CHARMING UPPER LAKESHORE CRAFTSMAN
Just a few blocks to the eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, cafes and the Saturday Farmers Market is this classic Crocker Highlands Craftsman bathed in natural light and loaded with charming period details. Nestled in a picturesque neighborhood, 3908 Lakeshore has been called home by its residents for over 100 years. Updated for contemporary living with an open floorplan and fine finishes, this special home offers seamless indoor/outdoor flow for memorable entertaining or active daily living in any season.
Oozing with curb appeal, the front porch offers a unique vantage point to rest from the day’s activities or watch the day unfold. From there, a welcoming foyer opens to the living room with high coved ceilings and period built-ins flanking the marble-tiled fireplace. Grid windows frame the surrounding neighborhood blanketed with greenery including mature palms mixed with deciduous trees offering seasonal color.
The dining room is ideally situated between the living room and kitchen to create a spacious great room, perfect for hosting friends and keeping an eye on the family. At the rear is the large chef’s kitchen with counter seating, a 36” Dacor six-burner range, French door refrigerator, quartz countertops and a deep chef’s sink. Newer French doors open to the fully landscaped backyard with built-in grill, level lawn, terraced gardens and spacious patio, offering endless possibilities for outdoor entertaining, play and dining under the stars.
The flexible floorplan includes two bedrooms and a bath on the main floor. Head upstairs to the sunny primary bedroom retreat with its soaring ceiling, walk-in closet, wall of glass and sliding doors to a private terrace overlooking the beautiful rear gardens. This is the place to relax, take a nap outside or perhaps read the latest novel. Across the hall is a spa-like bath featuring a double vanity, walk-in shower and oversized tub for a soothing soak after a long day. A second bedroom, a plus room, perfect for a home office or Zoom room and loads of storage space complete the upper level. For the hobbyist or craftsman, the basement workshop offers endless possibilities.
The long driveway provides off-street parking for several cars which you can leave at home while you visit Peets, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Arizmendi Bakery, the Grand Lake Theatre and some of the best restaurants Oakland has to offer. Lake Merrritt, the jewel of Oakland, is close by along with public transportation, freeway access and casual carpool to San Francisco.