July 2010

Found 3 blog entries for July 2010.

Come tour this wonderful remodel of an exquisite Mediterranean on one of the most desirable streets for Piedmont Homes. All three floors have been remodeled under the guidance of designer William Anderson. This 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath home's living room has huge stately fireplace that complements the vaulted ceiling. The master has French doors revealing a terrace with downtown views. The Kitchen has been renovated with doors leading out to a private courtyard with a Bar-b-que for entertaining. The lower level has an additional bedroom that could be used as an au pair quarters. $1,995,000


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A while back I was blogging about the Oakland Mansion in Rockridge of Green Day's Billy Joe Armstrong, which was quickly sold for 4.8 million. After viewing it, many I'm sure wondered where he might be moving on to?

Where does one go from an already amazing Rockridge home, in one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in the East Bay?

Well, it turns out that Billy Joe has built a Luxury Home in Piedmont, and not just any home. It actually won top honors for new construction in Piedmont, by the Piedmont Planning Commission's 2010 Design Awards held May 10. When one thinks of Piedmont, stately vintage homes come to mind, not new construction for Rock Stars. Where does one find a lot/tear down to even endeavor such a project? Well, in Billy Joe's case,

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The U.S. News & World Reports recent rankings of America's best high schools names Piedmont High among the top in the nation for the third year in a row, winning gold medal status. After analyzing 21,000 public schools in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, Piedmont High was ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. at number 73. Honors given to other East Bay schools included Campolindo High in Moraga, Miramonte High in Orinda, and Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy in Oakland, to name a few. Nice to see some good news regarding schools and the quality of education here in the Bay Area!

When buying a home in the East Bay, buyers may need to consider what school district they are buying into. Even buyers with no children may benefit from

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