This apartment building for very-low-income people with physical disabilities gracefully
Adeline Street is characterized by multi-story buildings, with commercial ground floors and residential or office uses above. The Adeline Apartments’ façade is three stories high with ground-floor commercial space. The façade combines elements of historical Berkeley architecture, such as transom windows above storefronts and bays which overhang the sidewalk. Gold bricks echo the high-fire bricks historically used in commercial buildings. Deep overhangs and wood brackets at the eaves express a substantial building of quality and craftsmanship.
This building is a favorite in the neighborhood, often referenced in public hearings as the one to emulate.
—East Bay AIA Chapter Award - 2003
—Published in Residential Architect - March 2002
—Published in Berkeley Daily Planet - July 2003
Building: 19 units (17,707 s.f.)
Construction Cost: $3,465,000
Site: 0.3 acres (63 units per acre)
Parking Spaces: 13 (0.7 per unit)
Features: Community room, 2nd floor terrace with community garden, exterior walkways
Client: Resources for Community Development
Contractor: Brown Construction, Inc.
West Sacramento, CA