One of the most admired homes in Maxwell Park is now available! This beautiful Dutch Colonial Revival was built in 1908 for two prominent attorneys, Charles and Coral Quayle. It was known as the “Quayle Estate”. One of the first residential homes built in the neighborhood, it was originally sited on three lots: two for the house and one for the tennis court. This home has been beautifully updated, and many of its original details are intact.


Enter this home through a lovely foyer with French doors that open on to a grand living room. The living room has a fireplace and a wonderful alcove perfect for relaxing or reading. The large dining room will be perfect for all your holiday events and no one will be left off the guest list! The fabulous eat in kitchen features great black and white tiles and has all the modern conveniences with tons of its original character. French doors open to a comfortable patio area perfect for summertime gatherings. Next to the kitchen is an incredible office. The floor plan flows effortlessly!


Charming stairs lead you to the second story. Each of the bedrooms has designer wall colors and their own full bathrooms. At the end of the hall is a Master Bedroom you will never want to leave!! Wake up to dramatic views or gaze at them while ending your day. Lounge in your bedroom in front of a warm fireplace. Craving a cup of tea? No need to go downstairs, as hidden behind a closet door is an amazing kitchenette. Next to your master bath is a dressing room that will be the envy of your friends!


You’ll enjoy views of San Francisco, Downtown Oakland, and the Alameda Estuary. Your extended gated driveway can accommodate multiple vehicles. There is ample storage and a great private yard. If that isn’t enough space for you, the basement has been prepped for your imagination. All this makes 2600 Best Avenue a dream address!


  • 2864 square foot interior / 7138 Parcel lot
  • 3 Bedrooms all with full bathrooms
  • Separate Office



Maxwell Park is a quiet, friendly neighborhood of small winding streets nestled in the leafy Oakland foothills above High Street and west of Mills College. Cited by the San Francisco Chronicleas a place where home values recently doubled nearly overnight at the height of the real estate boom, Maxwell Park's real estate continues to be a popular place to live the bucolic bungalow life style.

Maxwell Park, originated by namesake and developer John P. Maxwell, began to grow in the early 1920s. The '30s and '40s saw a majority of development, with a leaning toward modest 2-3 bedroom residences in various styles including Spanish, English Tudor and traditional homes. Many of the Craftsmen bungalows boast the similar charming details of homes found in Oakland, Berkeley and Albany.

The neighborhood uniquely benefits from its proximity to the adjacent 135 wooded acres of Mills College. This historic women's college established in 1852 is not just picturesque, it offers many cultural opportunities to the public including concerts and art exhibitions. In keeping with its initial mission of training teachers, the Mills campus also contains a children's school, preschool, and summer camp. Although a private institution, admission is open to the public.

Maxwell Park is roughly bordered by Interstate 580 on the east, Brookdale Avenue to the west, Monticello to the north and 55th Avenue to the south. Residents here can do their shopping in nearby Laurel District, San Leandro, Montclair or the Grand Lake area.


Open Houses:

Saturday, September 10, 2016 (2:00 - 4:30)

Sunday, September 11, 2016 (2:00 - 4:30)

Sunday, September 18, 2016 (2:00 - 4:30)

Brokers Tour:

Thursday, September 8, 2016 (11:00 - 2:00)

Monday, September 12, 2016 (10:00 - 1:00)

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Jennifer Graham
510.409.9916 mobile


Jennifer Graham

Jennifer Graham

RealtorAlain Pinel RealtorsCalBRE# 01368134510.409.9916 mobile510.339.3747