1555 Lakeside Drive #52
This extraordinarily rare Lakeside Regency condo not only offers 3 bedrooms/2 baths, but also features a balcony that runs the entire length of the unit that captures sweeping views of Lake Merritt and the hills beyond. Designed in 1967 by Michel Marx, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, the beautiful mid-century building is a showpiece on the lake and features a 24 hour doorman, plenty of storage and secure deeded garage parking.
Beautiful grey oak floors greet you as you enter the combined dining room/kitchen, but your eye goes directly to the sliding glass doors that frame the stunning panoramic views and provide indoor/outdoor flow, perfect for entertaining guests and hosting dinner parties. The kitchen is a chef’s delight with a convenient and functional layout. It features a large island, custom cabinetry and high-end appliances such as a 36" induction cooktop and Bosch double convection ovens. The dining area flows to the living room which is anchored by a cozy fireplace. The living room also opens up to the extensive patio seamlessly linking the public spaces. All the bedrooms feature equally breathtaking water views. The master bedroom with ensuite bath is sure to delight and offers plenty of closet space. The two additional guest bedrooms provide the flexible space needed and yet rarely found in condo living.
This is the ideal Oakland location. Take advantage of all the activities that lakeside living has to offer as well as the urban delights of vibrant downtown Oakland. Near BART and easy highway access makes commuting a breeze.
Lake Merritt - Adams Point
On the shores of Lake Merritt (the "Jewel of Oakland”), you'll find Adams Point. Adams Point is tucked between the Uptown Oakland and Grand Lake neighborhoods. Home to condominium buildings and single-family homes, Adams Point is a densely populated enclave. Two architectural gems, The Bellevue-Staten and the Beaux-Arts-styled Regillus building, boast amazing views of the lake.
Urban boating is available courtesy of the Lake Merritt Boating Center, which; offers sailing classes; rents kayaks, canoes, and sailboats; and allows you to bring your own boat for a small fee. Nearby Lakeside Park includes Children’s Fairyland, a storybook theme park that has delighted generations of kids and served as a model for Disneyland Park. The three-mile pathway around the lake hosts hundreds of runners and walkers each day.
Adams Point is a short stroll from the 19th Street Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station and a Uptown Oakland, home to the Paramount Theater, the Fox Theater, and numerous bars and restaurants. Grand Avenue, which runs along the neighborhood’s southern border, also offers plenty of dining options — including Sidebar, Coach Sushi, and Barlago Italian Kitchen.