July 28, 2009

You can run your own home-based business in this oakland house

1607 High St, Oakland, CA 94601 MLS# 40409403 – Property Details



Status: Active
Bedroom: 4
Bathroom: 2

* Year Built: 1922
* Lot Size: 4869
* Square Footage: 1792
* List Date: 5/9/2009
* Garage Spaces: 0
* MLS#: 40409403

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Description of 1607 High Str, Oakland
Unique property with a detached studio large fenced in area with security gate.Beautiful fireplace, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Presently being use as a business also. Plenty of off street parking. Completley painted in and out. Everything new appliances stay.

Thanks to Burbed reader Sonarrat for this find.

Wow… everything is “completley painted in and out”. And it’s currently being used as a business. Let’s take a look at some close ups!


You’ve gotta admit – it really is painted. Personally, I think there’s something very exquisite about the decor. It’s very much like an old cigar lounge, a back room gentleman’s club kind of ambiance. I wonder if some of the rooms have bear or tiger skins.

One thing that still puzzles me is what kind of business is being run out of this house. Let’s take a closer look outside:


What are your guesses as to what’s going on here?

Comments (19) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:08 am

19 Responses to “You can run your own home-based business in this oakland house”

  1. Christina Says:

    Palm reader?
    Dog fighting?
    Prayer Circle?

  2. Trader Joe Says:

    Voodoo, bordello, funeral home. All three?

  3. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    Definitely palm reading psychic. Tragically they weren’t psychic enough to realize they needed to have sold 2-3 years ago.

  4. J:M Says:

    That’s down the street from my old house, it’s a Fortune Teller. I think previously they sold tamales there.

  5. Alex Says:

    DRUGS. It’s Oakland; what do you expect?!

  6. Joe Says:

    Definitely drugs because the owner must be smokin the crack pipe. Here’s the appraisal’s on this place:

    Low Estimate High
    Zillow $160,160 $308,000 $314,160
    Eppraisal $97,886 $115,161 $132,435
    Cyberhomes $138,879 $154,311 $177,457

  7. sonarrat Says:

    In its defense, it is right at the corner of High & Bancroft and zoned for business. I’ve taken a serious look at 5353 Foothill Blvd in the same area for the same reason. But that house is $100 a square foot.

  8. aaa Says:

    That astroturf stapled to the front steps is pretty high class.

  9. sfbubblebuyer Says:

    “If there’s grass on the porch…”

    I think I’d better stop there.

  10. anon Says:

    If there’s grass on the porch, buy it.

    You can sell the grass for sod. It’s free money.

  11. nomadic Says:

    Free money and the “green” thing to do!

  12. lebowski Says:

    I am thinking a medical dispensary “green cafe” would be appropriate for the corner of “high” street in O-town.

  13. nomadic Says:

    I got an email from Zillow today. They have the latest in incentives for buying a house in the cratering Florida market: buy Dan Marino’s estate for $13.5M, get an autographed football. Woohoo. I bet people are lining up.


    LOL – the Zestimate is under $4.2M!

  14. BuyersAreIdiots Says:


    Personally, I would just turn the place into a Taco Bell. Instant equity with property ownership AND a franchise. Its a win win!

  15. anon Says:

    There sure is a lot of creativity on here!

    This is why the bay is so great – creative people with Stanford degrees…

  16. BuyersAreIdiots Says:

    This is why the bay is so great – creative people with Stanford degrees…

    Remember though; always buy your house BEFORE you get your Stanford degree. Otherwise you will be priced out forever. 😉

  17. anon Says:

    Aha! So you admit that you are, indeed, priced out forever!

    Those worthless realtors were right after all…

  18. Pralay Says:

    Those worthless realtors were right after all…

    I know, that’s the very reason they never opt to go to Stanford.

  19. BobbyS Says:

    It’s the Brady Bunch’s vacation home.

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