Live Out Your Art Deco Dreams in This Millennial-Pink Home Listed for $1.2M in Oakland, CA

An open floor plan connects the updated interior of the streamline moderne residence to an expansive rear patio with a firepit.
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Property Details: 

Location: 8 El Carmello Circle, Oakland, California 

Price: $1,195,000

Year Built: 1938

Footprint: 2,006 square feet (three bedrooms, two baths)

Lot size: 4,514 square feet

From the agent: "Prepare to be Art Deco dazzled! Located on a quaint cul-de-sac, this architecturally stunning home steals the show with exciting streamline moderne lines and curves, elegant corner windows, and statuesque Queen Palms. The spacious living room wows you with dramatic volume and a lofty ceiling, dramatic fireplace, and black-framed windows. The open floor plan flows seamlessly to the updated dining and kitchen areas, and out to the large rear patio."

Built in 1938, the three-bedroom, two-bath home at 8 El Carmello Circle in Oakland, California, is currently listed for $1,195,000. 

Built in 1938, the three-bedroom, two-bath home at 8 El Carmello Circle in Oakland, California, is currently listed for $1,195,000. 

White-painted walls and hardwood floors span the living spaces on both levels. 

White-painted walls and hardwood floors span the living spaces on both levels. 

Stone counters compliment colorful tile backsplash and wooden cabinets in the updated kitchen.

Stone counters compliment colorful tile backsplash and wooden cabinets in the updated kitchen.

Large windows above the kitchen sink overlook the peaceful rear patio.

Large windows above the kitchen sink overlook the peaceful rear patio.

The living room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace near the open dining area. 

The living room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace near the open dining area. 

"The main level includes a large primary bedroom with private balcony, a full bathroom, laundry room, and an office," says the listing agent. 

"The main level includes a large primary bedroom with private balcony, a full bathroom, laundry room, and an office," says the listing agent. 

The upper floor hosts two sunny bedrooms and a large bathroom.

The upper floor hosts two sunny bedrooms and a large bathroom.

The kitchen and dining area connect to the rear patio via tall, black-framed glass doors.

The kitchen and dining area connect to the rear patio via tall, black-framed glass doors.

The fenced-in yard includes an outdoor dining area and another seating setup with a fire pit.

The fenced-in yard includes an outdoor dining area and another seating setup with a fire pit.

The Art Deco home sits on a 4,514-square-foot lot at the end of a cul-de-sac.

The Art Deco home sits on a 4,514-square-foot lot at the end of a cul-de-sac.

"This architecturally stunning home steals the show with streamline moderne lines and curves, elegant corner windows, and statuesque Queen Palms," says the listing agent. 

"This architecturally stunning home steals the show with streamline moderne lines and curves, elegant corner windows, and statuesque Queen Palms," says the listing agent. 

8 El Carmello Circle in Oakland, California, is currently listed for $1,195,000 by Madeline Lilley of Red Oak Realty.

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Sarah Buder
Culture Editor
Sarah Buder is Dwell’s Culture Editor. She focuses on stories at the intersection of architecture and design with entertainment, travel, identity, the internet, and more. She’s particularly pro-knickknacks.

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