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Gorgeous updates and indoor-outdoor living in Oakland’s Lincoln Highlands

Driving up Maple Drive in Oakland’s Lincoln Highlands neighborhood, you will get glimpses of bay views and arrive at an attractive home updated in a fresh, contemporary style that retains its rich architectural detailing.

Make the most of entertaining at this home with side and back yards plus a built-in Argentine grill and a pizza oven. 

The almost 1,600 square feet of living space at 4250 Maple Drive sits on a prominent, nearly 5,300-square-foot corner property. Its gentle rear slope, deep setback and corner location create a private setting. The home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, an updated kitchen, a fabulous flexible-use bonus room with a custom-built, walk-in wine/beer cooler and taps, inviting outdoor rooms, and additional entertaining spaces for family and friends. Choose to gather on the front paver courtyard along garden beds or in the back and side gardens that offer generous outdoor dining areas on Ipe decks and near the built-in Argentine grill (aka the parrilla) and the Mugnaini pizza oven. Decorative ledge stone surrounds the built-ins.

The kitchen showcases Caesarstone counters, a peninsula island/breakfast bar with a waterfall counter and glass French doors. 

Quarter-sawn oak hardwood floors have been refinished and flow throughout the home. The interior is also bright with natural light and fresh interior paint. A wood-burning fireplace in the living room features a surround of beautifully crafted tiles from Heath Ceramics.

The home provides great interior flow and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. 

Like the living room, the adjacent family room has a front-facing picture window.

The flexible-use space includes a custom-built, walk-in wine/beer cooler and taps. 

Caesarstone counters in the kitchen with a sleek glass backsplash and a peninsula island/breakfast bar with a waterfall counter enhance the new sleek bamboo cabinetry with brushed nickel rods and open shelving. A Bertazzoni range and KitchenAid appliances are also updated. The kitchen is open to the spacious dining area. Glass French doors and a side door from the kitchen make for convenient access to the deck and patios.

The lower-level bonus room is a large room with a walk-in cooler. This room also has a door that opens onto a patio that connects to the rest of the outdoor space. Also on the lower level is a large laundry room with front-loading washer and dryer, a stainless sink, and cabinets. This spacious basement area can be further customized. Envision a wine cellar or movie room.

One bedroom wing features a bedroom and bathroom with a pedestal sink, a porcelain tile floor, and a tub/shower combination. In the opposite wing, is the primary bedroom with a front-facing window and a walk-in closet, a wall closet, and a bathroom. This bathroom has been updated with a chic vessel sink with a wall-mounted faucet on a floating vanity, a porcelain tile floor, and a shower with more Heath tiles. The third bedroom is nearby and could be used as an office or nursery as well.

Greenery and a contemporary fence enhance the privacy of the backyard deck and outdoor kitchen. 

A suburban feel with the convenient proximity and vibrancy of urban amenities, Lincoln Highlands showcases a pocket of single-family homes less than 2 miles from Joaquin Miller Park, a 500-acre mecca for hikers, bicyclists, joggers, equestrian enthusiasts, and anyone who can appreciate the majesty of beautiful redwood forests. Among the many trails that traverse the park include the 3-mile Big Trees Loop and the 1.7-mile Sequoia Bayview Trail.

The Roberts Regional Recreation Area, a gem in the East Bay Regional Park District, is equally close and offers 87 acres of pristine land, redwood groves, a playground, and picnic areas. Shop in nearby Montclair, take a less than nine-minute drive to the weekly Grand Lake Farmers Market, hop on Highway 13 or Interstate 580 for easy commutes into the San Francisco, the East Bay or the South Bay or take BART from the Rockridge Station, a less than a 7-mile drive.

Price: $1,195,000Where: 4250 Maple Drive, OaklandWebsite: Shown by appointment only.Listing agent: Compass, Diane Dwyer, DRE#: 02043010. 925-997-7555, [email protected]

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