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Welcome to this beautiful light filled and level in ground floor 3 bedroom 1 bath condo flat in a charming and intimate 2 unit building nestled in the garden oasis of the highly sought after Temescal Creek Cohousing Community. It's not often an opportunity comes up to live in this special place that encompasses 6 parcels opened to create extensive outdoor common areas including a common house with gorgeous chef's kitchen, guest room, laundry facilities with ample washer/dryer units, play patio great for ping pong or outdoor dining, hot tub for chilling, large grass yards, chickens and more. As you enter 320 45th Street you'll appreciate the craftsmanship and architecture of the period wood trim, posts and built-ins. Then old meets modern with new flooring in main entry, living & dining rooms and two of the three bedrooms, clean radiant baseboard heating, new Edison light fixtures, new stainless steel fridge and dishwasher. A stainless gas range with direct vent hood completes your spacious eat-in kitchen with new marble accented kitchen side shelf, plentiful cabinetry and artsy tile backsplash and counters with cool industrial steel band wrapped edges. 3rd bedroom can also be great for home office, den or exercise room. You will appreciate it's "88 Walkscore" with quick access to the Temescal Pool, Studio One Art Center, Telegraph Ave cafes, restaurants, bike shop, pubs and convenient Macarthur BART Station hub. Grocery shopping, banking, pet store and more is close at the Rockridge/Broadway shopping center. You are also just blocks from the highly desirable College Ave and Piedmont Ave districts with endless food, shops and amenities. Of course, the fantastic people of this community are the biggest draw for the vibrant lifestyle this has to offer it's fortunate new owners.
Known as one of the oldest neighborhoods in North Oakland, Temescal is filled with plenty of rich history, and is a fun place to call home. Temescal features a variety of real estate options, from cozy condos to spacious two-story homes, and everything in between. Most of the homes in the neighborhood were built during the 1910s and 1920s, with all of the charm of the early 20th-century, but with fully renovated interiors and exteriors. If you have been in the market for a North Oakland neighborhood with a vibrant commercial district, recreation centers, and convenient access to public transportation and highways, Temescal is a great place to search. Two of Temescal’s most popular public facilities are located near the intersection of Shafter Avenue and 45th Street; the most notable of these facilities is the Studio One Arts Center. In addition to its annual array of Art Camps, Studio One Arts Center also provides a variety of classes in the Performing Arts, hands-on crafts, painting, and so much more. Adjacent to the Arts Center is the Temescal Pool, which is a great place for adults and kids who want to swim laps, or simply cool off during the summer months. When Temescal residents need to shop, run errands or enjoy a meal with friends and family, they usually head to Telegraph Avenue, which serves as the main commercial district of the neighborhood. The restaurants along Telegraph Avenue feature several different ethnic cuisines, as well as a tasty option for any time of day. Some of the notable restaurants include: The CRO Cafe: Located just east of Telegraph Avenue, along 49th Street, this small cafe offers big flavor via their hand-crafted espresso drinks, pastries, and granola. Their outdoor seating provides the perfect atmosphere for enjoying a morning pick-me-up. Bird & Buffalo: The name of this popular Thai restaurant may not be what you’d expect, their menu certainly delivers for Thai cuisine enthusiasts. Whether it’s a bowl of Drunken Noodles or something hot off the grill, this is the perfect spot for a tasty lunch or dinner. Asmara: One of several Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants in Temescal, Asmara has been serving delicious North-African cuisine since 1985. In addition to their authentic Eritrean dishes, they also offer smoothies, an incredible cocktail menu, and Tej, a homemade honey wine. MacArthur BART Station is located near the southwest corner of Temescal, and provides convenient access to Downtown Oakland (south) Downtown San Francisco (west), Berkeley (north), and the Coliseum. Plus, there are numerous bus routes that service the Temescal neighborhood, making it simple to travel to nearby neighborhoods such as Bushrod, Emeryville, and Longfellow. State Route 24 hugs the western border of Temescal, which connects seamlessly with Interstates 580 and 980.