1197 Pine Street
1197 Pine Street
An urban haven, the reinvention of West Oakland’s historic Pacific Cannery into residences and outdoor-living spaces won architectural awards for its adaptive re-use and landscape design. Its collection of studios and townhouses surrounds courtyards appointed as flourishing open-air living and dining rooms. Warehouse-inspired dwellings, like this open-plan one bedroom, feature soaring concrete ceilings with exposed piping and floor-to-ceiling windows, delivering a bright, larger-than-actual sensation. The industrial-elegant structure abounds with amenities: rugged-refined finishes, sleek, energy-efficient appliances, built-in storage, secure parking with electric charger, plus more within the unit and throughout the complex.
Pacific Cannery Lofts and several developments nearby draw people to the Prescott neighborhood along the edge of Central Station. Innovative design in this area offers unique indoor-outdoor livability, and the location features multiple parks within several blocks, plus convenient highway and Bay access.
Within the unit, a small footprint embodies all-inclusive space outfitted with flair for living large. Under foot, vibrantly grained floor planks mimic wood aesthetically but are impervious to water; in smoky gray, they correlate to the concrete ceiling towering above. Extra-tall ceilings and windows generate visual spaciousness, and the lack of dividing walls offers clear sightlines. Living, dining and kitchen spaces commingle. The kitchen area spotlights a polished display of form and function. In stainless, a Blomberg suite of appliances includes a professional-style induction range, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave. Here and throughout the unit, hardware, faucets, and atomic-style suspension fixtures are unified in matte black. The bathroom, stylized and sizable, easily accommodates a floating vanity topped by vessel sink, bathtub-shower, and toilet alcove.
Striking a balance between visible and concealed storage, the kitchen intermixes open shelving and cabinetry; the bedroom alcove, which can remain open or curtained, integrates a wardrobe; the bathroom offers exposed linen storage and closeted laundry facility with extra storage.
Enter the home from Pine Street or from its back entrance, where the ground-level unit connects directly to inner courtyards. Banquette-style seating in the living-room garden and communal table in the dining garden inspire gathering among luxuriant greenery.
Relics from the 1919 Pacific Cannery feature in the landscape as sculptural elements.
Lifestyle attributes, like secure bike and package storage and dog-wash station aka the Laundramutt, coupled with outdoor ease, add to overall livability.