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Live in historic Swan’s Market cohousing! Open floor plan with living room and eat-in kitchen remodeled with all Fisher & Paykel stainless steel appliances. Huge pantry with shelves for storage. High ceilings and windows provide volume and light to the upstairs bedroom with French doors that open to a decorative balcony. Off the bedroom is an enormous walk-in closet. To the side, an office nook has plenty of space for working at home. The maple floors and skylight upstairs create warmth throughout. Parking in gated garage. Swan’s Market is an architecturally distinctive co-housing community with modern amenities, garden and decks. The shared chef’s kitchen, dining room and living room have high loft-like ceilings, and flow to an outdoor, shared dining area. Also included are: garden with fruit trees, patio, playroom, wood workshop, exercise room, and guest suite. Intentional community living near restaurants, BART, farmers’ market, shops.
*Per Swan’s Market Website
Downtown Oakland is home to the skyscrapers of giant health care provider Kaiser Permanente and Clorox; high-tech startups like Internet radio station Pandora; and sports franchises the Oakland Athletics. Newly developed condominium projects with modern conveniences, a few old Victorians, and contemporary structures make up the majority of the housing in this mostly urban area.
Oakland’s heritage as a port city can still be found in its communities and cuisine: Le Cheval, a Vietnamese neighborhood institution; Rio California, a Brazilian eatery located in Preservation Park; and Ichiro, a Japanese sushi bar. Downtown Oakland’s entertainment scene includes the massive Paramount Theatre on Broadway and the Fox Theater on Telegraph Avenue. These former movie palaces now feature symphony performances, ballet, rock acts, and showings of classic movies. For the gallery-goers, Oakland First Fridays is a gallery walk that includes artisan works and food vendors.
Some Downtown Oakland residents can walk to work, while those who work in San Francisco have access to two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stations.