Tuesday, October 18, 2011

346 51st Street, Oakland

PRICE REDUCED & SQUARE FOOTAGE ADDED to this ultra-cool and hip new condo in Lower Rockridge at 346 51st Street in Oakland. The builders went above and beyond when they rebuilt this structure. They truly thought of everything including wiring the house with Smart Phone Technology, building a separate storage space for each unit, and an extra 270 sq.ft. studio space equipped with a dry sauna, cold plunge shower and had it hard wired to play music from your unit or you can bring in your IPOD and plug in for great surround sound.  A great space to use as a yoga studio or exercise room, you could also use it entertain by turning it into a FAB bar space serving delicious cocktails while your guests enjoy the incredible landscaping by Berkeley Gardens. And of course, the landscaping has an irrigation system in place so no need to pull out the old hose to water. Optional private yard available for unit.


Included in this smartly designed unit with a spacious, open and inviting floor plan, Eco-friendly features including engineered Brazilian hardwood floors were installed throughout. What is that you ask? Put simply they are engineered on the bottom and on the top they are Brazilian hardwood. Basically trees were saved in the production of these floors so you can rest easy knowing that you helped the environment.

The CeaserStone counter tops in the kitchen are more durable, stronger and consistent than granite. They work well with the chic design and new stainless steel appliances.  The kitchen opens up to your very own deck where you can BBQ or just enjoy the serenity of your backyard.

The top floor of this unit rocks this Dwell Magazine like dwelling, because the top floor has a bedroom with partial views from each window. After being up there, I thought it would be best used as a office space. Being that I work from home many days during the week I am always seeking out that place that has an ultra great room for an office and this is it. The dual pane windows keep it quiet and you can literally see the city on a clear day. It's just perfect.

You would think that being on 51st Street might be too noisy? Not in this unit. The builders (of course) went above and beyond the city requirement for sound proofing. Once you shut that front door it's like you are in your own little oasis. The location is prime, walking distance to BART, steps away from college Ave and/or Temescal. Hey and have you heard of the new plans for Safeway! It's going to be super cool...just wait!

written by Gina Odom, Realtor