Industrial-Chic Condo in Doyle Street Cohousing Community

2 Beds      2 Baths         SOLD

5514 Doyle St. #4 Emeryville, CA 94608

Industrial-chic warehouse condo in highly sought Doyle Street Cohousing community! This two bedroom, two bathroom converted factory boasts 13’ ceilings, exposed brick elements, bamboo floors, open concept flow, private patio and special community amenities. Each bedroom additionally features a loft area that has been used for media space, guest bedroom, meditation & yoga room, and storage.

Contemporary design meets industrial-chic in this exceptional converted warehouse condo. The open floor plan allows the entire home to be a flexible space, and fully customizable, making it the perfect space for work/life balance, as well as for entertaining. The great room sits between the two bedrooms, and encompasses the living room, dining room, and a spacious kitchen with bar seating.  The private patio is accessible from the guest bedroom.

This particular unit was privately custom designed by its owner when it was originally converted from a factory building, giving it distinctive amenities & charm. The interior features crown molding, tiled bathrooms & kitchen, and distinctively maintains its original factory windows. Additionally, this unit uniquely benefits from Passive Solar light, simply from its perfect site orientation. There are also fans, and a pellet stove for added comfort & convenience.

Although both bedrooms are generally the same size, the master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with custom tiled floor, stall shower, and plenty of storage. The bedroom boasts a walk in closet, gracious windows, and loft with shoji screens for customizable light and privacy. The unit has plenty of storage, but there is also a communal storage space. Other community amenities: clubhouse, workshop, hot tub, kids play area/playroom, BBQ, fire pit, designated parking spaces, and a communal patio.

Location is within a mile to shopping, cafes, parks, schools, and public transit.

Cohousing and Emeryville, One Community Shaping Another

Doyle Street Cohousing was built in 1992 based on the Danish housing model of bofællesskab (living community).  The intention behind this development is the creation of an oasis within our fast-paced, transient, society.  It’s a tight-knit urban village where neighbors are not simply passing acquaintances but actually know each other, inspire one another, can collaborate on activities and projects and generally look out for each other. 

Cohousing offers the perfect balance between privacy (with well-equipped, private townhouses and flats) and community (with abundant common areas and amenities).  Dinners are available three days a week in the common house and offer great opportunities to catch up with neighbors while enjoying home-cooked meals.  All homeowners are members of the HOA and can participate in monthly meetings so everyone has a say in matters that they care about. 

Doyle Street Cohousing has been around long enough to witness and inspire the renaissance we now see in the post-industrial town of Emeryville.  Doyle Street Café is a popular breakfast and lunch restaurant just across the street but there are also terrific walk-able offerings around practically every corner (often easy to miss, typical to Emeryville’s subdued nature). The Townhouse (a bustling California comfort-food restaurant hidden behind a historic rustic exterior) is just two blocks north on Doyle Street.  Honor Bar and Grille, also just a couple blocks away, is a wonderful gastropub (in the guise of an old sushi restaurant) with many delicious dishes and amazing cocktails.  There are countless restaurants, cafes, pubs and galleries within a 10-minute walk tucked into the eclectic fabric of this exciting neighborhood. 

Town amenities include the Emeryville Community Organic Garden just a few blocks up Doyle Street, the Doyle St Greenway that heads north to Berkeley Bowl West, a park and dog run just around the corner, the Emeryville Marina and beach and Doyle Hollis Park a 1/4 mile away. A new skate park near Pixar just opened and the Emeryville Center for Community Life (ECCL) on San Pablo hosts schools, a library, a pool and a community center. Golden Gate library is nearby as well. 

Several schools are close including Pacific Rim International School at the end of the block, LePort School, Escuela Bilingue Internacional, Ecole Bilingue and Yu Ming. 

Emeryville is a centrally located, bike-friendly and commuter-friendly town with easy access to San Francisco, Oakland and Berkeley.  The Emery-Go-Round, a free shuttle, makes frequent, trips to and from MacArthur BART and stops just around the corner.  Trans-Bay buses are nearby and the Emeryville Station is an easy place to catch Amtrak trains (whether one’s commuting or heading off on an adventure).  Over the tracks on the west side of town, the regional retail area of Emeryville offers easy access to everything from Trader Joes to the AMC Theater, from Ikea to Home Depot.  The Emeryville Public Market is growing into a town center of local retail and urban living.

Doyle Street Cohousing has been instrumental in shaping Emeryville’s exciting future with residents having held positions on town the Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee, School Board, Planning Commission, City Council and even as Mayor.  Residents United for a Livable Emeryville, an influential lobbying group for responsible development, even holds its meetings at Doyle Street.

The sale of Number Four presents an amazing opportunity to live in cohousing and experience the rich lifestyle offered by this tight-knit community.  We at Doyle Street Cohousing look forward to welcoming our new neighbors.

Click on Doyle Street Co-Housing to learn more!


  • Beautiful common house with kitchen
  • Loft/play area in common house
  • Hot tub
  • Bicycle storage
  • Workshop
  • Landscaped patio garden
  • Laundry room


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