200 Second Street All, Apartments, Market Rate, Tall
Oakland, California

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encuentro vegetarian wine bar at 200 Second in Oakland.

A wonderful vegetarian wine bar, encuentro, recently opened in the corner retail space at 200 Second. It was recently reviewed in the East Bay Express: Near and Farro.

Night elevation. Image: Jim Pire.


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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 glass-front double-height lobby is lined with articulated bamboo panels.

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.

Above, 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.

Muralists at work: Casey Jex Smith (left) and Andrew Schoultz.

Cozy bedroom in alcove unit. Image: Cesar Rubio.

Galley kitchen in alcove unit.

Four floor plans—from junior one-bedrooms with sleeping alcoves to three-bedroom units—all feature nearly ceiling height windows and glass patio doors to capture the area’s ample sunlight.

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.

The alcove one-bedroom nests with its neighbor to maximize every square foot of living space.

David Baker + Partners Architects
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Gold Nugget Grand Award: Best Attached Housing Project over 4 Stories
Pacific Coast Builders Conference


Two "Infill" Designs that Catch the Eye
Finishing Touches
Model Home

project details


MV Jackson

Owner's Representative

American Village Homes


David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

Conger Moss Guillard

Structural Engineer

Nishkian Menninger

Electrical Engineer

Rosendin Electric, Inc.

Lighting Designer

Horton Lees Brogden

Mechanical Engineer

Critchfield Mechanical Inc.


Marelich Mechanical

Acoustical Engineer

Wilson Ihrig + Associates


Cannon Constructors

Civil Engineer

Luk + Associates



project data
200 Second Street
Oakland, California
Completed February 2007
number of units
loft 4
studio 25
1 bedroom 25
2 bedroom 15
3 bedroom 5
total 74
density ratios
project sf 106,925
site sf 20,000
acres 0.5
total bedrooms 95
bedrooms/acre 196
units/acre 148
total 82
spaces/unit 1.11
type  53 standard, 27 compact, 2 HC