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

 This exceptional home, is ideally located just moments from Piedmont High School, Witter Field and  downtown Piedmont at 510 Magnolia Avenue.  It is a perfect choice for many reasons, but it is exceptionally ideal for those who enjoy both entertaining, and a relaxing ambiance. It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in a pleasant 2543 +/-sf of living space. 

Visitors are immediately greeted with the warmth of the glowing light that flows in from multiple windows, the richly colored and gleaming hardwood floors, and the imaginatively designed ceiling with its recessed lighting.  

 An expansive central fireplace is always an asset in any home, particularly on chilly winter nights.  The spacious mantel area allows for display of favorite glassware or

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  This dramatic Mediterranean home sits high atop a hill just moments from downtown Piedmont, and commands an impressive view.  Located at 100 Scenic Avenue, it has a gracious curb appeal with its established front garden and many colorful plantings.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 2,844 sf of living space.  

 With its ideal location in the Piedmont hills, the view afforded is outstanding.  Included is the Bay Bridge, The Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Merritt, and sweeping views of city lights.  

This patio, just to the right of the main entrance offers a perfect spot for entertaining, and, even more engaging, both day and evening panoramas of the Bay area. 

 This home was designed to incorporate many of the

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This well located Piedmont home has delightful curb appeal.  The imaginatively placed concrete steps are surrounded by popular grasses and succulents, and create a pleasant pathway to the stylish front door.  Located at 30 Blair Place, just above downtown Piedmont, and just moments from the popular shops and restaurants of Montclair and Rockridge, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in approximately 2454 sf of living space.  

Stepping through the front door into the living room, one is immediately aware that this home truly represents many of the basic concepts of mid-century architecture.  These would include simplicity, open space, walls of glass, and integration with nature.  The living room incorporates all of these features, and just glows

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I am pleased to announce that we were able to create this outstanding deal for our sellers, and that the sale is now pending.  Below are some reasons why the home was so desirable.   

This handsome Craftsman style home located at 1126 Arch Street, sits in the hills above Berkeley's Rose Garden, and is found not far from the University of California, and city's popular Gourmet Ghetto area.  It has a sweeping view that includes San Francisco, Berkeley, and both bridges.   It offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and 1871 +/- sf of living space.  

This home has all the elements of a classic Craftsman home, and a great deal of care has been taken to make the it warm and welcoming to guests.  A wide overhanging roof, a covered front porch with

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Located at 328 Jerome Avenue in Piedmont, this handsome home is immediately pleasing when viewed from the exterior.  A great deal of thought has been going into creating the subtle things that make it unique.  Note the impressive overhanging eaves that provide protection from sun and weather, and  the multiple graceful exterior wall reliefs found around the structure.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and an outstanding Piedmont location. 

 A wide and welcoming front porch awaits guests.  Centered around a large front door with matching glass panels on either side, it creates an immediate impression of quality yet to come.  

Upon entry, a spacious and handsome foyer awaits.  There is more than ample space for a guests as they enter, with

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This handsome home, nestled among sheltering trees and gardens, is perfectly located close to the impressive sources of shopping, dining, and entertainment around Piedmont.  The Grand Avenue and Lakeshore Avenue restaurants and shops are just moments away, as are the in-demand venues of Rockridge.  Located at 217 Greenbank Avenue, it offers 3 bedrooms and 1 bath in a comfortably sized 1307 sf +/- of living space.  

 

 This pleasant entryway welcomes guests as they pass through the graceful archways of the front porch and into this comfortable home.   

 This living rooms of this home is awash in light from multiple windows that encompass the room, and provides a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere for guests.  Be sure to note the rich

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 This cheerful home located at 2848 Sydney Way in Castro Valley,  comes complete with two ready made shade trees, and a recently painted exterior and interior.  An added asset is the newly landscaped back yard.  It offers a roomy 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and is well located just minutes from downtown Castro Valley with its favorite restaurants and shops.  

 A pleasing view of nearby hills is discovered from the front porch. This very handsome front door, and the wide picture windows, create a welcoming first impression for friends and guests.  

The sizeable front room was designed to take advantage of the pleasing exterior views, and offers flexibility in the floor plan due to the space available.  Graceful arches divide rooms from

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 This delightful home located at 175 Ronada Avenue in Piedmont, radiates curb appeal.  Its multi-level  white windows, with their accompanying shutters, combined with a shade trees and well established greenery, create an outstanding first impression.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and an outstanding Piedmont location that is not far from downtown Piedmont, or the shopping centers of Rockridge, Piedmont Avenue and Montclair.

 A colorful and elegant front door welcomes visitors into a comfortable home that is equally designed for both relaxed living, and formal entertaining.  Be sure to note, as you move through the home, the abundance of rich hardwood flooring, and desirable wood trim around all floors, doors and windows.  

An impressive

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 This delightful home is both attractive and welcoming.  With its well thought out floor plan, and calming ambiance, it would be a pleasure to own.  Located in the heart of Piedmont at 227 El Cerrito Avenue, it is close to everything within Piedmont, and just moments from the restaurants and shops of Montclair Village and nearby Rockridge.  It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in a comfortable 1520 sf +/- of living space.  

Approaching the front door, it is obvious that this home was built around, and designed to create, a  well planned interaction between the outdoor gardens and the indoor living space.  The home features extensive window space at every turn, and multiple French doors that open to the exterior.

It is hard to deny the style

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 This handsome home at 25 Wistaria Way, is surrounded by well established trees, delightfully tended gardens, and features a spacious lot that makes outdoor entertaining an ideal choice. It offers 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, and is  located just moments from downtown Piedmont .  Of interest-it was designed by famous architect Frederick Confer for his own use.  

 A few steps down reveals this delightful patio that offers peace and relaxation, and is highlighted by an imaginative and soothing fountain.  Your privacy is assured by the wrap around wall, and a well established backdrop of soothing trees.

 Another view, and the view below, reveals the imaginative effort that has gone into creating this cozy corner of the home.

  This impressive

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