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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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