This chic 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home is one of 163 units in the Pacific Cannery Lofts, an historic and award-winning community of live/work lofts, flats, and townhomes in the East Bay’s up-and-coming Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood. Situated between 11th and 12th streets, the building was constructed in 2009 with a strict adherence to sustainability standards while also preserving unique elements of its industrial past. The development boasts amenities such as an on site bicycle shop, dog washing station, beautifully landscaped green spaces, and a dedicated parking space for each apartment.
Unit 309 has a desirable east-facing location, and features an open floor plan that includes the kitchen, living room, dining room, and half bathroom on the main level, and the bedroom, full bathroom with washer and dryer, and walk-in closet on the upper level.
Inside, you’re immediately struck by the ample natural light that floods in from the floor-to-ceiling windows and sets the laminate floors glowing. That, coupled with the open floor plan, instills the lower level with an airy and contemporary appeal. The entryway opens first into the living room, where you’ll find plenty of wall space for artworks and a large television, and room for a large sofa or sectional.
The kitchen is adjacent to the living room, and boasts sprawling solid surface counters, stainless steel appliances (including a dishwasher), wall-mounted shelves, and plenty of drawer space. Open to the living spaces, the kitchen is ideal for entertaining since the cook will never be far from the action. Yet it also feels like a distinct space, with a dividing wall separating it from the entryway.
The dining room is on the other side of the living room, adjacent to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Because the windows face east, this room gets ample light without the harsh evening glare.The main level also features a half bathroom, so you and your guests don’t have to trudge up the stairs, as well as a large storage closet tucked beneath the stairwell.
Upstairs is the bedroom. Here you’ll find the home’s historical accents, including a newly painted original wood ceiling and the capital of an industrial column. The upstairs also boasts wall to wall carpeting for comfort, a huge walk-in closet, and the unit’s full bathroom with a washer and dryer.
With so much to offer inside, 1201 Pine Street has an equally impressive array of amenities all around. The neighborhood was originally named for being the closet point to San Francisco in the East Bay, and that focus on location still resonates today. With highways 80, 580, 880, the West Oakland BART station, and bike paths nearby––it’s just 16 minutes into the City, and even less to Downtown Oakland, Berkeley Bowl West, museums, galleries, farmers markets, coffee shops, and a bevy of restaurants.
• Best Adaptive Re-use Project
• James Hardie Design Award
• National Landscape Award
• Best Residential Landscape Award
Pacific Cannery Lofts is part of the new Central Station community emerging in the Bay Area’s most central location. Called a “City within a City” by San Francisco Magazine, Central Station brings new lofts, townhomes, apartments, and parks to the Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood.
The Prescott-Oakland Point
neighborhood flourished as the terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad, chosen as such because it was the closest point to San Francisco in all of the East Bay. While at one time all rail and transit lines branched off from this point, today major freeways, BART lines, AC Transit lines, Amtrak, and bike paths connect this neighborhood to every major location in the Bay Area. Dining, shopping, and entertainment are within easy reach in every direction.
• Dining: Brown Sugar Kitchen
, Emeryville Public Market
, Can’t Fail Cafe
, Doyle Street Cafe
, Le Cheval
• Shopping: Whole Foods, Target, Berkeley Bowl Market
, Ikea, Bay Street Retail, Apple Computers, Trader Joe’s, REI
• Parks: Shoreline Park, Club One, Bay Area Bikes, Ernie Raimondi Park
• Entertainment/Arts: AMC Theaters, Yoshi’s Jazz, Oakland Museum
• Transportation: West Oakland BART, Amtrak, AC Transit, freeways 80, 880, 580, 24