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Attention to detail and impeccable quality epitomize the floor to ceiling renovation of this 814 SF one-bedroom condominium. The Casa De Solano HOA carefully maintains this coveted building, which is optimally located just off Albany’s vibrant and exciting Lower Solano Shopping District. This unit is ideally located on the north end of the building, away from Solano Avenue. This condominium in a 1928 Classic Mediterranean has been beautifully renovated by a designer. Using the highest quality materials and craftsmanship, complementing the original architecture, local artisans crafted unique furnishings and decor. Walk out your door to access everything you need and want, from restaurants & retail shops to parks & transit. 92 Walk Score & 98 Bike Score! This truly is a special home in a vibrant neighborhood!
With 9’ ceilings throughout, the abundant natural light in this end unit softly reflects off the pale blue living room and bedroom walls and the blue accented archway in the kitchen. All of the interior doorways and frames were raised to 7’, elevating the feeling of openness in the plan.
The original living room Murphy bed closet was transformed into a stunning, custom built-in, 9’ by 5’ L-shaped entertainment center (Samsung 55” diagonal TV) and computer workstation powered by a fiber-optic internet feed with gigabit download speeds. Bose speakers are hidden behind cabinet doors, the printer is in the base drawer, and all wiring is out of view, keeping the space uncluttered and pristine. The custom 6’ window seat with drawers underneath and the new gas fireplace with a large 20” deep 66” wide mantel seamlessly complete the living room’s design. Refinished and new hardwood floors throughout the unit, including the kitchen, unify the open plan harmoniously.
Functionality, Quality and Beauty abound in the sleek eat-in galley kitchen. A built-in microwave and separate Sub-Zero freezer and cooler drawer combination flow into the large 21” x 19” sink which is surrounded by elegant composite stone counters. The De’Longhi gas range, stainless steel Faber hood and backsplash, and an undercounter U-Line Echelon Beverage Center balance the right side.
Enter the new bath through a pocket door onto a classic white hexagon tile floor, a new tub with ceiling height blue tile surround, and water-saving Toto dual flush toilet. Don’t miss the 6’ tall built-in vanity cabinet with mirrored door and (surprise) a grounded duplex outlet inside.
In the bedroom retreat are another finely crafted built-in dresser, 7’ 8” long, 25” deep, 36” high and wall mounted TV screen. Above the queen size bed (with reading wall light fixtures on both sides) one of four of the unit’s unique light shades floats on the ceiling. It was crafted by renowned Berkeley artist Sue Johnson.
Even the common area entry, halls and stairways are prized and valued elements of this property. The stair’s woodwork is imported Honduran mahogany crowned by the original wrought iron railings and light fixtures.
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