The Project is phase one of a two phase multi-family speculative condominium development.
The site is located just east of the downtown business district on a flat to steeply sloping street to street lot with neighborhood and City views and includes a two story medical office building to remain as part of Phase one and a surface parking lot to be replaced in phase two.
Phase-One planned and designed by Ricky G. Mason, AIA for Collaborative Design Architects renovates the two story building and building attic to create ten unique dwelling units. The dwelling units range in size from 800 sf to 1300 sf and are configured to provide visually interesting interior volumes in four single story flats and six two story lofts with one-bedroom and one and one-half bath and two-bedroom one and one-half bath floor plans with laundry hookups. The building parti is organized about a central circulation corridor to facilitate access between the dwellings and the building entrances and semi-private open-space courtyard and garage. The on-grade single story garage is renovated to include an entrance lobby twenty storage utility and janitor rooms and five parking stalls open and accessible to the phase two garage. The exterior design preserves the historically significant medical office building street façade and introduces subtle residential scaled details such as window ledges moldings and screened private open-space patios and decks to create a an architectural vocabulary conforming to the existing neighborhood residential architectural vernacular.
Owner: D&B Partnership, Oakland, CA
Builder: Smith & Gysbers Construction
Status: Complete 2003 Winter