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An Oakland loft with exposed beams and trusses drops asking price

It now comes with a $50,000 trim

Notice the exposed trusses and beams in this large living room.
Photos by Jeremy Jachym, courtesy of Caldecott Properties

Measuring 2,411 square feet, this true Oakland live/work loft, designed by architect Tom Dolan, doesn’t skimp on color or design—the perfect palate cleanser to the deluge of contemporary antiseptic lofts clogging up the market.

It also underwent a minor price pruning, dropping from $1.249 million in April, when it was listed off-market, to $1.199 million this week after landing on the MLS.

Featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, 348 Lewis, unit 4 functions as two connected homes, but can be used independently: an upper unit as the primary residence and the lower unit as a studio/workshop that comes with its own entrance, full bath, and kitchen.

The top floor, featuring approximately 1,500 square feet, comes with cathedral ceilings, exposed beams and trusses, and skylights galore. Recent design revamps include a fabricated steel staircase (which: gorgeous), a new kitchen, and built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

The lower unit, taking up roughly 900 square feet, now comes with a new full bath, kitchen, built-ins, washer/dryer. (This portion of the loft once housed the Urban Village Farmer’s Market Association that runs 10 local farmer’s markets.)

The images here are of the main upper unit. Of special note: the restrained use of aubergine—found on the kitchen cabinetry, bedroom walls, and door frame—a hue that pairs nicely with the wood accents running throughout this spacious East Bay home.

The listing is through Ana O’Byrne and Andy Read of Caldecott Properties.

Color makes a return to the kitchen and bedroom areas.
A fabricated steel staircase, illuminated by recessed lighting for every other step, ups this abode’s chic factor.
The dining space.
Living the top-drawer life on the top floor.