One of the pleasures of living in the Montclair hills of Oakland is the availability of homes with the unique combination of Bay area views, and Tahoe like living. 

Nestled among the well established hillside trees is this outstanding home located at 6589 Oakwood Drive.   It offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a very spacious 3331 sf +/- of living space.  

What a pleasure to be able to enjoy this view each day-one that is changing constantly as the light and seasons change. This SF Bay, two bridge panorama, is most certainly a daily gift. 

Just off the deck seen above, is this imaginatively conceived family room.  It is perfectly designed to provide effortless indoor/outdoor living, utilizing the presence of a sliding glass door…

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This classically styled Tudor 3 story home sits high atop the Oakland hills, and is a private retreat unto itself.  A large fenced front garden has been carefully conceived to provide both beauty and esthetic balance to this unique view property.    

Located at 25 Chelton Lane in the popular Montclair district of Oakland, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 2499 sf of living space. 

Guests are welcomed into this dramatic living room that is anchored by an impressive brick fireplace at the far end of the room.  A built in bookcase enhances the space, and, coupled with the room wide mantle above, offers multiple opportunities for the display of favorite books, art works and collectibles.  

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This stunning home library, with its floor to ceiling built in bookshelves, open beam ceilings, and glowing skylights, is just one of many rooms that have been updated and remodeled in this Berkeley Craftsman home located at 260 Panoramic Way.  

A pair of tall glass doors open to lush gardens that await special events, parties, or just the enjoyment of a quiet moment at sunset.  

Just steps away from the library is this impressive living space that is both dramatic in effect, yet welcoming and relaxing.   

The central fireplace, around which many a pleasant evening will be spent, is paired with a set of matching bookcases, and handsome wooden trim.  Overhead, the open beams are enhanced with soft lighting that adds both beauty and drama…

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Just moments from the popular retail and business scenes of Berkeley and Oakland, this truly remarkable home awaits those that will treasure the Tahoe like atmosphere of beauty and pleasant serenity that this home represents.  

Located at 7172 Buckingham Boulevard in Berkeley, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in a spacious 3276 +/- sf of living space.  

This striking living space offers an impressive open floor plan that combines gracious living and entertaining with the restful ambiance and warmth created by the softly colored exterior sunlight flowing in from multiple levels of windows and doors.  

A reverse perspective reveals the generous amount of floorspace within the room that can inspire a variety of design…

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The sparkling upper unit is one of two units located at 4001-4003 Howe Street in Oakland.  (The second unit, perfectly suited as an ADU or Airbnb rental space, will be presented below after this first unit)

This upper unit offers 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms with full basement storage, and has been superbly updated to offer a sleek and modern atmosphere that allows this space to function equally well as a modern office complex, or a personal living space.  

Visitors and guests are immediately welcomed by a spacious and gleaming kitchen that features an expansive companion island that is perfectly suited for casual entertaining and relaxation.  

Large, centrally located windows combine with extensive overhead lighting and white cabinetry…

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I couldn’t have said it any better so I just want to share a note that my colleague and fellow owner said about our recent deal in Oakland:   "I have these amazing clients who I helped purchase a house a few years ago in Willow Glen. They have since become friends who I adore. I’m so excited to watch them go through the various phases of life that young people experience. When they decided to move to Oakland and I was unavailable to assist them in viewing homes, I quickly turned to one of my business partners, Bruce Wagg. He and I have the same work ethics, passion for caring for clients, a focus on…

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High in the Claremont Hills above Berkeley is this glowing split level view home that provides all the panoramas that Bay area hillside living can offer.  Located at 23 Gravatt Drive, it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1394 +/- sf of living space. 

Floor to ceiling view windows surround a front room that is centered around a unique see through fireplace.  Exceptional corbel ceilings combine with generous overhead supplemental lighting to create a warm and welcoming ambiance.

 Ideally located, it is just moments from the desirable shops and restaurants of Elmwood, Rockridge, and the Claremont Hotel.   UC Berkeley, and an excellent commute access to both Contra Costa and San Francisco are just a short distance away.  

It is hard to…

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Among the rolling hills of the Mt. Diablo mountain range out of Livermore, is a spacious 530 Acre property that is both dramatic in appearance, and restful in atmosphere.  Located at 51000 Mines Road, Livermore, it can become the mountain retreat that others drive hours to find in California's eastern foothills.  

A distinctive rustic shared gate opens onto the road to the property, and is just a touch of the charm to be seen.  

The road leads to the central living space of the land,  Overlooking a serene canyon, and settled in among a tree filled hillside, it is immediately inviting.  

This land was originally the home of a member-only hunt club. The long building seen here was the space for sleeping quarters and dining and kitchen…

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 One&Only’s Luxurious Cliffside Residence in Mexico Could Fetch Up to $27 Million at Auction

You may have stayed at a One&Only resort, but here’s your chance to own one. Concierge Auctions has just listed a luxurious cliffside estate that will be located in the One&Only Mandarina development in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. Nestled amid the mountains some 800 feet above sea level, the breathtaking property will offer panoramic…

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