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Sleek & Modern Live/Work Condominium
This spacious, versatile two-bedroom, two-bath property is located in the Maxwell Park neighborhood of Oakland. Converted from a former YMCA building, these 5 live/work condo units are sleek in design and the wave of the future. With a shared common area reminiscent of an outdoor bistro, the entire building has been renovated from the ground up to create two-story spaces with smart home features including central heating, wireless entry, and alarm all controlled by your smartphone!
Perfect for your home, business or both, there is plenty of neighborhood parking for you and your customers. Your first impression upon entering is the sense of flexible spaciousness and incredible natural light from the ample front windows and high 20’ ceilings. 5408 Trask Street has additional features including quartz counters and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, recessed lighting, and a large capacity washer and dryer. Further recent improvements include multiple Elfa closet systems, front/back security screen doors, designer stairway carpet, and pull-out cabinet organizers. This home provides versatile space on the main level with a large open-plan living room/kitchen, closet storage, washer/dryer, an ADA-compliant bathroom, a bedroom and access to a private back garden. The upper level features an open loft space which overlooks the lower level, more closet storage, and a stunning primary suite including bath and bedroom.
Conveniently located near Mills College, many neighborhood restaurants, markets and local treasures, The popular Laurel District is also nearby with a Planet Fitness, the old-timey Sequoia Diner and Laurel Ace Hardware store. This is the strip where the annual Laurel Street Fair and Music Festival will hopefully return. There is easy access to the 580 freeway which leads to the 13/24 freeways towards Walnut Creek/San Francisco, several AC Transit Bus stops, Fruitvale BART and a convenient Casual Carpool pickup spot at High Street/580 freeway entrance. Become an urban pioneer in your swanky condominium retreat!
Some details for 5408 Trask Street:
- Two spacious bedrooms
- Additional open loft area on 2nd level
- Two large bathrooms with lots of storage
- Over 1400 square feet of bright, cheerful space
- Cozy but stunning back yard accessible from inside!
- Beautiful wood floors throughout
- Versatile live/work floorplan
- Custom pull out shelving and drawers (ELFA) throughout
- Designer screen doors on front and back doors
- Ceiling fan to control air flow
- Hunter-Douglas window and skylight shades
- Tankless gas water heater
- Stunning open kitchen with quartz counters, stainless steel
- Large capacity front load washer and dryer
- Custom stair carpet
- Pet friendly building (some limits on number, size and breed)
- Large common area for outdoor visiting, cocktails with friends
- Built in 2019 to current seismic standards
- Excellent set up for home workers
- Good commute location
- Great Walk, Bike and Transit score!
Maxwell Park is a delightful neighborhood in Oakland, bordered by MacArthur Blvd, High Street, Foothill Blvd, and 55th Avenue. The neighborhood is adjacent to Mills College. John P. Maxwell was the developer of the area that is now named after him. An actual park, Maxwell Park, is maintained by the City of Oakland within the neighborhood. The original development area was bounded by 55th Avenue, Trask Street, Monticello Avenue and Camden Street. The land was opened for development on May 7, 1921. Burritt and Shealey, house builders to the wealthy of Piedmont, were the main builders. A journalist noted in 1921, "Landscape engineers laid out the streets so that they swing gracefully over the entire property, conforming to the scenic contour of the land." Nearby streetcar transportation and a salubrious climate were cardinal selling points. It is in East Oakland's justly famed 'warm belt'. Now the streetcars are gone and the AC Transit bus system replaced the trains in 1960. Maxwell Park is served by Line 14 which runs to and from BART. Easy access to highway 580 makes Maxwell Park an excellent commute location. Nearby Laurel Disctrict shopping and short distances to Downtown Oakland and Alameda are features that have allowed Maxwell Park to thrive as one of Oakland’s popular neighborhoods.
As the neighborhood name might suggest, Maxwell Park offers a small community park near Allendale Avenue and Lilac Street. Featuring plenty of trees, a playground, and is directly next to the Peter Pan Nursery School, which has provided a nurturing environment for kids aged 2-6 since 1947. MacArthur Boulevard, between Loma Vista and High Street, is just a few blocks from Maxwell Park, and features a variety of popular restaurants, retail stores, and service shops. Some of the notable restaurants include the World Ground Cafe, Fist of Flour Doughjo and Everett and Jones BBQ. Commuters love Maxwell Park due to the easy access to the AC Transit Route 14, which provides a direct route to the Fruitvale BART station. The bus ride to Fruitvale Station is less than 15 minutes from Maxwell Park, and from here, commuting to the heart of Oakland, or to be in San Francisco’s Financial District at Salefroce Tower is less than 30 minutes.