Oakland Hills

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This handsome Colonial style home is unique in its style, and in its appealing use of brick design.  Ideally located in the heart of the East Bay, it is just moments from the shops and restaurants of the Elmwood, Rockridge and Montclair neighborhoods.  Orinda, and all the Contra Costa County has to offer is on the other side of the tunnel.  

The classic entry welcomes you into this splendid home.  Located at 57 Tunnel Road in Berkeley, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and has approximately 1780 sf of living space.  

The handsome living room has so many features to offer.  Cheerful light streams in from handsome windows and French doors, built in cabinets and bookshelves reach from floor to ceiling, and the room is centered by a

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One of the advantages of living in the Oakland hills is that there are so many dramatic vista views available.  Here, with this home, you are offered a truly amazing panoramic view of Mt. Diablo and Chabot Regional Park, and the attendant peaceful ambiance that these locations offer.  Imagine being able to take advantage of this sweeping deck space every day, whether in quiet relaxation and enjoyment, or entertaining friends.  

This home is located at 5149 Saddle Brook Drive in the Parkridge Estates neighborhood of Oakland.  It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and has approximately 1608 sf of living space.  

Without even going inside the home, in addition to the deck and its views,  there is still another amazing plus to add to the appeal.

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The entrance to this charming home at 3142 Jordan Road in Oakland reflects the pleasant ambiance that is present throughout.  Surrounded by private gardens and greenery, it is a perfect spot to enjoy your quiet moments.  However, it is equally easy to entertain with all the many amenities shown below. The home is built around a central Ipe courtyard deck

As you might expect with a home that is so much in harmony with nature, this home is very eco-minded.  Buyers will be pleased to find an owned solar energy system, on demand water heater, and an electric car charger already in place.   

The spacious living room welcomes all, with windows everywhere to bring the pleasant gardens into view.  The room highlights the theme of indoor/outdoor

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One of the most popular of the mid-Century " California Modern" homes is the Eichler home.  This very spacious home, at 8010 Shay Drive in Oakland, represents the core concept of the Eichler design-- bring the "outside in".  Designed by acclaimed architect A. Quincy Jones in 1965, this version is referred to as the "Double A" style, and, as such, was one the most popular of the Eichler styles that was developed.

 It offers 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a gracefully designed swimming pool.  

One of the most popular features of the Eichler design was the welcoming front atrium, which was usually open to the outside, and around which all the other rooms of the homes were arrayed.  

As you enter the home from the atrium, you are greeted by the

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Located in the Tahoe like atmosphere of the Montclair hills, at 2177 Arrowhead Drive in Oakland, this charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers an unexpected treat.  While you might expect a more rustic atmosphere, instead you are welcomed by soaring ceilings, and a dramatic open floor plan.  Here is a  home where the term "walls of glass" truly applies.

Designed by Tom Lowe, this home is dedicated to creating the perfect balance of gracious indoor/outdoor living.  Light flows in from multiple windows, adding to the dramatic ambiance of each room in the home.  As seen below, the handsome beamed ceiling and dramatic fireplace, and hardwood floors adds irresistible appeal to the living room.  

The updated kitchen, just adjacent to the

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This home on the Piedmont side of Montclair at 6045 Estates Drive is a genuine surprise. As you walk through the handsome gate of the home, you are greeted by an almost magical private garden space.  This Oakland home offers 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths, and is a well located close to the charming Montclair, Lakeshore, and Grand Avenue stores and shops.  

After entering via the handsome red doorway, you are greeted with a living room with a lofty beamed ceiling, a creative skylight, handsome hardwood flooring, and a unique fireplace, with cozy guest seating.  

Note the amount of light that flows in from the virtually floor to ceiling windows at the opposite end of the room that creates a truly warm and welcoming ambiance. 

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This beautiful and spacious home at 261 Pershing Drive in Oakland, is located in the hills on the Montclair side of Piedmont.  One glance, and it is obvious that it has has been beautifully maintained, and creatively updated with contemporary design throughout.  It offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3345 sf of irresistible living space.  I, and my co-listing agent Vinny Manguyen, proudly present this home for sale.

The home presents a truly dramatic sight, no matter what the angle of view.

 

Sitting high atop the Oakland hills, it offers .93 acres on a downslope premium lot. The view is spectacular, featuring a 3 bridge view and SF and Oakland city views.  

 

Below are some specific details about the home, but,

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This beautiful and spacious home at 261 Pershing Drive in Oakland, is located in the hills on the Montclair side of Piedmont.  One glance, and it is obvious that it has has been beautifully maintained, and creatively updated with contemporary design throughout.  It offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 3345 sf of irresistible living space.  I, and my co-listing agent Vinny Manguyen, proudly present this home for sale.

The home presents a truly dramatic sight, no matter what the angle of view.

 

Sitting high atop the Oakland hills, it offers .93 acres on a downslope premium lot. The view is spectacular, featuring a 3 bridge view and SF and Oakland city views.  

 

Below are some specific details about the home, but, first,

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This charming English Tudor style home was appealing when it was originally built, but is now even more so, with the pluses that have been added to it.  It is located at 5801 La Salle Avenue in Oakland,  just above Montclair on the Piedmont side of the hills.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and approximately 2981 sf of living space.   

It boasts an extensive new addition in 2004 by Gillian Servals.  Additionally, the exterior, and part of the interior, have been recently repainted, and it has a new roof and new landscaping in front.  A lot of value has been added to this home.

The living room has almost panoramic window space, a very handsome fireplace, and hardwood floors.  Note the inset archways by the front door that can be used as

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This architectural stunner is a showplace of design-both indoors and outdoors. Still in demand by buyers, and built in 1928, it reflects the Spanish designs so popular in the era, yet it still remains appealing and refreshed.  Located at 4420 Bridgeview Drive, it has approximately 2651 sf. of space, 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths.

 Below, note the dramatic entry door and the entry hall,  with its sweeping stairway to the second floor.

 

The entry leads to the very inviting living room.  There are so many subtle, yet classical architectural touches here.  Examples include the beamed ceilings, arched windows, a dramatic fireplace, hardwood floors and the charming Spanish balcony 

 

The dining room with its handsome entry doors and

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