Boots Riley filmed Sorry to Bother You here in 2018. Zio Ziegler painted a mural on the facade of the building. A roof studded with terra cotta spires, giving the slender tower its wedding cake-like signature look. There are many reasons to love the Cathedral Building in downtown Oakland.
Another reason: A three-bedroom, three-bathroom unit inside the historic building lands on the market, asking a cool $1.788 million.
The third-floor home, which takes up the entire floor, was purchased as an empty shell and renovated using all new materials. Measuring approximately 2,500 square feet, 1615 Broadway, unit #3 features an elevator that opens right into the entryway a custom David Polka mural, a kitchen island, custom lighting and cabinetry, a staggering 37 windows, and a circa-1913 elevator call button repurposed from a Cleveland men’s clothing store. Dashing.
Designed by Benjamin G. MacDougall, the 14-story building was finished in 1913—when it was initially known as the Federal Realty Building. It was one of the first Gothic Revival-style skyscrapers west of the Mississippi, noted as the Flatiron Building’s West Coast cousin.