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2486 MLK Jr Way | Berkeley

THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN LEASED

LISTING INFORMATION
Rent
$2,150/mo
Type
Condo
Neighborhood
Downtown Berkeley
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Sq. Ft.
695
Parking
Street parking

DESCRIPTION

The Dwight Way Project is a unique, 9-unit, mixed-use development designed by Cate Leger of Leger Wanaselja Architecture in Berkeley. Remodeled in 2004 from a turn of the century corner store, the goal of this project was to minimize energy use by relying heavily on recycled and salvaged materials. From the exterior gates made with Volvo station wagon doors and street signs, to the doorway awnings that in a former life were rear windshields on Porches and Mazdas, this project epitomizes sustainable, "green" living.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Sustainable elements throughout the unit include:

::Reclaimed wood beams over skylight

::Windowsills made from salvaged Douglas fir

::Oak slab breakfast bar from a felled tree

::Stairway gate constructed from Porsche 924 hatches and reclaimed wood slabs

::Terrazzo countertops in kitchen made from recycled glass

::Handmade light fixture in kitchen rescued from the "seconds" pile at a local glassmaker's workshop

::Glass shelves in bathroom used to be windows of a VW Bug!

Other unit features:


::695sf, second story corner unit with 2 bedrooms, 10ft ceilings and open floor plan

::Spacious master bedroom with corner bay windows and large closet

::Kitchen includes stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, gas oven/range

::Large operable skylight and ample double-paned windows throughout

:: Brushed metal door knobs and hinges

::Stackable washer/dryer in unit

Building features:

::Passive solar design helps keep energy bills low

::Exterior gates, stairways and balconies made from repurposed street signs and car parts

::Green inside and out! Insulation made from old telephone books and newspapers instead of fiberglass. Half of the cement in the concrete is fly ash (a byproduct of coal burning).

::Convenient Downtown Berkeley location, just blocks to BART and UC Berkeley

::Within steps of both the 49 (Rockridge) and 12 (Downtown Oakland) AC transit buses

::A block from "Bicycle Boulevards" on Milvia and Channing

::Ample street parking after business hours

::Bike racks in courtyard

::One small dog considered on a case by case basis (no cats)