4039 Linwood Avenue in the Glenview district of Oakland caught my fancy last week on Broker's Tour. (This home is currently listed with Leslie Easterday of Pacific Union. Listed at $695,000) When you are purchasing a home you either want one of two things: You want the purchase price to include finish work that suits your style and sensibility or you want the purchase price to reflect that it is in need a cosmetic face lift to suit your needs.
This house on Linwood was pristine, great light, warm hardwoods and original details such as the original hearth tile and built-in shelving. The lot is a small, but the raised garden beds really appealed the gardener in me. Additionally the Glenview district is a very walkable neighborhood with great restaurants. A Cote, (The very popular Rockridge eatery) is in the process of opening a sister restaurant in the Glenview on Park Blvd. This restaurant will feature Pan American food highlighting food from Argentina, Cuba and Mexico.