Sold $825,000 SOLD (List Price: $749,000) - Condominium
A magical, modern industrial loft in Oakland’s historic warehouse district, 311 4th Street, Suite 128 in Portico Lofts is a live/work space with a marvelous blend of wicked creativity featuring soaring open spaces, quirky architectural details, and thoughtful built-in storage opportunities. Beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, and abundant natural light enhance the living/kitchen area, while the unusual elevated library, spacious mezzanine bedroom, and playful nooks offer an unexpected sense of whimsy. With a walk score of 97, this beautiful home is ideally situated in the heart of Jack London Square, near BART, Amtrak, and the Oakland/SF ferry.
The spacious tiled entryway includes two closets – one large enough to stash your bikes and other oversized items,. A barn door closet houses a stacking washer and dryer with chalkboard facings to let your creativity flow.
The entryway leads to a wide-open common area with gleaming bamboo floors, 17+ foot ceilings, and abundant natural light. Windows fill one wall, and double glass doors lead to a patio with immediate access to 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 butcher block counters, newer built-in induction cooktop, and breakfast bar. Abundant cabinets and drawers offer plenty of room for a well-stocked kitchen, while clever pot hooks next to the cooktop and knife magnet above the counter provide even more space for the things you use most often. The home chef will also appreciate the built-in Bosch oven and dishwasher, counter-depth refrigerator, and deep sink.
To one side of the kitchen is a bedroom/office with a surprise hideaway above it. A ladder on one wall leads to a playful alcove with a hammock and skylight–a perfect place to relax with a video game or streaming event.
Ideal for working from home, a pocket door to one side of the living area opens onto an office space with a built-in desk and a window opening that peeks out between the shelves on the other side of the wall.
Also off the living area is another ladder, this one leading to an enchanting elevated library space. Shelves on three sides create a cozy nook looking down on the living area below.
In the stairwell, an alcove of built-in shelves has been designed to hold books, videos, plants, or collectibles. Up the staircase, the adjacent mezzanine owner’s bedroom overlooks the living area and is a marvel of design with not an inch of wasted space. Waist-high cabinets, drawers, and shelves on two sides provide abundant storage and also allow an open view of the living area below. A built-in king-sized platform bed features a burnished bamboo surround and under-bed storage. A sunny skylight on one side fills the room with light.
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, and tour the USS Potomac.
Dedicated parking space in secure area