Maybe it was the prominence of the property, the way the roof peaks, or the feeling it conjures of a home in Wales or Denmark, but Sara and Lance were instantly drawn to 3740 Atlas Avenue. For nearly 20 years they have lived, loved and adored their little slice of life in Redwood Heights.

Their home was built in 1933 by prominent builder O.W. Johnson. According to the 1935 city directory, Oscar W. Johnson was a carpenter who lived on Atlas Avenue! (But in a different house.) The home is studded with handsome 1930s doorknobs and has arched beamed ceilings in the living room, quartersawn oak floors in the living and dining rooms, and witch’s hat light fixtures on the exterior. You will be smitten by the extreme loving care given to this home, which maintains its authenticity but has been smartly upgraded. Come and visit at dusk, when the sun sets and the home glows.

  • Built in 1933
  • 1,553 square foot interior and 4,200 square foot lot (according to public record)
  • 3 bedrooms on the same level · 1.25 bathroom
  • Access to the outdoors off the kitchen
  • Breakfast nook with built-in cabinetry
  • Bonus room
  • Electrical service upgraded and subpanel added (under current owners’ tenure)
  • Furnace and ducts upgraded (2016)
  • Roof replaced and new gutters installed (2009)
  • 4 handmade windows
  • New exterior paint (2016)
  • New copper pipes installed (2016)
  • Interior paint (spring 2017)
  • Floor refinishing (spring 2017)
  • English cottage garden-style landscaping with foxgloves, peonies, lemon thyme pomegranate, apples, and Blenheim apricot fruit trees, to name a few





Redwood Heights

Popular with young families and stable, long-term property owners, Oakland's scenic neighborhood of Redwood Heights brings together the best aspects of a suburban bedroom community with the convenience and variety of a major metropolitan area.

Redwood Heights emanates a strong sense of community and family. Many families move in and stay for generations, lending to little neighborhood traditions like popping intoHunan Yuan for an occasional dinner, purchasing hand-crafted gifts from Pot-Pourri and taking in Lincoln Square, which has remained relatively unchanged for the past 25 years. Another anchor is the Redwood Heights Elementary School, a top-performing school that has been educating the area's youth since 1949.

Redwood Heights real estate consists of small but stylish 2-3 bedroom residences distinguished by their diverse architectural appeal. While the styles vary from contemporary to classic, the one feature many of the homes share is stunning day and nighttime views of the sparkling San Francisco Bay.

The community loves the Redwood Heights Recreation Center because it offers a great range of programs for tots, teens, and kids in-between, including gymnastics, guitar, karate, ballet, beading and cake decorating. Classes for adults include aerobics, ballet stretch, Tai Chi, yoga, karate, folk dance, and music. Avenue Terrace (AKA Jordan) Park is another popular recreation spot that offers swings, basketball hoops and a play structure.

Bordered by Highway 13 and Interstate 580, just above Mills College and the Laurel District, home to Holy Names University, Redwood Heights is central to the best of the Bay Area.



Open Houses:
5/14 and 5/21 from 2pm- 4pm

Brokers Tour:
Monday 5/15 from 10:30am- 1pm

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Deidre Joyner

Deidre Joyner

Realtor® AssociateRed Oak RealtyCalBRE# 01451749510.693.4253