Sold $720,000 SOLD (List: 599K) - Condominium
Built in 2002 by David Baker Architects, 3223 Magnolia exemplifies thoughtful, progressive design—pairing contemporary style with warmth, space, and comfort. With three levels, this 2 bed, 2 bath condo near the Emeryville border boasts a stunning, light-filled layout that’s sure to feel like home.
The ground-level entry and foyer offer garage access, a convenient coat closet, and a nearby full bath with walk-in shower and all modern fixtures. This level’s beautiful carpeted bedroom is spacious and bright, with abundant windows letting in views of the outdoor foliage. Interesting angles, roomy closet, a separate seating area and picture window, and private patio access make this a lovely and compelling space.
On the home’s second level, large corner windows at the top of the stairs offer wonderful views and draw light within. One of the remarkable features of the condo is the intentional relationship between windows and the interior layout. Both are strategically designed to direct light generously throughout all levels while creating a visually engaging environment. Both stairwells, for example, incorporate cut-outs that allow light more access to the greater interior. The resulting negative space and shapes created double as attractive modern design features.
This level is a fully open space, with the kitchen, dining, and living areas adjoining seamlessly to form one large and gorgeous area. Hardwood floors run throughout, while enormous upper and lower front windows provide extraordinary views of the neighborhood and fill the space with light.
The kitchen features all stainless-steel appliances, including Amana gas range, Frigidaire dishwasher, and LG double-door refrigerator. Cabinetry is ample, and the granite countertop and contemporary lighting fixtures create a warm yet chic setting. A window above the sink takes in a view of the rear garden trees.
The ceiling soars above the formal dining and living spaces. The area’s impressive spaciousness affords numerous arrangement possibilities, and you’ll enjoy views of the cottage-lined quiet street in front. Bright, airy, and open, this space achieves a wonderful sense of breadth while remaining cozy and personal.
In addition to letting light pass through, the second level’s open stairwell uses redwood steps and painted iron bracing for a stylish and sturdy look. Mirroring the layout of the floor below, the third level landing features large corner windows and a great view of the neighboring area. A short hallway leads to a full bath, with dual stainless-steel sinks, bathtub, subway tile, modern fixtures, and cabinetry matching that of the kitchen. A nearby spacious California Closets walk-in includes added shelving and drawers.
The loft bedroom is comfortable and generously-sized, with excellent views both outdoors and of the floor below. A separate seating area offers a great space for reading or relaxing.
Private and peaceful, the back patio is a wonderful area for both entertaining and rejuvenation. Mature fig and Japanese maple trees grow among the landscaped mulched garden, and a central seating area rests atop a stone patio. Enjoy the afternoon sun and light breeze coming through the leaves. A side gate provides access to the front.
On the street-facing side, a large arbor wrapped in flowering vine welcomes over the front walkway. The fully-landscaped and irrigated mulched garden includes trees, grasses, and flowering plants.
Also featured is an attached, single-car garage with stacked GE washer/dryer, and added wall and overhead shelving. Driveway and streetside parking are also available.
Enjoy easy commuter access and great Emeryville shopping nearby. 3223 Magnolia is a stylish and comfortable retreat—open, warm, and thoughtfully designed, it’s ready to be your home.