This three-story brick and timber structure is known as the "Kohler faucet building" was considered by many to be ground zero in the dot com/multimedia district in the late 1990s. In 1993 Wired magazine was founded in this building, along with many other early technology publications. The property was purchased in late 1996 as a vacant and dilapidated, unreinforced masonry building. Jeremy Kidson planned a complete restoration of the property that emphasized retaining and enhancing all of the property's historical character.
This expansive 21,000 SQ Ft building is the most recognizable structure on South Park. It features high ceilings, hardwood floors, huge windows, and exposed brick walls. Its ground floor is home to Blue Bottle Coffee and the rest of the building houses the world’s most prominent Tech Venture Capitalists.
19 South Park
Everyone’s favorite small building on South Park! This gorgeous brick building features a mezzanine, kitchenette, and spiral staircase, as well as a beautiful view onto South Park itself.
This structure was originally built as a commercial dishwasher assembly shop in 1924. After it was purchased by Jeremy in 2000, we undertook an extensive renovation to convert the building for either office or retail use. The primary objective was to retain the original shop character of the building while also adding new finishes. The result was a building which has a unique urban shop feel.
The entire building is currently available for rent. Please contact email@example.com for more details.
150 South Park
Amazing location on South Park. Features include an outdoor deck and courtyard, a full kitchen, and new windows with a great view of the San Francisco Skyline.
W.C. Morse Building
The W.C. Morse Building was built in 1920. The property was originally used as an automobile showroom, as evidenced by the large windows, 19.5’ ceilings, and expansive indoor space. Many of the original features were kept intact, including a large part of the tile work and the upper sections of the windows. In 2014, Blue Bottle Coffee opened a new cafe in the space and in keeping with the building’s original purpose also use it as a home espresso machine showroom. When Blue Bottle owner James Freeman first saw the building he said, “what’s not to love!”
2961-2967 College Ave
This property was purchased by Jeremy Kidson in 1999. It was an underused building in a terrific retail location at the corner of College and Ashby in Berkeley. The property was painted, and new historically-inspired awnings were installed. What was once an unsightly, derelict property is now a prominent architectural feature and business contribution to the neighborhood.
Maria Manuel, owner of J. Brooker Salon, said of the space, “I looked at three other spaces but this one just spoke to me. We are in one of two spaces that used to be Jeremy’s, in the former men’s department, and the architecture of the building, the light and the windows of the interior space are just gorgeous.”
We still have one retail space available in this building. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
1701 Franklin was originally built by the First Church of Christ Scientist, Oakland. It was designed by Henry A. Schulze in the Romanesque-revival-style out of Nevada Limestone. The church has a number of large original stained-glass windows that were designed by Charles Grolle.
The church was bought by Jeremy Kidson in 2015. Extensive effort went into restoring this building, including installing an all new hardwood floor in the auditorium and large-scale clear window panes to protect the original stain glass windows. While Jeremy was designing the space, he strove to include “not a single color.” Private offices were also installed in the building. The creative repurposing of this historic building allows for a whole breadth of possible uses for this space.