This luxurious condominium is located in “The Sanctuary’ HOA situated in the Bushrod neighborhood, which is one of Oakland’s hottest and most convenient locations. This condominium is in a historic building built c. 1908 in what was once a Methodist church. The location also once housed the training space of legendary Shaolin-style Kung Fu martial artist Wong Jack Man - a important figure in the Bay Area martial arts Chinese community – who had a legendary fight with the famous Bruce Lee in 1961.

It was completely renovated by the well-known local and prolific full service builder BuildZig with creative designs input of Gunkel Architecture to create six high-end condominiums designed to the high standards of California’s Green Building Code, otherwise known as Title 24. This is the last condo available for purchase in this complex. The building has received a variety of Green Technology features to include new higher-grade insulation, new windows, LED lighting, new HVAC, and all new plumbing and wiring. The solar panels, bike parking, EV Chargers, and water conservation measures make this a unique historic building with modern sustainability features. Constructing buildings to the 2013 Title 24 building code standards has been shown to save thousands of dollars in energy loss. 

The ~1624 sqft property contains two-levels of sumptuous living space. Upon entering the condo on the main floor you are immediately impressed by the shear volume of the space with cathedral ceilings and the interesting architectural designs. This main level includes thoughtfully planned open space living to contain the entry foyer, a dining area and adjacent kitchen with top of the line appliances and a large island, lots of storage, and contemporary lighting, the adjacent living room, along with a bedroom/full bath and laundry closet. The living space retains two of the multi-colored original stained glass windows from the church as homage to the original building. The upper living space contains an incredible master bedroom retreat to include an open den area, a large plus space that could be custom fitted to work as a retreat yoga/workout space, a home office or your dream master closet. The master bedroom on this level also has cathedral ceilings with a luxurious master bath with a walk-in glassed shower and an outdoor deck area waiting for your green thumb to tend potted plants and relax.

There is an attached gated community garage with EV charger-ready parking and bike racks. The property benefits from being conveniently close to many bustling Oakland and Berkeley neighborhoods known for their diverse shopping, entertainment and dining options. It is also near the U.C. Berkeley campus and popular Berkeley Bowl grocery store. Access to the Ashby BART and therefore San Francisco is just minutes away along with other pubic transport options available. This location has a Bike score of 100 and a Walk score of 90. This turnkey home is not to be missed!


North Oakland Temescal/Bushrod Neighborhoods

Temescal is one of the oldest neighborhoods in north Oakland, named for Temescal Creek. California bungalows and stucco single-family homes comprise the bulk of housing in Temescal, which is popular with first-time Oakland homebuyers. Bushrod is an adjacent neighborhood and is one of Oakland's hottest places to live because of its convenient location. 

Temescal’s main thoroughfare is Telegraph Avenue, which runs from the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station to 55th Street. The highly walkable neighborhood has the feel of an urban village. Play Cafe offers parents a place to eat while their kids can romp around and engage with toys. Feeding the foodies of Temescal are Bakesale Betty’s, the wood-fired ovens of Pizzaiolo, and authentic Mexican restaurant Doña Tomás. The Temescal Farmers' Market provides fresh produce, and food stands serve chai, crepes, and Blue Bottle Coffee. Wine lovers rave about The Wine Mine’s weekly tastings, and wine bar Marc 49 serves patrons on its off-street patio. Temescal Alley with trendy shops and the Temescal Barber is another popular destination. Shattuck Avenue runs off of Telegraph Avenue and is close to BART and similar neighborhood amenities. It is also a route close to U.C. Berkeley and the College Avenue neighborhood. The popular Berkeley Bowl market is nearby.

Arts and culture make these neighborhoods lively. The annual Temescal Street Fair showcases arts, crafts, and music by residents of all ages. Galleries feature up-and-coming young artists. The Temescal Arts Center hosts dance and musical performances and offers classes in everything from yoga to tai chi. Studio One Art Center, run by Oakland’s Parks & Recreation department, offers affordable art, photography, bookmaking, and yoga classes taught by working professionals. The Temescal Library, opened in 1918 with Andrew Carnegie’s foundation funds, is the only Oakland branch to offer books in Amharic and Tigrinya languages.


Open Houses:
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8 from 2-4:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15 from 2-4:30 pm

Brokers Tour:
Thursday, October 12 from 10-1pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Jeffrey Neidleman at 510.338.1385

Contact Sharon Ho at 415.680.6852


Jeffrey Neidleman

Jeffrey Neidleman

Pac UnioncalDRE# 01309500510.435.0325 mobile510.338.1385 direct

Sharon Ho

Sharon Ho

Realtor®calDRE# 01032714510.338.1346 office415.680.6852