This handsome Tudor style home, located at 12 Van Sicklen Place in Oakland has impressive curb appeal, with a touch of English country manor in is construction.  Its steeply pitched and overlapping roofs, and sturdy front door reflect its historic  architectural roots, and the rich green of the grass and plantings add softness and charm.  It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very generous 3097 sf +/- of living space.  

Crocker Highlands is one of the best located neighborhoods in the city.   The many shops, restaurants and recreational activities that surround nearby Grand and Lakeshore Avenues include the Grand Lake Farmers Market, the classic Grand Lake Theater ((closed now for Covid), Lakeside Park, and Children's Fairyland. Jogging and…

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Time to go Wine Tasting again in Napa
GOING WINE TASTING is one of the great Bay Area pastimes. Visiting a winery here is a chance to experience so many of the features that make this region special: the land’s natural beauty, a rich tradition of artisanal craftsmanship and a deep, abiding love for eating and drinking deliciously.
Kasper's Hot Dogs with a C or a K  Do you know the Difference?

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This marvelous Mid-Century Modern home is located at 6274 Clive Avenue in the hills of Oakland in the Piedmont Pines neighborhood.  For those who want to enjoy the serenity of Tahoe like living close to all the amenities of the Bay area, this home is a perfect choice.  it offers 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2  bathrooms in 1472 +/- sf of living space.  

A reverse view of the scene above reveals the distinctive and charming A frame construction, which is in perfect harmony with the Mid-Century Modern design concept that you will see throughout the residence.    Elements to look for include walls of glass, simplicity of design, generous open space, giant sliding glass doors, changes in elevation, and integration with nature.  

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This uniquely designed home has been conceived with the goal of providing the very best of grace and beauty for both guests and residents.  Each room is distinctive, and the home is surrounded by expansive gardens, fountains and outdoor living space.   Located at 10 Arden Road in Berkeley, it offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in 2954 +/- sf of living space.  

Located in the hills of Berkeley, just above the Elmwoood district, it is close to the University of California, the diverse dining, shopping and entertainment around the university, and Regional recreational parks and trails that are easily accessed for hiking and walking.  

A gated entryway leads to this beautifully imagined entrance to the residence.  Lush and varied plantings…

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This handsome home, with its splendid front gardens and well established greenery is a classically styled Mediterranean home that has been extensively and impressively remodeled.   It is well located at 33 Estrella Avenue-just blocks from the schools and the activities of central Piedmont.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in a generous 2526 +/- sf of living space.  

The home is situated close to the shops and restaurants of Montclair Village, Rockridge and Elmwood. The nearby interchange of Highways 13 and 580 provide rapid access to Oakland, and San Francisco to the west, and Contra Costa County to the east.  

The gently curved brick pathway to the front of the residence reveals the lushness of the front gardens and the variety of…

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This warm and inviting living room projects the image of a Tahoe cabin in the woods, but it is much more than a simple recreational retreat.  Sitting high in the hills above Berkeley, it features a panoramic Bay area view, an imaginative design concept, and a perfect location close North Berkeley, Tilden Park, the University of California, and efficient freeway routes to Oakland, San Francisco, and Contra Costa County.  

It offers 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in approximately 1,155 sf. of living space, and an perfect indoor/outdoor floor plan.  

The living room is highlighted with the drama of the peaked, open beamed wooden ceiling that is complimented by the warmth of the richness of the hardwood floors below. 

A  great room concept is…

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This stunning patio view of the San Francisco Bay is found at a hillside home high atop the Berkeley hills at 6 Harvard Circle.  It is a perfect retreat on a pleasant evening when viewing a dramatic sunset, and is large enough to share the beauty and dramatic panorama with friends on a sunny afternoon.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a generous 2448 sf of living space.  

Located on a quiet cul de sac, it is just below the hiking and biking trails of Tilden Park, and just a short distance from the Lawrence Hall of Science, the University of California, and all the delightful dining and shopping that characterizes North Berkeley.  NOTE:  An adjacent vacant lot on Avenida Drive is included with the purchase of the home.  

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40 offers on this house! 2 bed 1 bath - under 900 sq ft
This market is far from slowing down and buyers are in fierce competition on almost every home in the SF Bay Area. This small home in the Millsmont area of Oakland is a perfect example. Listed at $575,000 (a teaser price obviously) it garnered 40 offers and I was told the winning offer was over $800,000. Thinking of selling? Now would be a good time until interest rates start creeping up.

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This warm and welcoming hillside home is located at 7281 Saroni Drive in the Montclair neighborhood of Oakland.  As with many of the homes in this portion of the city, it is designed with the goal of creating an easy transition between indoor and outdoor living for its residents.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathroom in a generous 2084 sf of living space.  

This room is spacious and inviting.  The soft seating that is grouped around the central fireplace provides a perfect spot for entertaining friends, and, just as easily, is a soothing retreat at the end of a busy day. 

Light comes streaming in from the multiple full sized sliding glass doors that surround the living area.  All of these doors provided instant access to the outdoor porches…

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This glowing home located at 6466 Westover Drive in the Montclair neighborhood of Oakland, combines the sophistication of contemporary architecture with the soothing hillside feel that is reminiscent of Tahoe living.   It is three stories high, offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in approximately 2725 sf of living space.  It has been designed with the goal of providing an easy transition from the indoors to the outdoors when desired.  

Situated in the hills above Oakland between Shepherd Canyon and Skyline Boulevard, it is sheltered among a hillside of trees, and yet is just moments from the pleasant shops and restaurants of Montclair, Rockridge and College Avenue.  Highway 13 at the bottom of the hills provides quick and easy transportation to…

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