x Deidre Joyner  Presents: Luxe, Light-filled Living 438 W Grand Avenue #401  $899,000


As you wake in the morning, the sunlight beams through the bank of windows to kiss you hello. Stretch and start your day in your simple, yet luxe corner, townhouse-style condo unit. Gaze out of the window and Oakland greets you with the scenic views of downtown, peaks of the Bay and the burgeoning city around.

Jan has adored her unit. As an artist with a vast collection of art and artifacts, she had the right balance of wall space and numerous windows to encircle her with both glorious light and textures.

The superb location allows one to be within blocks of BART, the Paramount and Fox Theaters and some of the best art Oakland has to offer. If you are an epicurean, revel in the choices for exceptional dining including Dosa, Calavera, Mua, Flora, Duende and Brown Sugar Kitchen (opening soon), just to name a few. End your day or start your weekend with a handcrafted cocktail at one of the many bars in the area: Dogwood, the Miranda, Lost and Found Beer Garden, the Payback, Make Westing or Cafe Van Kleef.

Drive into your building and enjoy dedicated gated in-building parking, take a break from your day and sit in the manicured courtyard garden, or hit the streets and soak up your surroundings.


Uptown Oakland

Oakland is buzzing. It has shrugged off the stigma occasioned by the comment, in Gertrude Stein's autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, that "there's no there there." Whatever might have been the case in the past, there is plenty of "there" here now. Downtown Oakland has emerged a vibrant and stylish place filled with hot spots to discover and enjoy. It is loosely separated into what is referred to by Oakland locals as Uptown Oakland and Old Oakland.

Uptown Oakland has a thriving art community that showcases its enthusiasm the first Friday of the month during Oakland Art Murmur, an open art walk where you can meet artists, listen to live music and celebrate creativity while catching up with friends. The Oakland Museum of California also offers exhibits featuring local culture (free admission every second Sunday of the month).

Uptown comes alive when the sun goes down, so come hungry! Flora, Dosa, Drake's Dealership, AlamarCalavera, Agave, DuendePho 84Mua, Luka's Taproom & Lounge, and all have unique ambiances with great reviews. After dinner enjoy the striking architecture while catching a live show at one of the theatres in the area, such as the Paramount and the newly refurbished Fox Theatre, or go ice skating at the Oakland Ice Center.

Right in the middle of Lakeside, Downtown, and Jack London is Oakland's vibrant and colorful Chinatown. This is not some tatty collection of cheap souvenir shops. It's a living, breathing, vital community filled with bakeries, restaurants, and sidewalks jammed with shoppers and visitors. Public festivals in the area include the annual Lunar New Year Bazaar established in 2001, and the StreetFest

Easily accessible to two BART stations, Interstates 80 and 980, as well as bus lines, this area of Oakland is a great choice for those who want to live in a modern condominium in the midst of a commercial area reflecting diverse cultural traditions.

In all, Downtown Oakland is a soulful, energetic place, and its energetic diversity is sprouting chic bistros, street festivals, lively entertainment, bustling farmers markets, and alternative charter schools.


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Deidre Joyner

Deidre Joyner

Realtor® AssociateRed Oak RealtycalDRE# 01451749510.693.4253 mobilewww.TheOaklandBerkeleyJournal.com