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Unique Multi-Use Mini Compound Off Piedmont Ave.

4001-4003 Howe is a multi use mini-compound featuring an executive style two bedroom, two and a half bath home, a contemporary studio cottage, plus an income producing luxury commercial space all located in the heart of the Piedmont Avenue shopping district. You enter this extraordinary property via the gated garden and stone courtyard which leads through to the double entry doors of the luxurious open floor plan main home. Completely remodeled, this Edwardian has been reinvented in both style and strength to include steel beams, added for increased support, and expert color consultation resulting in an elegant palette. The main home is appointed with all the bells and whistles one could want, including Herringbone floors, built-in speakers, and sleek integrated storage solutions.

The kitchen is ideal for those who enjoy minimalistic design, with modern white cabinetry, integrated appliances, and a huge island ideal for hosting. It was completed with high-end finishes and technology, including a Bosch induction cooktop.  It is perfectly connected to a bright dining space marked by an artistic chandelier. Nearby is an ideally sized living space with a custom media alcove and seamless connection to the remainder of the home for easy entertaining. An uber-stylish moody powder room is tucked away off the entry, adding convenience and drama.

Upstairs, behind floor-to-ceiling mahogany doors, await two ensuite bedrooms. The primary has a hotel feel, with custom draperies, a glass door out to the open balcony, and a large walk-through closet. The ensuite is filled with light, large mirrors, and bright finishes for a tranquil, dreamy ambiance. Two separate vanities book-end the space, with a large walk-in shower, and bidet-style toilet in between. The second bedroom also has a sumptuous ensuite, with a soaking tub and floor-to-ceiling wall tile.

On the lowermost level is a bonus space with built-in wall unit with sink, and a workshop/storage area leading to a dual security door offering private access to the commercial space. With its discrete access, the commercial space could offer multiple home office options or with its direct street frontage on Howe,  the space could also be a wonderful separate income generating property. With four separate offices,  a stylish lobby, ADA compliant bath and kitchenette it is ideal.  

The garden has been upgraded to feature a vegetable garden, automatic irrigation, and new lighting designed by award winning landscape design firm Past the Gate. Enjoy peaceful evenings listening to the trickle of the fountain and enjoying the warmth from your concrete fire pit. Through the gate, the driveway offers parking for two.

Across the garden sits the cozy cottage, with tall ceilings, radiant concrete floors, and a private fenced dining patio. It is studio style with an open, well-equipped kitchenette, large closet with a stackable washer and dryer, and reclaimed wooden ceilings for added warmth. The space has been maximized with unique touches like built-in storage, a three-walled glass shower, and a window seat. Perfect for family or visiting friends, this space would make anyone feel right at home.

For those who love to be close to excitement, 4001 Howe is located just one block from Piedmont Avenue and less than a mile to MacArthur BART. This area is home to some of the East Bay’s best spots like La Farine Bakery, Fenton’s Creamery, and many fine dining options including acclaimed Commis. Convenient, private, and extensively remodeled with plenty of income-generating opportunities, 4001 Howe is a one-of-a-kind residence.

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Property Feature List

  • 3,153 total square feet per county record
  • 2,362 square foot main home with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths
  • Commercial office space with 4 separate offices, lobby, kitchenette and bathroom
  • Deluxe studio cottage with full bath and kitchenette  
  • 5,000 square foot lot
  • Main home fully renovated and updated creating open modern design home
  • Upper level primary suite with custom floor-to-ceiling mahogany double entry doors with hydraulic hinges and glass sliding doors out to a large deck
  • Shade Store custom draperies
  • J Geiger motorized window shades (north side of the home)  
  • Herringbone wood floors throughout the main house
  • Polk audio built-in speakers with surround sound throughout main house
  • Custom media alcove
  • Large walk-through closet on primary bedroom
  • Laundry room
  • Basement with a workshop and industrial features
  • Main house with interior entrance to commercial space
  • Staircase with integrated spring activated wall cabinets and accent lighting
  • Dining room with Petite Friture chandelier and bay window
  • Attic/bonus space via hidden ladder in closet
  • Bay Alarm security system
  • Keyless entry gate
  • Square recessed lighting throughout
  • Designer lighting
  • New interior/exterior paint + color consultation by Color Folio

Key Kitchen Features

  • New remodeled kitchen with quartz countertops, custom cabinetry, and brushed chrome hardware
  • Large island with prep sink and bar seating
  • Motorized shade for main window
  • New Bosch suite of appliances including induction cooktop and deep fridge
  • Kitchen island with wet bar and stylish white Zephyr hood
  • Kohler deep kitchen sink cutting board insert and MGS faucet
  • Insinkerator garbage disposal
  • Pantry closet

Key Bathroom Features

  • Primary Bath: Dual showerheads, built-in vanity with dual sinks, and laundry (stackable Whirlpool washer & dryer)
  • Spa style bathroom anchored by two individual vanities with quartz countertops
  • Spa shower with two shower heads and shampoo niches
  • Duravit toilets with bidet, temperature control, nightlight etc.
  • Powder Room: custom wood wall panels and wood ceiling, hidden recessed ceiling lights
  • Guest bathroom: Extra deep soaking tub, floor to ceiling wall tile, Kohler sink and quartz vanity

Key Electrical Features

  • Designer lighting  
  • Recessed LED lighting
  • Lutron lighting system

Key Plumbing Features

  • Certified Sewer
  • Tankless water heaters

Garden & Parking

  • Fully fenced and gated garden and patio
  • Past the Gate landscaping, automatic irrigation, and lighting
  • Past the Gate hardscape vegetable garden with automatic irrigation featuring artichokes, oregano, onions, kale, chard and lettuces
  • Stone Forest backyard fountain
  • Hart concrete fire pit  

Commercial Building Key Features

  • Waiting room with custom wood bench + drawers, and tea station with sink
  • Neighborhood landmark wall mural by noted local artist Jet Martinez  
  • ADA compliant bathroom
  • Double dry-wall for sound absorption
  • Keypad entry for clients
  • Cork floors for sound absorption
  • Push-button arrival system in waiting room
  • Four individual split-mini AC/heating units
  • Kitchenette with dishwasher
  • Color consultation by Color Folio
  • Velux automatic skylights with shade

Cottage Key Features

  • 1 bed, 1 bath cottage with custom, modern design for efficiency
  • Radiant floor heating
  • Concrete floors
  • Split-mini AC/heating unit
  • Full bath with retracting wall and glass shower with dual sinks and concealed drain
  • Kitchenette with induction cooktop, Frigidaire dishwasher, LG refrigerator
  • Original wood ceiling boards reinstalled after renovation
  • Built in storage
  • Stackable Samsung washer/dryer in storage and closet area
  • Keyless entry
  • Window seat
  • Private, fenced-in patio with steel and glass door