Sold $775,000 SOLD (List Price: $749,000) - Townhome
A magical, modern industrial loft in the heart of Oakland’s historic warehouse district, 309 4th Street, Suite114 in Portico Lofts is a live/work space with a marvelous blend of creativity featuring soaring open spaces and thoughtful built-in storage opportunities. Polished concrete floors, tall ceilings, high windows, large skylight, and abundant natural light enhance the living/kitchen area, while the spacious mezzanine level is lit by multiple skylights with custom shades. Unique to this unit (and the reason for the skylights) is its history as the warehouse loading dock with direct access from the old 3rd Street rail line. The original pallet markings are still visible on the polished concrete floor, as well as remnants of an overhead hoist. With a walk score of 97, this beautiful home is ideally situated near the heart of Jack London Square, BART, Amtrak, and the Oakland/SF ferry.
The spacious entryway includes three closets – one for coats, a walk-in closet for additional storage, and one whose louvered barn door conceals a stacking washer and dryer. Also on this level, a glass-paned barn door opens to reveal a room that, in the spirit of the live/work principle, could be configured as a bedroom, office, or studio.
The hallway leads to a wide-open common area with polished concrete floors, +/- 17 foot ceilings, a large skylight with custom shades, and high windows that provide abundant natural light. The living room is open to the dining area and a modern open kitchen with its expanse of stone countertops and tile backsplash, range and built-in microwave, and deep sink. Abundant cabinets and drawers offer ample space for a well-stocked kitchen, and the open design encourages friendly chatter with friends during meal prep.
Up the staircase, multiple skylights create an open sun-washed ambiance on the mezzanine level with a walk-in closet and generous loft-style owner’s bedroom overlooking the living area below. The adjacent bath features a tiled walk-in shower with built-in seating. Beneath a large skylight, a stone-topped vanity provides storage.
Portico Lofts, once a 1920’s plumbing showroom/warehouse, has been renovated to maintain the character of the original building while adding cheerful color and modern architectural touches including glass brick, skylight tubes, and vintage style sconces. An open common area features stone benches, trees, climbing bougainvillea, and planters filled with succulents.
All of this is located in the heart of Oakland’s historic warehouse district near bustling Jack London Square with its weekly farmers market and diverse choice of restaurants, bars, and a beer garden with bowling and bocce ball. Opportunities for entertainment abound – enjoy the annual Eat Real Festival and Pedalfest bike show, attend the outdoor Waterfront Flicks movie night, or tour the USS Potomac.
Dedicated parking space in secure area
HOA covers Cable and Internet