Co-living is Starcity’s answer to the Silicon Valley’s intense housing shortage and astronomical rents: one-bedroom, one bath suites and gorgeous shared communal living space for a price normal people can afford. But for 199 Bassett, the brick team was challenged with rethinking the housing recipe without starting from scratch.
Starcity acquired 199 Bassett—already designed and entitled for traditional market rate 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units—with the intention of building out the 18-storey project to accommodate approximately 800 co-living units alongside shared gourmet kitchens, dining areas, lounge spaces and laundry on each floor.
before: the originally entitled project was designed to accommodate a typical market rate 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment building layout.
awesome private rooms, smart shared space. 199 Bassett is co-living scaled up. way up.
A full-service gym is also located on the first floor, along with a mail room and a storage area for 180 bicycles.
Designed in coordination with the Lane Partners, a developer with impressive experience in large-scale tech projects, 2016 Telegraph will provide a cozy home base for those who want to live, work, play, and thrive in the heart of Uptown Oakland.
With comfort inside and easy access to the arts, transit, gourmet food, shopping and more; brick’s new mixed-use tower has in mind the city-dweller who looks to maintain a healthy work-life balance within close urban boundaries. With this model of localized, bicycle-commuting residents in mind, brick forewent the standard parking garage, choosing instead to utilize that extra space in more creative ways to provide further amenities.
steps from BART, this bike-friendly tower is designed
for the future of urban living.
Other amenities include a fitness center, theater, and expansive rooftop decks featuring open lounge and recreation areas, kitchen and grill stations, and a community garden – all with stunning panoramic views around the Bay.