August 2017

Found 10 blog entries for August 2017.

This delightful home is to be found in the heart of Piedmont, and, as you will see, offers some dramatic views of the San Francisco Bay area.  It is located at 206 Pacific Avenue, and features 4 bedrooms and 2 baths in a very spacious 2527 sf +/- of pleasing living space.  

As you enter the engaging front entrance, you are greeted with an exceedingly spacious living room that features a wall of windows that capture views of Oakland and San Francisco.  This room, and the dining room, are focused on the expansive scenery.  Note the bench seating under the windows that allows ever more opportunities for viewing.   

The gracious dining room is part of the easy flow from the living room to the kitchen.  It allows a great deal of

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The very appealing home, with its cheerful yellow and white entry, is located in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood at 5336 Locksley.  The entrance porch and the exterior architecture reflect the Craftsman like architecture of the early 20th Century, which remains popular to this day. The pleasantly upgraded home has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, in approximately 1596 sf of living space.  Additionally, if offer a very flexible nonconforming studio/bungalow in the rear.  

The living room and dining room meld together smoothly for gracious living and entertaining. There are some special touches to note here.  First the sweeping arches between rooms complement the spacious ceiling space of both rooms.  Light flows in from multiple windows, and

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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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This charming home located at 4620 Brookdale Avenue in Oakland offers pleasant surprises at every turn.  It has been attended to in every room with a special efforts having been made that should please any appreciative buyer.  It offers 2 bedrooms and a bonus room, and two bathrooms, in approximately 1681 sf of space.  Let's begin a tour, and point out the unique upgrades in each area.  

As the opening picture indicates, and the two pictures below, the entrance into the home is very dramatic, with white pillars defining an open floor plan between the living room, dining and kitchen areas.  

It is worth noting some of the important improvements that are seen here.  The home has been recently upgraded throughout with hardwood Acacia

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I am pleased to say that I just negotiated the purchase of this very handsome condominium located in the Waterfront Warehouse/Jack London Square district.  I am particularly proud to have done so in view of the stiff competition that I met.  There is a heavy demand for quality condominiums in this area, and while my buyer and I faced 6 highly competitive offers, we were able to make a very satisfying deal. Check out this wonderful condo!

 

This is a truly dramatic home.  The soaring ceilings, expansive, light filled windows, and the brick and steel construction made this an exceptional buy.  Note the pleasant fireplace in the corner nook that adds additional charm to the room.  This is a one bedroom, 1 bath condominium.

The very

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This handsomely designed architectural gem represents a traditional look which is always popular, no matter what city you live in.  There are so many elements which make it appealing. Starting with the creative and varied window and roof treatments, the plentiful use of a classic brick motif in the stairs and handsome front patio, and, finally, with a beautiful front garden, you clearly observe an outstanding home.

It is located at 796 Rosemount Drive in Oakland's popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood. Amazingly spacious, it has approximately 3,398 sf of living space, with 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms. It is close to all the Lakeshore and Grand Avenue shops, stores and restaurants, including Trader Joe's and the weekend Farmers Market.  

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This charming home, located at 40 Wildwood Gardens in Piedmont offers a sizeable 2760 sq. ft. +/- of living space.  It features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and is built around the splendid pool shown above.  With its spacious windows and doors opening to the surrounding greenery and pool, it invites indoor/outdoor living year round.   

As seen below, the home's layout is designed to provide numerous opportunities for entertaining, as well as relaxing views of the pool at its center.  Here in the living room, warm carpeting, soft colors, and a dramatic fireplace create a perfect ambiance.

Moving out towards the pool from the living room, you will find a pleasing formal dining room located just off the engaging kitchen located on the

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This charming home at 310 Howard Avenue in Piedmont has much of the appealing classic architecture of its era, and yet has been updated in the most pleasing of ways. This spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home welcomes you from the start with an inviting patio area just to the right of the entrance, and continues the theme with the dramatic entryway below.  

Two pleasant French doors open to reveal the very engaging living room.   Bright sunlight flows in from the spacious windows, and the inviting fireplace is an ideal centerpiece for a quiet evening of reading or relaxation.  Other special amenities include beautiful hardwood floors and dual pane windows.  

As with all of the traditional homes of this era, there is a formal dining

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This very attractive welcoming entrance is just the start of the appeal of this home that is located at 1099 Mandana Boulevard in Oakland's popular Crocker Highlands neighborhood.   It has been upgraded throughout, including the handsome kitchen and bathrooms. It offers 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a hot tub spa.  Additionally, it is just moments from the appealing shops and restaurants located on Lakeshore and Grand Avenues.  

Light streams into the living room from its spacious and appealing windows. Quality woodworking is evident everywhere, from the tall ceilings trimmed with pleasing crown moulding, to the built in cabinets and and elegant fireplace trim. Additional value is added with the use of hardwood flooring.

 

The dining

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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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