This is a 9-unit rental apartment complex near the corner of Brookdale and Coolidge Avenues in Oakland. It is 9 charming older apartments built in 1940, four 1-bedrooms and four 2-bedrooms and a 3-bedroom. The property has an inviting central courtyard, and we are building a common house, complete with a kitchen, great room, workshop and laundry. The workshop and laundry are done; still working on the kitchen/great room.
Even in this urban space there are lots of places to grow flowers and food. The bees and hummingbirds love our garden, and we’re growing tomatoes, figs, cucumbers, squash, string beans and basil.
We are .7 miles from the larger Farmer Joe’s market, and 1.5 miles from Fruitvale BART. The 14, 20, 21 and 54 buses go nearby, the 14 just steps from our doors, and the others a couple of blocks.