Live/Work Art Studio $2200 mo.
Oakland's Filbert Street Studios

Available March 1. Two story live/work art studio townhouse for lease in this conveniently located West Oakland arts complex.
6 blocks from Emeryville. 5 minutes to the Bay Bridge.

Live upstairs ~ work downstairs. Ideal for the quiet arts: architects, designers, painters, photographers, printmakers, writers. Also available for a small group of artists/architects/designers/craftspersons...
This is a 1,360 s.f. townhouse in a small, secure gated artist compound of 15 legal live-in studios.
Double front doors open directly to landscaped patio & shared courtyard.
Back door & back security screen door open directly to back driveway with parking for 1 car, with occasional guest car.
No long hallways to reach the outdoors!
Courtyard and back driveway both gated and alarmed.

Downstairs: fir wood floors, north & south natural light, built-in bookcase, track lights, half-bath.
Upstairs: open plan living area: kitchen/dinging on fir floor, living/sleeping on newly installed wall-to-wall carpet.
Track lights on dimmers. Full bath, shower/tub combo, dual sinks. Walk through closet. Natural south & north light.

view from dining to living area.  
from front doors toward back door

Gas heat up & downstairs. Water, garbage, off-street parking, exterior maintenance included in rent.
First & last month's rent & security deposit. Excellent credit rating.
Monthly rent to be paid by bank automatic electronic transfer.
Max 2 neutered cats or 1 small non-barking dog (there are 3 large dogs and several cats already in the complex)

Also available for a small group of artists/architects as work only space with one lease holder who finds the subtenants.
This worked really really well for five years, as the space divides easily.

Downstairs, looking toward double front door
  Upstairs, kitchen & dining area
Front of unit, with curtains open

Email or telephone Maryly for appointment:, 510-652-1944 or 510-697-1944.