In the early 1900’s, the neighborhood around Grand Lake was pastoral hills overlooking the Lake. It was about that time that one of the first homes was built at the top of the hill … the home at 504 Wickson. A home grand in stature and grand in detail, it is a Craftsman’s Craftsman.
With innumerable Craftsman details throughout … box beams, built ins, moldings … this brown-shingle Craftsman has now been brought back to its former glory – with detailed finishes, along with tastefully updated kitchen and baths.
The home is grand in its own right – with four bedrooms, three baths, a sunroom – and a servant’s staircase. Now it is accompanied by a carriage house with studio and two-car garage. And it’s all surrounded by a large garden patio for entertaining and green thumbs.
Today this Grand Craftsman overlooks the happening neighborhood below … with 185 restaurants and shops at your feet … and of course, the Grand Dame of them all, the Grand Lake Theater.
· 4 Bedroom/3 Bath Main House plus 1 Bedroom/1Bath Carriage House
· Restored Craftsman details throughout
· Updated foundation, electrical, plumbing , furnaces, roof
· 2758 square feet Main House plus 625 square feet Carriage House
· Full basement
· Close to 185 restaurants, shops, bars and Grand Lake Theater: Walk Score 94
Offered at $875,000
Lakeshore / Upper Grand
Rolling hills, wooded valleys, flower filled parks. Streets wind through the hills in the "residential park" of Lakeshore. Inspired by England's "garden suburbs," famed landscape architects Olmsted Brothers laid out winding streets following the natural contours of the land. Homes date from the 1920 and 30s, with original owners hiring some of the most notable Oakland architects of the time, including Julia Morgan, Maybeck & White, and Charles McCall. Today the neighborhood still retains its period flavor, with large romantic homes in the Italian Renaissance, Tudor, Spanish, Monterey, French provincial, and Colonial styles lending a sense of country charm.
Lakeshore Highlands is close to the Lakeshore and Grand Avenue shopping districts. Elementary Schools include Crocker Highlands Elementary and Edna Brewer Middle School.