1500 Park Ave. #222
1 BR, 1 BA Emeryville Loft for Sale 1,153 Sq. Ft.
The Best of Loft Living at Emeryville Warehouse
Address: 1500 Park Avenue #222
Community: Emeryville Warehouse Lofts
Bedrooms: 1 BR
Bathrooms: 1 BA
Style: Live/Work Loft
Square Feet: 1,153
HOA Dues: $408
Sold On: 25-Aug-2017
Originally constructed in 1925, 1500 Park Avenue was once a fruit-drying warehouse and is now a prime example of adaptive reuse for many of Emeryville’s once-industrial properties. Designed by the award-winning San Francisco/Oakland firm of David Baker Architects and built in 1999, Emeryville Warehouse was a trailblazer in the concept of live/work properties in the East Bay. Loft 222 offers 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in an open floor plan that is consistent with loft design.
The dramatic space is accentuated by a gallery entrance, a double-height textured cement ceiling, and contemporary lighting. Floor-to-ceiling awning windows on one wall face Hubbard Street, and mature, leafy trees offer a green screen that is as beautiful as it is convenient. Contemporary built-in desks and shelves in the entrance gallery provide an ideal work space, yet are designed to be separate from the rest of the living areas. The impressive living room/dining room/open kitchen is bright and airy and offers flexible design options according to a resident’s needs and/or wants.
A partial wall separates the spacious bedroom from the rest of the living areas. The bedroom includes built-in cupboards and drawers against the dividing wall, which further delineates the bedroom from the rest of the loft. Stairs lead down to a walk-in closet; concealed washer and dryer; and a roomy split bathroom that features a shower over a tub and a vanity on one side and an additional sink on the other. Assigned parking for one car completes the home.
The Emeryville Warehouse Lofts’ stunning front door was made by San Francisco’s Sand Studios, the recipient of many architectural design and fabrication awards. The double-height public lobby has polished concrete floors and an architecturally striking steel and wood staircase that leads to the lofts on the second floor. The building is made of steel-reinforced poured-in-place concrete and features a five-story parking garage, an open-air roof deck, and a pedestrian colonnade that fronts Park Avenue. During construction/renovation of the property, the building’s exterior upgrades included new aluminum windows, a new roof, and renovated exterior walls, while the interior was seismically upgraded to include concrete shear walls; new plumbing and electrical systems; a fire sprinkler system; smoke and fire alarm systems; and a card-reading entry system. Lastly, a lushly landscaped entry courtyard was installed and features giant timber bamboo, towering palm trees, a five-story waterfall, and a reflecting pool, all of which screen the building’s entrance from the street while providing a calm oasis. A special feature of this property is the expansive rooftop deck that is available to owners and their guests. The deck is furnished with tables, benches, and chairs in numerous groupings, and has stunning views of Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond.
Award-winning 1500 Park Avenue offers the best in urban loft living in Emeryville, a growing and innovative city that now boasts corporate headquarters for businesses that include world-renowned electronic arts, biotechnology, and digital animation, to name just a few. This wonderful location is perfect for taking advantage of the restaurants and shopping in south Berkeley as well as on Bay Street. With easy access to Oakland, Berkeley, and San Francisco, this outstanding property truly has it all.
• 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom
• 1,153 sq. ft. (per public records)
• Open living/dining area with double-height ceiling and oversized windows
• Office and bedroom built-ins
• Walk-in closet
• Upper loft storage space
• Bamboo floors
• Cement columns
• Washer/dryer in unit
• 1-car parking in building garage
• Optional storage facility on site
• Current HOA dues: $408 per month
• Converted in 1999
• Dramatic landscaped courtyard with giant timber bamboo, towering palm trees, five-story waterfall, reflecting pool
• Expansive rooftop deck with lounge seating and stunning views
• 4 blocks to AC Transit’s Transbay bus stop at 40th Street and Hollis Street
• Close to shops and restaurants of Bay Street Emeryville, Amtrak, 580 freeway, Bay Bridge, Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco