David Baker Architects

Magnolia Row

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Trellis and sidewalk perspective.

View from nearby basketball court.

Magnolia Row townhouse lofts are market-rate ownership sale housing located in West Oakland. They provide an entry level housing opportunity while revitalizing this centrally located historic neighborhood.

Landscaped driveway and entry trellis.

Historic neighborhood.

Magnolia Row is a hybrid of an urban loft and a residential townhouse. Both the 3-story units along Magnolia and the 2-story units on 32nd Street offer large, open loft-style living areas combined with private bedrooms.


Design sketch.

Magnolia Row bridges the gap between industrial and residential neighborhoods. Large windows and low-sloped roofs reflect the aesthetic of the nearby warehouses, while the scale of the buildings, lap-board exterior siding, trellises, and gardens mix well with the area's Victorian homes.


Builder's Choice Grand Award
Builder's Magazine
Gold Nugget Grand Award—Best Attached Project (19 to 30 du/acre)
Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Merit Award—Excellence in Design
San Francisco Chapter, American Institute of Architects

project details


All Projects, Market-Rate, Townhouses


West Oakland, California


Pocket Development


David Baker Architects

Model Unit Interior Design

Your Space Interiors

Landscape Architect

GLS Landscape/Architecture

Structural Engineer

Tipping Mar + Associates


Branagh Construction



project data
Magnolia Row
32nd + Magnolia
Oakland, California
Completed 2002
number of units
Loft 20
2 bedroom 16
total 36
density ratios
project sf 51,286
site sf 51,537
acres 1.2
total bedrooms 52
bedrooms/acre 44
units/acre 30
total 36
spaces/unit 1
type private garage/surface