The theme of Rosewood Hearth is well-being. Rosewood is home to a diverse group of respectful, caring housemates who emphasize individual and collective wellbeing and growth through intentional living, creative play, and nourishing relaxation…especially in outdoor settings.
Sitting beside Berkeley’s culinary district “Gourmet Ghetto,” our Rose Street property is a beautifully refinished, multi-unit home in a quiet neighborhood. The 14 bedroom home has just been fully remodeled and furnished specifically for community living. The property consists of large original home and a converted 2 story condominium.
The North Shattuck neighborhood is known for homegrown farm-to-table cuisine made by the best chefs in the world. Arch St is within walking distance to a variety of delicious eateries including Chez Panisse, Cheeseboard Pizza, and Grégoire. You’ll also find a mix of specialty and affordable grocery stores including Andronico’s Community Garden, Safeway, and the North Berkeley All Organic Farmers’ Markets. You’re also an easy bike ride from many other cultural centers in Berkeley including 0.5 miles to the Berkeley Rose Garden, 0.8 miles to Cal, and 1.0 mile to Downtown Berkeley. The Downtown Berkeley BART station gives you easy and affordable access to all of the Bay Area.
Read more about the culinary richness of North Shattuck in the neighborhood guide.
L & S – L is 26-years-old, queer, non-binary, vegetarian, a graphic designer, and a singer-songwriter. S is a 27-year-old, queer female who is working towards her MPH at UC Berkeley in Public Health Nutrition & Food Systems. They are passionate about (veg) cooking, climbing, biking, hiking, camping, gardening, sustainability, learning about different cultures and Broad City :)
E – 31 year old high school physics teacher (dream job = check!) born and raised just across the Bay in San Francisco. I’m very silly and passionate about many things. Here’s a quick list: learning, community, kids, physics and astronomy, backpacking, guitar, singing and dancing, musicals and clouds! In the summertime I work at a sleep-away summer camp as a song-leader (second dream job = check!). Soul fruit=satsuma mandarin. Very finally, quaking aspen trees are my tree of choice ;)
J – I’m a former elementary school teacher turned software engineer. I grew up in southern california but I’ve been living in the bay area for the past 3 years. I currently work for a software company (from my desk at home). When I’m not working I enjoy playing video games, watching anime, and reading fantasy books (I’m at the end of the Wheel of Time series)! I also enjoy hiking and riding my bike. I’m really interested in community because of how sustainable the model can be, in addition to the perks of being able to socialize with others and learn and grow from them. I look forward to meeting everyone!
Members rent unfurnished private bedrooms, and share all common spaces. The common spaces are expertly designed to balance comfort and convenience and come fully furnished with everything from couches and tables to silverware and house plants. The shared common spaces include all 4 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room, basement, and outdoor spaces.
Download the floor plans for a full layout of Rosewood.
Utilities are included with community membership and include:
Standard utilities in the North Shattock district average over $200 per month. By bundling utilities, professional cleaning, and WiFi, most members save approximately $400 per month on total housing expenses.