The Essex Condos for Sale at 1 Lakeside

One cannot help but notice The Essex at 1 Lakeside Drive, as perhaps the most prestigious high-rise luxury condominium along the shore of Oakland's Lake Merritt. The graceful, curved facade faces at least half of its 270-units—many of which are million dollar properties—towards views of the lake, east bay hills, or out over the city of Oakland and beyond. [Read more...]

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Built in 2001 and designed by Architecture International, this is real estate that sets the standard for Oakland luxury condos.

Residents have created a strong sense of communal well-being, garnering a National award for "Best High-Rise Apartment Community." Magnificent views grace almost every space within, whether it's the to watch the lazy gondolas on the lake, fast-moving crew teams practicing hard, or the abundant birds and wildlife that live along the lakeshores. Other unit features include elegant, light-filled spaces and immaculate hardwood floors. Shared facilities for residents of The Essex are numerous and pristinely maintained by 24/7 janitorial services and concierge staff.

The Essex condos at Lake Merritt in OaklandBesides having one of the highest walk-ability scores in Oakland (two BART stations, as well as Whole Foods and an abundance of "Best of the Bay" bars and fine dining are all within a few blocks) the building offers a lovely clubhouse for entertaining guests, a barbeque area, Jacuzzi hot tub, and heated infinity pool. There is secure parking, as well as a full-service business center with computer and internet access and meeting rooms, and a fitness gym that receives 5-star reviews from residents.

As luxurious homes go (whether condos or not), you would be hard pressed to find a better sense of community or spotlessly maintained, regal hallways than what you will undoubtedly discover at The Essex. offer amazing views of the area from any of its many windows, rising twenty floors in total. Built in 2001 and designed by Architecture International, this 270 unit luxury high-rise not only boasts incredible views, but  services as well, offering a 24/7 attendant on duty and full service concierge. A resident business center is also immediately available. 

At the end of the day, one can relax at the on-site spa, then enjoy the infinity pool. No need to travel out of the building.

Friends and family can meet you for an evening's entertainment in the BBQ area or clubhouse, or in your own home with the view, a private balcony, and a modern kitchen with granite countertops. Recreational activities surround the building.  Begin with a bike ride or walk around scenic Lake Merritt, or walk a few blocks to the busy Trestle Glen and Lakeshore areas for wonderful shopping, restaurants big and small, and the Sunday Farmer's Market on the lake.

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