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Green Building Over In Oakland And Over BART (1100 Broadway)

Green Building Over In Oakland And Over BART (1100 Broadway)

It’s across the bay (Oakland) and it’s not residential (commercial), but we’re suckers for “Green” buildings (no, not the color) and interesting animations. When complete, 1100 Broadway will rise 20-stories over the 12th Street/City Center Bart Station, will renovate and incorporate the historic Key System Building next door (without... Read More »

They’re Not Building Any More Land Condos Across The Bay

“Oakland’s condo building boom has ground to a near halt. While construction has continued on existing projects, Patton said no new projects have broken ground during the first half of 2008. A June report on the East Bay condo market from the Mark Co. lists at least a dozen... Read More »

Name This East Bay House Compound In One Photo/Map Or Less

Name This East Bay House Compound In One Photo/Map Or Less

It’s not our usual fare, and it’s a bit outside our wheelhouse (at least this month), but we do aim to please. Plus it’s Friday, it’s hot (did you notice that pool?) and it’s past time for a cocktail. So a reader’s question to end the week: “Any idea... Read More »

Across The Bay (But Modern Museum Architecture Is On The Brain)

Across The Bay (But Modern Museum Architecture Is On The Brain)

“He doesn’t have the name recognition of a Frank Gehry or a Daniel Libeskind, but Toyo Ito is one of Japan’s most acclaimed and adventurous architects. Looking at the design for a downtown Berkeley museum that would be his first building in the United States, it’s easy to see... Read More »

One Of Only 49 Oakland (The City) Eichlers: 8100 Phaeton Drive

One Of Only 49 Oakland (The City) Eichlers: 8100 Phaeton Drive

It’s an Oakland (both in terms of the city and Claude) Eichler across the bay. If our tipster is correct, it’s one of only 49 ever built (in terms of the city). And once again, a retractable roof (although this time over the atrium). ∙ Listing: 8100 Phaeton Drive... Read More »

A Tripling Of Sales! (After Effectively Reducing Prices By A Third)

Over the past thirteen months only twenty (20) of the 157 condos in the new Eight Orchids development in Oakland have sold. But on Sunday that number tripled in a matter of hours as 41 units “successfully” went to auction. One of the early single-bedroom condos sold for $316,000,... Read More »

Hardcore East Bay Property Porn (And Then Some): 737 2nd St. #405

Hardcore East Bay Property Porn (And Then Some): 737 2nd St. #405

First and foremost, the property is across the bay in Oakland. We repeat, this is across the bay in Oakland. That being said, we’re in love. (And then some.) Wood burning pizza oven, industrial pantry doors, 1000+ bottle temperature controlled wine cellar, and limestone floors in the kitchen. And... Read More »

Holy Architecture And Full-Floor Condominiums In Oakland Batman!

Holy Architecture And Full-Floor Condominiums In Oakland Batman!

It’s across the bay, but we do love the building. Built in 1913 and designed by Benjamin Geer McDougall, the 14-story Oakland Federal Building is a shining example of the Gothic Revival movement. Renamed the Cathedral Building in 1969, the building is now going condo with the first six... Read More »

JustQuotes: Might It Draw Demand From Way Over In San Francisco?

JustQuotes: Might It Draw Demand From Way Over In San Francisco?

“The developer of the recently opened Eight Orchids condominium mid-rise in Oakland hopes to auction off nearly a third of the units, with some starting bids $300,000 below prior asking prices, as builders struggle to unload new properties in the current housing climate.” “The auction of 41 units is... Read More »

JustQuotes: An East Bay Owner “Trades Up” And Becomes A Renter

“Scorching or icy, booming or busting, there’s nothing like California’s housing market for animated conversations – and, it turned out for us, unconventional decisions.” (Want a life of leisure? Be a renter) Read More »