House is brightly painted 1885 Victorian, built by Portuguese immigrants. The house inside has been restored to match its original character, but has been updated with modern plumbing, wiring, heat, etc. Many of the architectural elements were salvaged from other homes/businesses in the Bay Area. This includes the archway and many of the doors which came from a hotel in San Jose, most of the light fixtures which came out of homes in Alameda and San Francisco. Most of the hardware was salvaged from a home in Stockton. All were Victorians under renovation, and we simply couldn't bear to see history end up in a landfill, so it ended up in our house. It's decorated in an eclectic style. Part the Historic Downtown Hayward neighborhoods, it is surrounded by other Victorian and early 20th century homes. It's less than a 10 minute walk from downtown bars and restaurants, and about a mile from BART. It boast easy access to major freeways (880, 580, 238, 92), and is just a few minutes away from CSU East Bay. Eko- Coffee Shop, Hi-Score- Vintage video arcade, Brews & Brats- Local beers and BBQ, Buffalo Bills Brewery- Brewery, Turf Club- Bar with Live Music, dance floor, and great patio, Cannery- Excellent brunch spot and attached to the Hayward Museum/Gallery. It's a fun quirky little house. It has old fashioned push-button lights, turn key doorbell, and the best porch for enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. Large backyard with mature it is not landscaped.