Elegant Lake Merritt Waterfront Condo With Stunning Hills, City + Lake Views
Sold for $1,200,000
1,349 Sq Ft
1 Lakeside Drive Unit 521
Spectacular views of Oakland’s hills, city and Lake Merritt are yours from this sophisticated condominium in the heart of Oakland’s Lakeside neighborhood. Built in 2001, this spacious, highly desirable corner unit at the Essex features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open great room/kitchen, in-unit laundry, two designated indoor parking spaces, and the many amenities that this luxury high-rise building offers its residents.
Located on the 5th floor, the stunning panoramic views are captured through walls of windows in every room in this elegant home. The open floor plan and 9-foot ceilings optimize abundant natural light and views, creating a feeling of being in an aerie high about Lake Merritt. Energy-efficient dual pane windows keep temperatures stable and minimize urban sounds, and a light-colored hardwood floor adds a contemporary touch to this appealing space, while the kitchen features black granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and abundant drawer and cabinet storage space.
The spacious primary bedroom includes an ensuite bathroom, and a closet with built-in organizers is large enough for more than one wardrobe. Italian marble is used for the bathroom floor, shower surround and vanity top, and a window looks out to Lake Merritt. The bedroom has plush carpeting, and provides expansive views from oversized windows on two walls. The well-sized second bedroom also offers lake views, and has a large closet with organizers. A bathroom with a tub/shower combination and Italian marble finishes is conveniently located next to the bedroom.
The Essex offers a full array of amenities for residents, including a fitness center, a lap pool, spa/jacuzzi, a business center, a lovely community lounge, a clubhouse, concierge/reception and 24-hour security. Just a 10-minute walk to two BART stations and close to Grand/Lake, Uptown and Downtown restaurants, shopping and pubs, the Essex is also convenient to Whole Foods and Sprouts. The lake is literally at your door with its abundant wildlife, parks and three-mile walking/biking path, so enjoy spectacular views that you’ll never grow tired of, then explore Oakland from this exceptional condo in a fabulous Oakland location.