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A magical, modern industrial loft in Oakland’s historic warehouse district, 309 4th Street, Suite120 in Portico Lofts is a live/work space with a marvelous blend of creativity featuring soaring open spaces, thoughtful built-in storage opportunities, and a rare enclosed outdoor space. Polished concrete floors, high ceilings, and abundant natural light enhance the living/kitchen area, while the spacious mezzanine bedroom is lit by an operable skylight. Due to its end unit location in the complex, only one wall is shared with a neighbor, providing additional privacy. 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 tiled entryway includes two closets – one for coats and storage, the other to house a stacking washer and dryer. On one side of the hallway, a vintage barn door conceals a room that, in the spirit of the live/work principle, could be configured as a bedroom, office, or studio.
The entryway leads to a wide-open common area with polished concrete floors, 17+ foot ceilings, and a wall of tall, north-facing windows that provide abundant natural light without the extreme heat of west-facing windows. Double glass doors lead to a large private patio with sufficient space for seating and a grill for summer entertaining. The patio also provides immediate access to a courtyard mere steps from a designated parking space – an ideal shortcut for the unloading of groceries and packages.
The modern open kitchen provides a perfect work triangle with its expanse of stone countertops and tile backsplash, 5-burner electric range below a built-in microwave, and deep sink. Abundant cabinets and drawers offer plenty of room for a well-stocked kitchen, and the open design of the kitchen allows for friendly chatter with friends during meal prep.
Up the staircase, the mezzanine owner’s bedroom overlooks the living area below. A large closet provides ample storage, and an operable skylight fills the room with light. The adjacent bath features a tiled walk-in shower with decorative glass accents and glass door. Beneath a large mirror, 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 Oakland’s historic warehouse district in the heart of 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