330 Lester Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606
$749,000 | Sold $1,200,000
330 Lester Avenue, Oakland CA 94606
4,788 SF Lot
About 330 Lester Avenue
330 Lester Avenue is located in Oakland’s desirable Cleveland Heights neighborhood, just 3 blocks from the beautiful Lake Merritt and a little over a mile to Grand and Lakeshore Avenue. Built in 1914, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom classic Craftsman Bungalow has been handsomely updated with newer systems throughout to meet the modern day lifestyle while still holding its architectural charm.
A water conserving, succulent garden welcomes you and is connected to a small front porch where you can sit and relax. Entering into the home you’ll find an open floor plan, large plank, white oak floors throughout and an abundance of windows on all sides filling the house with natural light. There is a large picture window in the living room alongside a stylish but humble fireplace built with Italian Sbiancato tiles and a handmade raw Ash mantle to keep you warm on cool nights. The fireplace is book-ended by built-in shelves for all your treasures or perhaps a record player to enjoy the space. The living room opens to a spacious dining area with bay windows that flows into the handsomely updated kitchen with breakfast bar, white cabinetry, grey and white stone counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen storage and space are ample making it easy to cook for a big family gathering or entertain.
Tall ceilings, recessed lights and clean lined wood trim and moldings can be found throughout the home. The sunny master suite includes views of the yard and access to the updated bathroom with new floor, shower tiles and a luxurious rain shower. Two additional bedrooms, one with an abundance of windows that could pose as an in-home office are right next to the second bathroom. Walking out into the backyard you will find a tall, well-shaped, fruit bearing lemon tree, lawn, slate tile patio, raised veggie beds and another great space for entertaining! Don’t miss the basement through the yard offering ample bonus/storage space, laundry area, room for canning, a cellar or perhaps a small workshop. An extra-long one car garage could be easily converted into studio space or casita with an area to park one car outside of garage (driveway access is shared with next door neighbor).
Features & Updates
- Updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and stone countertops
- Updated bathrooms
- New white wash, white oak flooring throughout
- Tall ceilings with recessed lights and beautiful wood trim and moldings
- Dual paned windows
- Spacious basement
- Updated foundation (see disclosure package)
- French drain
- Garage w/ 50 amp circuit for easy car charger install
- Succulent planted front yard and sunny backyard with mature lemon tree and patios
- Updated electrical and plumbing
Cleveland Heights is one of the few and fantastic neighborhoods that borders Oakland’s beautiful Lake Merritt. There is a lively and neighborly community here. Take a walk around the lake with your pup for some fresh air and stop at the bird sanctuary, bonsai garden or lawn-bowling. Hit some tennis balls at the public courts, take a gondola ride on the lake, a visit it to Children’s Fairyland with your kiddos or catch a film at Grand Lake Theater. Grocery shopping in abundance at Saturdays farmers market, Trader Joe’s and the Oaktown Spice Shop. Delicious places to eat like Portal, Grand Lake Kitchen, Café Ramant are just a short walk away. Coffee shops, yoga studios and wine tasting spots all just a quick jaunt! Grab a home-baked sweet or savory pie at PieTisserie, Yum! This matched with easy 580 freeway access, casual carpool, multiple bus lines (Transbay) makes the neighborhood lifestyle complete.