Welcome to the perfect layout. Lovely freestanding 2-bedroom, 1-bath cottage with lapped redwood siding. Hardwood floors throughout with each bedroom bathed in natural light. The kitchen is situated between the bedrooms and is spacious enough for a dining table and sofa/reading area. The countertops and backsplash are a classic subway tile and wood cabinets provide plenty of storage space. A solar tube provides additional sunlight. The second, larger bedroom has windows on three sides and there is a washing machine in one of the two closets. The home has been seismically updated. There is a private front patio facing southwest surrounded by pretty plantings as well as a sizeable shared patio in the rear of the property for outdoor dining and gathering with friends and family. Healthy HOA is $200 per month, this covers water, garbage, exterior insurance, garden maintance and a respectable reserve. Located in the Longfellow neighborhood of North Oakland, the cottage is within easy walking distance to MacArthur BART and Temescal, known for its excellent restaurants, cafes, and shopping. This is a mighty home indeed! WalkScore-91 BikeScore-98. SELLER to participate in rate "buydown" - amount of "buydown" depends on purchase price. MAKE an offer!