This handsome waterfront home is located at 94 Kilkenny Place in the Woodbridge Bay section of Alameda's Harbor Bay Isle.  While it might appear that it to be found at a pleasant recreational resort, it is just moments from central Alameda.  It is spacious and inviting, and offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in  2550+/- square feet of living space.  

Perfectly placed, it is not far from the many popular shops and restaurants in Alameda, with freeway access to both Oakland and San Francisco available minutes away. For recreational opportunities, the residence is surrounded by jogging and bicycling paths along the Isle's waterfront stunning views. A  public 18 hole golf course is close by. 

An expansive back yard provides generous space for…

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This handsome gateway, with its overarching pergola, and clever mini Dutch door pairing, is unique, and reflects the design imagination that will be seen throughout the house and gardens.  Located at 4415 Saint Andrews Road in the Sequoyah neighborhood of Oakland, it offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 1840 sf of living space.  

The home is ideally situated in the hills above Oakland, and not far from the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village.  Just  a short trip to nearby Highways 13 and 580 provides rapid access to Rockridge, Berkeley, Oakland, and on to San Francisco.  The hills above offer numerous hiking and biking trails, and the Chabot Science Center and Knowland Park Zoo just moments away.  

The walkway to the…

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This striking home, located at 22 Roble Road, with its impressive presence and remarkable history, been a part of Berkeley's growth and unique architectural development since its construction in 1925.  It was one of the many distinctive homes that was created in the Claremont area of the Berkeley hills under the careful eye of Duncan McDuffie, who made it his home, and entertained here for many years in his role as a real estate developer in partnership with Joseph Mason, creating the Mason McDuffie Real Estate Firm.  

The home was designed by Willis Polk, a prominent architect in the Bay area who also designed many of the buildings in downtown Piedmont.  The grounds and gardens were created by the world renown Olmstead Brothers.  Because of this…

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In a January 13th Los Angeles Magazine article, writer Gwynedd Stuart reported on the building of what will be a spec mansion of 105,000 square feet in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles that is being referred to as "the One" by its developer Nile Niami.    She reveals that its price is rumored to be a stunning $340 million dollars  and said that Naimi, a mega mansion developer, had set out almost 10 years ago with a goal "to build the most expensive house in the urban world."  

As it stands now, the mansion is on its way to being among the top three largest homes in America, with the first being Oheka Castle in New York at 109,000 square feet, and Delaware's Winterhur, at 96,000 square feet.  It was designed by architect Paul…

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This handsome home with its commanding Bay Area view is located in the Oakmore neighborhood of Oakland at 2041 Bywood Drive.  Surrounded by long established gardens and abundant trees, it is a perfect retreat, yet close to everything the area has to offer.  It features 3 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 2632 sf +/- of impressive living space.  

Located close the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village, and to nearby to Glenview shopping, it is well situated between Highways 580 and 13, allowing rapid transportation to downtown Oakland, Berkeley or Contra Costa County.  Popular hiking, biking trails, and parks are close by, as is Chabot Observatory and Knowland Park Zoo.  

This stunning and unobstructed view is available from windows…

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This home is stunning in its initial first impression, and this response carries through as you move from room to room.  Of Mid Century Modern conception, it has been thoroughly upgraded to create this current, and stunning presentation.  As is true with homes of this design, the goal is to invite the "outdoors in" through the use of walls of floor to ceiling glass doors, windows, and skylights. The exposed beam ceilings provides an additional enhancement. This house can literally be said to gleam from these combined effects.  

Located high in the Montclair neighborhood of Oakland, at 34 Ridgewood Lane, it is a private retreat among the hillside trees, and yet is  just moments from Montclair Village, and the desirable shopping and dining of…

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This bright and welcoming home with its cheerful bay window and pleasant front patio, is perfectly located at 1855 Trestle Glen Road in Piedmont.  It offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2095 sf =/- of living space. 

Just off Park Boulevard, and moments from the favorite shopping and dining areas of both Glenview and Montclair Village, it is extremely well placed for trips up to the parks and trails in the hills above, and for accessing the many activities that Oakland has to offer, including nearby Chabot Science Center and Knowland Park Zoo.   

The front of the home is enhanced with this appealing front patio area that represents one of the central design concepts of the home- to create multiple opportunities for residents and guests to…

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