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Features

This well-preserved 1940 home, opening to level lawn, garden and terrace, nestles amid the enjoyably vibrant and consummately convenient Grand Lake neighborhood. Infused with architectural flair, the home’s original elements blend with updates for character-rich polish throughout. Laid out with an ideal flow among public rooms and separation of bedrooms, it includes two bedrooms, one bathroom featuring a vintage deco tile scheme, an updated kitchen, and separate living and dining rooms.

With wonderful proximity to everyday everything, the location gives dwellers a world of options. Convenient highway access offers quick acceleration. Or, stow the cars in the attached two-car garage, and enjoy walkability to Grand Lake’s shopping, dining, entertainment, and recreation destinations: the Saturday farmer’s market bustles at Splash Pad Park, features abound at the Grand Lake Theater, Grand and Lakeshore Avenues brim with restaurants, both fine and casual, a variety of services, Oakland’s largest independent bookstore, and more. Thriving outdoor entertainment options include the Morcom Rose Garden, a seven-acre bed of roses tended by volunteers, Lake Merritt for year-round strolling, jogging and gondola cruising and Lakeside Park, playground, and Nature Center.

Outdoor enjoyment is also a highlight at home. An enclosed lawn and garden provides a large and level space for recreating outlined by a perennial border and mature trees, including fruit-bearing citrus. A broad brick terrace presents a perfect al fresco dining spot, and an adjacent outdoor den forms a protected space for entertaining, play, or storage.

The home’s interior shines with newly lustrous hardwood flooring. Imparting elegance, original casement windows and fireplace with natural-stone surround embellish the living room. An arched opening gracefully bridges the living and formal dining rooms. The kitchen also radiates with original allure; a pristine period tile composition forms a focal-point countertop and backsplash. Spacious and sunny, it forms an upbeat space for concocting.

Harmonizing with the kitchen, the bathroom embraces an equally pristine and delightfully deco tile composition. Its period fixtures, also meticulously preserved, include separate tub and shower. Bedrooms bookend the hallway, the rear facing poised a half-flight above. Both are distinguished by abundant natural light and generous closet space.

Neighborhood


Lakeshore

The residential Lakeshore-Upper Grand neighborhood, cultivated by famed landscape architects Olmsted Brothers, is a sculpted terrain of winding streets following the natural contours of the land. Homes date back to the 1920s and ‘30s, some designed by notable Bay Area architects like Julia Morgan, Maybeck & White, and Charles McCall. Today, the neighborhood retains its period flavor, with large, romantic homes in the Italian Renaissance, Tudor, Spanish, Monterey, French provincial, and Colonial styles. Lakeshore-Upper Grand is close to the Lakeshore and Grand Avenue shopping districts. Michel Bistro is a French bar and restaurant with authentic cuisine, Arizmendi Bakery offers pastries and lunch dishes, and Lin Jia Asian Kitchen features Chinese and Asian Fusion selections. Shops like Urban Indigo, Sway, and Silver Moon Kids entice visitors with eclectic items for all ages.



Schedule

Open Houses:
Second Sunday Open Sept. 17th, 2-4:30PM

Brokers Tour:
Monday Sept. 11th, 10:30AM-1:00PM

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Anthony Riggins
510.693.7931
anthony.riggins@sothebyshomes.com

Contact

Anthony Riggins

Anthony Riggins

Realtor® AssociateSotheby's International RealtycalDRE# 01372885510.693.7931 mobilewww.AnthonyRiggins.com