Crumbling 1890s log cabin ‘in significant disrepair’ retails for a staggering $ 575K in Bay Area

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The $ 575K Fixer Upper: Crumbling 1890s log cabin ‘in significant disrepair’ that survived two fires in the 1930s goes on sale at a whopping price tag in one of the Bay Area’s most expensive neighborhoods

  • The unique Oakland Hills property at 7135 Pinehaven Rd is a hidden gem in a very upscale area where the median home value is over $ 1.5 million
  • Listing describes the cabin as ‘in considerable disrepair’
  • There are two bedrooms listed in the cabin along with a bathroom
  • Rows of trees separate the cabin and the surrounding land from the rest of the world, offering a lot of privacy
  • Clips from local newspapers show that there were two fires on the property in a four-year period, the first of which occurred in 1933

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A crumbling late 1800s log cabin that survived two massive fires but is now ‘significantly dilapidated’ is now for sale for a whopping $ 575,000 – primarily due to its prime location in the Bay Area.

The unique Oakland Hills property at 7135 Pinehaven Rd is a hidden gem in a very upscale Bay Area, where the median home value is over $ 1.5 million, according to Zillow.

Listed by Agent Nick Flageollet, the rustic log cabin sits on a three-lot lot on approximately 25,000 square feet of land. The list describes the cabin as ‘in considerable disrepair’.

It appears to be dangerously balanced on the side of a hill, with extra supports holding it up while tarpaulins cover a wall.

But it is certainly a survivor – as the property survived two fires in the 1930s.

The unique Oakland Hills property at 7135 Pinehaven Rd is a hidden gem in a very upscale area where the median home value is over $ 1.5 million

The unique Oakland Hills property at 7135 Pinehaven Rd is a hidden gem in a very upscale area where the median home value is over $ 1.5 million

The bottom mount of the cab doesn't look as sturdy as the top

The bottom mount of the cab doesn’t look as sturdy as the top

“It is a very unique building, but it is not in good condition,” said Flageollet. ‘We have found an interesting history on the site, there was a fire there in the 1930s’

The rustic log cabin, listed by agent Nick Flageollet, is located on a three-lot lot on approximately 25,000 square feet of land.  This dilapidated cabin is also included in the sale

The listing describes the cabin as 'in significant disrepair'

Listed by Agent Nick Flageollet, the rustic log cabin sits on a three-lot lot on approximately 25,000 square feet of land. The listing describes the cabin as ‘in significant disrepair’. This dilapidated cabin is also included in the sale

There are two bedrooms listed in the cabin along with a bathroom.

Rows of trees separate the cabin and the surrounding land from the rest of the world, offering a lot of privacy.

There are also a number of outbuildings on the property, but they all seem as run-down as the main cabin.

Close-ups show that the outside of the cabin is decorated with rusting tools and hoses.

‘It is a very unique building, but it is not in good condition,’ explains Flageollet SF port‘We have found an interesting history on the site, there was a fire there in the 1930s.’

But for someone willing to put up with the dilapidated cabin – or perhaps clearing the lot to make way for a new home – it offers some remarkable amenities.

The listing on Zwillow indicates that the property is located ‘near the many amenities of Montclair Village, major highways, parks, recreation areas and more’.

Tools hang along the outer walls of the shabby hut

Tools hang along the outer walls of the shabby hut

The cabin is for sale for a shocking $ 575,000

The cabin is for sale for a shocking $ 575,000

Excerpts from local newspapers show that in the 1930s, two fires took place on the site over a four-year period.

The first was covered by the Oakland Tribune on October 23, 1933, and the disastrous fire notably ‘destroyed’ a second building located on the property.

In 1937, another fire scored 9 square miles of Oakland, including the lot where the log cabin stands.

The fire started when a bonfire was started by a music teacher on September 25.

Clips from local newspapers show that there were two fires on the property in a four-year period, the first of which occurred in 1933

In 1937, another fire scorched 9 square miles of Oakland, including the lot where the log cabin stands

Clips from local newspapers show that there were two fires on the site over a four-year period, the first in 1933 and another in 1939

Debris can be seen all around the outside of the pricey cabin

Debris can be seen all around the outside of the pricey cabin

Rows of trees separate the cabin and the surrounding land from the rest of the world, offering a lot of privacy

Rows of trees separate the cabin and the surrounding land from the rest of the world, offering a lot of privacy

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