by Carrie Fehr
Christmas came early this year for my buyer, who landed a gorgeous condo, in the heart of Oakland.
From the entrance steps, this pied-a-terre boasts views of Lake Merritt that look like a still-life painting, and features a private balcony, perfect for al fresco dining that is as sweet as a valentine.
It overlooks an inviting courtyard surrounded by arch motifs, exposed brick and wrought iron details that combine architectural interest with Mediterranean flavor.
It is walking distance to Oakland’s hottest Uptown neighborhood with excellent restaurants, art galleries, and lively entertainment options, as well as historic treasures like the Fox and Paramount theaters.
Its location makes it an ideal spot to enjoy numerous outdoor activities such as boating, jogging, or cycling, or a casual stroll around the water’s edge that is home to a variety of birds, plant life and trees.
Congratulations and Happy Holidays!