These handsome courtyard gates below welcome you to a dramatic English Tudor Style home that has been renovated throughout.  Every room reflects charm and grace.  Located at 288 Saint James Drive in Piedmont, it offers an amazingly spacious 3999 sf +/- of living space, in which are found 5 bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths.  


The pleasing front yard is a welcoming introduction to the traditional architectural design of this home.  Note the many, many, creatively placed windows, dormers, and the brick and wood trim that reflect the Tudor theme of the home.  


An inviting entryway welcomes family and guests with beamed ceilings, a handsome staircase, and a charming front door.

The living room to your left upon entry, features the Tudor…

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This very appealing Berkeley home is located at 2726 Mathews Street in one of South Berkeley's most desirable neighborhoods, and just a very short distance from popular Fourth Street, the Berkeley Marina, and San Pablo Park.  It offers 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath in approximately 937 sf of living space.  Curb appeal is already in place with its pleasing front garden, and engaging Craftsman home design.  

The living room is awash with light from multiple windows ,and is spacious enough to include room for entertaining and dining.  Note the handsome wood trim around the doors, and the popular hardwood floors that are included throughout the home.  Also worthy of note is the very unique window treatment to the right in the first picture, with its…

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The computer generated image above is an illustration of the changes that are coming about along the Oakland waterfront in the near future.  Entitled "The Brooklyn Basin Project", it will, when completed, offer the amazingly versatile and spacious development that is fully described in the initial 2014 summary below.

NOTE: Please stay in touch with my blog about this important change in Oakland's future.  I will update you regularly, as information develops.  

Signature Development Group is heading this project, and has released the very latest news as to current projects that are underway en route to completing this massive project:

Much of the current activity is centered around the historic Ninth Avenue Terminal Building which is being…

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This very handsome three story home located at 618 Moraga Avenue in Piedmont has been well designed throughout.  Dramatic, and often subtle, touches of quality appear in every room.  It is hard to enter this home and not be impressed by its essence.  It has a very spacious 2759 sf +/- of living space in which are found 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  

One of the elements of a Craftsman style home is creative and well proportioned use of wood in the forms of door, ceiling, and window frame treatments.  This is immediately obvious as you enter the home.  A settle style bench is in place to add to the ambiance.

Following the beautiful hardwood floors, upon entry, one can turn right to reach the living room, or left to the formal dining room.  

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This very attractive home is tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac at 21 Valant Place in Piedmont.  Everything about it is stylish, and well thought out.  From the handsome roof line with its dormer windows, through its dramatic entryway, and engaging floor plan, it offer a welcome retreat for busy homeowners.  

Everything gleams in the living room.  From the lovely hardwood floors, to the bright and elegant windows that bring in the warm outside light, it is an immediately charming room.  Note the wood beamed ceilings, the pleasing French doors, and the dramatic stone fireplace.  

There is yet another stylish sitting room off to the right of the entry way that is equally attractive.

Every home of this quality should have a…

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This delightful home, located at 1023 Oakland Avenue in Piedmont, is ideal for those who like to be accessible to everything the area has to offer.  Located just a short distance from the intersection of Grand and Oakland Avenues, a new owner can be in any of 3-4 delightful shopping and dining areas in a manner of minutes.  Whether you like Piedmont Avenue, Lakeshore or Grand Avenues, or the versatile Rockridge neighborhood, you will find that all are nearby for your use and enjoyment.  If ever a home was well placed, it is this one.   

This  engaging 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers a pleasant welcome with its charming living room that features handsome hardwood floors, and bright corner windows.  

The living room flows seamlessly into…

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This attractive ranch style home with its red door and shady front yard tree, sits on a quiet cul- de-sac in San Ramon's popular San Ramon Village neighborhood at 26 Foxcroft Place.  Nearby schools, pleasant parks and playgrounds make this a very inviting place to live.  There are 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a grassy fenced backyard to add to the appeal.

Opening the door to the home you find a spacious, and very welcoming entry, with a sunny skylight, a seating area, and a fireplace.  

Moving into the home, you are greeted with a huge carpeted living room.  Note the knotty pine vaulted ceilings, sliding glass doors to the outside patio, and wood burning stove ideally suited for chilly fall and winter evenings.  An additional asset…

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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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This lovely home is truly centered around its gardens.  Both in front and back, colorful plants and soothing greenery welcome the homeowners and their guests.  Located in the very heart of Piedmont at 270 Mountain Avenue, it offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a roomy living space of 3016 sf+/- .

The well designed and cheerful white porch, and colorful front door create very inviting entry into this handsome home

As with many homes of its era, this home reflects a number of desirable characteristics that can be seen as soon as you enter the home.  Note the exterior and interior Craftsman styling and influence.  This influence includes a central and spacious fireplace with handsome wood trim, hardwood floors, crown moulding in most rooms, and…

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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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