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Gorgeous Grand Lake Craftsmen
Just Listed! Open Sun 2p – 4:30p. Gorgeous Grand Lake Craftsman home featuring 3BD, 2.5BA in an ideal location. Built in 1912 and meticulously maintained and updated throughout, 385 Elwood is a wonderful blend of beautiful architectural and period details with all the conveniences for modern living. Perched at the crest of the hill, the charming front garden and classic porch offer delightful curb appeal. The entry level offers formal living and dining rooms, an updated kitchen with skylight, family room with vaulted ceiling and abundant natural light along with two bedrooms with a newly updated jack and jill bathroom as well as a laundry room/powder room. Newly refinished hardwood floors, woodburning fireplace, built ins and stained glass windows accentuate the history of the house. The lower level primary bedroom and bathroom provides generous size for a sitting area or desk. Quaint and serene backyard space includes newer turf area, stained concrete patio, retaining wall, wooden steps, and fence along with plantings. Sewer compliant along with many newer infrastructure upgrades (roof, hot water heater, furnace, washer/dryer, dishwasher) makes 385 Elwood move in ready! Amazing location close to shops, dining and cafes in the Grand Lake and Lakeshore area, Grand Lake Movie Theater, Lake Merritt for exercise and activities, the Morcom Rose Garden, transportation, BART, 580 freeway!
Grand Lake is a small, scenic neighborhood just two miles north of Downtown Oakland. Located on the northeast side of Interstate 580, the real estate in Grand Lake is a nice mix of spacious condos, cozy multi-plex units, and quaint Craftsman-style, single family homes. The neighborhood is also surrounded by some of the most popular neighborhoods/cities in the East Bay: Adams Point to the west, Crocker Highlands to the east, and Piedmont to the north.
The Grand Lake - Oakland Farmers Market is considered to be one of the most popular farmers market in the East Bay. variety of artisans, food purveyors, and farmers bring their finest goods to Lake Park Avenue for eager customers to purchase every Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm,. If you enjoy locally grown organic produce, grass-fed meats, locally-sourced seafood, honey, and beautifully hand-crafted jewelry, you will love visiting this farmers market.
Grand Lake’s proximity to I-580 makes it easy and convenient to commute to and from San Francisco. Additionally, there are several bus routes that lead commuters to the Salesforce Transit Center, which is within walking distance of the Financial District and Google Headquarters.
When Grand Lake residents want to enjoy a nice meal, Grand Avenue provides plenty of amazing dining options. Some of the notable restaurants On Grand Ave include:
The Alley: Known as the Bay’s oldest piano bar, The Alley is the perfect place to start your night out with great music, amazing food, and tasty cocktails.
The Star on Grand: In addition to both deep-dish and thin crust pies, you can also enjoy delicious salads and sandwiches. The Star on Grand is also a perfect mid-day retreat with co-workers thanks to their incredible lunch specials.
The Coffee Mill: Not only is this a great place to pick up your morning coffee, The Coffee Mill also features amazing breakfast options and a variety of fresh-baked goodies for the whole family.
With delicious food, bustling farmer’s market, and easy access to transportation, it’s easy to see why Grand Lake has become a popular East Bay neighborhood to call home.