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Garages in the East Bay: The Unheralded Hero

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Garages in the East Bay: The Unheralded Hero

Garages in the East Bay: The Unheralded Hero - finding an East Bay home with garage space is a real treat because they can be added space for a studio, gym, workshop or guest room.

In the race to find a home in one of the cool neighborhoods of the East Bay, garages are often forgotten.  Yet, when you stop to think about it, they’re a pretty hot commodity.  For the would-be artist, you have a work studio where you could encapsulate all your creative energy.  For the do-it-yourself fanatic, you can have your own workshop complete with a workbench and tool rack.  For the gym buff, you can have very own personal gym with all your favorite machines to build those biceps and form those glutes. 

Of course, you could always turn it into an extra bedroom for when those …I mean wonderful in-laws come to visit.  Not only does a garage help you avoid street parking … it can be so much morel

In fact, in the Grand Lake area of Oakland, at 762 Rand Avenue, you’ll find something unheard of in the popular areas of Oakland … a large 2-car garage!  Currently used as a home gym and storage area, there’s room for cars … classics or otherwise.  Or an art studio.  Or even a remote guest space.  And, if parking is your hot button, no worries.  There’s off-street parking for five more vehicles.  So you can have your garage and a convoy, too.

The House and Garage of 762 Rand Ave, Oakland

762 Rand, Oakland, CA - The exterior and garage of 762 Rand, Oakland, CA

Incidentally, 762 Rand is a charming duplex with two classically updated flats to go with the garage.  For more info, check out  Or just give us a call at 510-847-2409 if you’re interested in taking a look at some properties and neighborhoods with big ol’ garages. 

Ninh Le & Barbara Reynolds, your East Bay real estate specialists

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Comment balloon 0 commentsBarbara Reynolds • May 19 2014 10:30AM