A beautiful, coveted 4th floor corner unit at the Essex, alongside iconic Lake Merritt. Built in 2001, the Essex continues to lead the way as a full-service luxury hi-rise. Unit 421 offers prime living space with head-on, spectacular panoramic views of the Lake, city horizon, ever-changing cloud patterns, and the hills beyond. At night, one sees the Lake’s shimmering ‘necklace-of-lights’ center front. Sophisticated, urbane and situated in a much sought-after Oakland setting.
Unit 421 offers a connoisseur’s view, not an abstract one. Views from the 4th floor are stunning. They take in not only the broad horizon of the city scape and hills beyond, but one sees up close so much more: the flocks of birds as they fly by, the tops of gently swaying palm trees w/ nesting birds, and the colorful pageantry of gondolas, boats and rowers on the lake; strollers, walkers and runners on the weekend.
Surrounding the Essex is a walker’s heaven. Close to all the action of downtown & uptown Oakland, yet tranquilly situated on Lake Merritt’s shore. Stroll around the lake, soak up the rays in the park, and enjoy the lakeside Oakland vibe. The historic Lake Merritt Hotel/Terrace Room is steps away, as is Lake Chalet. Walk to Uptown Oakland’s arts & cultural district and the thriving food scene, the 19th Street & Lake Merritt BART Stations, the Oakland Public Library, the Alice St. Center for the Arts, & the multi-disciplinary Oakland Museum of California. Nearby are Lakeshore & Grand Ave, Chinatown, farmers’ markets, and more. Easy access to freeways, and a short commute to SF.