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Should I dine at Luka’s or am I in the mood for Mua? Or maybe hop over to Drake’s for a frosty beer by the firepit or sip a Mezcalera at Calavera? Or I could grab a fresh loaf at Firebrand Bakery, savor a gluten-free pumpkin-ginger cupcake from Sweet Bar Bakery, or cheer for the Warriors at the Oakland Athletic Club... Ah, to have so many options living in the heart of the city!

438 West Grand Avenue: Enter a sexy lobby and take the elevator up to the 5th floor, where the meticulously-cared-for unit with crisp white walls with Nelson™ Bubble Lamp welcomes you. The balcony boasts views of downtown Oakland and a glimpse of the western sunset skies at dusk will inspire. Darren and Rufus purchased unit #506 six years ago thinking it would be an investment purchase, but soon realized they wanted to live in their airy, wonderfully located condo. It was just too nice not to enjoy it themselves.

Located in the heart of Uptown, just blocks to BART, shops, bars and some of the best dining in the Bay. Live fully immersed in the mix of Oakland’s art scene, with First Fridays, Art Murmur, galleries, and theaters around the corner. Enjoy the lush 4th-floor courtyard and gardens, an oasis within the urban lifestyle, and revel in the convenience of gated parking and in-unit laundry. Live your best Oakland life.


  • Built in 2008
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,139 sq. ft. per public record
  • Wood flooring and carpeted bedrooms
  • Stainless steel appliances, gas stove, granite counters
  • Open kitchen, living, and dining
  • Balcony
  • Washer and dryer in unit
  • Designer-selected paint colors
  • Designated parking spot in the building garage
  • Intercom dial to allow visitor access
  • Bicycle parking and private storage space in the garage
  • Access to large, landscaped, shared courtyard

Seller improvements:

  • Added custom shelving in the master walk-in closet (2013)
  • Painted all rooms, including trim and ceilings (2015)
  • Replaced all existing recessed lighting (2015)
  • Satco Model-S6013 4” LED retrofit trim kits (2015)
  • Added recessed lighting to the living room (2015)
  • Added dimmers throughout the unit (2015)
  • Added sensor-lighted magnifying mirrors to master bathroom and outlets in under-sink cabinets for charging (2015)
  • New KitchenAid stainless steel dishwasher (2017
Access and Transportation:
  • 19th Street BART station is 3 blocks away
  • AC Transit within 2 blocks
  • 2 blocks to Ford GoBike® pickups
  • Close to I-980, I-580, Highway 24, and I-880
  • Walk Score® of 98


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, Ozumo, Pican, Pho 84, Mua, Luca's Taproom & Lounge, Hawker Fare, and Hibiscus all have unique ambiences 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.


Open Houses:
Open Saturday 8/4/18, 2-4 pm

Open Sunday 8/5/18, 2-4 pm

Open Sunday 8/12/18, 2-4 pm

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Deidre Joyner

Deidre Joyner

Realtor® AssociateRed Oak RealtycalDRE# 01451749510.693.4253