On a corner lot a block from bustling Piedmont Avenue, 4001-4003 Howe is an incredible 4BD/4.5BA mixed use property that includes an exquisite 3BD/2.5BA modern home with full basement storage, a sleek detached studio ADU (currently used as a popular income-producing Airbnb rental), and a high-end commercial four-office suite with separate entrance, kitchenette and bath. Impeccably renovated, the property is a neighborhood landmark with its colorful wall mural created by famed urban artist Jet Martinez. All three elements of the property are rich with elegant and tasteful modern upgrades and custom features and finishes. The home is ideally located in the coveted Piedmont Avenue neighborhood where urban convenience meets small-town friendliness, seconds from the vibrant hub of the neighborhood, where you will find the Julia Morgan redesigned Chapel of the Chimes, myriad independent shops and eateries, and Oakland’s longest-running cinema, the Piedmont Theatre, known for screening critically-acclaimed indie films as well as first-run movies.
4003 Howe Street Imbued with sophisticated character and gorgeous architectural details, 4003 Howe is a stunning 3BD/2.5BA home where art meets convenience and comfort. Designed to catch the light from every angle, the main level is an open expanse of hardwood floors in a distinctive herringbone pattern glowing in the sunlight pouring through wide windows. At one end of this modern great room, living and dining areas are tucked into bay windows, and a custom built-in TV alcove with speakers and surround sound provides a separate space for relaxing with an evening of the guilty pleasure of binge-watching your favorite shows.
At the other end of the room, the sleek chef’s kitchen beckons with its open design and wide windows. A custom modular cabinet system encloses an integrated Bosch dishwasher and refrigerator, and a wide central island and breakfast bar provides abundant space for meal prep and includes a Bosh induction cooktop and wet bar/vegetable sink. The adjacent spacious pantry and abundant floor to ceiling cabinets provide space for nearly everything a home chef could wish for.
Beyond the kitchen, a conveniently placed powder room is a breathtaking work of art in itself with gleaming black fixtures and dramatic custom paneling and ceiling of black wood.
Upstairs, two en suite bedrooms feature custom floor to ceiling mahogany French doors and an artistic use of glass to create an indoor/outdoor flow. Large enough to be furnished as a combination bed and sitting area, the expansive primary suite is illuminated by a wall of glass with a door that opens onto a large private balcony. The suite includes a huge walk-in closet with built in dressers and shelves, as well as an open dressing area.
Surrounded by privacy windows and mirrors, the adjoining spa-like bath is anchored by an opulent walk-in shower with dual showerheads. On either side of the shower are separate stone-topped vanities with abundant storage. Adjacent to the suite is a convenient laundry room with washer and dryer - eliminating the need to transport laundry from one level to another.
The secondary suite basks in the light pouring through a wall of picture windows, and includes two large closets, a built-in dresser for storage, and access to a semi-finished attic space that beckons the imagination to find its most imaginative purpose. The adjoining bath enjoys a shower over deep soaking tub and a sleek floating vanity with vessel sink.
At the basement level, a bonus room might serve as a guest room, home office, family room, or yoga studio. A door at the back of the bonus room connects the home to a spacious basement storage area that may lend itself to future development.
At the center of the property, a gated courtyard is an enchanting private space with a vegetable garden, and mature landscaping surrounding a spacious flagstone patio with a firepit and mellifluous fountain - a quiet retreat or space for alfresco entertaining.
Guest House Completely renovated as a brilliant example of modern design blended with space-saving efficiency, the detached studio ADU features a full kitchenette with induction cooktop and dishwasher, custom modular cabinet/storage system, a sleek bath with elegant walk-in shower, and a laundry room with stacking washer and dryer. One wall of the sun-washed main room is an expanse of glass with a sliding door out to the private flagstone patio - an ideal spot for relaxing over morning coffee or evening drinks. With keyless entry, radiant heat, and mini-split AC/heat unit, the studio has been a popular Airbnb rental for many years.
4001 Howe Street Beautifully renovated with the perfect balance of luxury and practicality, 4001 Howe is a 788 sq ft commercial four-office suite with an open sensibility created by high ceilings and soft recessed lights, and cork floors and double drywall provide excellent sound absorption. Four light-filled modern office spaces each include functional Velux skylights and individual mini-split AC/heat units, and the waiting room features a padded custom wood bench and storage drawers, as well as a convenient tea station. Off the waiting area is a commercial ADA bathroom and a common kitchen area with a mini fridge and dishwasher. (Modern commercial space with kitchenette and ADA bathroom provides for Live/Work potential. Please confirm with the Oakland Planning Department.)
Additional Highlights Custom draperies and motorized window shades in the main house Polk Audio built-in speakers throughout main home, including TV surround sound Workshop-ready basement and abundant storage Semi-finished attic Dual pane windows Central air conditioning Two-car driveway for off-street parking