The sparkling upper unit is one of two units located at 4001-4003 Howe Street in Oakland.  (The second unit, perfectly suited as an ADU or Airbnb rental space, will be presented below after this first unit)

This upper unit offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms with full basement storage, and has been superbly updated to offer a sleek and modern atmosphere that allows this space to function equally well as a modern office complex, or a personal living space.  

Visitors and guests are immediately welcomed by a spacious and gleaming kitchen that features an expansive companion island that is perfectly suited for casual entertaining and relaxation.  

Large, centrally located windows combine with extensive overhead lighting and white cabinetry to add both light and warmth to the space.  The available amenities should please any home chef, and include a stone counter, dishwasher, an electric range/cooktop, built in oven, microwave, refrigerator, wet bar and pantry.  

Steps away from the kitchen is this dining area which is can easily accommodate a larger table and chairs and large buffet server cabinet, if desired.  

 This unit's floorplan is completed with handsome living room that comfortably accommodates a large sectional sofa and coffee table,  Its easy charm is enhanced with the glow of the light flowing in from every angle.  

There are 3 bedrooms in the upper unit.  The first, the primary bedroom,  seen here, is en suite, and has its own private outdoor patio located just outside a large, floor to ceiling sliding glass door and paired window.  

This restful patio is fenced, inviting, and overlooks the gardens and grounds below.  

The renovating that has been done to the primary bathroom is especially impressive.  Featured elements include a stall shower, a bidet, double sinks, multiple shower heads, and a set of light enhancing windows.  

A second en suite bedroom features a room wide picture window and richly colored parquet floors which are imaginatively matched with the color of the sliding door of the closet.  

A softly colored third bedroom is well suited to its current use, but could easily become an office, study, music, or play room if the need arises.  

As can be seen here, the two units available are on a corner lot just off popular Piedmont Avenue in Oakland.  The renovated smaller unit, seen here as 4001 Howe, is an ideal rental unit, and has, in fact,  been used effectively for Airbnb rentals.  Entry to both sites is through the wooden gate on the right.

Worthy of note-the home is a distinctive landmark in the neighborhood most especially because of the colorful wall mural on the left of the lower unit that was created by famed urban artist Jet Martinez.  

The entry gate opens to reveal this delightfully appealing lower unit complete with its own personal patio, large centrally located bed, gleaming bathroom, and generous kitchen counter space with adjacent refrigerator.   

This sparkling clean and luminous space is a welcome site for a tired traveler, or tenant.  

There is a large garden on the side and rear of the units-a serene retreat at the end of a long day.  The pair of red doors to the right are those to the upper unit.    

An evening view of the garden is even more pleasing with the inviting central fire pit and surrounding seating.  

While these units are currently under contract, there are so many more truly distinctive homes available.  Please feel free to contact me at (510) 517-6280 so we can begin a search for you.  

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