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Welcome to this tranquil oasis that uniquely provides both a calming retreat and opportunity to be part of a special community. Enter the property through a verdant passage and be immediately transported to a serene garden patio nestled in trees and flanked by a Zen cascade waterfall and stream with birds and squirrels. You are surrounded by nature yet close to community and multi-cultural restaurants, shops, and people. The owner designed with intention, and lovingly created this seamless integration of nature and home. Transition from the beauty of the lush garden through the light filled sun porch with radiating beams, sandstone floors and walls of windows. This warm space can be your sitting room, greenhouse, a great yoga room, efficient office, wonderful entertaining space or all of that and more. Enjoy single level living in this home-like 2 bedroom 1 bath condo in a charming and intimate 2 unit building where you will be part of the highly sought after Temescal Creek Cohousing Community.
As you enter the well-designed, light-filled ambience of 324 45th Street, you'll appreciate the warmth of the oak floors, fir doors, wood cabinets and built-ins. A large operable skylight and fan keeps it light and cool! The eat-in kitchen features all the modern amenities of useful stone countertop space, ample cabinetry and storage as well as stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, range and microwave. The bathroom has a full shower over tub, vanity and comfy heat lamp and floor heater. The sleeping rooms are located toward the quiet rear part of the home with the primary bedroom providing more indoor/outdoor feel and flow with its skylight and French doors out to a private deck, a great space to indulge in your latest book.
The easy shift from retreat to social engagement is just beyond the door into a community encompassing 6 parcels and over 20 friendly members, spread from 45th Street to 49th Street. Here, neighbors have opened yards to share extensive outdoor gardens and facilities including a common house with gorgeous chef's kitchen, guest room, and laundry facilities with ample washer/dryer units, play patio great for ping pong or outdoor dining, hot tub for chilling, large grass yards, vegetable gardens, chickens and more.
Beyond the community, you are just a block from swimming at the Temescal Pool, or taking classes at the Studio One Art Center. You will appreciate it's "89 Walkscore/82 Bike Score" with quick access to three highly desirable commercial areas and BART/AC Transit hubs – trend-setting Temescal/ Telegraph, more traditional Piedmont Avenue, and up-scale Rockridge. These areas are among the most desirable in Oakland because they offer diverse and high quality cafes, pubs, grocery stores, and restaurants in addition to easy access to essential services such as exercise studios, banks, hardware stores, and more. Learn more of what awaits you in our neighborhood gallery and features section.
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When Temescal residents need to exercise, run errands or enjoy a meal with friends and family, they have the choice of Telegraph Avenue just down the street, Piedmont Avenue a few blocks east or Rockridge and College Ave just blocks to the north. With its "89 Walkscore/82 Bikescore" ratings, its all very accessible from 324 45th Street.
Known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in North Oakland, Temescal is filled with plenty of rich history, and is a fun place to call home. Temescal features a variety of real estate options, from cozy condos to spacious two-story homes, and everything in between. Most of the single family homes in the neighborhood were built during the 1910s and 1920s, with all of the charm of the early 20th-century, but with fully renovated interiors and exteriors. 324 45th enjoys the benefit of newer mid century construction while keeping the charm of wood features throughout. If you have been in the market for a North Oakland neighborhood with a vibrant commercial district, recreation centers, and convenient access to public transportation and highways, Temescal is a great place to search.
Two of Temescal’s most popular public facilities are located near the intersection of Shafter Avenue and 45th Street; The Studio One Arts Center with its annual array of Art Camps, a variety of classes in the Performing Arts, hands-on crafts, painting, and so much more. Adjacent to the Arts Center is the Temescal Pool, which is a great place for adults and kids who want to swim laps, or simply cool off during the summer months.
The restaurants along Telegraph Avenue feature several different ethnic cuisines, as well as a tasty option for any time of day. Some of the notable eateries include:
The reknowned Bake Sale Betty's, where folks come from all over to enjoy tasty baked treats and sandwiches.
The CRO Cafe: Located just east of Telegraph Avenue, along 49th Street, this small cafe offers big flavor via their hand-crafted espresso drinks, pastries, and granola. Their outdoor seating provides the perfect atmosphere for enjoying a morning pick-me-up.
NorthLight, a great place for reading, music, drinks and outdoor dining.
Bird & Buffalo: The name of this popular Thai restaurant may not be what you’d expect, their menu certainly delivers for Thai cuisine enthusiasts. Whether it’s a bowl of Drunken Noodles or something hot off the grill, this is the perfect spot for a tasty lunch or dinner.
Asmara: One of several Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants in Temescal, Asmara has been serving delicious North-African cuisine since 1985. In addition to their authentic Eritrean dishes, they also offer smoothies, an incredible cocktail menu, and Tej, a homemade honey wine.
Pizzaoila, a classic wood fired oven pizza and pasta restaurant draws crowds, especially to enjoy outdoor dining on it's fun rear patio.
Cholita Linda is a local So American favorite and Burma Superstar a known local and SF hotspot.
Adjacent Temescal Alley features dessert indulgences, shops and even a throw back hipster barbershop.
More conveniences and hot options neighbors enjoy are the Sunday farmer’s market at the DMV lot, many cafes, pubs, drug stores, post office, and a library with a tool-lending branch.
MacArthur BART Station is located near the southwest corner of Temescal, and provides convenient access to work and play destinations. in Downtown Oakland (south) Downtown San Francisco (west), Berkeley (north), and the Coliseum. Plus, there are numerous bus routes that service the Temescal neighborhood, making it simple to travel to nearby neighborhoods such as Bushrod, Emeryville, and Longfellow. State Route 24 hugs the western border of Temescal, which connects seamlessly with Interstates 580 and 980.
Piedmont Avenue neighborhood to the east
Piedmont Avenue offers a different, more traditional vibe including the Landmark Piedmont theater, a number of book stores, a diverse array of restaurants (The Wolf and Dona), cafes (Timeless), Kaiser medical facilities, post office, library, and more.
Rockridge neighborhood to the north.
Cross 51st Street you’ll find yourself in upscale Rockridge, one of Oakland's most desirable, charming, and convenient neighborhoods. Housing in Rockridge is a combination of charming bungalows, cottages, classic Arts and Crafts dwellings, and large brown-shingle houses. Its leafy streets are mainly residential. Rockridge additionally offers an easy commute into San Francisco via the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, as well as access to the University of California, Berkeley Campus. The 100-year-old, four-acre campus of the California College of Art and Crafts is nearby. Food-and-drink purveyors in Rockridge provide the best from around the world and local farms. Rockridge Market Hall, which takes its cue from the French Marché, offers numerous individual food and flower shops open to the sidewalk. Dozens of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques line bustling College Avenue, Rockridge's main drag where you'll enjoy fine Italian dining at Belotti, a deep-dish pizza at Zachary's or croissant and coffee at the Hudson Bay Cafe. You can run easy errands to Cole Hardware or Trader Joes, pick up gifts at the many local shops, grab books at the library or multiple book stores. Neighbors bring kids and dogs alike to the local playground and dogpark (Frog Park) along the green belt connecting Rockridge to Temescal.