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From Sun up to Sundown - Enjoy the Best of Oakland

This fabulous 2 bed, 2 bath residence has dynamic views from every room - it captures spectacular sweeping views of Lake Merritt on one side and the vibrant Downtown Oakland skyline from the other side of the unit. Designed in 1967 by Michael Marx, an apprentice of Frank Loyd Wright: this building features solid concrete construction, discrete Mid-century details and seamless indoor-outdoor flow, evoking luxury apartment living from another time. The stunning floor-to-ceiling windows capture the breathtaking views as the living space spills out to your own private balcony overlooking Lake Merritt. The view is the headline but soon other appealing aspects come into focus. The attention to detail and exquisite updates make this the perfect turnkey residence.

The bright, open floor plan allows you to enjoy a different vista from every room. The living room and dining room have easy flow for entertaining and the galley-style kitchen is a chef’s delight. The tastefully updated kitchen has high end appliances and plenty of counter top work space and storage. Both bedrooms flow out to the large back balcony featuring dramatic views of the ever changing Downtown Oakland skyline and the iconic Tribune building.  What really separates this unit from others in the building are the details: in-unit washer and dryer, motorized blinds and remodeled owners suite bathroom with heated floors and flush mount waterfall shower that will have you feeling like you are at a spa. This stunning unit is Oakland living at it's finest.


The neighborhood is fantastic. Set on the west shore of Lake Merritt, near Lake Chalet and blocks to Oakland Museum and Lake Merritt bart station.  Located across the street from greenways, bike paths and parks right in the heart of Oakland. The building has a 24-hour door person and is set in one of the most historic residential neighborhoods. Restaurants, shopping and the farmers’ market are close by, and convenient access to freeways and BART make commuting a breeze.

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Contact Leif Jenssen
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Leif Jenssen

Red Oak Realty

DRE# 01182699


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1555 Lakeside Drive #71

Oakland’s lovely hillside neighborhoods and lively shopping districts draw residents to the East Bay’s largest city - an exciting, vibrant, urban community. In the Sequoyah-Chabot neighborhood, many homeowners enjoy large lots that border the East Bay Regional Park and the Lake Chabot Golf Course. Montclair’s homes are situated on forested lots that offer a quiet retreat from the city. Temescal is an up-and-coming neighborhood along bustling Telegraph Avenue, with the feel of an urban village. In Jack London Square near the waterfront, old warehouses and former factories have been converted to loft living. Lakeshore-Upper Grand, with its mix of shopping, restaurants, antique stores, and a farmers market, is one of Oakland’s most eclectic neighborhoods. For those who live in Claremont, the Elmwood Shopping District offers a variety of old-fashioned shops and mixture of merchants. It’s easy to enjoy a wide variety of year-round outdoor activities in Oakland. Lake Merritt, located in the heart of the city, offers a 3.4-mile walking path, picnicking, sailing, and kayaking. Redwood and Joaquin Regional Parks encompass stately forests of 150-foot coast redwoods and provide miles of hiking, jogging, and horseback-riding trails. Anthony Chabot Regional Park offers golfing, an equestrian center, hiking, bicycling, and fishing. For sports fans, Oakland is home to the Oakland Raiders, Oakland Athletics, Golden State Warriors, and the Golden Gate Fields racetrack Oakland residents have plenty of public transportation options, including Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), buses, ferries, and casual carpools. Oakland International Airport is serviced by more than 10 major airlines.