Pre-application permits have been filed for 26 new single-family units along Keller Avenue in the Oakland Hills. The development, currently addressed as 0 Keller Avenue, would be near existing housing on top of an 883,250 square foot plot of land densely populated with oak trees. Collaborative Design Studio is responsible for the design.
The buildings will yield between 4,500 and 5,500 square feet each. Residences will offer an expansive deck with an outdoor lounging space, a courtyard, and a swimming pool as outdoor amenities. In addition, the interiors will include an entertainment room, fitness room, sauna, bar, and home theater.
The renderings are by Collaborative Design Studio. The Oakland-based firm specializes in concept designs. Mission Engineers Inc will be the project engineer. The role is significant as hillside housing in the Bay Area has been notoriously plagued with issues ranging from infrastructure issues to the rare house sliding downhill.
However, the most pressing issue on the public mind, and insurance companies, is that climate change has increased the wildfire risk for areas such as this. The renderings show the buildings made of concrete and wood-look siding, likely all fire-resistant.
Duong Estuary Cove, owned by Michael Duong of California Waste Solutions, is listed as the property owner behind the proposal. SVEP Consultants LLC is assisting with the permitting process.