Berkeley LoftsWhen thinking about loft living in the East Bay, thoughts tend to gravitate toward the once industrial cities of Emeryville and Oakland, where sophisticated lofts carved out of commercial buildings have elevated the loft lifestyle to a fine art, much as similar projects have done for warehouse-to-loft conversions across the Bay in San Francisco. Less well known, however, are the loft and condominium developments in neighboring Berkeley.
While Berkeley lacks the industrial edge found in the former shipping and manufacturing districts of West Oakland and Emeryville, it has a charm all its own with an eclectic mix of people, lifestyles, and architecture. Many of the more traditional homes in Berkeley can be found north of the university in the Berkeley Hills, and in parts of Central and South Berkeley. In the mix, however, are an increasing number of lofts and loft-style condominiums, particularly toward the western edge of Berkeley and near the university.
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Some lofts in Berkeley, including Tannery Lofts and the small, 2-unit Rose Grocery building are traditional conversions, while others such as Ocean View Lofts, University Lofts, and 1406 Live Work are newer buildings. Berkeley lofts are particularly popular with young professionals who appreciate the contemporary loft ambience coupled with the convenience of Berkeley’s easy access to shopping, dining, and transportation. Berkeley’s lofts and condos are also popular with students who want comfortable digs close to the university.
If you are looking for a loft in a dynamic East Bay city, close to great restaurants, interesting shopping, and nearby public transportation consider what Berkeley has to offer. From newly constructed loft buildings to traditional loft conversions, Berkeley has some hidden gems.
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