The storied and iconic Besler building in Emeryville is one of the first warehouse conversions in the Bay Area. It was converted to live/work units in the 1970s from an historic brick-and-concrete building in which steam engines and airplanes were designed and fabricated. Exposed brick, solid concrete floors, giant concrete pillars, dramatic floor-to-ceiling casement windows -- this is the real deal, a true loft experience in a true live-work building.
With artists and craftspeople as your neighbors, you’ll find surprising peace and quiet in which to work, create, and live. There are no shared studs in the walls and ceilings. The main living space is flooded with natural light, thanks to soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling south-facing windows, creating warmth without turning on the heat. An enclosed bedroom, lofted work-room and clever storage are tucked away
Each unit in the Besler is unique, showcasing owners’ individual build-outs and upgrades over the years. The premium kitchen in Unit 204 has concrete countertops, maple cabinets, and top-shelf appliances. The Wolf range, Miele dishwasher, and Bosch oven are ready for the home chef, professional entertainer, caterer, or even an expert at take-out.
The giant freight elevator, off-street parking, entry security system, and continuous camera surveillance complete the allure of the coveted Besler building. Live the industrial, NYC loft dream in a dream location close to amenities, the tech/bio-tech corridor, and transportation options. With Pixar at the end of the block, Novartis, Home Depot, IKEA and Peets Coffee around the corner, cafes, breweries and BART must moments away, this is city living in at its most convenient.
Centrally located and just moments to a world of amenities, you can give up your car(s) and experience robust, urbane living on the Emeryville/Oakland border. There is excellent access to a multitude of surrounding shopping, dining, employers, and activities, from vegan donuts and craft beer to classes in yoga, pilates, technology, knitting, and cooking; from yarn and cupcake shops to an historic library, numerous schools, and destination diners.
You can catch the free Emery-Go-Round to BART or to the nearby Emeryville Marina, which offers unsurpassed Bay views for jogging, stroller-ing, biking or sight-seeing.
Fast becoming an East Bay epicenter for technology, medical and bio-tech, Emeryville hosts countless companies and facilities… Pixar, Novartis, Stanford Health Services, Leapfrog, Peet’s Coffee Headquarters, CliffBar, Aspera, GraceNote, Tubemogul, TechValidate, Bhava, Relola, Rocket Software, Greensmith Energy, Blackbaud, Intelligrated Systems, Innovative Interfaces, Atomic Productions, et al.
This neighborhood is at the vanguard of a smart and spirited evolution to a new tech hub.
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