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45th St. Artists Coop affordable LIVE/WORK UNIT for sale:Open Houses(Emeryville)

  • Aug 16, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Rare opening at an amazing 40-year old coop; this isn't an intentional community, but it is self-governing and self-managed. These folks pioneered artists' live-work cooperatives in the East Bay. They've worked out many governing kinks, and have created common gardens and porches in the middle of industrial E'ville. As part of a deal with the city, in exchange for their original CDBG grant/loan, members give art classes in the public schools. All members must income-qualify at move-in, similar to Mariposa Grove and Berkeley Cohousing.

The 45th Street Artists Cooperative in Emeryville HAS A LIVE/WORK STUDIO FOR SALE!

This unit must be owner-occupied by artists; it is not a day studio. Applicants must be working artists and meet Emeryville low to moderate income qualifications, with annual income less than $32,750 to $101,000, depending on household size (specific financial details available on the website).

1220 Floor Square Feet (1730 total)
Buy in cost: $170,242.38
Additional Monthly Assessment: $841.85 + utilities
Move in date: December 1,2014


  • Ground Floor: (1,220 sq feet) has main entrance with kitchen, dining room, work studio, bathroom (with small shower), office (or second bedroom) and storage loft over interior building hallway.
  • Second story loft includes master bedroom and bathroom (with tub).

Further details: 

  • 2 entry doors: 1 interior, 1 exterior to Holden Street
  • Special features: 2 sets French doors (1 on lower level, 1 on upper level with balcony and rails
  • 10 new double-glazed skylights (7 operable and screened)
  • Warm floors (hydronic radiant heating system on both levels operated by an "on demand" water and floor combination boiler.
  • Lower level with concrete floor; upper level bamboo wood floors.
  • Interior sheer walls with insulation and soundproofing.
  • Restructured roofline over studio loft with concrete & steel.
  • Kitchen with appliances and cabinets (stove not included).
  • Work sink 
  • Washer/dryer
  • All built-in cabinets
  • Utilities: gas and electric, 110 & 220 volt
  • Off-street parking
  • Handicapped accessible

(to compare a barebones unit offered in the same community last year, see the previous listing)
Studio will be available for viewing for two weekends:

  • August 16 (RSVP on this page) & 17
  • August 23 & 24

Viewing Hours: Saturday 10am - 2pm and Sunday 12 - 4pm

Please note the following dates:

  • Application deadline: September 4, 4pm (in office, not postmarked)
  • Interviews: September 3 - October 2 (applicant must be available for one of these dates)
  • Community Reception: October 26 (applicant must be available)

For more information, visit the website:

Right: James Morris, ceramic sculpture artist, at work at home in the community.

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  • Britta G.

    lovely space.

    August 16, 2014

  • Raines C.

    Just a reminder for folks who RSVPd for Saturday's open house at 45th St. co-ops in Emeryville: you can switch to Sunday's open house at and free up your Saturday morning for the EBCOHO orientation or the Pleasant Hill new-community formation meeting. Or the family-friendly strawberries sing-along at the Berkeley Farmer's Market.

    August 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, what is the availability for writers?

    August 11, 2014

    • Raines C.

      Rita, as always, click through to the community's website to read more context then contact them or com to an open house if necessary. They aren't on EBCOHO so they won't see questions here.

      August 11, 2014

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