This glowing contemporary styled home is located at the very top of the Oakland hills in Oakland's Piedmont Pines neighborhood at 9383 Skyline Boulevard.

 It is unique, and very desirable, in that it offers a two story home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on one level, and a pleasant and inviting lower level in-law apartment with 1 bedroom and 1  bathroom, resulting in a combined living space of 3215 sf,    

The home has been thoughtfully conceived in such a way that it incorporates the beauty of the outside hillsides with the gleaming sunlight that flows beautifully through the wall of windows that comprise the far wall of this living space. 

The peaked overhead open beamed ceiling provides even more space for the entry of the natural…

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Tucked in among the sheltering trees in Berkeley's Claremont Hills neighborhood is this handsome contemporary styled home located at 6915 Norfolk Road.  Designed by Philip O. Perkins, it offers 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms in an expansive 3410 sf of living space.  

True to the concept of contemporary living, this living room represents much of what is valued and desired with this lifestyle. 

Virtual floor to ceiling windows encompass two thirds of the living space throughout this room, and in much of the rest of the home, as light streams in, creating the warmth and radiance that is the heart of this home.  

The darker color of the engaging central fireplace harmonizes perfectly with the lighter off white walls, and richly colored…

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This handsome home, with its outstanding curb appeal, is located in the desirable Crocker Highlands neighborhood of Oakland at 1101 Mandana Boulevard. 

Close to the favorite shops and restaurants of the Lakeshore  and Grand Avenue shopping districts, it retains a quiet solitude settled in among old growth trees, and well established gardens.  

It is large, offering 5 bedrooms, and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 2925 sf of living space.  

Upon entering the home, one is immediately taken with the stunning open floorplan, and the simplicity of the interior design that immediately captures both the beauty of the exterior gardens, and the drama of the central fireplace and surrounding living room.  

The rich color of the softly glowing hardwood floors…

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Oakland's Lake Merritt has always been a outstanding addition to the heart of the city.  Close to downtown offices and businesses,  the Oakland Museum, and the many and varied restaurants and shops of nearby Lakeshore and Grand Avenues, it truly anchors this vital part of the urban scene.  

Aesthetically, as seen here, the entire lake is beautiful, and is surrounded by homes, condominiums, and apartments that offer a variety of living choices for those who want to experience it year round.  

Right along the lake frontage, and directly on Lakeshore Avenue, is this very desirable six unit condominium complex at 1410 Lakeshore Avenue. With off street parking for two cars per unit in the garage space seen here, it also has a large shared…

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The entrance to this exceptional home recalls the quiet serenity of Mediterranean private gardens and soothing retreats.  Located in the popular Upper Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland at 5922 Acacia Avenue, it offers 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in an exceedingly spacious 4600 sf of living space.  

This dramatic and inviting entry illustrates the warmth and welcoming spirit of the entire home.  The beauty and graceful curve of the central staircase is compelling, and the space invites easy entry to all 3 levels of the house.  

Just to the left of the entry is this spacious, and very engaging, living room.  For those that enjoy gracious living, this space will provide the perfect setting. 

From the subtly lit open beam ceiling, to…

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This handsome home with its classic English architectural presence and outstanding curb appeal, is located at 1165 Harvard Road in Piedmont.  It offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a generous 1985 sf of living space. 

This pleasant foyer is enhanced with an imaginatively conceived glass paneled front door that adds a soft light to the home's entry.   

This gracious living room is immediately inviting for both guests and residents.  A large and impressive fireplace anchors the room, and provides an ideal space around which to enjoy a pleasant evening's conversation.  

The far wall captures the color and beauty of the exterior greenery that is seen through the unique floor to ceiling windows and door.  

A reverse perspective…

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High in the Oakland hills is this inviting, and very comfortable home located at 9919 Caloden Street in the Grass Valley neighborhood of the city.  It offers 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms in a very generous 3506 sf of living space. 

Extremely well located, it is just moments from the favorite shopping and dining of both Montclair and San Leandro, and is especially suited for family activities.  Just above the home are two regional parks, and the Oakland Zoo, and Chabot Observatory are close by. 
A marvelous and imaginative front door swings open to welcome guest into this delightful and stylish home.   
As one travels through the home, one notices that it is bathed in soft colors and glowing light.  The light grey of the walls is perfectly designed to…

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