1555 Lakeside Dr #183
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1555 Lakeside Dr #183

Oakland, CA 94612


A remarkably rare offering and opportunity to own one of the best vistas in the East Bay, in a building designed by a protegé of Frank Lloyd Wright: Roughly 600 sq ft of private balcony spills out of this 2-bedroom home set at the 18th floor, atop the Lakeside Regency building. This outdoor living area is fully open to the sky, enjoys unobstructed views running the length of Lake Merritt, and cries out for use as your secret garden, your personal retreat and entertaining space.

Enjoy the sunlight and garden views from the interior as well, through a wall of glass and multiple sliding glass doors that extend the entire length of the home. Two bedrooms, a kitchen, formal dining room and huge living room have been freshly painted, with detailing including solid hardwood interior doors with custom pulls, built-in wine/liquor cabinet with wine refrigerator and shelving for glassware, decorative marble mantel over a living room faux fireplace (suitable for placement of an electric fireplace or candles), an updated bathroom, and marble and hardwood flooring through the home’s public spaces. A second full bathroom and kitchen await your design choices.

This beautiful residence enjoys 24-hour on-site concierge/security and a gated parking space. It also offers the unique benefit of a private storage room just across the building’s common area hallway. If you add the home's recorded interior square footage, the roughly 600 square feet of private balcony area, and the exclusive use storage closet described above, you'll find that this home offers more than 2,000 square feet of space for your exclusive use, all of it at a glorious height above Lake Merritt, the gem of Oakland.

As an added benefit, the original “glass wall” is under study and subject to potential replacement with new, modern energy-efficient elements at no cost to you. An HOA special assessment has been approved by the HOA, has been assessed and has been almost fully collected as of this writing. These funds will be used to complete the study of the cause, and the method of permanent repair, of some winter water intrusion that has occurred at the ceiling above the sliding glass doors in #183. The total assessment funds collected were priced to cover the cost to fully replace the sliding glass doors in #183, based on a bid and costs provided by the same highly-experienced firm that recently completed the exact same waterproofing and glass replacement project on the neighboring unit - the only other home in the building with the same structural components as #183. Unit #183’s share of the special assessment fees have already been paid by the seller, so the lucky new buyer will be able to simply move in and enjoy the new improvements and repairs.

As one of the two most desirable properties in the Lakeside Regency, and among the most desirable homes around all of Lake Merritt, this home has been aggressively priced. All enquiries are welcome.

  • Oversized Windows
  • Quiet and Private
  • Shopping Nearby
  • City Lights Views
  • Hardwood Floors
1555 Lakeside Dr #183
Oakland, CA 94612
Lucy Armentrout
Broker Associate
DRE#: 01249688
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