Landmark Craftsman Mansion

Villa - Entire home/apt · Chabot Rd, Oakland, CA 94618, United States

A 4500 sq ft. home designed by the architect of the Palace of Fine Arts, Bernard Maybeck.

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A 4500 sq ft. home designed by the architect of the Palace of Fine Arts, Bernard Maybeck.

The Space

Architectural masterpiece by Bernard Maybeck, the architect of the Palace of Fine Arts, in the midst of an urban forest, with total privacy in the Claremont district of the Oakland/Berkeley Hills. Published in over 25 books and magazines, including the covers of House Beautiful and Preservation magazines.


Downtown San Francisco: 12 minutes by car, 20 minutes by BART.
Direct Airport access by BART.

The Space:

-Situated on an acre in the Oakland Hills.
-4500 Square feet.
-3 bedrooms available with the possibility of adding a 4th.
-3 bathrooms.
-Architecturally designed craftsman style kitchen with an AGA stove.
-Dining Room seats 16.
-Baronial fireplace.
-Steinway grand piano from 1888.
-Laundry facility.
-Wireless internet.
-Generous parking.

The Difference:

-Throughout the house views into gardens and ancient oak trees.
-Built in 1914 out of a thousand year old Redwood.
-The ultimate in privacy.
-Quiet Neighborhood
-Filled with stimulating Fine Art.
-Luxurious living at it's best.

Food & Restaurants:
Exquisite food purveyors just down the street on College Ave.
-La Farine
-Market Hall
-Verbruggi Meats
-Yasai Market
-Vino wines
-Wood Tavern Restaurant
-Toast and many more.

Nearby attractions
-UC Berkeley
-Lake Merritt
-Art Murmur

*This site is not available for corporate events through airbnb. Please contact for more information.

*Minimum one week stay.

Guest Access

The entire home and surrounding lush gardens.

Interaction with Guests

The entire home is yours for the stay.

The Neighborhood

A secluded enclave in a park-like setting in the Oakland Hills, with ultimate privacy. One mile from College avenue and everything you would ever need for the sophisticated diner or shopper.

Getting around

One mile from BART (twenty minutes from San Francisco), 12 minutes by car from San Francisco.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $5000 /week
Monthly Price: $20000 /month
Security Deposit: $1000
Cleaning Fee: $150
Cancellation: Strict
  • This is an absolutely spectacular house with incredible history. Even though it's practically in my backyard it was well worth the stay to experience all this house has to offer. Each and every day had something new to discover and appreciate.
    It is a visual feast.
    The house is warm, comfortable and each room is unique.
    The light, airiness and connectedness to nature is unprecedented for a house of this era and the allure is striking.
    It's a step back in history with a contemporary flair and one not readily available or accessible to discover.
    It is convenient to so many things, yet secluded and private.
    I rented the house for a surprise Birthday present and once inside we literally didn't ever want to leave.
    Foster is an incredibly wonderful host and his love of the house is quite evident. He is the perfect steward in protecting its character and significance in architectural history.
    He is also a very informative and kind person. All our interaction was very pleasant and he made everything comfortable and easy for the time there.
    It was a lifelong memorable experience to stay here and we thank Foster for making it so.

    May 2014
  • Fabulous home in a prime location. Foster was a pleasure to deal with. We really enjoyed our visit and will hopefully rent this house again.

    March 2014
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