This elegant and engaging home is comfortably settled among the warmth and charm of shade trees, green grass and handsomely trimmed hedges.  Located in the pleasant Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1048 Sunnyhills Road, and one block away from popular Crocker Highlands school,  it is exceptional.  It offers 3 bedrooms  and 2 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 2623 sf of living space.  

Just moments from the favored restaurants, shops and activities associated with Rockridge, Montclair, and the Grand Avenue and Lakeshore districts, it is not far from Highways 24 and 580 that lead to San Francisco, Oakland, and Contra Costa County.  

The set of steps to the door, and the paired wrought iron railings, combine to guide the visitor…

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This splendid home is found in the hills above Oakland in the desirable Sequoyah Heights neighborhood at 7609 Hansom Drive.  It offers 4 bedrooms, and 2 1/2 bathrooms, in approximately 2126 sf of living space.   It has been conceived in such a way that it effectively functions as a year round home and recreational retreat for residents and guests. 

That concept becomes apparent when viewing this expansive view of the exterior of the home.  Features included, and seen here, are a spacious, and upgraded, in ground lighted pool and heated spa, a built in barbeque, a large cobblestone patio, and, as revealed here, extensive plants, gardens, greenery and flowers.  

A second perspective reveals the extensive commitment that has been made to…

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This very handsome traditionally styled home is what is expected of homes in the Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland.  With its spacious front lawn, well established gardens, and shade tree, it reflects a pleasant, yet subtle elegance.  Located at 1044 Hubert Road, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 3087 sf +/- of living space. 

Close by are the popular shopping and dining and shopping areas of Montclair, Grand Avenue, and Lakeshore Avenue.  An added plus is that it is located just one block from Crocker Highlands School.  

 The entrance to the home reflects the effort made to make the entrance an attractive introduction to the home.  Steps up to the residence provide a place on either side for colorful…

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This inviting home, at 1519 Westview Drive in Berkeley, with its exterior view balconies and expansive glass doors and windows, is high above the city in the Claremont hills, and offers sweeping Bay area views of San Francisco, Oakland, The Golden Gate and Bay Bridge, and Marin. 

While above it all, it is close to all from the many amenities that make living in these hills unique--The University of California, the delightful shops and restaurants of nearby Elmwood, Claremont, Rockridge and Montclair neighborhoods.   It provides 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in approximately 2376 sf of living space.  

This can truly be called a sweeping view of the Bay area.  Facing directly west, it is sure to provide some stunning sunsets, as well as a daily…

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Located in the Ridgemont neighborhood of Oakland, this handsome home has undergone an exceptional updating which has resulted in this impressive and spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom residence seen above.   Located at 6280 Viewcrest Drive, it is well placed, and just minutes from the many amenities that make Oakland so appealing. 

Close to the Oakland Zoo, Mills College, Merritt Community College, and the hiking trails of Redwood Regional Park,  it is not far from the Highway 13 and 580 interchange, providing efficient transportation north to Oakland and San Francisco, and south to Castro Valley, and over the Dublin Pass to the Tri-Valley area.  

The curb appeal here is remarkable.  Lush green grass leads to a pair of small shade trees and…

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This striking lagoon view provides a daily vacation atmosphere just outside this home at 137 Jervis Bay in Alameda's desirable Costa Brava neighborhood of Harbor Bay.  Serene and soothing, this home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths in approximately 2364 sf of living space. While it appears to be on a far away holiday retreat, it is, in fact, just moments from Alameda and Oakland.  

 The relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere seen above, begins at the door of the house.   Restful white and beige colors contrast pleasantly with the red of the tile roof, and the greenery of the well established front garden area-complete with its own shade tree.  A spacious two car garage provides off street parking.  

 The entry to the home reveals the…

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This striking Berkeley hillside home, nestled among an expansive forest of surrounding trees, is truly unique in its architecture and location.   It is fully landscaped front and rear, and is oriented in such a way that it provides dramatic SF Bay area views from virtually every window in the residence.  Located at 3541 Dwight Way, it offers 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in approximately 1435 sf of living space.  

As indicated above, the home has been situated this unique location that provides a view of this stunning Bay area scenery every day of the year.   

This remarkable great hall complex was created to take complete advantage of its distinctive location to provide extraordinary views of both the hillside and the Bay area panoramas…

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High in the Claremont hills above Berkeley, is this gracious Mediterranean style home.  Perfectly located for easy access to Berkeley, Orinda, Montclair and Rockridge shopping and dining, and just moments from the hiking and riding trails of Tilden Park, it is a choice spot for both work, recreation and shopping.  At 6960 Norfolk Road, it offers 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and a spacious 2606 +/-sf of living space. 

To truly see the home, one must start with this impressive entryway.  As with most Mediterranean styled homes, there is an emphasis on indoor/outdoor living, and private garden courtyards.  The entry to the home reflects that intention.  Quiet and soothing, it is also private-kept so by the walls and ample foliage that is seen…

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This delightful home has just been listed for sale, and is as welcoming as its cheerful street presence appears.  Located at 3996 Forest Hill Avenue in the pleasant Dimond Heights area of Oakland, it offers 3 bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 1075 sf of living space.  Ideally placed, it is close to popular and nearby shopping and dining areas, and just moments from Dimond Park.  

Guest stepping through the front door are welcomed into a spacious living room that is anchored by a handsome central fireplace, and a sparkling wall of windows to the right.  Worthy of note are the gleaming oak hardwood floors that have just been refinished,  and the stylish white wooden trim that is an integral part of the doors, ceiling, and entryways…

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 Located in the Oakland hills in the Montclair neighborhood at 2015 Drake Drive, this dramatic hillside home incorporates the best of location, view, architecture, and charm.  It is designed for entertaining, yet retains a privacy that is always appreciated.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 1709 sf of living space.  

 This spacious pool is the recreational anchor of the home. An enclosed patio at the top right joins a large upstairs glass fronted porch for viewing from above, and a lower open patio also the right combines with a walkway to a pair of expansive sliding glass doors--all with the goal of soothing poolside relaxation.   

Just above the pool, and off the living room, this enclosed patio space features…

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