Industrial-Style Live/Work Loft Designed by Award-Winning Architect
Industrial character and stunning features define this impressive West Berkeley residence designed by Remple+Lao Architects, and built in 2004. A sensational 3-level, 2++ bedroom, 2 bath live/work loft, this home features sleek architectural elements, rich materials and finishes, and offers open-concept living with indoor/outdoor flow.
Once through a secure steel-gated entrance, 2709 10th Street, Unit E is located at the end of a pathway bordered by a lush wall of mature bamboo. Here, you will find a superb corner end unit with considerable privacy and filled with abundant natural light through walls of windows, open clerestory area, and an enormous skylight. The level-in ground floor entry is enhanced by stained concrete floors and offers living area flexibility and includes a bedroom, an office/library/flexible space separated by sliding glass, and a recently remodeled bath. On this floor, you'll also discover a stacking washer/dryer tucked away, a large closet with ample storage, and a built-in bike rack!
Up the stairs with Brazilian cherry risers and steel tension rope and railings to the 2nd-level, you'll encounter abundant space for cooking and dining with generous glass sliders that open onto an expansive 475sf redwood deck enclosed by perforated steel panels for privacy and served by a gas line for grills and fire pits. The industrial feel is further expressed in the kitchen by high-end stainless steel appliances, metal cabinetry, and the dramatic look of the dark stone counters. The Brazilian cherry wood floors add warmth and ambiance to this striking joie de vivre setting.
A mezzanine overhead provides the perfect retreat for the 3rd-level master bedroom with built-in cabinetry, large dressing area, and remodeled bath. The coved ceiling adds an unexpected architectural detail of whimsy.
One deeded parking space with a large storage area is located in a gated garage at street-level with side entrance/exit into a common area. Dues of $600 monthly include HOA liability insurance, earthquake insurance for the exterior and common areas, exterior maintenance, refuse, water, landscaping, common area utilities, and reserves.
Additional finishes and features include the following:
Live/work mixed-use designation
Unique award-winning, open architectural design with high ceilings, curved ceilings, superior grade designer materials, double-pane superior doors and windows.
Gated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo with den/office and unique glass skylight features and plenty of natural light
Master suite with sliding glass doors for privacy and a large dressing area that could serve as additional small office or exercise space, and plenty of high-end built-ins that make this a move-in ready space
Brazilian cherry flooring with metal staircase, wire handrails with Brazilian cherry inserts
Stained concrete floors on the first level that offer a modern, sleek look.
High-end finishes throughout, boasting new glass-enclosed shower with Kohler plumbing
The end unit is very private, and quite possibly the most coveted unit in the complex
Great entertaining space with indoor and outdoor area which includes a very large, generous 475sf sunny deck - fantastic for entertaining
The deck includes electrical and drip irrigation for all of your small container gardening needs
Plenty of light, with high-end roller shades in all rooms
Fantastic kitchen with top-line appliances - Bosch dishwasher, KitchenAid refrigerator, GE Monogram gourmet chef’s gas stove and oven; kitchen island not included but negotiable
1,505 square feet of indoor living area per appraisal report, however, a 2nd floor expansive outdoor space enclosed with stainless steel privacy fencing allows for larger living
High-end planters with an irrigation system installed, plenty of greenery including small fruit trees, bamboo, avocado tree, and water feature
Deck has a natural gas line installed for fire pits, gas grills, etc. (existing Corten Steel Natural Gas fire pit not included in sale but negotiable)
Outdoor high-end Teak furniture available but not included in the sale of home
Washer and dryer, tankless water heater
1 gated, deeded garage space with spacious storage area
West End shuttle bus stop less than one block away on 10th with convenient transportation to BART
Pixar daycare facility less than one block away; employment at Pixar not required for use
Convenient freeway access, close to downtown Berkeley, convenient to Berkeley Bowl West. (Best darned natural grocery store in Bay Area)
Very high Walk Score® of 89: within close proximity to restaurants, pubs, boutiques, specialty shops, coffee, breakfast places, craft brewery, bakeries, and banks. Bike paths/lanes abound, near to Aquatic Park, a short bike ride to 4th Street shops/restaurants and amenities
Kaiser Outpatient facility, 1 block north, expected to be completed by September
Monthly dues of $600, well-maintained HOA reserves
Pets allowed with weight restrictions of 40lbs or less for 2 dogs or cats