July 2017

Found 12 blog entries for July 2017.

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 delightful home welcomes you with it cheerful red door, red brick "road" and colorful garden. Located at 930 Paramount Road in Oakland's very popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood, it has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths in a very spacious 2857 sf +/- of living space.  It is exceptional to begin with, but has been seriously upgraded with solar heating for both electricity and water heating, has a 3 zone furnace, and has been seismically strengthened as well.  

This spacious front porch encourages a quiet afternoon viewing of the pleasant garden space.

Just steps away, a very welcoming front entrance shows off the pleasing door, parquet hardwood floors, and gracious stairway with a spacious window view.

Stepping in, you are greeted by a

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   If these are the splendid views that you would like to enjoy every day, you will want to promptly consider this home at 320 Scenic Avenue in Piedmont.  Whether day or night, these sweeping bay views will amaze and delight you.  This home is designed to take advantage of every opportunity for savoring these panoramas.  It features 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, in approximately 1799 sf of space.  

The living room is designed for gracious living, and is built around the doors and windows that highlight the dramatic scenery just outside.  

 

As you step through these handsome doors above, you find a wooden deck with a patio dining area that combines both charm, and a welcoming ambiance, whether for a quiet meal or for entertaining

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This handsome home is built on a private cul-de-sac in the Piedmont hills, and offers captivating views, no matter what the hour of the day.  Located at 53 Dudley Court in Piedmont, it has been renovated to bring out even more of its charm.  It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, and approximately 2646 sq. feet of living space.  

Upon entering, you are welcomed with an open floor plan that allows you to travel smoothly from the outside view patio to the kitchen-ideal for entertaining and welcoming friends.  

 

 

 

The combined kitchen and dining room space is exceedingly flexible.  Whether you want a fully seated formal dining room experience, or just an early morning snack, this area is built to please.

 

The home

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This handsome home at 622 Highland Avenue has been a landmark in Piedmont since it was first built in 1909-just one year after renown architect Albert Farr's new downtown development enhanced the city center. If you have lived in Piedmont for any time, you have no doubt noticed this captivating home. It truly reflects the elegance of its era, and shows a real pride of ownership.  It's gracious interior includes 7 bedrooms, 5 1/2 baths and has a living space of approximately 8038 sf.  

In a time when a spacious front porch was considered a social asset, and often a place to visit with neighbors on a quiet afternoon, this lovely front porch still has that inviting ambiance.

The wide front door opens to reveal a welcoming receiving hall,

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This handsome and unique Mid-Century Modern home is truly engaging.  Well located in the city of Palo Alto at 947 Celia Drive, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, on approximately 1899 sf. of space.  When it was renovated in 2011, no expense was spared in the renovation activities.  Additionally, all top rated schools surround this special home.

This charming gate welcomes you into a private courtyard that allows quiet moments of relaxation among lush trees and greenery.  A unique feature here includes Brazilian slate tiles to add to the appeal.

As you enter the living area, you are amazed at the irresistible views from every angle.  One of your first impressions has to be the dramatic beamed ceiling with skylight, and then the beautifully

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This dramatically designed Oakland hills home at 6601 Elverton Drive, takes advantage of every opportunity to incorporate these stunning views above into your daily living.  Patios, balconies, and large windows bring the outside in for you to enjoy any hour of the day.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths in a huge 4142 +/- sf of space.

An example is the living room shown here.  In addition to the oak hardwood floors, high ceilings, and handsome central fireplace, there are spacious windows, and doors leading out to an inviting view balcony.  It is certainly an excellent way to entertain guests, or spend a pleasant afternoon enjoying the panoramas below.

The adjacent dining room's entrance features two very handsome entry

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 This Spanish Revival style home was designed in 1936 by the renowned architectural firm of Miller Warnecke, and offers surprises at every turn that are designed to please the eye.  It is located in Piedmont at 80 Cambrian Avenue, and, as indicated by the charming entrance, it has a very dramatic ambiance that begins the moment you open the door.  

Without a doubt, the stunning beamed arched ceilings, wide beamed oak flooring, and the wrought iron work throughout the home offer a welcoming atmosphere for all who enter.

A nearby dining room continues the architectural concepts, while a winning kitchen is available for parties, entertaining, or a just quiet evening by the inviting fireplace.

Additionally, there is a

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This delightful Piedmont home at 28 Fairview Avenue has so much to recommend it. Besides having an inviting curb appeal, it has been given a great deal of care and attention. It has undergone a complete renovation using the original floor plans, and retaining the original hardwood floors.  It is approximately 1,279 sf in size, and being offered for sale for $985,000

Before you tour the house, you should know that there are the following impressive upgrades: a new roof, updated electrical and plumbing, installation of wifi remote and irrigation systems, and a freshly landscaped front and backyard, including patio.  There is yet more to know about the kitchen, as will be seen below.  

The living room has retained a classic Craftsman style that

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