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Condo inside an Oakland castle asks $585K

Perchance you will find this unusual abode to your liking? Picardy Drive is something of an Oakland oddity and treasure. The stretch of street features storybook homes in an area that was once known as Normandy Gardens. Builder R.C. Hillen and architect W.W. Dixon created these 70-plus homes ("modest mansions" as they were known) featuring arched windows, rectangular windows, curtain walls, turrets, wooden beams, and a decidedly whimsical style harkening back to another era.
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