200 Second Street in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. Image: Cesar Rubio
The developers website is www.200secondstreet.com
Innovative planning and artisan touches define 200 Second Street, a high-density urban mixed-use building in Oakland’s Jack London Square neighborhood. Seventy condominiums and four lofty live+work spaces elegantly interlace throughout this six-story building, which is filled with imaginative details.
The four FLEX lofts along Second Street have had used ranging from art galleries to residential to food prep. They have a complicated plan that features a dropped floor to allow a double height space. The landscaping in pots was a post construction feature that successfully buffered and softened the street edge.
A custom-crafted steel gate and glass rain awning flank the feng shui-inspired entry court, whose colored exterior pavement carries into the lobby in a terrazzo-style design. The towering lobby is paneled with articulated bamboo and illuminated by colored energy-efficient LED lighting.
Detail from "Regeneration," by artist Andrew Schoultz. Image: Cesar Rubio.
Two stacked double-height sky lobbies with murals by local artists bring color, nuance, and humor to tenants’ everyday experience. The glass-faced stair distills natural light and adds to the multi-hued glow of the building by night.
Particular care went into the planning of the intelligent alcove unit, which features a cleverly situated sleeping nook that adds privacy and flexibility to the space. Designed with first-time buyers in mind, the unit nests with the neighboring one-bedroom-plus unit to take full advantage of the available living area.