The other week, I visited 990 Vermont Street in the Grand Lake District of Oakland. As I walked up the front steps and was greeted by the over sized front porch, I felt an immediate sense of comfort. The inviting diamond latticed window panes, the rustic hardwood floors and substantial rooms make this property feel like the perfect place to live, relax and entertain. I learned that Ms. Dorothy Buckley owned this property for nearly 60 years, and it is evident that this house was well preserved. 990 Vermont is perfect for someone looking for original craftsman woodwork and a great walking neighborhood. (This property needs foundation help. Many people fear foundation replacement, but you can live in a house while replacing the foundation. Contact me with your foundation questions. I purchased a home that needed major foundation work, and I have helped many homebuyers purchase homes with foundation problems. I have great resources and a list of reputable foundation professionals for the Oakland-Berkeley area and I am happy to share.) This home is currently listed with Valva Realty and I would be happy to schedule a showing.