My Piedmont and Oakland Real Estate Adventures. History, Architecture and Homes

This appealing home is ideally located in the Leona Heights neighborhood of Oakland, and, as such, offers an ideal base for so many opportunities. Situated in the hills above the Warren Freeway, at 4610 Stauffer Place, it is close to the many shops and restaurants of  Montclair Village and Lincoln Square.  Other nearby attractions include the Leona Park Trail, The Chabot Space and Science Center, Chabot College, and the Oakland Zoo.   

The attractive front door opens to reveal a home with a  welcoming ambiance that features an open and level floor plan leading directly to the living room .  Be sure to note the gleaming hardwood floors, the French door off to the right, and the gently arched entryway into the living room.  

One of the

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This bright and cheerful live/work condominium is located in the heart of the excitement of the Jack London Square area at 222 Broadway-Unit 312--The Ellington Building.  It would be difficult to find a location that has so much to offer.  Whether you are interested in all the shops, art galleries, local breweries or wineries, or the amazing variety of restaurants just moments away, you are sure to find choices that will please you.  Transportation sources include local buses to BART, Amtrak, the Oakland/Alameda Ferry.  You may not need any of these resources if you work in nearby downtown Oakland.  

This kitchen and living area is bathed in shimmering light from the expansive windows seen below.  It is hard to resist the warmth and charm that they

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This very attractive Oakland Hills home is located on a pleasant cul-de-sac at 4622 Rising Hill Court in  Oakland.  There is no doubt that it is imaginatively designed, and, additionally, that it is ideal for entertaining.  Created with spacious rooms that encourage a smooth transition from one to another, it invites visitors to move towards the dramatic outside balcony, with its views of rolling hillsides.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, and an excellent location that allows access to all that the Bay area has to offer.   

The handsome doors above, and gracious entry below, reflect the charm of this stylish home.  

The living room, with its multiple windows, tall ceiling with recessed lighting, and the unique balcony overview from

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This handsome and spacious home is located at 298 Elysian Fields in Oakland's Sequoyah Highlands neighborhood, and shows its immediate charm with a well designed and sunny curb appeal.  It features approximately 2,259 sf of roomy living space, that includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

Upon entering the living room, you are immediately aware of two special and unique features.  The first is the sweeping picture window that allows sparkling light inside, and the second is the very commanding and welcoming fireplace that anchors this space.  What an excellent architectural pairing.  

 

Looking further, many amenities are immediately noticed.  The hardwood floors, combine with the crown molding, and the desirable floor and door trim, add charm in

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If you love gardens, this delightful home is designed for you.  Located at 1624 Leimert Boulevard in the popular Oakmore section of Oakland, its charming curb appeal is exceeded by a truly delightful backyard garden.   Ideally located just a very short distance from the cozy Oakmore shops, it is just minutes away from the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village, and access to Highways 13 and 580.  

As you enter this home, you are immediately impressed by the sweeping open space before you.  The sparkling hardwood floors reflect the amazing amount of light that is let in through multiple windows.  The handsome fireplace adds a welcoming feature, and adds warmth to the room.

There is no question that the beautifully arched central window

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This warm and engaging home, with its charming tree lined walkway, is one that seems to welcome guests.  Located at 285 Sheridan Avenue in Piedmont, it appears to be created to be inviting in its atmosphere.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and is well located in central Piedmont.   

The stylish living room is awash in sparkling light.  From its spacious front windows, to its patio views, it is handsome and graceful.  Its central fireplace is dramatically designed, with sweeping lines, and includes a display mantle.  Be sure to note the special amenities here that include parquet floors, crown molding, and the construction quality of the wood framed French doors and windows that open onto the patio.  

This beautiful living

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This very attractive home, located at 80 Florada Avenue, offers a lot of roomy comfort for a new owner.  It features 5 bedrooms and 3 baths in a comfortable 3248 sf +/- of living space.   It has a very welcoming curb appeal, and a handsome off street garage that will house two cars.  

The expansive living room is centered around a very elegant fireplace which is a classic design feature for homes of its era.  It has a graceful 30's streamline appeal, is dramatically spacious, and has a display mantle for your special collectibles.  

 

Sunny light flows in from the generous windows, and the amenities here, and throughout the house, include hardwood floors, wood framed doors and windows, and elegant crown molding.

A pair of dramatic

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This handsome home, located at 1166 Winsor Avenue in Piedmont, is ideally located close to Witter Field, and just moments from the pleasant shops and restaurants of Lakeshore and Grand Avenues.  It has a very dramatic curb appeal, with its well established garden, and classic Tudor architecture.  

Outdoor light plays an important role in this home.  This bright and appealing living room has multiple doors and windows that invite the outside in.  This creates a pleasing ambiance that is highlighted by the inviting dramatic fireplace that features a display mantle. 

Two things of note here are the spacious doors that open onto an inviting patio, and, off to the left, the steps to an attractive dining space just right for entertaining, no

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This handsomely designed Piedmont home at 172 Mountain Avenue has dramatic curb appeal.  Located just a few moments from downtown Piedmont, it offers convenience of place, plus 4 bedrooms, and  2.5 baths in approximately 2004 sf of living space.  ( Be sure to spend some time with the floor plans that are included towards the end of this home summary)  

As is immediately obvious upon entering the home, a lot of thought has gone into designing this space to make it comfortable, and aesthetically appealing.  Of special note is the welcoming central fireplace, the warmth of hardwood floors, the rich wooden crown molding and the dramatic window treatments that will be noticed throughout the residence.  

There is a lot to be said about window

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