and wouldn’t you love to love her?” courses through this Eastlake style Victorian home from its deep, dark, chiaroscuroed landscape, complete with blossoming stone fruit trees, its exterior color palette a meditation on blue blacks, and clean lined, effortless interiors.

The interiors of the home display comfortable Scandinavian influenced furniture set within gracious enfiladed rooms paneled in exquisite hardwoods, their ceilings a mile up, easy. A spot I could easily see myself regularly enjoying, especially in the rainy Bay Area, is the glassed in conservatory, which I would fill with parlor palms, fiddle figs, rubber plants, ferns, and oh so many more friendly fronds.

Upstairs, Goldilocks sized rooms await every member of the family—intriguing carpets, windows, and flooring allow each room a distinct flavor all its own, which, through deliberate chaos, create a complimentary environment.

The private outdoor spaces include an intimately sized brick terrace and a lawn perfectly suited to a game of bocce ball. I can imagine a wonderful wisteria’d arbor, koi pond, and jacuzzi allowing this space to rival its street side counterpart.

5380 Shafter Avenue, a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom, 3,331 square foot home located within a 10,900 square foot corner lot, is listed courtesy of Carla Buffington and Maria Cavallo-Merrion with Compass for $3,395,000.

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