Herzog St Loft
This magical 7,061 sq. ft.* compound is unlike any other property out there. It spans a 15,400 sq. ft. lot** that is dominated by the magnificent 1885 Victorian “DeRome House” mansion. In a separate building, there are two Dwell-style live/work lofts built in 2003. The DeRome Foundry Lofts are defined by sleek, updated kitchens, polished concrete floors, and high ceilings. This rare compound offers endless potential for the creative type who needs space and inspiration to turn their dreams into reality.
The mansion was built for Louis DeRome in 1885, a pioneering San Francisco bronze foundry owner. It is a Victorian wonderland on three floors, with seven bedrooms*, 5,356 sq. ft.*, a billiards room, and attic atelier reminiscent of a Paris hideaway. Notable period details include over 80 arch-top windows, Corinthian columns, 4 fireplaces, a romantic front portico, a stunning bay tower with a witch’s cap roof and 7 gables — each adorned with a bronze metallic spire and drop-finial. The artist/musician owner has meticulously preserved these original architectural accents, while also promoting a contemporary sense of whimsical fun as evidenced by the jewel box colors inside and out. This home is both historic and hip, grand and playful, stunning and welcoming.
A custom corten steel fence and entry gate with rust patina usher you into the two lofts at 5925 and 5927 Herzog. Each unit has French doors to its own private garden space. The one-bedroom unit is 1,060 sq. ft.* and the studio unit is 645 sq. ft. plus an additional 285 sq. ft.* indoor/outdoor living room.*
The expansive shared grounds feature sunlit paths, butterfly gardens, fruit trees, and multiple gathering spaces. Collaborate on a project, host larger events, or consider adding an ADU: the possibilities are jaw-dropping.*** And for the adventurous urban farmer, the goats, Tulip and Banjo, who currently live there are willing to stay on.
All of this can be found in the thriving Paradise Park/NOBE neighborhood, with vegan donuts, gourmet cupcakes, local breweries and neighborhood cafes just out your front door. The compound’s eclectic garden setting feels worlds apart, but it’s only moments from the top amenities of Oakland, Emeryville and Berkeley. Convenient commute by bike, car or public transit to downtown San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley. Not to mention that Pixar is a mere 1 mile away.****
*Approx. per Joe Barnes floor plan, bed/bath count differs per public record
**Approx. per public records
***Buyer to verify with the city. Neither seller nor listing agent has verified the accuracy of any of these sources of information.
****Per Google Maps
The North Oakland Berkeley Emeryville neighborhood (NOBE) is one of the choice up-and-coming neighborhoods of the East Bay. It has become a much-desired destination, particular for those who move from San Francisco. The NOBE real estate housing mix is varied, from historic bungalows to brand new and modern custom homes.
NOBE is perfect for coffee lovers. Here you’ll find Alchemy Collective Café at Alcatraz and Adeline, Tribu Cafe at San Pablo and 64th and Sweet Adeline at 63rd and Adeline.
There’s a great variety of restaurants in NOBE, like Easy Creole, 44 Restaurant and Bar, Giin Thai Canteen and The Vault Café – all around the intersection of Adeline and Alcatraz. There is Moxy Beer Garden for burgers and beer down on Sacramento and James and the Giant Cupcake is one of the prized additions to the ‘hood. After having lunch, walk on down for some tasty cupcake fun.
Stroll down the Emeryville walkway starting anywhere west of San Pablo Avenue. Stop by E-22 Café and Wine Bar at Hollis and Stanford for a sip of your favorite vino.
If fried chicken and tasty desserts are your thing then you must head on over to Lois the Pie Queen at 851 60th Street at Adeline. You won’t be disappointed — she rates 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp! Get there early because the food doesn’t last.
Farmer’s market anyone? Right outside the boundary of NOBE, on Tuesday afternoons there’s the market at 63rd and Adeline (and the North Oakland Farmer’s Market is down the street at Lowell and Grace). And of course there’s two locations of Berkeley Bowl just five minutes away.
Head over to the Compound Gallery and Studios on 1167 65th Street near San Pablo. Yes, we have our own piece of the Oakland Art Murmur pie. And we can’t forget about our local library. The Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library at 5606 San Pablo is ready to fulfill all of your reading needs. Forget about that eReader and pick up a book. It’s good for you.
Open House Dates:
Sunday, November 3rd 2-4PM