Monday, November 29, 2010

cabin in the woods

While following yesterday's "trail," I came upon this tiny house.  It can't be more than 10 feet wide and maybe 15 feet high.  it looks like it is single wall construction and probably has been here since 1905-1910.   More contemporary houses muscle up to each side of this house.  Oakland used to be a summer rural retreat for San Franciscans due to it's better weather and plentiful redwood and oak forests.  It doesn't take much imagination to believe that this little structure was a getaway cabin back at the turn of the previous century.  Nestled in a little valley, it would have faced the quiet waters of Glen Echo Creek.  Somehow it persisted even as the street changed.  Whoever lives here now values a simple life on a peaceful street, away from the urban roar.

9 comments:

  1. And a good story it is! Charming cabin...

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  2. Taken from a fairy tale. It's gorgeous!

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  3. I would LOVE a place like that to be my very own space to...whatever. :)

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  4. What a charming little place! Love it.

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  5. That looks like a neat little place. Kinda wonder what the inside looks like. Cheers!

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  6. Wonderful old charming cabin! Would love to stay there..
    Wish you a happy evening:-)

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  7. This is adorable and cozy. All in the city of Oakland? It would be a great get a way. Composition, and colors. Enjoying the tour.

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  8. again, my neighborhood - just a stones throw away from our house (on the historical register #104) and every time I walk past this house - I'm always like - I wish I could take a peek inside. I have often seen cars pull up and the passengers come out but never lucky enough to see them go inside the house to sneak a peek.

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